Seniors that ate a diet high in veggies, fruit, whole grains, nuts and legumes were markedly more independent and less frail over a four-year period.
A twice-weekly yoga class lowered symptoms of depression in participants within eight weeks.
In an important fitness marker, young women were found by Canadian researchers to process oxygen about 30 percent faster and more efficiently than men their age when they began exercising.
When overweight Danes exchanged refined grain products such as white bread and pasta for whole-grain equivalents, they tended to feel full sooner, eat less, lose weight and have less inflammation.
Ingesting a combination of five herbs returned menstrual cycles to normal durations for 55 percent of women with polycystic ovary syndrome among those participating in an Australian study.
Women undergoing fertility treatments were 18 percent less likely to become pregnant and 26 percent less likely to have a live birth if they were eating pesticide-laden produce.
People older than 60 that get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep may have a greater risk of developing dementia.
People living in areas with the highest levels of airborne fine particulates were 17 percent more likely to be psychologically distressed, feeling sad, nervous or hopeless.
Eating a high-fat diet increases the risk of multiple sclerosis relapse in children by as much as 56 percent, while each additional cup of weekly vegetables cuts the risk by 50 percent.
Maximum-security prison inmates reported feeling significantly calmer, less irritable and more empathetic after spending an hour a day watching nature videos for one year.