American Cancer Society. “Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures 2013.” April 2013.
Post-workout aches and pains can be effectively relieved by a short bout of light exercise.
American Cancer Society urges that a coordinated effort to change individual health behaviors could prevent much of the suffering and death from cancer.
The indigestible carbohydrate content in barley kernels may increase satiety hormones and reduce subsequent energy intake.
Netherlands researchers suggest that men who have higher levels of the mineral selenium may be at a lower risk of developing advanced prostate cancer.
US National Cancer Institute scientists elucidate clues as to how exercise may be protective.
Generational shifts in metabolic risk factors suggest that today’s adults are less healthy than their predecessors.
Daily supplements of soluble fiber help to improve metabolic and cardiovascular measures, among diabetics
Omega-3 fatty acids and their metabolite products may slow or stop the proliferation of triple-negative breast cancer cells by as much as 90%
Rich in flavonoids, black tea may help to reduce variability in nighttime blood pressure.
Higher levels of mercury exposure – such as that which may occur from consumption of fish and shellfish – may increase the risks for type 2 diabetes.
All US coasts are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change potentially posing significant threats to public and private infrastructure.
Worldwide, people are dying at older ages and early childhood survival rates have risen dramatically.
US Forest Service reports that the loss of 100 million trees has caused an increase in cardiovascular and lower-respiratory-tract illnesses
Despite spending more on healthcare, Americans die sooner and experience more illness than people in other high-income countries.
Subsidizing the cost of exercise and fitness activities for middle-aged people could help to slash health costs in their older years.
World Health Organization official urges that health be taken into account in climate change mitigation strategies.
A study analyzing 75 years of statistical data suggests that death rates in the United States are dropping.
Bisphenol A (BPA), a compound regarded as an endocrine disruptor with potential risks to human health, is found in over 94% of thermal cash receipts as well as
International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reports that 366 million people worldwide have diabetes, and the disease is responsible for 4.6 million deaths annually
Plan for changes in lifestyle and health to improve your odds of a healthy and happy retirement.
Tip #156 - Social Ties May Slow Memory Decline
Staying connected with family and friends can beneficially impact memory as we age. Harvard School of Public Health (Massachusetts, USA) researchers studied 16,638 men and women, ages 50 and over, to assess the impact of social integration on changes in memory during a six-year period. The team found that the study participants with high social integration at the start of the study encountered slower rates of memory decline over time, as compared to the less socially integrated subjects. Memory among the least socially integrated declined at twice the rate as that of the most socially integrated.
Among men, social activity in midlife may slash the risk of dementia. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland, USA) studied 147 male twin pairs for 28 years. Among the twins, those who participated in social activities at home, visited with family and friends, and engaged in club activities and hobbies were less apt to develop dementia.
Be sure to stay in-touch with loved ones on a regular basis. Your network of family and friends not only provides moral support and encouragement, it might also help delay a declining memory.