Tagged: health & wellbeing

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Grey hair gene discovered by scientists

Scientists have pinpointed a gene responsible for grey hair – a discovery that could lead to new ways of delaying or preventing this natural sign of ageing, they say in Nature Communications. Hair dyes...

Moments of joy ‘can damage heart’ 0

Moments of joy ‘can damage heart’

The emotional stress that causes chest pains and breathlessness can occur in moments of joy as well as anger, grief and fear, a Swiss study suggests. Three-quarters of cases of takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a change...

Membership of social groups after retirement ‘boosts health and wellbeing’ 0

Membership of social groups after retirement ‘boosts health and wellbeing’

New research published by BMJ Open suggests that membership of social groups such as book clubs or church groups after retirement is linked with improved health and wellbeing. The research backs NICE’s recent recommendations...

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Are lie-ins bad for you?

A study showed that sleeping more at weekends could raise the risk of diabetes and heart disease. So, should you really get up on a Sunday? Could your weekend lie-in kill you? asked the...

Is it good to be bored (or will it be the death of you)? 4

Is it good to be bored (or will it be the death of you)?

One study implies that boredom make you likelier to die earlier, but another concludes that it spurs creativity … You’re watching a PowerPoint presentation and it’s slide 10 out of 75. Your boss is...

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