Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This Week in Health: Losing Sleep Messes Up Your Genes

“This Week In Health” offers some highlights from the world of health news and wellness tips that you may have missed this week:

  • Just One All-Nighter Can Alter Your Genes: Though the negative effects of sleeplessness have been well documented, a new Swedish study has revealed further damage caused by late nights out. According to the study, a lack of sleep can cause changes to the genes that regulate the body’s circadian rhythms. These changes can alter metabolism, and lead to an increased risk of obesity and diabetes. Full article here.
  • World’s First Malaria Vaccine Takes Another Step Forward: The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has given the vaccine, in development by GlaxoSmithKline, a positive review.

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3 Diet Trends Explained

As American waistlines continue to expand, so does the number of diet plans promising to shrink them. But many crash diets, juice cleanses, or canned smoothies often fail to deliver long-lasting results. Temporary changes in diet rarely solve the problems caused by years of unhealthy eating. Instead, guidelines that encourage long-term change in diet can make a significant difference in energy, weight, and overall health. To help decode all the health jargon, here are some of the most popular diet guidelines.

The Paleo Diet

A relative newcomer to the health and nutrition scene, paleo (short for Paleolithic) has rapidly gained popularity among fitness experts.…

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Zimbabwean Duo In Court Over Killing Of Cecil The Lion

By Philimon Bulawayo and Mike Saburi

HWANGE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) – Two Zimbabweans who were paid $50,000 by an American hunter who killed ‘Cecil’, the southern African country’s best-known lion, arrived in court on Wednesday to face poaching charges, in a case that has triggered widespread revulsion at trophy hunting.

Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, has also been accused by wildlife officials of killing the animal without a permit on July 1. Palmer, who has left Zimbabwe, says he killed the lion but believed it was a legal hunt.

Local hunter Theo Bronkhorst and private game park owner Honest Ndlovu, who assisted Palmer, were escorted into the courthouse in Hwange, 800 km (500 miles) west of Harare, by plain-clothes detectives.…

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