Older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers, according to a new study.
Adults in the UK who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and obese and have poorer metabolic health, according to a new study.
Babies born to women who are overweight, obese or have diabetes during their pregnancy have less mature lungs than babies of normal weight pregnancies.
Teens consumed more unhealthy foods and beverages on days they were exposed to violence, and suffered from fatigue due to poor sleep the following day, according to a new study. Those behaviors, especially increased soda consumption, are important predictors of weight gain.
The researchers found that bone retains a “memory” of exercise’s effects long after the exercise is ceased, and this bone memory continues to change the way the body metabolizes a high-fat diet.
A new study — which creates automatic tools for signal analysis and linguistic assessment — uncovers how media communicates about gender, race and age finding that in the majority of films, females roles are not central to the plot.
Women’s cognitive functioning past middle age may be affected by the degree of gender equality in the country they live in, according to new findings.
Food scientists have found that people with a diminished ability to taste food choose sweeter — and likely higher-calorie — fare. This could put people on the path to gaining weight.
A new study has found that walnuts in the diet change the makeup of bacteria in the gut, which suggests a new way walnuts may contribute to better health.
Choosing between sex or sleep presents a behavioral quandary for many species, including the fruit fly. A multi-institution team has found that, in Drosophila at least, males and females deal with these competing imperatives in fundamentally different ways.