Daily Dose

Take a Minute Every Day to Boost Your Bone Health

A single daily 1-minute burst of high-intensity, weight-bearing physical activity like jogging is associated with better bone health in women, according to researchers at the University of Exeter and the University of Leicester, both in the United Ki...

New Protein Supplement Builds Muscle in Older Adults

According to researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, a protein supplement made of a combination of ingredients, including whey protein, creatine, vitamin D, calcium, and fish oil can help improve muscle mass and physical strength in ol...

Sen. John McCain Diagnosed with Brain Cancer

On Wednesday, it was announced that Senator John McCain of Arizona has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer called glioblastoma. Last week, McCain underwent surgery to remove what was believed to be a blood clot in his brain behind ...

Blood Test May Predict Alzheimer's Risk

A recent study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests amyloid beta markers in the blood may help identify people at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms—memory loss and confusion...

Why Social Interaction Is Important for People with Dementia

Research presented this week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London suggests an approach called ecopsychosocial intervention can significantly improve mood and quality of life for people with memory loss, dementia, and othe...

CDC Sends Money to States to Fight the Opioid Crisis

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will send more than $12 million to 23 states and the District of Columbia in response to the opioid overdose epidemic. These funds will help strengthen prevention efforts and improve opi...

Not All Plant-Based Diets Are Healthy

Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other plant-based foods are an essential part of a healthy diet, but a study spanning nearly three decades shows that some plant-based diets are healthier than others. Researchers defined three versions of a plan...

Sleep Deprived? You May Not Be Able to Put on a Happy Face

More and more evidence suggests a lack of sleep takes a toll on mental as well as physical health. Insufficient sleep is no small problem: Experts estimate that more than one-third of U.S. adults don’t get enough sleep. Lack of shut-eye increases you...

Stress Ages the Brain Faster than Normal

Research presented at the recent 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London suggests stressful events early in life contribute to brain aging and increase the risk for dementia later in life. In fact, according to one ...