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Medical News Today: Physical fitness linked to better brain function

The largest and most detailed study of its type concludes that there are links between physical fitness and improved cognitive performance. The researchers also show that this boost in mental powers is associated with white matter integrity. A new study tests the theory that a fit body goes with a fit mind. Over recent years,… Read More »

Once or twice weekly daytime nap linked to lower heart attack/stroke risk

A daytime nap taken once or twice a week may lower the risk of having a heart attack/stroke, finds research published online in the journal Heart. But no such association emerged for either greater frequency or duration of naps. The impact of napping on heart health has been hotly contested. Many of the published studies… Read More »

Gut bacteria may be linked to high blood pressure and depression

A study of bacteria in the gut identified differences between people with high blood pressure compared to those with high blood pressure plus depression, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions. “People are ‘meta-organisms’ made up of roughly equal numbers of human cells and bacteria. Gut bacteria ecology… Read More »