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Type 2 Diabetes Is Associated with a Higher Risk of Developing Dementia Disease

Research has long shown that type 2 diabetes is associated with a higher risk of developing dementia. However, research has been limited or contradictory on the risk of cognitive impairment, a preclinical term for the very early phase of dementia. To help fill this gap, researchers at Karolinska Institute followed over 2,500 individuals over the ...click here to read more

New Study Suggests You Can “Unlearn” Chronic Back Pain and Become Pain-Free

Chronic back pain affects millions of Americans. Most, however, cannot identify the source. Neither can all the x-rays, tests, or other tools that doctors have to diagnose problems. And perhaps unsurprisingly, most treatments don’t work. About 85 percent of people who report chronic back pain don’t have a test to highlight a cause. They go ...click here to read more

Does Free Time Really Make a Person Happier?

There’s no doubt that not having enough time can lead to stress and anxiety. It’s easy to feel trapped under the pressure and lose your sense of self and what’s important. But new research has found that the opposite can be true too. Too much free time may diminish the sense of well-being, potentially creating ...click here to read more

Fill Yourself Another Cup…

Have another cup of coffee or two this morning, your liver just might thank you for it. Yet another study is showing that drinking coffee every day can have benefits for your lover. And that’s an important finding considering that liver disease rates are risking steadily, contributing to an estimated 2 million deaths per year. ...click here to read more

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The Anti-Aging Benefits of Selenium

Some minerals get a lot of name recognition. Selenium isn’t one of them. While you might not hear about it as much as magnesium, potassium, or calcium, it’s very important to your overall health. It’s considered a trace mineral, which means you don’t need very much of it. This is terrific because it means that ...click here to read more

Exercise and Cholesterol

Your cholesterol levels have a lot to do with what you eat. But that isn’t the only factor. Adopting a more active lifestyle can also help you lower cholesterol to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. Although researchers aren’t entirely sure how exercise lowers cholesterol, they know that it does. Exercise may help with weight management ...click here to read more

Is That Aging or Hypothyroidism?

If you’re over 60, it’s quite possible that the feeling of “aging” is an underactive thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism is very hard to distinguish in older age. The typical symptoms that may be noticeable in younger patients are more veiled in advanced years, and the symptoms may be disguised as something else. High cholesterol, for example, ...click here to read more

Dieting Could Be Dangerous for Your Heart

Since the early 1900s, dieting has been used to help people lose weight and get healthier. At least theoretically. Most of them won’t work and will likely leave you worse off than you were before. One of the first recorded “fad” diets was the “chewing diet.” It claimed that people could lose weight by chewing ...click here to read more

Stress Management for Men

Men and women deal with stress quite differently. Some experts suggest it’s a result of socialization, while others suggest it has to do with how stress hormones function in the body. It’s likely a bit of both. But one thing is for certain: stress management is diverse. In the most general terms, men aren’t great ...click here to read more

Three Staple to Feed Your Eyes

You’re not the first person to overlook eye health. The truth is that if you’re not wearing glasses, you may think everything is fine and dandy. Glasses don’t tell you much about the overall health of your eyes. Even people with 20/20 vision can develop conditions like age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that can impair vision ...click here to read more