Poor sense of smell may hinder women’s social lives 

Having a poor sense of smell in later life may have negative implications for a woman’s social life, a new study suggests. A reduced sense of smell may harm a woman’s social life, new research suggests. Researchers found that older women who performed poorly on an odor identification test had…

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Oral allergy syndrome: Foods, symptoms, and treatments

  Oral allergy syndrome is an allergic reaction that specifically affects the mouth, lips, tongue, and throat. It is related to allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as hay fever. In oral allergy syndrome, the body cross-reacts to certain proteins in specific foods. These proteins are similar to the proteins found in…


Itchy eyes: Causes and treatment options 

Itchy eyes: Causes and treatment optionsWritten by Lori Smith BSN MSN CRNPReviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT Knowledge centerLast reviewed: Thu 23 March 2017email2SHAREItchy eyes, also referred to as ocular pruritis, affect many people and are a common reason for visiting the ophthalmologist. It can…


Appetite-controlling brain circuits in mice may explain stress eating

Appetite-controlling brain circuits in mice may explain stress eatingWritten by Ana SandoiuPublished: Wednesday 22 March 2017email44SHAREStress can have a serious impact on our appetite and eating patterns. Using a mouse model, new research examines how the brain controls the appetite, as well as the link between appetite and positive and…


How blind people’s brains rewire to improve other senses

A new study delves into the neurological changes in people with blindness. It demonstrates that losing one’s sight before the age of 3 causes long-term alterations and subsequent enhancements to the other senses. New research aims to show how the brain compensates for blindness. It has long been theorized that…


Extinguishing the SILENT KILLERS, Heart Attack and Stroke

BOCA RATON, Florida — March 21, 2017, — According to the American Heart Association, 2,150 Americans die every day from heart diseases. That’s one person every forty seconds with little to no warning. In fact, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death around the world. “The purpose of this…


Early-Onset Alzheimer’s: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment 

Dementia is a general term used to describe symptoms of memory loss, personality changes, and intellectual impairments that are large enough to affect a person’s daily life. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. In the United States alone, there is a new case of Alzheimer’s disease every 66 seconds. Alzheimer’s…


Sedentary behavior raises dementia risk as much as genetic factors 

For older adults, a lack of exercise may put their risk of developing dementia on par with that of adults who are genetically predisposed to the disease. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Researchers suggest that sedentary behavior puts older adults at…


Can chair yoga relieve osteoarthritis pain?

Osteoarthritis is a chronic, long-term disease that affects millions of elderly adults. There is currently no known cure for it and treatment options are limited. New research, however, suggests that chair yoga is effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain.  The first new randomized control study suggests that chair yoga may be…