Say cheese! Eating fermented dairy products reduces your risk of a heart disease

Cheese lovers rejoice - eating cheddar, stilton and brie could reduce your risk of heart disease, according to Daily Mail.

Experts found eating fermented dairy products can lower the risk of the world's leading killer - but only in men .

Researchers tracked hundreds of participants over a 25-year period to make the conclusion.

This contradicts claims cheese can block a person's arteries and increase the risk of a heart attack because they are high in saturated fat.

Their data, suggests fermented dairy products have positive effects on cholesterol.

Exercise may lessen fall risk for older adults with Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a brain disease that causes changes that kill brain cells. AD is a type of dementia, which causes memory loss and problems with thinking and making decisions. People with AD and other forms of dementia have difficulties performing the daily activities others might consider routine, according to Science Daily.

Dementia takes a toll on those who live with it -- and it also places a burden on caregivers. Along with problems connected to memory, language, and decision-making, dementia can cause neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, changes in mood,

Stress in middle age can make your brain shrink and make your memory worse

Stress in middle age can make your brain shrink and make your memory worse, scientists have discovered, according to Daily Mail.

The brain-reducing effects of stress, identified in people in their 40s free from dementia, were found to be triggered by cortisol.

The high levels of the stress hormone may be an early warning sign someone may end up with dementia, the research suggests.

Stress also made people's thinking skills worse, the Harvard Medical School study, found.

Heart attack rates are highest when temperatures are below 0°C

Cold weather can trigger a heart attack, research suggests.

The life-threatening condition is more likely to occur on chilly, windy days when there is little sunshine, a study found today.

And sub-zero temperatures increase a person's risk of suffering the most serious type of heart attack by nearly 10 per cent, the research adds, according to Daily Mail.

Icy weather is thought to cause blood vessels to narrow, restricting the heart's oxygen supply, lead author Professor David Erlinge, from Lund University, said.

Colds and flu are also more common during the winter months, which have been shown to increase vulnerable people's risk of a heart attack, he added.

Breathing through the nose aids memory storage

The way we breathe may affect how well our memories are consolidated (i.e. reinforced and stabilised). If we breathe through the nose rather than the mouth after trying to learn a set of smells, we remember them better, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report .

Research into how breathing affects the brain has become an ever-more popular field in recent years and new methodologies have enabled more studies, many of which have concentrated on the memory. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet now show that participants who breathe through the nose consolidate their memories better, according to Science Daily.

"Our study shows that we remember smells better if we breathe through the nose when the memory is being consolidated -- the process that takes place between learning and memory retrieval,"