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Common Causes Of Insomnia

Saturday, January 16th, 2021
Having trouble sleeping can affect your general health over time. People will only appreciate the importance of sleep once they are deprived of it. There are many reasons why people can suffer from insomnia. Here are just some of them. Headaches Headaches and migraines can be so painful that it can prevent people from getting any sleep. What is even worse, not getting enough sleep can also worsen the pain of headac

Head-Related Symptoms Not To Ignore

Saturday, January 9th, 2021
Certain symptoms that you feel can be a way to know what condition your body may be in. There are certain symptoms linked with the head that may prove to lead towards the development of serious ailments. Here are some of them that you should try not to ignore. Sudden Change In Mental Status This is a symptom that a person may not be able to identify alone. It may only be obvious to the people around him or her. Bou

New Research- Vitamin D Alone Don’t Reduce Fracture Risk

Friday, December 18th, 2020
Vitamin D has been associated with bone health. Intake of this nutrient has been linked with how strong your bone becomes to reduce the risk of fracture or breaks. But new research indicates that taking Vitamin D alone may not be able to reduce the risk of fractures. A meta-analysis of multiple studies regarding Vitamin D indicates that it does not lower the risk of fractures. The analysis involved looking over the

Brain Health And Aging

Friday, October 30th, 2020
The brain may be considered as the center where all the body’s different organs get their instructions on how to function. It is therefore important to try and make sure that it is in good health. Many essential nutrients ensure that your brain works in tiptop shape. But there are also factors like aging that you need to consider. How Age Affects The Brain As people age, brain function may gradually deteriora

Interesting Factors That Can Influence Your Life Expectancy

Saturday, September 15th, 2018
A higher life expectancy can depend on several different factors. There are ones such as genes, lifestyle, and diet that can all contribute to how long you live. But there are also some interesting factors worth noting that can affect life expectancy. Here are some of them. Divorced Or Separated Individuals If you are divorced or separated from your significant other, then you are at a greater risk of having a sho

Study: Magnesium Could Prevent Fractures In Elderly

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
Researchers are saying that magnesium may hold the key in trying to help reduce the incidence of bone fractures among the aging population. While calcium and vitamin D are better associated with bone health, researchers are now discovering that magnesium also plays a role as an essential nutrient and component in the bone’s make-up. Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland looked into

Study Links Sleep Apnea To Increased Dementia Risk

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Sleeping problems may have an adverse effect on your health over time. It may even have an effect over certain health conditions. Recent studies even suggest that problems like sleep apnea may play a role in the increased risk for dementia. Findings by researchers from the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System in Honolulu may provide clues as to how sleep disturbances may affect a person’s risk of developing

Senior Sleep Problems Linked To Loss Of Brain Cells

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
A new study suggests that sleep problems in seniors and the elderly may be linked to the loss of brain cells. Results of the said study were published in the August 20 edition of the journal Brain. The researchers analyzed the data collected from the Rush Memory and Aging Project, a study with around 1,000 participants aged 65 and up and were followed up until their death. At this point, the deceased participant

Researchers Confirm Link Between Vitamin D And Dementia

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
According to a recent study, researchers are able to confirm the link between vitamin D deficiency and dementia. An international team of researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School discovered that participants who had a severe vitamin D deficiency were also twice at risk of developing dementia as well as Alzheimer’s disease. The results were published in the journal Neurology, the medical journa

Old Mice Rejuvenated When Transfused With Young Mice Blood

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
There are now several studies that indicate how blood can affect aging. Researchers from the University of California in San Francisco and Stanford University found out that blood transfusions from young mice could rejuvenate and reverse some of the effects of aging in old mice. Findings of the report were published in the journal Nature Medicine. In the study, the researchers injected blood plasma taken from young
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