One of the greatest challenges associated with the growing numbers of aged adults is how to maintain a healthy aging mind. Taking up a new mental challenge such as digital photography or quilting may help maintain cognitive vitality, say researchers.
Mentally challenging activities key to healthy aging mind
Eating green leafy vegetables daily may decrease the risk of glaucoma, a serious eye disease, by 20 percent or more over many years, a new study suggests.
Green, leafy vegetables may help keep glaucoma at bay
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University may have found a new way information is communicated throughout the brain.
Brain waves may be spread by weak electrical field
A new study found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative and more disrupted sleep.
Study: Diet, sleep interwoven
Seniors who are healthy but have low blood levels of bicarbonate are at higher risk for premature death, a new study contends.
Low bicarbonate levels may pose risk on seniors
Poor sleep may raise seniors' risk of hardening of the brain arteries, and possibly contribute to the chances of a stroke, a new study suggests.
Poor sleep linked to higher stroke risk
Researchers from Cornell University have discovered potent cancer-killing proteins that can travel by white blood cells to kill tumors in the bloodstream of mice with metastatic prostate cancer.
Cancer-killing proteins destroy tumor cells
An uncommon and little-studied type of cell in the lungs has been found to act like a sensor, linking the pulmonary and central nervous systems to regulate immune response in reaction to environmental cues.
Lung cell, regulator of immune response
Many people having surgery for severe obesity also have mental health conditions, particularly depression and binge-eating disorder, a new review found.
Obesity surgery patients may have mental health disorders
Women who eat lots of potatoes before pregnancy appear more likely to develop gestational diabetes, a new study suggested.
Pre-pregnancy potato consumption linked to gestational diabetes

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