Many types of leisure time activity may lower risk of death for older adults
Older adults who participate weekly in many different types of leisure time activity, such as walking for exercise, jogging, swimming laps, or playing tennis, may have a lower risk of death from any cause, as well as death from cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a new study led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
NCI study of tea drinkers in the UK suggests health benefits from black tea
A prospective study of half a million tea drinkers in the United Kingdom has shown that higher tea intake was associated with a modestly lower risk of death.
New study links ultra-processed foods and colorectal cancer in men
A new study links men who consumed high rates of ultra-processed foods to a 29% higher risk for developing colorectal cancer than men who consumed much smaller amounts.
Dolphins form largest alliance network outside humans, study finds
Male bottlenose dolphins form the largest known multi-level alliance network outside humans, researchers have shown. These cooperative relationships between groups increase male access to a contested resource.
Great Barrier Reef’s record coral cover is good news but climate threat remains
The world heritage site still has some capacity for recovery but the window is closing fast as the climate continues to warm
New global alliance launched to end AIDS in children by 2030
Globally, only half (52%) of children living with HIV are on life-saving treatment, far behind adults where three quarters (76%) are receiving antiretrovirals, according to the data that has just been released in the UNAIDS Global AIDS Update 2022.
Financial and sleeping difficulties are key mental health risk indicators in university students
A new study of student wellbeing during the pandemic has identified worsened financial situation and sleep difficulties as key indicators of individuals at higher risk of developing mental health issues.
Imperial addiction researchers showcase work to improve treatments & reduce harm
Dame Professor Carol Black, who led the government’s independent review on drugs, visited the Division of Psychiatry's addiction research group.
Spirituality linked with better health outcomes, patient care
The study is the most rigorous and comprehensive analysis to date of scientific literature on health and spirituality.
‘Good’ bacteria to tackle depression
Intestinal flora plays an important role in health -- including mental health. Researchers have shown that probiotics can support the effect of antidepressants and help to alleviate depression.
NIH study confirms benefit of supplements for slowing age-related macular degeneration
After 10 years, AREDS2 formula shows increased efficacy compared to original formula, benefit of eliminating beta-carotene
WHO statement on menstrual health and rights
50th session of the Human Rights Council Panel discussion on menstrual hygiene management, human rights and gender equality.