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The Best Diet For Older Adults

Is there a best diet for older adults? As we age, our metabolisms naturally slow down – it’s inevitable. This poses a unique problem for older adults because a huge component of weight loss is muscle mass. In a sort of paradoxical approach to weight loss, we cut calories but that causes us to lose muscle,…

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Could Exercise Prevent Tumour Growth

Statistics from the American Cancer Society has shown that in the year 2019 over 100,000 people will be diagnosed with new cases of cancer of the colon and over 44000 people with rectal cancer. Furthermore, researchers have also predicted that over 50,000 people will die due to colorectal cancer. The primary methods that have been…

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How Stem Cells Can Help Repair Your Brain

A healthy brain plays a critical role in our total health and wellness. Discovering that we have deficiencies in brain function or other neurological disorders can be a devastating diagnosis, and it leads many of us on a desperate search for answers to our health crisis. Recent studies on stem cells and their effect on our…

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Excessive TV in Seniors Tied to Poorer Memory

A new study suggests that older people may want to restrict their TV watching in order to retain their memory and cognitive abilities. The study indicates that, among those 50 and older, watching three and a half hours of television daily directly relates to a decline in verbal memory. Television and Cognition There has been concern over…

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Depression and PTSD May Be Linked to Dementia

If you have been following health news, especially news related to neurocognitive disorders, you may have heard that there is scientific data that shows a link between PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and dementia, which is any number of neurocognitive disorders that can affect the brain and lead to memory loss. It is also worth noting…

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Blood Test May Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s could impact up to 14 million people in the United States alone, by 2050, as reported by The Alzheimer’s Association. Their December journal article “Alzheimer’s & Dementia” features some of this new research. The early stages of Alzheimer’s can be tricky to detect and diagnose by physicians. Researchers have designed a test for early…

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Obesity May Linked to Brain Shrinkage

We live in a time and age where lifestyle and nutrition are being highly emphasized due to unhealthy eating and living habits. Nowadays, people eat a lot of junk food because it’s affordable and readily available. To make it worse, some people will start adopting a healthy lifestyle and diet only to give up midway…

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Anxiety, Depression & Physical Health

Although we tend to make a distinction between mind and body, more and more research is showing a clear connection between our physical and mental health. Today there is an increasing call among healthcare professionals to consider mental wellbeing when treating conditions with physical symptoms. Poor mental health has now been recognized as detrimental to…

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Not Exercising May Be Worse Than Smoking

While healthy living and exercising go hand in hand, and the overall benefits of being fit are common knowledge, a new study found that not exercising is particularly bad for the health. While that might not sound groundbreaking, what is interesting about the study is that it claims that having a sedentary lifestyle is not…

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Probiotics May Help Kill Superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is a growing issue. It’s become a leading health crisis for our time. Drugs that were once reliable treatment options have been rendered nearly obsolete in a clinical setting. As a result, 10 million lives are at risk each year. However, probiotics may provide the solution doctors have been looking for. Dangers of Resistant…

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