Research

Exercise prevents white blood cells from aging

Studies have shown that exercise can help ward off heart disease and cancer and a new research shows that the reason why may be found within cells themselves.

German researchers report that endurance athletes had longer telomeres in their white blood cells than healthy, nonsmoking adults who did not exercise regularly.

Hair Grow Grey with Genes rather than Stress

A recent study suggests that women's hair grow become grey most probably by the genes that they have and not due to stress or diet.

Unilever scientists studied more than 200 identical and non-identical Danish twin sisters aged between 59 and 81.

Very little difference was found between the grey-ness of hair of the identical twins who have the same genes.

The study further revealed that there was much more difference between fraternal twins because they have different genes.

Mushroom Beneficial in Fighting Bladder and Prostate Cancer - Research

A recent research by the scientists of the Department of Urology at the New York Medical College has revealed that a mushroom, which is commonly used in Chinese and Japanese cooking, can help fight bladder and prostate cancer to improve the quality of life of sufferers of these cancer forms,

Led by Dr Sensuke Konno, head of urology at the NYMC, the study has discovered that the maitake mushroom, a huge edible mushroom, can shrink cancerous tumors by as much as 75%, a finding which can lead to discovery of a new way of treatment.

Scientist Report Major Breakthrough in Skin Implant Treatment to Fight Cancer

Researchers have reported a groundbreaking achievement in the skin implant cancer treatment technique which is currently in the works. The implant reportedly works by easily entering the skin to prune cells which effectively attack and eliminate cancer cells, and it has worked effectively in mice, marking this as the first time that a cancer vaccine has worked on mammals.

Researchers Find Link Between Body Shape and Dementia

A recent Swedish study carried out by Dr Deborah Gustafson and colleagues from the Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, and supported by the US National Institutes of Health and the Swedish Research Council, has revealed that women with an "apple shape", i. e., broader hips and waist areas, are more at risk of developing dementia later in life.

Risk of Dementia Doubled by Beer Belly - Study

A recent study undertaken by experts in Sweden has revealed that women who have broader waists are twice as much exposed to the risk of contracting dementia later in life, after analyzing health of 1,500 female subjects.

Official figures have confirmed that in Britain, about 600,000 people are presently living with dementia and related problems, and the number will rise by an estimated two times over the coming
30 years.

Currently, every 1 person in 20 over the age of 65 has dementia.

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