(HealthDay)—Researchers may have uncovered a key reason some people remain sharp as a tack into their 80s and 90s: Their brains resist the buildup of certain proteins that mark Alzheimer’s disease. The study focused on what scientists have dubbed “super agers”—a select group of older folks who have the memory performance of people decades younger.
Pancreatic cancer cells avert starvation by signaling to nerves, which grow into dense tumors and secrete nutrients. This is the finding of a study with experiments in cancer cells, mice, and human tissue samples published online November 2 in Cell. The study addresses pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the deadliest cancer of the pancreas with a
Is the heat still bearable, or should I take my hand off the hotplate? Before the brain can react appropriately to pain, it must evaluate and integrate sensory, cognitive and emotional factors that modulate the perception and processing of the sensation itself. This task requires the exchange of information between different regions of the brain.
One of the hardest parts about being a parent is having peace of mind when you put them to bed. While baby monitors are a great insurance policy to keep tabs on your little one when you’re not in the room — or not even at home — but there’s always going to be a
So what if you haven’t had time to snag a last-minute Mother’s Day gift for your mom or partner this year? We are in quarantine, people! We can’t just go take the kids to the mall or the adorable local craft market to find the perfect Mother’s Day present for every special matriarch in
Cardiorespiratory exercise—walking briskly, running, biking and just about any other exercise that gets your heart pumping—is good for your body, but can it also slow cognitive changes in your brain? A study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases provides new evidence of an association between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health,
If you’re like any of the women in these incredible weight-loss transformation stories, you’ve struggled with hitting walls while trying to drop pounds and, at least once or twice, felt the temptation to throw in the towel on the whole d*mn thing. That just means you’re human. It also means that you could use a
Without question, peanut butter is one of the best foods out there—you can spread it on bread for a sammie, add it to smoothies, spoon it on oatmeal, or in my case, simply grab a spoon and eat it straight from the jar. (No shame, here.) However, when it comes to storing this magical spread
Japan manages a rare feat for a developed country when it comes to feeding its children—high scores for nutrition but very low obesity rates. One major key? School lunches. A landmark report by the UN’s children agency UNICEF released Tuesday shows Japan topping the charts for childhood health indicators, with low rates of infant mortality
Parents have an obscure view of playhouses: Where you see an oversized plastic toy that adds to the clutter or a wad of dollars disappearing from your wallet, your child sees endless possibilities. To invest in a playhouse is to encourage your child to create a world all their own, albeit one confined to your
The times are changing, and so are drug and alcohol use trends among American youth. These shifts in illicit substance use will compel primary care physicians to monitor new products and how they are used, two University at Buffalo researchers write in this month’s issue of American Family Physician. “It is important to improve our
Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack, stat. They provide everything you need — protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits — all in one convenient package. “Smoothies make for a convenient, portable, and easy meal (or snack) with no cooking skills required,” says sports dietitian Marni Sumbal, MS, CSSD and
Researchers at the San Diego branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at University of California San Diego, with colleagues around the country, report that inhibiting activity of a specific protein in glioblastomas (GBM) boosts their sensitivity to radiation, thus improving treatment prospects for one of the most common and aggressive forms of brain
A new drug shows potential to halt cancer cells’ growth by stunting the cells’ biological clock. The findings from scientists at the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience and Nagoya University’s Institute of Transformative BioMolecules (ITbM) advance a burgeoning area of research: turning the body’s circadian rhythms against cancer. Their study, conducted on human kidney
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 — Staying active in old age may help preserve your memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests. In fact, older people who were physically active kept their minds sharp, even if their brains showed signs of lesions or other markers linked to Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, researchers found. “Physical
Donald Trump eating KFC | Donald Trump via Twitter Like most families, the Trumps have their special stash of snack and munches on hand. Donald Trump especially makes no bones about his preference for junk food so digging into his pantry shouldn’t produce many surprises. Or will it? His predecessor preferred these type of snacks A
(HealthDay)—Just over three-quarters of U.S. adult day services centers (ADSCs) maintain documentation of participants’ advance directives, according to a report published Sept. 12 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Jessica Penn Lendon, Ph.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Md., and colleagues used data
Pin It happens every. Single. Year. As soon as kids are back in school and day care after summer break, the sniffles start. At first, they sound innocent enough; then, you hear a little cough or two. And finally, just as the weather starts to turn really chilly, everyone in your household is showing full-on flu symptoms.
The delivery of personalized, low-sodium meals to the homes of heart failure patients just out of the hospital has the potential to help them avoid rehospitalization in the days ahead, a new study shows. Poor nutrition and excessive sodium consumption are common among patients with heart failure and are thought to contribute to their hospitalizations.
The eyes may be the window to the soul, but according to a skin care diagnostic technique called facial mapping, the face is the window to understanding why your skin is breaking out in the same (or very similar) areas over and over again. Facial mapping uses the ancient practice of dividing the face into