Health

How to eat like the animals for good health

From jungle to laboratory and back to our own kitchens, David Raubenheimer and Stephen Simpson's new book explores how and why we eat, how appetites are fed and regulated—and how, in the end, it all comes back to five appetites.

Health

Why you get shorter as you age

While you may be aware that a loss of vision, hearing and memory is a sign of aging, something that is perhaps not so noticeable is a reduction in height. This apparent shrinking is due to several factors relating to changes ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Genetic changes implicated in altered Alzheimer's risk

Today, researchers from UCL have presented more evidence that a gene, PSEN1, implicated in inherited, early-onset Alzheimer's disease is also involved in the more common form of the condition. They also suggest genes that ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness: Tips to reclaim some control in your life-work balance

There was a time when the boundaries between work and home were fairly clear. Today, however, work is likely to invade your personal life—and maintaining work-life balance is no simple task. When your work life and personal ...

Dentistry

Teeth hold the key to early diagnosis of eating disorders

Dentists can play a key role in the detection of health conditions including anorexia nervosa, bulimia and Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), according to research from King's College London.

Cardiology

Ginkgo biloba trialled as stroke treatment

Researchers in China have suggested that a supplement derived from the ginkgo biloba tree may help improve the recovery of thinking and memory abilities following a stroke. Their findings are published today in the journal ...

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