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Poor eye sight in old age drives cognitive decline  

Poor eye sight in old age drives cognitive decline due to a lack of brain stimulation, study finds Reduced vision and mental sharpness can cause a loss of independence Sufferers may be less able to participate in activities, lowering their stimulation Cognitive decline and vision may both be caused by inflammation   Impairment without dementia affects […]

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How a red wine compound may prevent cancer

Resveratrol is a bioactive compound that can be found in the skin of grapes, red wine, peanuts, blueberries, and cranberries, among others. Recently, research has been paying increasing attention to this fascinating compound, as its unexpected health benefits are becoming evident. Slowing down aging of the brain, lowering the brain inflammation in those with dementia, […]

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Who wants to live to 100?

While the ageing of society has become one of the givens in today’s world, less is made of the lived experience of the very elderly in society. And although there is some suggestion that the much trumpeted steady expansion of the human lifespan has begun to slow down, the numbers of very old people continue […]

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Scientists create warning signs people will suffer from frailness

Old before your time? Scientists have put together five warning signs middle-aged people will suffer from frailness in retirement Being inactive, obese and a smoker are the three biggest causes of frailness Having high levels of proteins that mark inflammation also boost the risk Living alone in middle age almost doubles the risk of frailty […]

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15 foods that help lower blood pressure

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure affects 1 in 3 adults in the United States. Medications, dietary changes, and other lifestyle modifications can reduce high blood pressure while lowering the risk of associated conditions. Having high blood pressure increases a person’s risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. In this article, we discuss […]

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Hernia after C-section: Symptoms, treatment, and recovery

A hernia that occurs after surgery is called an incisional hernia. Cesarean delivery is a surgical procedure that can create a weakness in the abdominal wall. A hernia occurs when part of the intestines or stomach protrudes outward through this weakened area, creating a bulge. In this article, we explain how to identify a hernia […]

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How piano lessons can improve your child’s language skills

A new study shows sending kids for piano lessons can be beneficial for language proficiency. Piano lessons help kids differentiate between pitches that further helps in word discrimination. Piano lessons don't however affect the cognitive functions. If your kid is slow in language skills, then sending him or her for piano lessons can improve word […]

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What causes alcohol addiction? Study investigates

Researchers in Sweden and the United States suggest that this might be the case after studying alcohol addiction in rats. They found that the rats that became addicted had an impaired brain mechanism similar to that seen in postmortem brain tissue from humans who were addicted to alcohol. The faulty mechanism is a failure to […]