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Alzheimer's: Insulin Resistance of the Brain
Plaques in the brain, a signature of Alzheimer's, appear related to metabolic problems involving glucose. Blame the commercial food chain.
Early Soda Drinking Could Harm Cognitive Performance Later
Scientists were surprised to find sugary beverages harmed rat pups' mental performance. They were more surprised when they looked at why.
Walk, Don't Saunter
Walking together makes couples healthier and happier. To get the biggest health boost, however, keep up the pace -- and don't hold hands.
Putting Antibiotic Use on a Diet
Antibiotics are frequently overused, and bacteria have become resistant. A new set of guidelines helps doctors and patients cut back.
Lower BP Early to Cut Stroke Risk
It's not just high blood pressure that puts Blacks at four times more risk for a stroke. Racism and economic stress contribute, too.
Popeye Was Right
Greens give you the nitrates you need to stay strong, particularly after about the age of 45, when poor muscle function can lead to falls.
Steroids: Building Muscle, Depleting the Brain
The anabolic steroids athletes take to build muscle mass have the opposite effect on the brain -- they make it age faster.
Are You Vegetarian or Pastatarian?
Avoiding meat can be a good idea; but something else matters more, and it may spell trouble for certain kinds of plant-based diets.
Media Violence and Mass Shootings
As depictions of violence in the media go up, so does gun violence. There are things you can do to break the cycle, especially in kids.
Vegans' Soft Spot
Vegans do better on most measures of health - cholesterol, blood sugar, weight - but bone density is not one of them. Some recommendations.
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