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Seniors More Prone to Dehydration

Dehydration is a concern for all but it is more common among the elderly.

Researchers from the UCLA School of Nursing found the elderly are particularly prone to underhydration and dehydration which can lead to among other things urinary tract infections and frequent falls.

, March 11, 2019


Once a Week Sufficient for Weightlifting Seniors

New research shows just one day a week has benefits for seniors when it comes to lifting weights.

Lifting weights is great for seniors when it comes to maintaining strength and flexibility but it doesn't have to be a full-time pursuit because new research shows it positively affects blood values, muscle strength and even mental wellbeing with just one session a week in those in the 65-75 age range.

, March 04, 2019


Fish Oil May Help Prevent Pre-Term Births

Fish oil was shown in experiments to reduce inflammation linked to pre-term births, miscarriages and still births.

Fish oil is well-known for its ability to combat inflammation and the latest research suggests those properties could help more mothers carry their babies to full term.

, February 25, 2019


Study Shows How Sleep Affects Heart Health

The importance of a good night's sleep has now been linked to heart health through a new study.

Researchers discovered when sleep is sound there is a link between the brain, bone marrow and blood vessels that protect against the development of atherosclerosis or a hardening of the arteries.

, February 18, 2019


Gut Health is Linked to Mental Health

More evidence of the link between a healthy gut microbiome and a healthy mental outlook has been established

Researchers in Belgium used a population-level study to identify specific gut bacteria linked to depression and also compiled more evidence that gut bacteria can produce neuroactive compounds.

, February 11, 2019


Lack of Sleep Can be a Real Pain

Research shows how pain and lack of sleep can lead to a spiral of more pain and less sleep

New research from the University of California at Berkeley shows the body’s ability to manage pain is controlled in part by the amount of sleep it gets.

, February 04, 2019


Frequent Aspirin Use Increases the Risk of Bleeding

New research has people thinking about the risks of aspirin use because of hidden dangers

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that taking aspirin on a regular basis to prevent heart attacks and strokes can increase the risk of a major bleeding episode nearly 50 percent.

, January 28, 2019


Exercise is Beneficial Before Surgery

Being in shape before surgery is helpful in preventing damage that can occur as a result.

A new study shows people who exercise are less susceptible to the muscle and nerve damage that can typically occur when blood flow is restored to an area after being restricted like during surgery.

, January 21, 2019


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