“A game-changer” for Parkinson’s – new studies.

An estimated 7-10 million people worldwide, are affected by Parkinson’s disease. Our brain is the body’s command centre and through a network of chemical messengers it relays messages back and forth to different parts of the body. Dopamine, a chemical messenger that...

Now, what was I looking for? Why your short-term memory falters

According to Dr Sharon Sha, a professor of neurology at Stanford University, when we blank on information we just learned or thoughts we just had, it’s typically because our brains didn’t save them as long-term memories to begin with. Q: Some thoughts...

Do Something Health-Promoting Every Day

“Resolution season” is upon us, that notoriously short period at the beginning of the year when people take notice of the fallout from their holiday celebrations. For some, it’s almost an annually reoccurring event, like the holidays themselves. Gym memberships are...

Wearing Hearing Aids May Reduce Mortality Risk

New research, based on data from over 10,000 adults, suggests that regular use of hearing aids is linked to a 24% lower risk of mortality among adults with hearing loss.   Key facts: Only one in 10 people with hearing loss who need hearing aids actually use them,...

The false promise of fish oil supplements

Despite what the labels say, there’s no evidence that these capsules will improve your cardiovascular health — and they may even harm it. From Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter Millions of Americans — including one in five people over age 60...