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Daytime napping: A natural elixir for brain health and longevity
BBC - 20-Jun-2023
Short snoozes under 30 minutes can boost brain size and potentially delay brain aging by up to 6 yearsRead more...
UK civil servants study highlights danger of 5 hours sleep
BBC - 19-Oct-2022
Leads to 30% higher risk of chronic disease compared to seven hoursRead more...
Breakthrough gene therapy offers cure for a rare bleeding disorder heamophilia
BBC - 21-Jul-2022
Trial results were positive but cautioned the use until proven safe and effectiveRead more...
Minimally invasive robotic surgery challenges the gold standard open surgery
SciTechDaily - 13-Jun-2022
Bladder cancer patients show reduced hospital stay by 20% post procedureRead more...
Same aged old male athletes at higher heart disease risk than female athletes
British Heart Foundation (BHF) - 07-Jun-2022
Stiffer aorta and older vascular age in older male athletes when compared to female athletesRead more...
Robot-assisted operations reduce the risk of blood clots and allow patients to recuperate faster
UCL Cancer Institute - 15-May-2022
Robotic assistance in cancer surgery could be far more beneficial than previously thoughtRead more...
Three minute exposure to deep red light can improve your eyesight
University College London (UCL) - 24-Nov-2021
Morning exposure to long wave deep red light showed 17%-20% improvement in colour visionRead more...
Improving mitochondrial function enhances colour vision in old age
New Atlas - 24-Nov-2021
Long wavelength exposure partially restores ATP and improves eye functionRead more...
Fewer mistakes in protein synthesis extends lifespan in simple microbes
Phys.org - 14-Sep-2021
Interestingly, rapamycin (and other drugs) also improves accuracy of protein productionRead more...
Heavy smoking and alcohol abuse cause premature ageing of arteries in youth
European Society of Cardiology - 23-Aug-2021
Stiffer arteries further elevate risk of heart disease and stroke, mainly in womenRead more...
Stimulating jobs delays dementia in old age
Guardian - 19-Aug-2021
Keeping your brain active, whether through work or hobbies may delay dementiaRead more...
Employment type in your 20s determines risk of heart disease later in life
CNBC - 11-Aug-2021
It's no real surprise that education (and with it, wealth) had a positive impact on healthRead more...
One in three adults face midlife health crisis in Britain, finds new survey
BBC - 28-Jul-2021
Unhealthy lifestyle is causing middle-aged people prone to multiple health issuesRead more...
A 3D-printed Third Thumb allows more functional activities with one hand
University College London (UCL) - 20-May-2021
Revolutionary wireless prosthetic thumb with effective adapatability in the brainRead more...
Short sleep in midlife may be an early warning sign of dementia
Guardian - 20-Apr-2021
Sleeping for less than 6 hours in middle age could cause or increase the risk of dementia by 30%Read more...
Genes correlated for diseases with similar age at onset
Medical Xpress - 19-Apr-2021
UK Biobank study reveals genetic links & potential treatment strategies for age-related diseasesRead more...
A Diabetes drug brings dramatic weight loss in obese patients
BBC - 11-Feb-2021
Semaglutide suppresses appetite, helping trail participants lose 20% of their weightRead more...
Red light therapy could be the clue to restore your eyesight
China Global Television Network (CGTN) - 13-Dec-2020
Red light improved health and lifespan of fruit flies; might work on humans tooRead more...
Blood test for detecting Alzheimer's before symptoms appear
BBC - 29-Jul-2020
Experts found a protein indicating the disease, providing early treatment in the futureRead more...
Coronavirus gives extra incentive for smokers to kick the habit
BBC - 15-Jul-2020
1.5 times as many smokers quit in the last year than usual - a rare long-term benefit of the pandemicRead more...
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