Smoking harms your brain as well as your body: It leads to sharp decline in mental ability, warns study

Smoking harms your brain as well as your body: It leads to sharp decline in mental ability, warns study Test on nearly 9,000 people over 50 have shown lifestyles could damage the mind as well as the bodySmoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and a high BMI all worsen the risk | UPDATED: 00:30 GMT, 27 November 2012 Tests on 8,800 people over 50 have showed cigarettes can damage memory Smoking is known to be highly damaging to physical health, being a major factor in cancer and heart disease.

Smoking doesn"t just age your lungs, it damages your BRAIN, too

Smoking doesn't just age your lungs, it damages your BRAIN, too Test on nearly 9,000 people over 50 have shown lifestyles could damage the mind as well as the bodySmoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and a high BMI all worsen the risk | UPDATED: 11:28 GMT, 26 November 2012 Tests on 8,800 people over 50 have showed cigarettes can damage memory The effects of smoking on the skin are well documented with those keen to stay looking young urged to stub out the cigarettes.

It"s the news Popeye"s been waiting for: Spinach could help fight off dementia (and carrots and apricots too)

It's the news Popeye's been waiting for: Spinach could help fight off dementia (and carrots and apricots too) Researchers have discovered a link between low vitamin C, beta-carotene levels and dementiaAntioxidant rich fruit and vegetables – such as spinach, carrots and apricots – could help fight dementia | UPDATED: 15:22 GMT, 12 September 2012 It's welcome news for Popeye.

Dogs are a woman"s best friend too! Female pet owners more likely to meet recommended activity levels during pregnancy

Dogs are a woman's best friend too! Female pet owners more likely to meet recommended activity levels during pregnancy By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 9:11 AM on 16th February 2012 Researchers have proved that dogs are an unlikely ally for pregnant women – showing that expecting mothers who own one are more physically active than those who don't.

You will live longer if you TELL people you"re healthy as positive thinking lengthens life

You will live longer if you TELL people you're healthy, as positive thinking lengthens life Those who feel 'well' outlive those in 'poor' stateTrend remains despite other risk factors First long-term study to show relationship between self-rated health and mortality Promoting your own wellbeing will help you live longer, say scientists.