New Cholesterol Guidelines

New Cholesterol Guidelines

It’s a major shift in medical thinking. For decades our doctors and our governments have warned against eating foods high in cholesterol. Now it turns out they may have been wrong. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee in the U.S. intends to remove restrictions on...
Pre-Diabetes and Pistachios

Pre-Diabetes and Pistachios

Here’s something that may help stave off diabetes, a disease which is reaching epidemic proportions. According to a new trial from Spain, people with so-called prediabetes may be able to prevent getting the full-blown disease by regularly eating pistachios. These are...
Bad Marriage and Heart Health

Bad Marriage and Heart Health

There’s more evidence that staying in a bad marriage can hurt your health, and the harm increases with age. According to a study from Michigan State university, that’s especially true for women. Researchers examined five years of data from 1,200 married American men...
Early Musical Training and Dementia

Early Musical Training and Dementia

Here’s something to make you wish you never gave up those violin or piano lessons your parents made you take.. Starting formal musical training at a young age may be instrumental in preventing or delaying some types of cognitive decline in later years. A  Canadian...
How much Sleep?

How much Sleep?

Are you getting enough sleep? And exactly how much is enough? The U.S. National Sleep Foundation has come out with updated guidelines for every stage of life after an extensive review of more than 300 peer-reviewed studies conducted over the last 10 years. According...
Cancer and Bad Luck

Cancer and Bad Luck

It’s a question every cancer patient asks. What caused this? Did I do anything to bring this on myself? Two researchers from Johns Hopkins University have come up with a surprising answer. According to their work published in the journal Science, most cancer cases are...