Short sleepers are four times more likely to catch a cold: Researchers connect sleep loss to higher rates of illness
Aug 31, 2015
Scientists have long associated sufficient sleep with good health. Now they've confirmed it.
Older people getting smarter, but not fitter
Aug 31, 2015
Older populations are scoring better on cognitive tests than people of the same age did in the past —a trend that could be linked to higher education rates and increased use of technology in our daily lives, say IIASA population ...
Study shows no benefit of omega-3 supplements for cognitive decline
Aug 25, 2015
While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial by researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive ...
One in five over-65s who drink alcohol do so at unsafe levels
Aug 23, 2015
One in five older people who drink alcohol are consuming it at unsafe levels - over 21 units of alcohol for men and 14 units for women each week - according to a study by King's College London. The research in inner-city ...
Higher intelligence score means better physical performance
Aug 14, 2015
New research reveals a distinct association between male intelligence in early adulthood and their subsequent midlife physical performance. The higher intelligence score, the better physical performance, the study reveals. ...
Low-fat diet results in more fat loss than low-carb diet in humans
Aug 13, 2015
A study from the US National Institutes of Health presents some of the most precise human data yet on whether cutting carbs or fat has the most benefits for losing body fat. In a paper published August 13 in Cell Metabolism, ...
Inflammation, not telomere length, predicts healthy longevity of centenarians
Aug 05, 2015
Scientists have cracked the secret of why some people live a healthy and physically independent life over the age of 100.
Regular consumption of spicy foods linked to lower risk of death
Aug 04, 2015
Eating spicy food more frequently as part of a daily diet is associated with a lower risk of death, suggests a new study published in The BMJ this week. The association was also found for deaths from certain conditions such ...
New weapon in the fight against malnutrition
Aug 04, 2015
UBC scientists have opened the doors to new research into malnutrition by creating an animal model that replicates the imbalance of gut bacteria associated with the difficult-to-treat disease.
Sleep loss makes memories less accessible in stressful situations
Jul 13, 2015
It is known that sleep facilitates the formation of long-term memory in humans. In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University now show that sleep does not only help form long-term memory but also ensures access to it ...