Conversation and Brain Power

Conversation and Brain Power

What’s the tone of your conversations? Surprisingly it makes a difference in whether or not they will provide you with mental benefits. A study finds friendly discussions with other people can help you solve common life challenges, but conversations that are...
Gradual or Rapid Weight Loss?

Gradual or Rapid Weight Loss?

For years, we’ve been told that when it comes to losing weight, slow and steady is the best approach. Now an Australian study is casting doubt on that assumption. According to the research published The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. the rate at which you shed...
How Much Activity

How Much Activity

It’s easy enough to get a calorie count on the food we eat. But it doesn’t mean much to many of us according to a new report in the American Journal of Public Health. The researchers say showing people how much activity they would have to do to burn those calories off...
Falls and Drugs

Falls and Drugs

Here’s something to watch out for if you or a loved one are on certain medications. People over 60 who take drugs like antidepressants and sleeping pills are at greater risk of falling. And some other common drugs can have the same effect. An analysis of 22...
Alcohol and Arthritis

Alcohol and Arthritis

We’ve told you about a number of studies that show drinking alcohol in moderation can bring health benefits. Well here’s the latest. A study in the journal Rheumatology finds it may also lessen the pain and disability of rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers followed...
Massage Benefits

Massage Benefits

For many of us, it’s reserved as an occasional treat or a way to heal an injury. Now there’s evidence that massage therapy can help ease sore muscles and improve blood flow for people who are active as well as for those who do not exercise. Researchers found those...