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Exercise Improves Recovery from Stroke
Strokes can produce weakness or paralysis in various parts of the body. Exercise helps stroke patients recover function faster and better.
For Seniors, Time Online Can Bring Benefits
Older adults who surfed the Web regularly had a considerably lower risk of mental decline compared with those who spent no time online.
Why We Go Gray
By age 50 or so, the hair on many people's heads has begun to gray. Now we know why this is. And the discovery may offer a way to avoid it.
Age Can Be Just a Number
Your attitude toward aging makes a difference. Staying positive and young at heart helps people recover from mild cognitive impairment.
Shut-Eye and Dementia
It was a finding that surprised even researchers -- not every kind of senior sleep difficulty predicted dementia. Only one issue did.
A Common Chemical's Connection to Parkinson's
Trichloroethylene is in our air and water. It's used in dry cleaning, to degrease metal and remove paint. PD seems linked to high exposures.
Greens Make the Brain Younger
Eating a mostly plant-based diet appears to reduce the proliferation of proteins in the brain that contribute to cognitive decline.
Can Prostate Cancer Treatment Be Delayed?
Men with localized prostate cancer were followed for 15 years. There was little difference in outcomes among those treated and untreated.
Vitamin D for Dementia
Seniors don't always get enough vitamin D. For those that do, the risk of developing dementia drops 40%. You can take too much, however.
To Prevent Frailty, Try Yoga
Yoga can improve seniors' walking speed, balance problems, leg strength and endurance -- the signs of frailty that often come with aging.
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