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…

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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…



Healthful food perceptions influenced by price 

Healthful food perceptions influenced by priceWritten by Honor WhitemanPublished: Saturday 31 December 2016email557SHAREWith 2017 just around the corner, many of us will soon be trawling grocery stores in the search for healthful foods to kick-start the New Year’s resolution of losing weight. But according to new research, you should avoid…


Baking Soda for Acid Reflux: Does it Work?

Baking Soda for Acid Reflux: Does it Work?Written by Jayne LeonardReviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT Knowledge centerLast reviewed: Sun 1 January 2016email3.522SHAREAcid reflux occurs when some of the acid in the stomach flows back up into the food pipe, or esophagus. The acid irritates…


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Pustular Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment 

Pustular Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms, and TreatmentWritten by Brian WuReviewed by Debra Sullivan, PhD, MSN, CNE, COI Knowledge centerLast reviewed: Sun 1 January 2016email9SHAREPsoriasis is an immune condition which affects the skin and sometimes the joints. It occurs when the skin renewal process speeds up, leading to a buildup of excess…


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Frequent sauna use may reduce dementia risk in men 

In the first study of its kind, researchers from Finland have identified a link between regular sauna use and reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in men. Men who used saunas frequently were found to be at lower risk of dementia in the new study. Study leader Prof….


Unmotivated to exercise? Dopamine could be to blame

Perhaps you have told yourself many times that, as of next week, you will start exercising more. Perhaps next month. Maybe even next year. For many of us, however, sticking to a disciplined program of physical exercise is one of the hardest New Year’s resolutions. New research offers clues as…


Black Widow Spider Bite: Symptoms and Treatment –

The black widow spider is considered the most venomous spider in North America. Because they thrive in temperate temperatures, black widows are most common in the south and western regions of the United States. People may find them in grape vineyards, outdoor toilets, or in other sheltered areas where debris…