Brush, Crush Alzheimer's

Brushing your teeth is one of those mindless daily hygiene routines that we do when we wake up and go to sleep. But, if you ever needed motivation to keep your teeth clean, consider new research that shows a connection … Read More

Collagen Questions

As we age, our joints and our skin are less supple, and more prone to sagging, fine lines, wrinkles, and arthritis. Doctors say that’s because collagen, the most plentiful protein in our bodies and our skeletal scaffolding, becomes less abundant. … Read More

Fish Oil: A Fish Story?

Americans love fish oil supplements. In fact, we spend 1 billion dollars a year on them, hooked by ads that claim fish oil is good for your heart. Now, there’s new evidence that raises questions about those claims. Researchers at … Read More

Set Up to Fall

Numbers don’t lie. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for people aged 65 and up. Now comes new research that reveals 9 in 10 seniors may be at risk for falling because they take medications designed to limit … Read More

Skin Swab Finds Parkinson's

It may now be possible to use painless, rapid, non-invasive, and affordable swab to diagnose and monitor progression of Parkinson's Disease Research by University of Manchester/Michael J. Fox Foundation; involved 200 participants 85% accurate Swabbed back skin, analyzed compounds; found … Read More

Stop & Grow the Roses!

New worldwide research: Tracked benefits of "leisure-time physical activities" like gardening. Studied 90,000 people over 11 years 10-59 minutes a week yielded 18% lower risk of death 150-299 minutes a week yielded 31% lower risk of death Helps control weight, … Read More

Sneaky Sodium

It’s very clear eating too much salt is bad for you. 9 in 10 Americans consume more than the recommended amount of 1 teaspoon a day. In fact, the American Heart Association found typical Americans consume more than twice that … Read More

Hidden, High Blood Pressure

European research on middle-aged women, aged 40 and up High blood pressure "written off" by doctors & women as menopausal symptoms, or "stress" Onset of menopause often coincides with higher BP Similar symptoms include: Hot flashes, insomnia, chest pain, irregular … Read More

"Edible" Sunscreen

Research at the University of Alabama Birmingham 19 Volunteers consumed grape powder; equivalent to 2 1/4 cups of fresh grapes per day for 2 weeks. Volunteers were 75% more resistant to sunburn. First study to show "oral ingestion has photoprotective … Read More

So Long, Snoring!

Doctors estimate 936 million adults aged 30-69 snore or have mild sleep apnea, a condition in which your tongue collapses backwards in your throat and blocks your breathing. If you snore or share a bedroom with someone who does, a … Read More