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

Go Backwards, to Stroke Recovery?

Someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and dies every 4 minutes. Women are more prone to strokes than men are, and blacks are twice as likely as whites to be afflicted. Most surprisingly, a third of all strokes happen … Read More

First Alzheimer's Blood Test Now On Sale

Precivity AD: Created by C2N Diagnostics For people 60 and older with thinking problems, or being evaluated for Alzheimer's Done in doctor's office - Not a brain scan Measures plaques and proteins; genetic components Not yet approved by the Food … Read More

"Wellness" Coffee & Tea Brewing

Developed at the National University of Singapore Probiotic rich to boost digestive health 1 billion units of live probiotics in a single serving Tea ferments for 2 days, coffee ferments for 1 day while being refrigerated Can then be stored … Read More

You Call That a Workout? Yes!

4 seconds of exercise improves fitness, strength, and general physical performance. University of Texas in Austin research: 39 men & women, aged 50-68 Technique known as "HIIT": High Intensity Interval Training (on stationary bikes) Quick spurts of exercise followed by … Read More

Stunning Arthritis

New technique developed by Emory University School of Medicine Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation or c-RFA Needles placed near main sensory nerves in hips and shoulders Needles carry low-grade current: slows transmission of pain signals to the brain 23 patients treated with … Read More

Not Just a Hearing Aid

Johns Hopkins develops new hearing aid: Contains artificial intelligence, Bluetooth, fitness tracker, and fall detection systems Customize settings with your smartphone Devices automatically adjust to sounds and can "learn" voices Smaller, lighter, less visible, and resemble wireless earbuds with 360 … Read More

Get [Low Fat] Milk

New research at BYU shows drinking nonfat and 1% milk slows biological aging better than drinking 2% milk. For every 1% increase in milk fat, biological aging increased 4.5 years: chromosome "clock" affected 5834 men and women studied Research supports … Read More