Bad air pollution and extreme heat each raise health risks, but they’re worse combined.
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The worst effects are during high nighttime temperatures, something happening more often with climate change. Wildfires add to the risk.
Telomeres (red) at the ends of chromosomes protect your DNA from damage.
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The protective caps at the ends of chromosomes naturally shorten over time. Researchers found that direct damage can prematurely trigger senescence and contribute to age-related diseases like cancer.
At a molecular level, stresses and strains can make your body clock break into a sprint.
Emerging evidence suggests that prolonged stress exposure can accelerate the ticking rate of an internal cellular clock. By doing so, stress can contribute to faster ageing and body deterioration.
Eating healthy foods doesn’t just improve our physical health. It can benefit our mental health, too.
Many chronic diseases increase our risk of Alzheimer’s disease. This link between our bodies and our brains means certain healthy choices could protect our cognitive function.
While nutrient supplementation can have a role in treating certain psychiatric disorders, all kinds of nutrients should, in the first instance, be consumed as part of a balanced wholefood diet.
A growing body of research points to the detrimental effect of unhealthy diets and the protective value of healthy diets – along with select nutritional supplements as required – for maintaining and promoting mental health.
Current treatments for bipolar disorder are more effective for the symptoms of mania than for depression.
Little understood and lacking effective drugs for addressing the scope of its symptoms, bipolar disorder can wreak havoc with the lives of people who suffer from it. Now an over-the-counter drug is offering…