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Meditation boosts the activity of genes involved in several processes beneficial to health, American scientists report. The investigators analysed the gene profiles of 26 volunteers, none of whom regularly meditated, before...

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People with chronic inflammatory conditions - such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease - which are made worse by stress could benefit from practicing mindfulness meditation, according to a study by US...

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A study from Scandinavia has found a direct link between poor oral hygiene and cancer. People with the highest amount of dental plaque were nearly twice as likely to have cancer; in women, it was most likely to be breast cancer.

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Remaining physically active in old age may help prevent the brain from shrinking, a process which has been linked to declining cognitive function. Scottish researchers, who followed a longitudinal cohort of 691 people, starting at...

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Contrary to popular perception, stressors don't cause health problems. It is how people react to stressors that determines whether they will suffer negative health consequences, according to American investigators.

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Hong Kong researchers have found that taking part in mental and physical activities can delay cognitive decline in seniors with dementia.

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Hong Kong researchers have found that taking part in mental and physical activities can delay cognitive decline in seniors with dementia.

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Tai chi provides greater fall-prevention benefits than conventional physical therapy exercises for frail seniors, according to a Canadian study.

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A study from the UK has found that breast tissue samples from women who underwent mastectomies for breast cancer contained traces of parabens (p-hydroxybenzoic acid), preservatives commonly used in deodorants, body lotions and other cosmetic products.

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A high urinary concentration of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) has been positively associated with obesity and insulin resistance in older Chinese adults.

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