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Largest study of its kind finds excessive alcohol strongly associated with early-onset dementia

The Straits Times<p>If you have a habit of drinking to drown your sorrows, be careful not to overindulge.<p>A new and largest study of its kind has found …

Dementia

Drinking alcohol more important than exercise for living past 90, study says

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …

Alcohol

9 foot exercises: Strengthening, flexibility, and pain relief

• Flexibility and mobility<br>• Strength<br>• Pain<br>• Foot health and safety tips<p>Many people experience foot or ankle pain at some point. By keeping the feet strong, a …

Pain

How to Use the New Tax Law to Live Tax-Free in Retirement

By Dennis Drake<p>Should you really be concerned about higher taxes in retirement? Didn't taxes just go down? Yes, for most middle-income retirees the …

Retirement

It's Time To Say It, Retirement Is Dead, This Is What Will Take its Place.

The tired old notion of retiring is absolutely the wrong way to think about the most important part of your life.<p><i>"We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams."</i><p>When it to comes to the topic of retirement the old rules no longer apply.<p>In 1935 when the …

Retirement

Want to live longer? Buy green bananas

Some seniors joke that they don’t buy green bananas. Gloomy about aging, they refrain from thinking long-term.<p>Ironically, however, making long-range …

Wellness

The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better

Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, …

Ulysses S. Grant

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

Nutrition

biphasic sleep is a key to long life -- 2/07/18

07 Feb 2018<p><b>Today's selection -- from Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, PhD.</b> Biphasic sleep is a key to a much longer life:<p>"Humans are not sleeping the …

Sleep

Drinking alcohol can clear brain waste, study finds

If you're partial to a drink or two, you will love the results of a recent study; researchers have found that a "low" intake of alcohol may help to …

Medical Research

Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

People who would like to become physically stronger should start with weight training and add protein to their diets, according to a comprehensive scientific review of research.<p>The review finds that eating more protein, well past the amounts currently recommended, can significantly augment the …

Nutrition

How Our World Will Change by 2099 According to a Futurologist Whose Predictions Come True in 86% of Cases

Have you ever wondered when robots will become as regular an item in our homes as a fridge, for example? Ray Kurzweil doesn’t make guesses — he names …

Singularity

The Real Causes Of Depression Have Been Discovered, And They're Not What You Think

Across the Western world today, if you are depressed or anxious and you go to your doctor because you just can’t take it any more, you will likely be told a story. It happened to me when I was a teenager in the 1990s. You feel this way, my doctor said, because your brain isn’t working right. It …

Kaiser Permanente

Interval training may be more helpful for older adults - AARP

4 days ago ... Interval training may be more beneficial for reversing signs of aging in older adults when compared to weight-lifting, a new study …

Retirement

Noise pollution is a bigger threat to your health than you may think, and Americans aren't taking it seriously

Noise pollution is one of the types of pollution we don't often think about. The World Health Organization, CDC, and researchers worldwide have been warning against the effect it has on human health for decades.<p>We spoke with Ted Rueter, founder of Noise Free America, and Kit Frank, an audiologist …

Pollution

Train to Run Faster As You Age

If you’re like most of us, you may be over the hill before you even realize there was a hill to go over in the first place.<p>The book “Running Science: …

Triathlons

Millions of arthritis sufferers given new hope by miracle gene therapy jab injected straight into painful joints

Millions of arthritis sufferers have new hope after major breakthroughs in the development of a gene therapy treatment.<p>The US has just given the …

Arthritis

How to Use Meditation If You’re In Pain

Our bodies are engineered with a natural system of protection—pain. The feeling of pain is an indication to your brain that something potentially …

Pain

How trading bitcoin could actually ruin your mental health

“Bitcoin lowkey made me depressed today,” a Twitter user said Wednesday.<p>“At least when the Beanie Baby bubble burst there was a mountain of soft …

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

You don't need to be happy all the time.<p>Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its …

Happiness

How to Stay Alert Without Caffeine - Try These Science-Based Tricks Next Time You're Tired

Skip that second coffee.<p>Even after a good night's sleep, all it takes is one rough commute or frustrating meeting to majorly wear us down.<p>That's …

2018 Goals: Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation is toxic to your health

You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food. But in between food and water, there is something else critically essential: sleep.<p>It turns out you can only live about 11 days without sleep. You can give it a try if you don’t believe me, …

Scientists just pinpointed link between red meat and cancer

Eating red meat has long been linked to cancer, and researchers now understand why.<p>Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, have identified a …

How Care for Elders, Not Children, Denies Women a Paycheck

Why did women’s rush into the work force stop? Policymakers have been vexed by the question for years. Social scientists have discussed the sudden stop for over a decade, in conferences and academic papers. Almost 12 years ago, I gave the topic a shot in the pages of The Times: why, after a …

The Power of Touch, Especially for Men

I had thought about reaching for my father’s hand for weeks. He was slowly dying in a nursing home, and no one who visited him — from my mother, his wife of 42 years, to my three siblings — held his hand. How do you reach for something that, for so many decades, hinted at violence and, worse, …

The happiest cities in America, according to new research

<b>(CNN) —</b> I've spent my life traveling the world in the pursuit of health and happiness.<p>After pinpointing the places where people live the longest, healthiest lives (which I call Blue Zones regions), I turned my attention to the places where people are happiest.<p>At a certain point, I realized it's not …

Happiness

Got a will? Here are 11 more end-of-life documents you may need

Your last will and testament shouldn't be the last word on your end-of-life wishes.<p>"We all prepare ahead of time for what we know is coming up," Amy Florian, chief executive of Corgenius, told advisors Wednesday at Schwab IMPACT 2017 in Chicago.<p>If you knew you were going to be audited next month, …

Over 70? You Have Until Dec. 31 to Avoid a 50% IRS Penalty

Find out what you have to do to escape the wrath of the tax man.<p>Tax season doesn't start until after the New Year, but that doesn't mean you can …

Retirement

Top 6 Things No One Tells You About Retiring

To make your retirement years truly golden, understand what may be coming your way.<p>Many of us look forward to retirement as the reward for a lifetime …

Retirement