• Obesity Means Earlier Death, Especially for Men

    Obesity Means Earlier Death, Especially for Men

    Some recent studies have suggested that people who are overweight may live longer than their skinnier peers, named the “obesity paradox”. Now a huge review of hundreds of studies involving almost four million people has found that being overweight or obese does mean an earlier death, and this seems to be especially true for men.

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  • Exercise Helps Parkinson’s Disease Patients

    Exercise Helps Parkinson’s Disease Patients

    Parkinson’s Disease is an neurodegenerative disease with no known cause or cure. The symptoms experienced vary widely, and in different degrees and speed of progression, from person to person. While medication is essential in treating the symptoms, especially motor symptoms, research is now showing how important exercise can be as well. Although each patient is

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  • Whole Grains, 15 Minutes Exercise Could Increase Longevity

    Whole Grains, 15 Minutes Exercise Could Increase Longevity

    Lifespan can be affected by a combination of genetics and lifestyle, and there may be a simple way to increase the chances of living longer. Two new studies suggest that people can live a longer life simply by eating at least three servings of whole grains a day and exercising for just fifteen minutes. The

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  • Undiagnosed Dementia Could Mean Risky Behavior

    Undiagnosed Dementia Could Mean Risky Behavior

    A dementia diagnosis can mean normal activities, like driving or cooking, become dangerous. However, researchers have discovered that those with undiagnosed dementia often take part in risky behavior. The study comes from Halima Amjad and other researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. They published their findings

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  • Rising U.S. Death Rate Surprises, Worries Experts

    Rising U.S. Death Rate Surprises, Worries Experts

    Over the decades, improvements in health care have helped lower the death rate, with people living longer in the U.S. than ever before. However, 2015 saw a slight increase in the death rate, surprising experts and prompting worries that the trend will continue. The data comes from the United States Centers for Disease Control and

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  • Researchers Aim to Bring the Dead Back to Life

    Researchers Aim to Bring the Dead Back to Life

    From Frankenstein to Game of Thrones, the potential to reverse death has captured our imaginations. Now researchers are hoping to use stem cells along with other techniques to make reversing brain death a reality. The new research comes from biotechnology companies Bioquark, Inc., based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Revita Life Sciences, based in India, in

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