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People with low muscle strength more likely to die prematurely

Individuals with weaker muscles do not typically live as long as their stronger peers, according to new research from the University of Michigan. After adjusting for sociodemographic factors, chronic health conditions and smoking history, the study published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences found that people with low muscle strength are 50 percent more

Why most people follow routines

Former US president Barack Obama famously had a wardrobe full of identical suits. As a world leader, life presents more than enough big decisions – Obama’s reasoning was that it made sense to minimise the complexity of the small decisions. Artists are often thought of as rather different. Francis Bacon, for example, had a tempestuous

Black people face a 28% greater risk of dementia

Black people face a greater risk of dementia compared to other ethnic groups and those from Asian backgrounds are the least likely to be diagnosed, finds study of 2.5 million Scientists remain baffled as to what may be the behind the different risks But they believe both genes and environment play a role in dementia

Scans Help Spot Heart Trouble Early in People With Lupus

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 — Heart disease is a leading cause of death in patients with the autoimmune illness lupus. Now, research suggests high-tech scans can spot cardiac issues early. The scans can detect heart abnormalities even before patients have any symptoms, Chinese researchers say. “Our findings may affect current lupus diagnostics and treatment —

Parkinson’s gene affects more people than previously thought

Almost 1 million people in the United States and nearly 10 million people across the world live with Parkinson’s disease. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 15 percent of those living with Parkinson’s have a hereditary form of the disease. Such hereditary forms of the condition are often down to mutations in several

Seeing yourself as Albert Einstein makes people more intelligent

People who see themselves as Albert Einstein suddenly think they are smarter: Being in the body of someone highly intelligent changes how people view their own intellect, find scientists People score better on cognitive tests if VR makes them look like the physicist Appearing like an intelligent person changes how people view their intellect  This allows

Roots of leukemia reveal possibility of predicting people at risk

Scientists have discovered that it is possible to identify people at high risk of developing acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) years before diagnosis. The researchers from Wellcome Sanger Institute, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and their international collaborators found that patients with AML had genetic changes in their blood years before they suddenly developed the disease. The

Why Avocados Are Sending People To Hospital

Our favourite toast topping just can’t catch a break at the moment. First, avocados were blamed for the current housing affordability crisis and now they stand accused of becoming a health hazard. Surgeons have reportedly referred to this phenomenon as ‘avocado hand’ – when a patient presents with deep lacerations thanks to an unsuccessful attempt