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Eat Grapes to Reduce Memory Decline

Eat Grapes to Reduce Memory Decline

Good news for grape lovers. A recent, double-blind controlled study finds eating grapes twice daily may reduce effects of early memory decline, and help prevent Alzheimer’s. The study included participants with mild cognitive decline that were split into two groups. One group received a daily serving of grape powder equal to about 2.5 cups of
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Take a Load Off of Your Knees

Take a Load Off of Your Knees

A brand new study finds that shedding those extra pounds can take a load off of the knees. Excess weight puts a strain on the knees that can result in osteoarthritis and possibly the need for joint replacement. However, the research shows people who lost five percent or more of their weight over a four-year
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Products Claiming to “Cure” Cancer Are a Cruel Deception

Products Claiming to “Cure” Cancer Are a Cruel Deception

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted warning letters addressed to 14 U.S.-based companies illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer. The products are marketed and sold without FDA approval, most commonly on websites and social media platforms. Legitimate medical products such as drugs and devices
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Smoking Has Long-Lasting Effects on DNA

Smoking Has Long-Lasting Effects on DNA

A new study finds that smoking cigarettes can leave a lasting imprint on DNA. This bad habit can alter more than 7,000 genes, which in turn can contribute to the development of smoking-related diseases, such as cancer, COPD, heart disease, and more. Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly
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Staying Socially Active Wards Off Disability

Staying Socially Active Wards Off Disability

The importance of staying physically active throughout life and the health benefits it brings has long been documented, but what about social activities? Research from the Rush University Medical Center finds that retirees who report a high level of social activity are twice as likely to remain disability free involving activities of daily living. This
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