Breast Cancer: Beneficial Effects of Exercise?

Pernille Hojman, PhD, group leader in the Centre for Physical Activity Research at Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark reported that accumulating epidemiological evidence indicates that exercise can lower a woman’s risk of breast cancer recurrence Read More

A Better Way to Control Blood Pressure

One in three American adults suffers from high blood pressure (hypertension.) That number is steadily climbing, despite the fact that hypertension can be easily treated using evidence-based guidelines. Based on the American Medical Association’s M.A.P. Read More

Why Women Feel Pain More Than Men

A female brain’s resident immune cells are more active in regions involved in pain processing relative to males, according to a recent study by Georgia State University researchers. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Read More

One Food That Protects Your Brain Health

Scientists are increasingly appreciating estrogen’s role in brain health. Now for the first time, production of estrogen in the brain has been directly linked to the presence of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). DHA is found in Read More

Combating Stress and Anxiety

Stress is on the rise in the U.S. In fact, 24 percent of U.S. adults surveyed for a 2015 American Psychological Association study noted that they were highly stressed–a marked increase from 18 percent in Read More

Seven Tips for a Healthy School Year

Parents can make sure their children get the new school year off to a healthy start by getting checkups for them during the summer break. “Well visits are important because they give us a chance Read More

Brain Cells Control Aging

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that stem cells in the brain’s hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body. The finding, made in mice, could lead to new strategies for Read More

Aging: 100 is The New 80

When it comes to aging successfully and remaining in good health, are centenarians the perfect role models? Or is extreme age inextricably linked with increasing levels of illness? Which diseases most commonly affect people who Read More

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