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Alzheimer’s Rate Dropping Throughout The World

Alzheimer's Rate Trending Down

Alzheimer’s rate findings show that the disease is declining in developed countries such as the United States and Germany. The drop in the Alzheimer’s rate was highlighted at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen by aging expert Dr. Kenneth Langa from the University of Michigan. According to Langa, the good news for those… Read more »

Obesity Rate Skyrockets To 80 Percent Of Over-50 Crowd [Study]

Obesity Rate Hits Four In Five, Study Claims

Obesity rate findings show a disturbing trend for the over-50 crowd. According to a new study presented by Tilda (The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging) and Trinity College Dublin, four-in-five, or around 80 percent of people ages 50 and older are overweight to the point of qualifying as obese. Just one-fifth of men and women… Read more »

Prostate Cancer A Higher Risk Among Avid Cyclists [Study]

Prostate Cancer Side Effect Of Cycling?

Prostate cancer could pose a higher risk to cyclists, according to a new study from University College London. CBS News notes that researchers found cyclists who bike more may be in harm’s way, though the increased activity tends not to affect their fertility or sexual function. While the study isn’t definitive, and does conflict with… Read more »

Stroke Rates Falling For Seniors [Study]

Stroke Rates On The Decline For Seniors

Stroke rates for senior citizens have been taking a tumble over the past 20 years, according to a new study issued by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. The findings, published in the July 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and first reported online by MedicineNet.com, indicate… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Study: Groundbreaking Find Could Lead To New Therapies

Alzheimer's Study Could Be A Big Deal

Alzheimer’s study researchers have pinpointed a key difference in the cerebrospinal fluid of Alzheimer’s patients and those not afflicted with the disease. The findings, presented in a release from the Huntington Medical Research Institutes, could lead to more effective treatments for patients and their families. Yahoo! picked up the story earlier this week, noting that… Read more »

Smoking Study: Tougher Laws May Decrease Suicide Risk

Smoking Study: Tougher Laws, Less Suicide

Smoking study researchers discovered that tougher laws against cigarette use can lead to lower suicide risk among smokers. The findings were made public in a press release from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and first reported by MedicineNet.com. In prior research, it had been shown that smokers were more likely to… Read more »

A Third Of Alzheimer’s Cases Could Be Prevented, Research Suggests

alzheimer's study prevention

New research into the medical puzzle that is Alzheimer’s Disease has yielded a compelling result — while curing the terrifying condition remains out of reach, prevention may be possible in one-third of future diagnoses. While research into the causes and risk factors of Alzheimer’s has heretofore been bereft of meaningful advice, it appears that the… Read more »

Nickel Allergy In Children: Are Apple iPads To Blame?

iPad Nickel Allergy

Is your child suffering from unexplained bouts of allergic rashes and itches? Have you been to the doctor and could not find any probable reason that is causing the condition? It could be likely that they might be suffering from nickel allergy. Also, you might want to check if they use an Apple iPad —… Read more »

Free Marijuana To The Poor Passes Berkeley City Council

Free Marijuana To Low Income Households

Free marijuana for medical purposes is now a reality in Berkeley, California, if you fall below a certain income threshold. The town’s city council voted unanimously for an ordinance to “provide free medical marijuana to patients with low incomes,” reports the New York Times. Should the ordinance pass its second reading in August — and… Read more »

New Alzheimer’s Test May Catch Symptoms Early

New Alzheimer's Study

New studies presented that the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark this past week have shown evidence that the brain disease might be able to be detected first in the eyes and nose. Alzheimer’s is caused by amyloid beta levels in the brain that cause blockage. These amyloid levels may now be able to… Read more »

Alcohol Study Is Bad News, Even For Moderate Drinkers

Alcohol Study Will Make You Never Want To Drink Again

Alcohol study researchers released a new report this week that, if true, may have just killed our will to go on. Apparently, no amount of alcohol is good for you. Even if you consider yourself one of us “light to moderate drinker,” reducing intake can result in health benefits. Science Daily looked at the report… Read more »

Diabetes Cure Lurking Around The Corner: The Antidote, You

Diabetes Cure: Human Cells Producing Insulin?

Diabetes cure research may have just hit at a major breakthrough. According to a new study from the Columbia University Medical Center, the potential breakthrough already exists within your body. KFOR.com reports that the study “has found that cells in the small intestine can produce insulin and regulate blood sugar effectively when researchers turn off… Read more »

Rental Cars Full of Dangerous Germs, Studies Show

Rental Cars are lousy with germs

A recent study has found that rental cars are teeming with myriad germs, some very dangerous to humans. Jeff Rossen, from NBC’s the Today show, ran an investigation into the cleanliness of returned rental cars, and what he found is surprising. In the study, human fecal matter was found on the steering wheel of a… Read more »

Study: Brain Bleed Caused By Headbanging, But Do It Anyway (Video)

Study--Brain-Bleed-Caused-By-Headbanging,-But-Do-It-Anyway

Headbanging is bad for your brain, according to one report which said it can lead to brain bleeding. What? You don’t believe us? Check out this report from The Associated Press about a German man who injured himself headbanging to some Motörhead: “Last January, doctors at Hannover Medical School saw a 50-year-old man who complained… Read more »

Another Death By Drinking Find: This Time, Energy Drinks

Death By Drinking Energy Drinks

Another death by drinking study has hit, but this time, the culprit isn’t binge drinking. No, it’s the energy drinks phenomenon. According to a new study from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, various company reports from the Food and Drug Administration listed 17 new deaths since late 2012, when the first fatalities… Read more »

United Nations Not Doing Enough To Save Mothers, Studies Say

Former Refugees Resume Village Life in Darfur

The United Nations strategies to save mothers around the globe are being questioned, after analyses of the maternal health program data acquired over the past few years revealed that these campaigns aren’t as effective as expected. Although billions are spent every year on health campaigns and medical programs for mothers, especially in third world countries,… Read more »