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Curcumin, the spice compound that gives curry its yellow color and pungent flavor, is emerging as a prime candidate as a natural treatment for Alzheimer's.
Link between climate change, ozone loss and possible increase in skin cancer incidence.
People who maintain higher blood levels of Vitamin D remain independent and healthier.
A shorter length of telomeres associated with a 21% increased risk of dementia.
Kirtan Kriya Meditation (KKM), a type of yoga, reduces inflammation – thereby curbing the stress response of caregivers to those affected by chronic diseases.
Damaged heart tissue of older heart failure patients was rejuvenated by stem cells modified by scientists at San Diego State University's Heart Institute.
Professional and peer health coaches provide ongoing support, accountability and information to promote behavior change.
Severe influenza and exposure to high-intensity vibrations raise a person’s risks of developing Parkinson's Disease later in life.
Increased intake of Vitamins C and E, and the mineral selenium, associate with lower incidence of pancreatic cancer.
Rush University (US) researcher reports that nearly 500,000 deaths in 2007 are attributable to the condition, factoring in chronic coexisting conditions.
People with diabetes experienced significantly worse cognitive decline over a 9-year period, and higher HbA1c further contributed to the impairments.
Female athletes perform worse than males on visual memory tests, and report more symptoms postconcussion.
Rich in antioxidants, blueberries and strawberries may delay memory decline in older women by 2.5 years.
Older women who lifted weights demonstrated significant improvements in memory tasks after 6 months.
Anew stem cell in the adult brain is capable of proliferation and forming into several different cell types.
Long-term meditators have larger amounts of gyrification – "folding" of the cortex, which may allow the brain to process information faster.
Consumption of blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries influence how neurons communicate, potentially preventing inflammation in the brain.
Among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a 3-month long program of computer-based cognitive training activated the areas of the brain involved in the performa
Even at typical exposure levels, airborne fine particulate matter may have serious consequences for heart and brain health.
Age-related delays in neural timing are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training.
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30. Look on the Bright Side of Life
Older adults with a bright outlook on the future live longer than those who have a dimmer view. A nine-year long study conducted by Netherlands researchers found that men and women with the highest levels of optimism at the start of the study had the lowest death rates than those in the most pessimistic group. Considering all factors in-total, the risk of death was 29% lower among highly optimistic men and women. In addition, the most optimistic study participants experienced 77% less likelihood of dying of a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular cause (as compared to the most pessimistic group).