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Why some ‘super ager’ folks keep their minds dementia-free

(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.

Nerves keep pancreatic cancer cells from starving

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

Neurobiology: To keep pain in check, count down

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.

School lunches keep Japan’s kids topping nutrition lists

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

20 High-Protein Smoothies That Actually Keep You Full

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

Cancer has a biological clock and this drug may keep it from ticking

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

Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age

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

3/4 of adult day services centers keep advance directives on hand

(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

Home-delivered meals keep heart failure patients out of hospital

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.

This Is Why You Keep Breaking Out In The Same Spot

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