Obesity Protects Seniors From Dementia: Oxford Study
Obesity in old age may actually offer some protection against dementia, according to new research. The study also confirmed that obesity early in life - from childhood to middle age - is linked with dementia later in life. ... [Full Story]
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Eyelid Surgery Can Cure Migraines: Study
Cosmetic eyelid surgery involving specific nerves may do more than improve [Full Story]
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FDA Red Tape Blocks Effective Treatments
Are effective new treatments being kept from American consumers because government red tape has tied the hands of FDA regulators? Dr. Joseph V. Gulfo, a medical entrepreneur and author, argues that the answer is yes in a new book. [Full Story] |
Ear Stimulation Protects Heart: Study
Researchers at the University of Leeds say the ear could be the key to one's heart, for stimulating the nerves in the ear could distract nervous signals that are overexerting a heart in poor health. [Full Story]
Are We Getting Dumber? IQ Scores Going Down
A new study suggests that the IQs of people in the UK, Denmark, and Australia have declined in the last decade, and that human intelligence levels are leveling off. [Full Story]
US Diplomats Barred From Ice Bucket Challenge
The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun. Lawyers at the State Department have banned American ambassadors and other high-profile foreign service... [Full Story]
Is Breakfast Overrated?
Breakfast, it turns out, may not be the most important meal of the day. In fact, new research suggests it may be the most overrated meal of the day, at least when it comes to weight loss, cholesterol, and metabolism. [Full Story]
Scientists Uncover Root Cause of Diabetes
Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are both caused by the same underlying biological mechanism, scientists have discovered. The finding, reported in the FASEB Journal, could point the way to new treatments. [Full Story]
Air in US Cities Is Cleaner: EPA
The air in American cities is getting safer to breathe, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported Thursday. Significant progress has been made in reducing levels of harmful substances in urban air in recent decades, the agency said in a news release. Since 1990, there... [Full Story]
Older People Sleep Less - Now We Know Why
A group of brain cells collectively act as a 'sleep switch' that may account for why so many older people have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, new research has found. [Full Story]
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