Cleaning Up the Air Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Cleaning Up the Air Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Air pollution causes you to gasp and wheeze. Smog puts strain on your heart and inflames your lungs. Could dirty air also be costing you your brain health? A trio of new studies finds that air quality appears linked to a risk of thinking declines and dementia, and bad...
Study: Wealthy People Live Longer

Study: Wealthy People Live Longer

Wealthy people enjoy longer lives than their less fortunate peers – even among twins and siblings. A new study published Friday in JAMA Health Forum found that wealth among middle-aged individuals is directly associated with longevity. The researchers tracked...
Most Americans on Medicare Do Not Have Dental Coverage

Most Americans on Medicare Do Not Have Dental Coverage

Two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries do not have dental coverage and half of these individuals haven’t been to the dentist in the past year. Forgoing dental visits may exacerbate oral health problems that can lead to serious medical complications and exacerbate...
New Test Better at Spotting Glaucoma

New Test Better at Spotting Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss in older people, and early detection can bring better treatment. Now, researchers in Australia say their experimental genetic test for glaucoma can identify 15 times more people at high risk for the disease compared to a...
Your Child’s Education Impacts Your Health

Your Child’s Education Impacts Your Health

If you’re a parent, here’s another reason to encourage your kids to get a good education: Children’s educational successes or failures can impact their parent’s physical and mental health, new research suggests. For the study, researchers at...