Daily Dose

How Your Vacation Can Make You Healthier

The benefits of taking time off for a relaxing summer vacation or long weekend getaway are well known. A good vacation can rejuvenate you, reduce stress, and even increase your productivity when you return to work. But did you know vacation time can ...

Even a Little Weight Gain Damages Your Heart

A new study suggests weight gain—as little as 5 percent of body weight—can affect heart function and increase heart failure risk over time. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and publi...

Want to Cut Your Dementia Risk? Try These Strategies

Lifestyle choices that boost brain health could prevent about one-third of dementia cases, according to a report published in The Lancet. The study focused on nine dementia risk factors and underscored the importance of taking lifelong steps to preve...

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...