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Active body = Active mind

Physical activity helps motor function in elderly

A recent study has revealed that physical activity in healthy older adults may act as a protection from brain damage and aid in preserving motor function.

An aging population brings a growing worry at both a personal and societal level.

The average life span may be increasing however; the rate that we age is not.

We may be living longer but we are not aging more slowly.

Motor impairment seen in the elderly is commonplace in society and accompanies a diverse array of unfavorable health outcomes.

As our population ages the elderly require a greater level of care and public health efforts are already in place in order to keep the elderly as physically and mentally active for as long as possible. Aging decreases...

The Hunt is On: Scientists Track Parasitic Diseases with Satellite Data

Mapping Parasites: Scientists -Gerard Kelly and Willie Batarii Embark on Hunt to Eradicate Diseases like Malaria, Using Satellite Data
Mosquitos droning lazily in the Solomon Islands spell danger for households without mosquito netting or insecticides to protect them from malaria.

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Cancer: A game of clones

A game theory model explains social interactions between cancer cells.
What comes to mind first when you think of game theory? Probably political science, economics, computer science, logic etc. but certainly not biology...

Why does smoking make you slim?

Study shows link between Body Mass Index and heavy smoking
In developed countries, public health is threatened by unhealthy lifestyles: stress, little physical activity, smoking and binge drinking. As a result...

New Disease Points to Arab Bats

Egyptian tomb bat (Taphozous perforatus)
A new mysterious disease made its first appearance last summer in the Arabian Peninsula and has been baffling health experts since. Until now, there...

Arabian Bats May Harbour New Deadly Virus

A new mysterious disease made its first appearance last summer in the Arabian Peninsula and has been baffling health experts since. Until now, there...

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine causes cancer

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Two new studies show that a natural compound found in many Chinese herbal medicines triggers genetic mutations that may cause cancer.

Aristolochic...

From Scorpion Toxins to Drug Discovery

Scorpion toxins provide interesting insights in the lab
When a scorpion stings someone, its toxins attack specific regions in the human body, interrupting electric signals to the brain. Depending on the...

Want to quit smoking, ladies? Sync it with your period!

A new study reveals gender specific regimen to quit smoking
Female smokers crave cigarettes with greater intensity than men do. They are quicker to become dependent smokers, have shorter periods of abstinence...

Don´t let me forget you, cocoa!

Flavanols present in natural cocoa helps memory on aged adults
It is probably a safe assumption to make that most of us are not immune to the temptations of cocoa. New study published by researchers in New York...

Nuts and Guts For A Long And Healthy Live

Three recent studies look at gut microbiota, the Mediterranean diet and nuts and their effects on health and lifespan Put your gut microbes on a diet...

LMU Munich Creates World's First MERS Vaccine

In the event of a MERS epidemic, the vaccine is ready for production and distribution
LMU researchers, led by Dr. Gerd Sutter, have developed the first vaccine against the MERS virus, responsible for the recent outbreak in the Middle...

Antioxidants don't improve fertility, study shows

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Researchers from the University of Western Australia and the University of Auckland, New Zealand, have shown that there is currently no evidence that...

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