Slow Walking and Dementia

Slow Walking and Dementia

How fast do you walk? That speed may predict the likelihood of developing dementia later in life, according to researchers in the US. They also say that grip strength in middle-age was linked to the chance of a stroke. Brain scans, walking speed and grip strength were...
Medical Test Anxiety

Medical Test Anxiety

Do you get extremely nervous waiting for the results of a medical test? You’re not alone. A study from Harvard’s medical school suggests this type of uncertainty can produce more anxiety than knowing you have a serious disorder. The researchers followed more than 200...
Diet Soda and Weight Gain

Diet Soda and Weight Gain

If you’re trying to lose weight, here’s some advice that may be counterintuitive. There’s research showing that switching to diet pop might actually cause the opposite of the desired effect. Researchers at the University of Texas found that drinking diet soda was...
Peanut Allergy Latest

Peanut Allergy Latest

It’s a complete reversal in the thinking about peanut allergies. The advice used to be to avoid feeding peanuts to babies. Now a new study suggests that many, if not most peanut allergies can be prevented by feeding young children small amounts of food containing...
Sauna and Longevity

Sauna and Longevity

Do you enjoy a schvitz? That’s sitting in the sauna. Well, according to a study in JAMA Internal medicine, it appears to be connected to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and could ultimately lead to a longer life. Researchers collected health data for more...