Alzheimer’s disease is currently listed as the sixth leading cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But new research suggests that it may be responsible for almost as many deaths as the top two, heart disease and cancer. Read more
The brains of people with insomnia have more plasticity--they're more active and flexible--than those of people who sleep well, according to new research. Read more
INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
Without health, life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering.
Before you reach for that ham and cheese sandwich, you may want to think again. Research published in the journal Cell Metabolism finds that people who follow a high-protein diet may be four times more likely to die of cancer than people who follow a low-protein diet—a finding which may be particularly true for middle-aged people. Read more
Practicing yoga may benefit breast cancer patients who are undergoing radiation therapy by regulating stress hormones, combating fatigue and improving long-term quality of life, according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Read more
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In 18 stores in Springfield, Massachusetts, individually packaged frozen foods go on sale for the first time. They’re called “Birds Eye Frosted Foods” after Clarence Birdseye, who developed a process for quick freezing fresh food after seeing Eskimos in the Arctic thawing and eating naturally frozen fish. The first line of frozen foods includes several different kinds of meat, spinach and peas, fruits and berries, oysters and, of course, fish. With a few months, sales take off. Read more