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Heavy physical activity at work linked to earlier death in men

"Men with physical jobs have an 18% higher risk of early death than those with inactive work," reports the Daily Mirror.

This surprising finding came from a review of existing research that pooled 17 studies with a total of more than 190,000 participants. Men with a high level of physical activity at work were

Posted On May 15, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

5 healthy habits that could add more than a decade to your life

"People who stick to five healthy habits in adulthood can add more than a decade to their lives," reports The Guardian. Regular readers of Behind the Headlines, or health news in general, will be unsurprised to learn that the habits are:

  • not smoking
  • maintaining a healthy weight
  • doing
Posted On May 01, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Low testosterone levels `linked to chronic diseases`

"Men with low levels of testosterone are more likely to get a chronic illness," says the Mail Online, reporting on a US health survey.

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey looked at nearly 2,400 men during 2011-12, collecting information about their health and social background, and carrying

Posted On April 23, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

People who drink above UK alcohol guidelines `lose one to two years of life`

"Just one alcoholic drink a day could shorten your life," reports BBC News.

A huge study of almost 600,000 drinkers showed that people who drank more than 12.5 units (100g) of alcohol a week were likely to die sooner than those who drank no more than this amount. The results applied equally to women and men.

Posted On April 13, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

`Night owls` slightly more likely to die sooner than `early birds`

"Night owls are ten per cent more likely than early risers to die young," reports The Sun. Researchers who studied more than 433,000 UK adults in middle to older age found that those who described themselves as "definite evening types" had a small increased risk of dying during the following 6.5 years, compared to those

Posted On April 12, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Does social media make people isolated?

"Social media doesn`t make people isolated and depressed," the Mail Online reports.

The news is based on a new study that looked at what researchers termed "social displacement" due to social media. This was defined as spending less time in face-to-face interaction due to time spent on social media. The researchers

Posted On March 05, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Light activity `may be enough to help you live longer`

"Pottering around the garden or walking the dog is enough to help older men live longer," reports The Daily Telegraph.

UK researchers used monitors to track the activity levels of 1,181 men aged 71 to 92. They found those who were the most active were likely to live longer.

People in the UK are advised

Posted On February 20, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Most teenagers exposed to chemical allegedly linked to infertility

The Mail Online reports "chemicals linked to breast and prostate cancer" are found in 86% of teenagers` bodies.

The research concerns the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), found in many plastic products.

BPA is detectable in the urine of most people, and several laboratory studies have raised concerns that

Posted On February 05, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

`Dogs really can sense fear,` media reports

"Adopting an unflappable self-confident swagger could be the best way to avoid a nasty nip," states The Daily Telegraph.

Researchers from the University of Liverpool undertook a survey to find out why some people may be more likely to be bitten by dogs than others.

They say being bitten by a dog is almost

Posted On February 02, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Cycling `doesn`t cause sexual or urinary problems in men`, survey finds

"Cycling does not negatively affect men`s sexual health or urinary function, a study has found," BBC News reports.

The headline comes from a large survey of nearly 4,000 physically active men consisting of cyclists, swimmers and runners.

Some commentators have previously suggested that men who cycle

Posted On January 15, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Does `just one cigarette at parties` turn into a daily habit?

"One cigarette `may lead to habit for more than two thirds of people`," reports The Guardian. The Mail Online goes further, claiming that "one puff of a cigarette is enough to get you hooked".

The research sparking these headlines used survey data from 216,314 people who were asked whether they had ever tried

Posted On January 11, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

People find smokers less physically attractive, study reports

"It`s been scientifically proven that people are more likely to find smokers less attractive," The Independent reports. But the "proof" isn`t as conclusive as reported.

Researchers asked people to rate sets of photographs of identical twins where one twin smoked and the other didn`t.

They found

Posted On December 13, 2017