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Older people who are living independently but have signs of cerebral damage may lower their risk of having dementia if they remain physically active.
Structural damage to the brain from high blood pressure (hypertension) may occur among people as young as 40.
Daily supplements of curcumin may match exercise, in relation to cardiovascular health benefits among postmenopausal women.
Boston University (US) team develops technique to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) from stem cells in the peripheral blood.
Exercising on watercycling machines helps people who have joint problems such as arthritis, or are overweight, to participate in aerobic activity.
Norway team reports on the costs of insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea on long-term sick leave.
German researchers uncover how the Hydra appears to avoid showing signs of aging, with potential insights into the mechanisms of human aging.
Green tea may lower the risk of developing digestive system cancers by as much as 27%, among women who are long-term tea drinkers.
Four months of a high-intensity interval training program dramatically increased cognitive performance.
Increased consumption of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid, helps to lower the risk of anxiety.
Soccer (football outside the US) helps men with high blood pressure to improve their fitness, normalize their blood pressure. and reduce their risk of stroke.
Rich in flavanols, cocoa consumption lowers insulin resistance and blood pressure, while boosting cognitive functions.
Supplementation with a polyphenol-rich grape powder reduces inflammatory markers involved in cellular damage.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant compound found abundantly in green tea, helps to improve blood pressure, and blood sugar levels.
Pronounced difference between systolic and diastolic pressure may increase risk of cerebrovascular disease, in older men and women with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Rich in antioxidants, purple- skinned potatoes help to lower blood pressure, among obese men and women.
High blood pressure, smoking, and diabetes – factors for stroke – may also predict whether a person will develop memory and thinking problems later in life.
Daily supplements of milk and soy protein lower systolic blood pressure by 2.3 and 2.0 mmHg, respectively.
Among older women, indoor air pollution associates with increased blood pressure.
Lingonberry juice normalizes the functioning of blood vessels, in an animal model of hypertension.
#86 - Sin of the Skin #7: Acne
Acne, America's #1 skin disease, is caused by a disorder of the sebaceous glands (glands in the skin that produce oil) that blocks pores, thus producing an outbreak of skin lesions we've nicknamed as zits, pimples, and other less-flattering names. Use oil-free skin care products and wear oil-free cosmetics and oil-free sunblock to reduce the risk of clogged pores. Do not pick or squeeze acne eruptions, as doing so may cause the blockage to be bushed further into the skin. If you suffer from acne use a lotion or gel that contains 2.5% benzoyl peroxide to kill off acne-causing bacteria. If you see no improvement in two months, see a dermatologist.