How much dietary fiber do you need to reduce high blood pressure?

Dietary fiber is known to reduce blood pressure, but there’ve been no guides on how much you need to eat to reap the rewards – until now. A new study has confirmed that dietary fiber lowered blood pressure independently of medication and quantified how… Continue reading How much dietary fiber do you need to reduce high blood pressure?

Younger generations have bigger brains – and it’s impacting dementia

Brains are larger than they were in the 1930s

Bigger brains suggest better brain health and cognitive function. And since the 1930s, our brains have been growing in size. Now, a new study shows how this is affecting our risk of developing dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease.

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First sleep apnea drug reduces severity in 70% of trial cases

Sleep apnea can negatively impact health and well-being, but treatment is limited to poorly tolerated positive pressure masks (CPAP) and, in the worst cases, surgery. However, in a recent trial, a nasal spray showed promise as a treatment for the most … Continue reading First sleep apnea drug reduces severity in 70% of trial cases

Licorice, even in small amounts, can raise blood pressure

Eating small amounts of licorice, in keeping with the World Health Organization’s suggested daily intake, may still cause high blood pressure in otherwise healthy young people, a new study has found. The findings highlight the need for caution when con… Continue reading Licorice, even in small amounts, can raise blood pressure

Golf, and other men’s hobbies, drive a 300% increase in ALS risk

Men who engage in recreational activities such as golf, gardening and woodworking are at higher risk of developing ALS, an incurable progressive nervous system disease, a study has found. The findings add to mounting evidence suggesting a link between … Continue reading Golf, and other men’s hobbies, drive a 300% increase in ALS risk

Hair-loss breakthrough found in keratin microspheres

A gel of tiny keratin spheres has been found to promote hair follicle growth. Given that our bodies naturally produce keratin, the research highlights the potential application of using keratin microspheres as a safe and effective hair-growth treatment… Continue reading Hair-loss breakthrough found in keratin microspheres

Using your nose to regenerate knees eroded by osteoarthritis

Having already demonstrated that a small amount of cartilage taken from the nose can be used to repair injured knees, researchers will soon commence a clinical trial to investigate whether the technique can be used to regenerate joints that have been s… Continue reading Using your nose to regenerate knees eroded by osteoarthritis

Existing jab offers “ray of hope” for preventing rheumatoid arthritis

Abatacept has had a significant impact in preventing or delaying the onset of arthritis for those most at risk

A drug currently used as a second- or third-line treatment for those with rheumatoid arthritis has shown huge promise as a preventative, stopping the onset of the debilitating disease in 92.8% of at-risk participants after 12 months.

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Men on Viagra found to have 18% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists found a surprising link between erectile dysfunction medication use and Alzheimer's risk

Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors such as Viagra are, of course, best known for effectively treating erectile dysfunction, but a study of nearly 270,000 men has added to the growing body of evidence that they may also lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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