Tag Archives: Research

Stand up for your life: sitting can be a death sentence

Adults who spend 11 or more hours a day sitting are at a 40% increased risk of dying in the next three years compared with those who sit for fewer than four hours, the largest study of ageing in the Southern Hemisphere has found. Researchers from the University of Sydney assessed self-reported data from 22,497

Chocolate ‘can help keep you slim’

Far from piling on the pounds, a chocolate habit can help keep you slim, new research suggests. Just in time for Easter, scientists have announced the discovery every chocolate lover has been waiting for. A study has found that, despite boosting calorie intake, regular chocolate consumption is related to lower body mass index (BMI). The

New cause for male pattern baldness discovered: Is cure next?

Men who lament the fact that they no longer have hair on their head may have some good news. Researchers have discovered a new potential cause that may help them get to the root of male pattern baldness. A study published in the March 21 issue of Science Translational Medicine, found men who had a

Antibiotics fueling rise in childhood asthma

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Antibiotics may increase the risk of children suffering from debilitating asthma. Experts say widely-used antibiotics disrupt intestinal bacteria, which in turn damages youngsters’ immune systems and raises their risk of developing allergic asthma. This is the most common form of asthma and is triggered by irritants such as pollen, dust mites or mould. University of