Lack of sleep, or poor quality sleep, is one of the risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Fortunately, there are ways to improve sleep.
Sleep appears to play an essential role in a number of brain functions, such as memory. So good quality sleep could play a vital role in preventing dementia.
We all want to eat healthily, especially as we reset our health goals at the start of a new year. But sometimes these plans are sabotaged by powerful cravings for sweet, salty or carb-heavy foods.
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Medical devices have a legal definition, but the lines might become blurred in future.
Chronic UTIs come back repeatedly or never fully go away despite treatment.
Back pain is common. One in thirteen people have it right now and worldwide a staggering 619 million people will have it this year. Chronic pain, of which back pain is the most common, is the world’s most…
Chemotherapy is used to treat all lung cancer patients. Yet many would not need such invasive treatment if diagnosis of the risk of recurrence were more refined. A new technology could change all that.
Treatment for lung cancer patients is the same for everyone, regardless of the risk of recurrence. The use of a new technology could refine diagnosis.
There is no express right to health in New Zealand law. But international agreements protecting Indigenous rights to health and wellbeing set the standard New Zealand should follow.
Nitazenes, like this powder sample, are a class of synthetic opioids more potent than morphine and fentanyl.
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An overdose death in Boulder County, Colorado, was linked to a powerful new formulation of a designer drug never approved for use in humans.
Signs reflecting conspiracy theories around the 15-minute city are displayed outside Parliament Hill in May 2023. Alongside other comparable initiatives, 15-minute cities represent an effort to place collective health and well-being at the centre of urban planning.
Canada’s cities must be planned around resident
health and well-being, our research reveals the key barriers to developing truly healthy cities.
There are no vitamin patches listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods and there’s not enough evidence to show they work better than tablets.
Some 17,000 people told us exactly how much they drank, smoked and used illicit drugs. Here’s a unique snapshot of Australians’ vices.
Weight loss can seem like an impossible, unachievable task. But you don’t need to lose a lot of weight to start noticing the health benefits.
Dogs get cold in the winter too, but there are things pet owners can do to help them feel comfortable.
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Dogs might have furry coats, but they can still get cold when the temperature drops.
Potassium-enriched salt tastes like regular salt and you don’t need to change how you cook or season your food. You just need to switch the type of salt you buy.
The Catbells route in the Lake District is just one of many accessible Miles Without Stiles trails.
This initiative could give more disabled and young people the confidence to explore more of Britain’s wild spaces and build a stronger nature connection
A 19th-century depiction of a surgeon treating the foot of a male patient.
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Keeping wounds clean and infection free has challenged people for thousands of years.
While there are many benefits to sports participation, overstating those benefits can obscure systemic issues.
In both mainstream and Indigenous communities across Canada, sport is neither inherently good nor bad. Rather, it is a tool that must be used responsibly.
The JN.1 variant has become dominant in Australia and around the world, causing large waves of infections. Here’s what we know about it so far – and why it’s so important.
People may be surprised when they read a nutrition label on a bottle of wine. The industry should take note.
For some years now, it has been possible to have surgery to replace the crystalline lens, the natural lens of the eye, with an implant.
It is possible to have surgery to replace the crystalline lens, the natural lens of the eye, with an implant — without having a cataract. But surgery has risks.