A survey of UK residents revealed that those who claimed to meet the minimum recommended amount of weekly exercise tended to be heavier if they stated that part of that exercise included housework.
University of Rochester scientists discovered that during sleep, the space between brain cells widens, allowing additional cerebrospinal fluid to flush out toxic molecules. Some of these have been linked to neurodegenerative diseases.
A protein used by the liver to metabolize belly fat is also used by the brain's memory center. More belly fat increases the chances that the liver will steal some protein from the brain in order to do its job.
New research suggests that people are largely biologically programmed to wake up and fall asleep at certain times. Those with "late" programming tend to struggle more with traditional work schedules, and can experience health problems as well.
Unlike a traditional pacemaker, which requires surgical insertion and involves hooking up lead wires, the Nanostim device is installed via a catheter and attaches directly to the heart muscle.
At least three days a week, sets of employees at UCLA Health participate in a short "Bruin Break" with dance music and easy workout moves. It's part of a growing nationwide initiative to incorporate more movement into the work day.
Researchers at the Netherlands' Leyden Academy on Vitality and Aging admit to being "baffled" by the findings of a study that focused on citizens in 19 developed countries, including the US.
Philadelphia Children's Hospital is the first in the nation to remove supplements such as echinacea and coenzyme Q10 from its list of approved medications. One reason given is that they may cause harmful interactions with other drugs.
More tests are needed, but if the chemical can be made into a drug, it could represent a powerful weapon in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and multiple sclerosis.
Inspired by the success of McDonald's and KFC -- which have outlets throughout southern and eastern Africa -- other American chains are exploring the sub-Saharan market.
The inventors of the "TomTato" say their product -- the result of a decade's worth of development -- is the first successful tomato-potato graft to be produced for the mass market.
While the primary purpose of Stir's Kinetic Desk is to encourage workers to stand regularly, extra built-in features let them track their sitting and standing times and may eventually connect to wearable sensors.
For couples with lots of cash, agencies will provide a American surrogate who will carry a child to term. Once that child turns 21, they can apply for visas that will allow the whole family to emigrate to the US.
Conceived of by former Trader Joe's president Doug Rauch, the store will offer affordable foods that, while technically "expired," are still perfectly edible. He says it's one solution to the growing problem of food waste.
The company has announced the launch of Calico, which will most likely take advantage of Google's formidable search tools to help put more focus on aging and related diseases.