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Active children could prevent type 2 diabetes in later life

16th April 2021

Keeping children active and fit is more likely to improve their health in later life, researchers have said. A collaborative team say by ensuring young people remain active during their childhood reduces the risk of…

Study shows using paper and pen activates brain power

15th April 2021

Ditching the laptop or tablet in favour of writing on physical paper is better for the brain, according to a new Japanese study. A team from the University of Tokyo say the art of physically…

Flu vaccine linked to fewer COVID-19 infections

14th April 2021

Last year’s flu vaccination could have offered some protection against COVID-19, researchers have said. A new study carrid out in America has shown that those who had the jab were less likely to test positive…

Link found between eating out and risk of death

13th April 2021

As lockdown measures are about to ease up a team of researchers has warned that frequently eating out is associated with an increased risk of death. The trial involved analysing data from questionnaires completed by…

Stressed brains can lead to broken hearts

12th April 2021

Severely stressful situations that impact the brain could lead to a broken heart, researchers have said. A team from America has found a link between increased brain activity, caused by experiencing a stressful event, and…

Brisk walking boosts brain power

11th April 2021

The brain can benefit from brisk walking as well as the body, researchers have said. A team from the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) say they have found evidence that suggest exercising boosts blood to…

Electrolytes in water found to prevent muscle cramping after exercise

10th April 2021

Drinking electrolytes instead of water during and after exercising is the best way to prevent muscle cramps, researchers have said. A team from the Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Australia have found that electrolyte enhanced…

Eating before 08:30 could help reduce type 2 diabetes risk

8th April 2021

The time people have breakfast could help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers have said. A team from the Northwestern University in Chicago have found evidence to suggest that eating 8:30am in…

Study proves that COVID-19 has been a greater burden than flu

7th April 2021

COVID-19 has had a greater impact on hospitals and people’s health in the last year than flu has during the last five seasons, research has found. Both conditions are extremely contagious respiratory viral diseases which…

Study shows pandemic increased global depression and anxiety levels

6th April 2021

Depression and anxiety rates have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from Columbia have said. The team have found that closure of public transportation seemed to cause more of an increase to rates than any…

Study finds kindness can help reduce stress

5th April 2021

Being kind to others is not only a positive way to live life, but can also benefit stress levels and brain function, according to new research. A study, carried out by Stanford and UC Berkeley,…

Top expert warns face coverings are here to stay for years

4th April 2021

Face coverings and social distancing are here to stay for several years according to a top scientist expert. Mary Ramsay, the head of immunisation at Public Health England, has warned these basic measures to help…

Study shows fit women burn fat faster than men

3rd April 2021

Women who are fit will burn fat quicker than men, according to a new study. A trial, carried out by the University of Bath, compared both genders and measured how their bodies responded to exercise…

More than 60 minutes of screentime can negatively impact a toddler

2nd April 2021

Toddlers who have more than one hour a day of screentime are more likely to have emotional and behavioural issues, a study has said. A Finnish team have found a link between televisions, tablets and…

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