Exercise Improves Memory By Triggering Brain Cell Growth, Study Finds

Regular exercise could be the key to improving your memory, a new study suggests. Researchers from the National Institute on Ageing found that exercise such as running triggers a protein that enhances brain cell growth. They found that levels of the protein, called cathepsin B, increased in the blood and muscle cells of mice after they’d…

Eating 10 Fruit And Veg Portions A Day ‘Can Protect Against Disease’

Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables every day could significantly reduce a person’s risk of heart disease and cancer, according to new research. While eating the recommended five-a-day still helps reduce disease risk, the highest benefits are seen when people consume 10 portions. The study also identified which fruit and vegetables provide the greatest…

Mum Shares Struggles Of Being Pregnant After Miscarriage, Encourages Others To Do The Same

A mum has opened up about the struggles she faces being pregnant, having previously lost two babies. Allie Boss, from Utah, US, made the decision to announce her pregnancy early, at eight weeks, because “no one should ever hide a baby”. But having experienced miscarriages before, she said there are emotions that come along with…

A Quarter Of Vegetarians Think They’re Malnourished, Here’s How To Stay Healthy On A Meat-Free Diet

Almost a quarter of vegetarians think they’re malnourished, with many reporting adverse health effects linked to a meat-free diet. A study of almost 2,500 British vegetarians found that 24% believed their diets did not provide adequate nutrition. Among the remaining 76%, almost two thirds (61%) said they did not feel malnourished, while 15% admitted they…

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