How to live longer: Those who regularly engage in this cultural activity live longer

The age-old question of how to boost increase life expectancy has brought up numerous theories and research. One of the biggest questions in ageing research is whether there is a ceiling on how long human beings can live until. A recent study, published in Science, suggests there isn’t. The study measured the survival probabilities of 3,896 people in Italy aged […]

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Mothers’ high fat diet linked with long term health of infants

A mother’s consumption of fats during pregnancy may affect their child's future health outlook, according to University of Sydney researchers. A higher fat diet was associated with epigenetic age acceleration among the infants, a process associated with an increased risk of disease. A small study by University of Sydney researchers has found a possible link between fats – including ‘good’ […]

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One-fourth of children with autism are undiagnosed

One-fourth of children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder—most of them black or Hispanic—are not being diagnosed, which is critical for improving quality of life. The findings, published in the journal Autism Research, show that despite growing awareness about autism, it is still under-diagnosed, particularly in black and Hispanic people, said study co-author Walter Zahorodny, an associate professor at […]

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Consuming this nut may improve gut, heart health: Study

For the current study, the scientists recruited 42 participants between the ages of 30 and 65, who were either overweight or obese. The participants were placed on an average American diet for two weeks before the study began. Consumption of walnuts may improve the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, and are associated with improvements in some risk factors for heart disease, […]

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