Healthy living lowers risk of dementia by up to a third, even with high genetic risk: study

Dementia isn’t an inevitable part of aging, even for those carrying multiple genetic risk factors for the brain-ravaging disease, a new study suggests. Researchers who followed nearly 200,000 people found those at high genetic risk for dementia, but who didn’t smoke, who exercised regularly, drank alcohol in moderation and ate a Mediterranean-leaning diet lowered their… Read More »

Scotland’s drug deaths set to top 1,000

New figures released later are expected to show that more than 1,000 people died as a result of drugs in Scotland last year. Scotland already has the worst record for reported drug deaths in Europe but the latest figures will show another steep rise. Last week, Scottish Public Health Minister Joe Fitzpatrick said the level… Read More »

Plant a Great Vegetable Garden

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Since May 19 is World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day, we thought this would be a good time for everyone to plant a garden. Here are six good starter suggestions. Tags Diet and Nutrition Blog