Stress. We can’t touch or grab hold of it, define it in quantitative terms, or measure its levels with precision. It often presents itself as a sneaky master of disguise, hidden beneath the surface recognizable by several symptoms such as shallow breathing, insomnia, exhaustion, anxiety and sugar cravings. While most are aware of its potential … Continue reading Let’s Not Stress Over This
TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a new father, spending plenty of time with your baby could boost his or her mental development, a new study suggests. British researchers looked at how 128 fathers interacted with their infants at 3 months of age. When the kids turned 2, the researchers measured their … Continue reading Does Dad Time With Infants Boost Babies’ IQ?
(HealthDay News) — Challenging your brain helps keep you sharp and preserve memory as you age. So just as you exercise your body, take time to exercise your brain. The American Academy of Family Physicians reminds seniors to: Play online games designed to sharpen memory. Play board games and puzzles, such as crosswords and Sudoku. … Continue reading Health Tip: Exercise Your Brain Every Day
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Depression appears to raise the risk of falls in elderly people, but the proper dose of psychiatric medication may eliminate that risk, a new study suggests. “Many interventions to prevent falls are expensive and time-intensive, but this is a simple and inexpensive matter of encouraging continued use of … Continue reading Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People
By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — As more baby boomers age, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have jumped 55 percent, and in a quarter of those cases the heavy burden of caregiving has fallen on loved ones, U.S. health officials report. “Alzheimer’s disease is a public health problem that affects … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Deaths Jump 55 Percent: CDC