Month: February 2019

Brief morning exercise helps ease blood pressure throughout the day

A half-hour of morning exercise can help control blood pressure in overweight and obese people for the entire day, a new study finds. And for women in particular, adding frequent short breaks from sitting through the day can offer additional benefit, the Australian researchers said.   Reduction greater for women “For both men and women, the magnitude …

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Mediterranean diet may cut stroke risk for women, but not men

The Mediterranean diet may do more than help you reach and maintain a healthy weight — new research suggests that women who follow it also lower their stroke risk. But men did not reap the same benefit from the diet, which concentrates on fish, fruits, nuts, vegetables and beans, and avoids meat and dairy products. …

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Education no match for Alzheimer’s

There are plenty of good reasons to seek a higher education, but avoiding Alzheimer’s disease probably isn’t one of them, new research suggests. The study found that a person’s level of education wasn’t related to the onset of memory and thinking (“cognitive”) troubles, or the rate at which dementia progressed.   A more definitive answer “Education is …

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Do these three stretches to relieve those office chair pains

There are some exercises that you just can’t get enough of. Three such examples: wall slides, thoracic rotations, and single-leg hip raises. Unusual names, yes. But while you may not be familiar with these moves, chances are you should be doing them every day, especially when it comes to office exercises. Why? Because they help offset the …

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Could a little dagga actually raise men’s fertility?

Forget the mellow slacker image – pot smoking might actually make men more potent. Men who’ve smoked marijuana appear to have significantly higher sperm concentrations than those who’ve never given it a try, a new study reports.   An observational study There’s also a potential link between pot use and testosterone, said senior researcher Dr Jorge Chavarro. …

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Here’s how to increase early detection of childhood cancer

Cancer is debilitating and traumatic, and even more so in young children. Unfortunately, this is the reality in many families. Monday 4 February is World Cancer Day and this year the focus is on the importance of early detection – something that can drastically increase survival. South Africa has some of the lowest survival rates …

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