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Sugar Injections Ease Arthritis Knee Pain
Injections of a sugar solution appear to help relieve knee pain and stiffness related to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.The technique -- known as dextrose prolotherapy -- has been around for 75 years but is still considered an alternative therapy. Our study...
Secret to Longevity: Putting Off Retirement
A new study finds that working longer may help you live longer. Researchers found that depression and physical decline are much more likely for those retiring than for those who keep working. While the study found that there is a small boost to your health right after...
Best-Kept Anti-Aging Secret: Pycnogenol
Pycnogenol may be the world s best-kept secret in the fight against aging. Despite numerous scientific studies showing its effectiveness, few people know how to even pronounce its name.
Why Women Live Longer Than Men
Women's immune systems age more slowly as they grow older than men's, which may explain why they tend to live longer.
Combo Drug Best at Strengthening Bones: Study
A new combination drug therapy for osteoporosis appears to increase bone density more effectively than any treatment now on the market, according to the results of a small clinical trial. Researchers found that postmenopausal women experienced significant amounts of bone...
Herbal Sex Supplements Often Contain Viagra
Herbal supplements aimed at improving men's sexual abilities often contain the active ingredients in erectile dysfunction pills such as Viagra, according to a new study. Additionally, researchers found that some of these over-the-counter herbal remedies contained more of...
These Magnesium-Rich Foods Keep Bones Strong
Magnesium may be as crucial to children's bone health as calcium, according to a small, early study.
Antibiotics Shown to Relieve Back Pain
As many as four in 10 cases of chronic lower back pain are probably caused by bacteria, and treatment with antibiotics may cure them, a study showed. As many as 80 percent of the participants with persistent back pain following a herniated disc and swelling in the spine...
Scientists Discover Life-Extending Gene
A gene that acts like a garbage man to clean up old material in the cells boosted the life spans of fruit flies and may offer new paths in the fight against human aging, US researchers said Monday.When researchers manipulated the neurons of fruit flies to contain higher...
Study: Most Men With ED Don't Get Treated
Never mind the commercials with men talking freely to their doctor about their erectile dysfunction, taking a prescription for treatment to the pharmacy and settling in for a romantic evening. Despite a wide range of treatment options, most men with erectile dysfunction (ED)...
Scientists Find Cure for Gray Hair
Hair-dye manufacturers take note: Scientists have identified the root cause of gray hair and a new compound that cures it.
‘Joint Oil’ Offers Hope for Arthritis Sufferers
In a development that calls to mind the oil used for the tin man in the Wizard of Oz, engineers have come up with a new synthetic joint lubricant that promises relief for osteoarthritis sufferers.
Scientists Pinpoint Brain Region That Controls Longevity
Scientists said they had found a brain region that controls physical aging, opening the possibility of one day being able to manipulate it to effect how people grow old. The research, published in the journal Nature, implicates the hypothalamus -- a brain region that...
Poll: Centenarians Say They’re Happy
America's centenarians are generally content and believe staying active is key to longevity, and some are even using social media and email to stay in touch with family and friends, a survey released on Thursday showed. The poll that compared the attitudes and lifestyle of...
Video Games Sharpen Aging Brains Better Than Puzzles
Keeping the brain nimble in older adulthood may be as simple as playing a video game, according to researchers who compared the thought-process benefits of crossword puzzles with a computer program that increased users' mental speed and agility. Analyzing 681 healthy...
Stopping Hormone Therapy Can be Risky
Though long-term hormone replacement therapy has serious health risks, going off the medication may lead to a return of menopausal symptoms and increased risk for high blood pressure, according to a new study.Taking estrogen or estrogen and progesterone hormones can help...
Estrogen Found to Boost Women's Sex Drive
A new study on female hormones and sexual desire finds that estrogen, not testosterone, can boost libido in a woman's natural cycle, while progesterone deadens it, they say. Not coincidentally, this increase in desire works in favor of a woman's fertility. We found two...
Latest Plastic Surgery Sensation: Upper Arm Lifts
Inspired by the toned arms of Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, and Jessica Biel, the latest US trend in plastic surgery is arm lifts to remove excess skin and fat on the upper arms. The procedure has skyrocketed by more than 4,000 percent in the last 10 years in the U.S. ...
FDA: Beware of Fake Botox
Fraudulent versions of the wrinkle treatment Botox, which is made by Allergan Inc and also used to treat headaches, underarm sweating and overactive bladder, are being sold in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. The FDA said in an alert posted...
Fruit, Mediterranean Diet Eases Hot Flashes
Women who eat diets high in fruit, certain vegetables, pasta, and red wine are less likely to have hot flashes and night sweats during menopause, a new study suggests.
Even Light Smoking Can Lead to Arthritis
New research shows smoking even a small number of cigarettes a day over a period of years a person greatly boosts the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, not to mention other health problems.
What to Eat to Look Younger
As you already know, a healthy diet is good for you, but even better, it can slow the aging process and keep your face looking fresher. Here are a few healthy diet ideas to maintain, or recapture, that youthful glow. One of the biggest culprits in premature aging is sugar,...
Posture Predicts If You'll Be Able to Stay Out of Nursing Home
The shape of an older person's spine may predict their future need for home assistance or admission to a nursing home, according to a new Japanese study. The findings appeared online recently in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical...
Fame Cuts Life Short, Longevity Study Finds
Fame and accomplishment may take you far, from a career and money standpoint, being a celebrity can also cut your life short, new research shows.
Study: Old Age Really Is a State of Mind
A new study suggests that age is a state of mind, and if you think of yourself as old and frail, your perception may become a self-fulfilling prophecy. But seniors who have a more positive attitude about their age stay more socially active and enjoy a greater quality of...
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