Hair loss prevented by blocking ancient biological mechanism

A surprise result in a lab experiment has led to the discovery of an ancient biological stress pathway that triggers cells to stop making what's needed to grow hair. Blocking this process could protect follicles from this process and prevent hair loss.

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Quitting antidepressants: Lack of medical support drives people online

Finding support and information from medical professionals lacking, people wanting to come off their antidepressant medication are turning to online groups instead, according to new research. The study highlights an ongoing problem that needs addressing.

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Eating cheese plays a role in healthy, happy aging – who are we to argue?

To Brie or not to Brie: A massive study of 2.3 million people has found that mental well-being may be the most important aspect to healthy aging and living longer. And, surprisingly, eating more cheese had a rather interesting impact on the results.

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‘Beer spas’ are becoming big business across the US

Would you bathe in beer, all in the name of health and wellbeing? The answer looks to be an overwhelming 'yes,' with this oddball European soak arriving in the US and spreading rapidly across the country. Take the plunge (beer goggles not included).

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Flaus promises a complete electric flossing in less than 60 seconds

Flossing your teeth on a daily basis can be a time-consuming, fiddly task. The Flaus electric flosser is designed to change that, as it reportedly allows users to perform a thorough and easy flossing in less than one minute.

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‘Sextortion’ among adults more common than you think

A new international study has revealed that the prevalence of image-based abuse, so-called ‘sextortion,’ among adult men and women is more common than was first thought, with a high degree of overlap between perpetrators and victims.

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Close friends and family reduce heart disease risk by up to 30%

Close relationships with family and friends that allow discussion about personal matters reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 30%, a new study has found. The research suggests that avoiding the loneliness of social isolation is good for your heart.

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‘Protein pacing’ unlocks extra benefits from intermittent fasting

Time-restricted eating has shown promise in a variety of ways. Now, a new study out of Arizona State University shows that combining it with a particular pattern of protein intake can positively impact weight loss and the gut's microbiome.

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Extreme night-time heat significantly increases risk of stroke

Extreme night-time temperatures significantly increase the risk of stroke, according to a new study. The researchers behind the study say that armed with these findings, people can better safeguard themselves against increasingly hot nights.

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Dogs can sniff trauma flashbacks on our breath

Two dogs in a small study were able to correctly identify what breath smelled like when it was linked to a memory of trauma. The finding might allow dogs to be even better friends when it comes to helping PTSD sufferers cope with their conditions.

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