Numerous studies have shown that regular exercise can protect against heart attacks, strokes and dementia – particularly in the elderly. Now a US study has investigated how much and what type of physical activity most benefit.
2.5 percent of patients who are suspected in the heart attack in a hospital, suffering from the “broken heart syndrome”. Researchers have now found a biomarker that can distinguish the two disorders apart.
Constant stress can not only lead to depression, but also increase the risk of dementia. This was indicated by a recent study.
Many people suffer from deterioration of eyesight. Now researchers have found that a specific diet that contains high doses of lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acid, can improve vision.
Pleasant music has a positive effect not only on our mental health, but also can improve heart function. This is a study that was presented at the last Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in Amsterdam.
Who can help other people, even doing good for yourself. This has now been even scientifically proven. Thus activated prosocial behavior that is reward center in the brain – and that makes happy.
Probiotic products that are given during pregnancy, apparently can reduce the risk of allergies in future child – even if only slightly.
Antibiotics show no effect in case of simple bronchitis. Nevertheless, they are still commonly prescribed. One of consequence from antibiotic intake is increasing of antibiotic resistance.
Bacteria that colonize in periodontal pockets also may be involved in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This has found a team of researchers from Norway.
More and more people have to make early retirement due to mental illness. In many cases this could be the prevented by appropriate preventive and rehabilitation measures.