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Sleep is something a lot of us take for granted because we don’t realise how important it is to our day to day functioning. Stress plays a huge role in our sleep patterns so it is important to know how to wind down and get the rest your body needs

men | Longevity LIVE

Did you know that 69% of men worry about the thickness of their hair, and most would give up beer or porn for a fuller-looking mane, a new survey conducted by the NPD Group shows. However, the survey also revealed only 8% of men said they would give up sex

pain | Longevity LIVE

Exactly how intensely people perceive pain is related to the structure of the brain, suggest researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre in North Carolina in the US. “We found that individual differences in the amount of grey matter in certain regions of the brain are related to how sensitive


                  In new findings, that could lead to a new understanding about human health and longevity, researchers have discovered that humans burn fewer calories than other mammals. “To put that in perspective, a human – even someone with a very physically active lifestyle

South Africa has arguably the best climate in the world, so why not use that to your advantage? Take your training outside this summer and see how great it makes you look and feel – just be sure to keep your sunscreen handy. Green exercise may be the best way

flavonoids | Longevity LIVE

Eating high levels of flavonoids, including anthocyanins and other compounds found in chocolate, tea and berries, could offer protection from type-2 diabetes, a new study has shown. “Our research looked at the benefits of eating certain sub-groups of flavonoids. We focused on flavones, which are found in herbs and vegetables

lovers | Longevity LIVE

A new survey shows that women go on an average of 16 diets in their life, with most losing 5-7lbs, whereas the average number of lovers is around 8. According to the survey of 1 000 women conducted by the diet firm Forza Supplements, the average diets last just one

The use of oxytocin off-label, by those who don’t suffer from a diagnosed disorder, to treat mild social unease, should be avoided. This comes after research conducted by the Concordia University’s Centre for Research in Human Development. Their recent study, published in the American Psychological Association’s journal Emotion, shows that

Google [x] is set to design a gadget, as small as a contact lens that can measure body glucose levels. The contact lenses will measure glucose levels in “tears” using a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material. “Glucose

sunlight | Longevity LIVE

Sunlight could help reduce blood pressure levels and lower the risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study has found. The researchers from the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh examined skin samples from 24 healthy participants. The volunteers were exposed to two sessions of ultraviolet (UVA) light under tanning