To what extent do factors such as education and socioeconomic position affect our thinking skills and memory over time? Not as much as one might think, a new study suggested.
Does childhood cognition predict dementia risk later in life?
Doctors consider a variety of factors to determine a person's risk of experiencing cardiovascular events, including age, smoking history, and blood pressure. But changes to the blood vessels in the back of the eye may make for a more accurate prediction.
Could the eyes predict cardiovascular risk?
The liver is one of the hardest working organs you have. It performs a stunning 500 processes in the body, including bile production, fat metabolization, vitamin and mineral storage, and blood filtration. It is also the only organ we have that can regenerate.
Foods that naturally cleanse liver
Researchers conducting a study in a peri-urban area in southern India have found that air pollution in the country is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
Air pollution in India linked to heart attack, stroke: Study
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Iran, pioneer in ophthalmology across region
Researchers at Monash University in Australia have gained insights into how nanoparticles could be used to identify the presence of invasive and sometimes deadly microbes, and deliver targeted treatments more effectively.
Study points to new weapon in fight against lethal fungi
Wearable activity trackers may pave the way for a better method to predict short term death risk, suggests a new study, which found that exercise data was more accurate than other risk factors, such as smoking and medical history.
Exercise levels predict lifespan better than smoking, medical history
Watching immersive 360 videos of icy Arctic scenes helps to relieve intense burning pain and could hold hope for treating chronic pain, a small study has found.
Immersion in virtual reality scenes of the Arctic helps to ease people's pain
It's never too late to start exercising, according to a major study which found active over-60s cut their risk of heart attack and stroke.
Over-60s exercising an hour a week face a lower risk of heart disease or stroke: South Korean researchers
“Smoker’s Face,” a condition where smokers look older than they are, is just one of many negative effects caused by heavy tobacco usage.
Heavy smoking causes rapid facial ageing

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