A bedtime to-do list could help you sleep better

A bedtime to-do list could help you sleep better

For better shut-eye, don’t count blessings or sheep at bedtime; take stock instead. A small but intriguing study found that writing a to-do list before turning in helps people get to sleep faster. The reason? The mental housekeeping “offloaded” worry about what’s upcoming, according to research in the Journal of Experimental Psychology. The study, led by …

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Drinking alcohol raises risk of cancer by snapping DNA, scientists find

Drinking alcohol raises risk of cancer by snapping DNA, scientists find

Drinking alcohol raises the risk of cancer by damaging DNA, scientists have discovered for the first time, leading health experts to call for people to cut down on their consumption. Alcohol is contributes to more than 12,000 cases of cancer each year in Britain, but nobody had shown why it was so harmful. Now a …

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Eating fish may help you sleep better

Eating fish may help you sleep better

Forget warm milk. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania says that fish may be the key to a good night’s sleep. The paper, published Thursday in Scientific Reports, found an association between regular fish consumption and high sleep quality among Chinese schoolchildren, likely thanks to the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish. Largely as a result …

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Better sleep linked with higher omega-3 levels in new study

Better sleep linked with higher omega-3 levels in new study

Omega-3 fatty acids are most commonly derived from fish oils, including tuna and salmon, and they have been linked to numerous health benefits. But now, a new study suggests that having higher levels of omega-3 DHA is associated with better sleep. The researchers, from the University of Oxford in the UK, have published results of …

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Sleep yourself slim: how an extra 90 mins in bed can stop sugar cravings

Sleep yourself slim: how an extra 90 mins in bed can stop sugar cravings

Spending an extra 90 minutes in bed may not seem like the obvious way to lose weight, but according to a new study, it could be the key to shedding excess pounds. Scientists from King’s College London have discovered that people who sleep for longer are less likely to pick sugary treats, or reach for …

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Using glass to fix broken bones

Using glass to fix broken bones

Glass may not seem an obvious material for a bone replacement. But UK surgeons are finding that bioglass not only is stronger than bone: it can bend, bounce and even fight infection. In 2002, Ian Thompson, a specialist in facial reconstruction at King’s College, London, received an urgent phone call. A patient in his late …

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Lifestyle changes might guard against dementia

Lifestyle changes might guard against dementia

Seek a good education. Control blood pressure and diabetes. Get off the couch. There are some hints, but no proof yet, that these and other lifestyle changes just might help stave off dementia. A provocative report in the British journal Lancet Thursday raised the prospect that a third of dementia cases around the world could …

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Yoga and Meditation can change your genes, study shows

Yoga and Meditation can change your genes, study shows

Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness exercises can actually reverse stress-related changes in genes linked to poor health and depression. In the new paper, published in Frontiers in Immunology, British researchers analyzed the findings from 18 …

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Dying is a happier experience than most people imagine

Dying is a happier experience than most people imagine

Dying is a more positive experience than most people imagine, psychologists have claimed. A recent YouGov survey found 68 per cent of people in Britain fear death – but according to the authors of new study, dying is “less sad and terrifying – and happier – than you think”. Researchers at the University of North …

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This new gene therapy could help ‘turn-off’ asthma!

This new gene therapy could help ‘turn-off’ asthma!

Sydney: A new gene therapy has been developed by a team of researchers that could help to ‘turn-off’ the immune response which causes allergic reaction such as asthma, or potentially lethal food allergies. Ray Steptoe, Associate Professor at the University of Queensland in Australia said,”When someone has an allergy or asthma flare-up, the symptoms they …

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