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Exercise Improves Memory in Older Adults

Exercise Improves Memory in Older Adults Another study has come out confirming the importance of exercise, this time for older adults. According to a recent study done by researchers at the University of Illinois, Rice University, and Ohio State University, just a single year of moderate physical exercise can actually reverse shrinka... Read More

The Positive Emotional Effects of Aging

The Positive Emotional Effects of Aging As we age, the way we deal with and experience our emotions change, in a mostly a positive way, according to many recently published studies at the University of California and USC. Researchers found that we experience less and less negative emotions such as loneliness, depression, anger, and ... Read More

A Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Stroke

A Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Stroke While there are things you can't control, much of health is affected by the diet and lifestyle choices you make. In fact a recent article in the medical journal Stroke claims that people who lead a healthy lifestyle have an 80% lower risk of first time stroke compared to those who do not. Stro... Read More

First Time Age Degeneration Reversed in Mice

First Time Age Degeneration Reversed in Mice In a major break- through at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, brain and testes growth, improved fertility, and restored cognitive function were observed for the first time in a group of laboratory mice injected with a controllable telomerase gene - which are the genes that form protective cap... Read More

Elimination of Long Dying Process Could Alter Society

Elimination of Long Dying Process Could Alter Society A group of still-hypothetical drugs that may serve to rejuvenate the body's cellular energy system and thus eliminate the diseases of aging could have the effect of removing a huge burden from the U.S. health care system and state and federal budgets. It could also promote closer, more intima... Read More

Users of MP3 Players Heading for Hearing Loss

Users of MP3 Players Heading for Hearing Loss A majority of owners of MP3 players are listening at levels equal to the noise of a chainsaw, risking dangerous, irreversible hearing loss, according to a recent study. Although the research, done by environmental health officials from the city of Edinburgh, is specific to one metropolis in S... Read More

Tai Chi Increases Seniors' Immunity

Tai Chi Increases Seniors' Immunity A Chinese form of martial art that's also a meditation and exercise discipline shows a remarkable ability to boost immunity in older people, according to recent research. This is on top of studies that have already demonstrated that the martial art, known as tai chi, lowers blood pressure, im... Read More

ALS and Vets

ALS and Vets He was the picture of health…a poster boy for the strength of the U.S. military. But Michael Donnolly can't talk to us today. Michael's father Tom says sadly, "Michael is now totally immobile, he is nourished by a feeding tube and his respiration is supported by a ventilating machine." Read More

Alzheimer's and Exercise

Alzheimer's and Exercise There is a growing body of evidence that shows that people can delay and even prevent the onset of dementia by living a healthier lifestyle when young, and that includes exercising. We don't completely understand what triggers Alzheimer's disease and dementia in general. For decades doctors ... Read More

Women With Depression At Risk For Osteoporosis

Women With Depression At Risk For Osteoporosis A study from the National Institute of Mental Health has found that women who suffer from depression are more likely to enter menopause with an increased risk of bone fractures. Researchers report that 17% of women with depression had decreased bone mass in the femoral neck, compared to 2% of... Read More

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