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After Stroke, Risk Remains High

People who have had a stroke—even those without complications—are at increased risk for another cerebrovascular event, including a stroke or mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack, or TIA), for at least five years. Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sc...

Yes, You Can Buy Happiness: Here's How

People who spend money to buy themselves time—by having lunches delivered to work or hiring a cleaning service, for example—report higher levels of life satisfaction, according to a report published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ...

Scientists Find Way to Boost Flu Vaccine Accuracy

To manufacture seasonal flu vaccines each year, scientists use chicken eggs to grow strains of influenza virus that are expected to circulate in the upcoming flu season. But flu vaccines are notoriously ineffective; during the 2015-2016 influenza sea...

Sugary Drinks Trigger Fat Storage

A small study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests that adding a sugary drink to a high-protein meal decreases the effectiveness of the body’s fat-burning mechanism by about 8 percent. In addition, this combination of foods and be...

Why Your Rush-Hour Commute May Be Making You Sick

Exposure to pollution during rush hour may be worse than previously thought, according to an alarming new study. Researchers discovered in-car measurements of harmful pollutants may be twice as high as previously believed. Most traffic pollution sens...

How Your Vacation Can Make You Healthier

The benefits of taking time off for a relaxing summer vacation or long weekend getaway are well known. A good vacation can rejuvenate you, reduce stress, and even increase your productivity when you return to work. But did you know vacation time can ...

Even a Little Weight Gain Damages Your Heart

A new study suggests weight gain—as little as 5 percent of body weight—can affect heart function and increase heart failure risk over time. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and publi...

Want to Cut Your Dementia Risk? Try These Strategies

Lifestyle choices that boost brain health could prevent about one-third of dementia cases, according to a report published in The Lancet. The study focused on nine dementia risk factors and underscored the importance of taking lifelong steps to preve...

Take a Minute Every Day to Boost Your Bone Health

A single daily 1-minute burst of high-intensity, weight-bearing physical activity like jogging is associated with better bone health in women, according to researchers at the University of Exeter and the University of Leicester, both in the United Ki...