The Lancet: Number of people living with high blood pressure has almost doubled worldwide over past 40 years

In the past 40 years, there has been a large increase in the number of people living with high blood pressure worldwide because of population growth and ageing–rising from 594 million in 1975 to over 1.1 billion in 2015. The largest rise in the prevalence of adults with high blood … Continue reading

Low Vitamin D Linked to Bladder Cancer

Systemic review of 7 studies finds increased risk of developing bladder cancer is associated with Vitamin D deficiency. Studies have linked vitamin D deficiency to many health problems including autoimmune conditions, cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, and cancer. Vitamin D plays a major role in the support of healthy teeth and … Continue reading

The real truth: antidepressants actually deplete these 3 crucial nutrients for the brain

If you try to cheat nature, it will backfire. By managing symptoms with synthetic man-made drugs, you may feel better for a while. But once you stop those drugs, you will end up with more symptoms than you started with. I experienced this firsthand. When I took antidepressants, I felt … Continue reading

Last Song Syndrome? Why Catchy Songs Get Stuck In Your Head, Plus How To Get Rid Of Earworm

Many of us have experienced last song syndrome: We get in the car, turn on the radio, and hear the same top 40 songs on repeat every hour. Suddenly, we catch ourselves humming the melody of a song, and hear it play on a continuous loop in our heads. So, what … Continue reading

Blue light has a dark side

Exposure to blue light at night, emitted by electronics and energy-efficient lightbulbs, harmful to your health. Until the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the major source of lighting, and people spent their evenings in (relative) darkness. Now, in much of the world, evenings are illuminated, and we take … Continue reading

Risk factors for prostate cancer

New research suggests that age, race and family history are the biggest risk factors for a man to develop prostate cancer, although high blood pressure, high cholesterol, vitamin D deficiency, inflammation of prostate, and vasectomy also add to the risk. In contrast, obesity, alcohol abuse, and smoking show a negative … Continue reading

THE 9 BEST WAYS TO GET RID OF MUSCLE CRAMPS

You’ve probably been stopped in your tracks by a spasm the size of a golf ball in your calf, a charley horse, or a tremor that constricts your hamstrings. Like side stitches, muscle cramps are a reality for many runners, lifters, cyclists, and swimmers alike. The main difference between side stitches and cramps … Continue reading

Mitochondria, Telomeres, Strength Training & What It Means For Something To Qualify As An “Anti-Aging” Activity

A research team at Oregon State University has determined that glutathione may help ward off toxins that are an underlying cause of aging. Glutathione levels decline with age, which opens the door for a wide range of age-related health issues. A recent study, published in the journal Redox Biology, also … Continue reading

Reducing Age-Related Decline by Boosting Glutathione

A research team at Oregon State University has determined that glutathione may help ward off toxins that are an underlying cause of aging. Glutathione levels decline with age, which opens the door for a wide range of age-related health issues. A recent study, published in the journal Redox Biology, also … Continue reading

Former Abusers of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids Exhibit Decreased Testosterone Levels and Hypogonadal Symptoms Years after Cessation: A Case-Control Study.

Abstract AIMS: Abuse of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) is highly prevalent among male recreational athletes. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of AAS abuse on reproductive hormone levels and symptoms suggestive of hypogonadism in current and former AAS abusers. METHODS: This study had a cross-sectional case-control … Continue reading

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