Regular aerobic exercise such as walking, cycling or climbing stairs may improve thinking skills not only in older people but in young people as well, according to a study. The study also found that the positive effect of exercise on thinking skills may increase as people age.
It has been said that a good personality can help one succeed in life. But can it also guard against disease risk? A new study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative shows that positive personality traits, such as optimism, actually may help to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Heart disease is one of the greatest killers in the world nowadays, and it is widely accepted that our genes interact with traditional lifestyle risk factors, such as obesity, smoking or a sedentary life to promote an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, a new study from Cambridge University finds that offspring whose mothers had a complicated pregnancy may be at greater risk of heart disease in later life.