Too much TV as a young adult may harm brain in mid-life: study

(Miami, United States–AFP) – Too much television-watching in young adulthood could lead to cognitive problems in mid-life, suggested a study Wednesday that tracked more than 3,000 people for 25 years. People who reported watching more than three hours of television...

Why diets don’t work: healthy foods vary by individual

(Miami–AFP) – A healthy food for one person may lead another to gain weight, according to a study out Thursday that suggests a one-size-fits-all approach to dieting is fundamentally wrong. For instance, one woman in the study repeatedly experienced a spike in blood...

US hospital to offer uterus transplants

(Miami–AFP) – A leading US hospital said Thursday it is preparing to offer women uterine transplants, a technology that has been proven in Sweden and could help those struggling with infertility. The Cleveland Clinic said it will be the first hospital in the United...

Sitting no worse for health than standing: UK study

(London, United Kingdom–AFP) – Sitting down is no worse for you than standing up as long as you take regular exercise, a British study said Monday, casting doubt on the health benefits of sit-stand work stations. The study also challenged advice from the UK National...

Alternative to antibiotics found for deadly infection

(Miami, United States–AFP) – A stubborn bacterial infection often acquired in hospitals and which can be deadly may have a new treatment on the horizon, US researchers said Wednesday. Antibiotics only work about 25 percent of the time in wiping out Clostridium...

Study uncloaks quirks unique to kids’ memories

(Relaxnews) – While adults’ memories fade over time, kids can recall information in even better detail than they did just after learning it, according to a new study. “An implication is that kids can be smarter than we necessarily thought they could be,”...

The key to a healthy diet for children could be a matter of time

(Relaxnews) – Pupils that take a minimum of 25 minutes to lunch in the cafeteria are more prone to choose fruits and vegetables and will benefit from a much more balanced meal according to a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. In their...

Breast cancer: screening mammograms don’t necessarily reduce fatality rates

(Relaxnews) – Two studies published simultaneously in the US and Great Britain call into question the efficiency of screening mammograms for breast cancer. These studies now join a debate that has been raging between specialists around the world. The first study, led by...

California governor toughens vaccinations rules

(Los Angeles–AFP) – California’s governor on Tuesday signed a bill toughening vaccination requirements for children, following a measles outbreak and outcry across the country. The new law will require all children to be immunized before entering kindergarten,...

The countdown to cleaner cars has begun

(Relaxnews) – The toughest ever standards for vehicle exhaust emissions are just 100 days away from coming into force Europe-wide. From September 1, all new petrol and diesel-powered cars sold within the European Union will have to produce significantly less carbon dioxide,...