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Tea or coffee is often the favoured brew for those who are tired and in need of a caffeine boost. But is this really the best way to make ourselves more alert? Michael Mosley tested caffeine against some unlikely alternatives – sage, fudge, chewing gum and electric shocks. How effective is caffeine...

Although traditional workout methods are preferred by a wide majority, aqua exercises are being pursued by many for variety in their exercise routine...

In 2011, the New York University psychologist Gabriele Oettingen  published the results of an elegant study, conducted with her colleague Heather Kappes,...

You already know your chronological age, but do you know your fitness age? A new study of fitness and lifespan suggests that a person’s so-called fitness...

Previous studies have suggested turmeric may have cancer-fighting properties A spice commonly found in curries may boost the brain’s ability to heal...

GENEVA: Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN warned yesterday, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of...

The brain is still active while we are asleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words during their slumber. Researchers from Cambridge...

Children living in cities are at an increased risk of developing brain inflammation and neuro-degenerative changes, including Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s...

It’s very good exercise for the horse and, depending on how you ride, can be moderate or even strenuous exercise for you, too. According to a comprehensive...

The most reliable workers are those who get seven to eight hours of sleep each night, a new study shows. Researchers from Finland analyzed the sleep...