Health News

Staying Fit to Stay Sharp
Being obese in middle age can cause immediate health problems. But it may also affect brain health in the decades to come.
Back-to-School Health
Parents around the country are gearing up to take their kids back to school for a new year. Make sure they're healthy when the learning begins.
Atypical Depression May Carry Increased Risk of Obesity
Major depressive disorder and obesity have previously been connected to chronic conditions like cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. But major depressive disorder and obesity may also be connected.
Exercise May Enhance Attention Span in Young Adults
Research has shown that exercise can improve health and raise mood, but the benefits might not stop there. New research suggests exercise may improve attention span.
Sleep May Be Key to Health With PTSD
Mental health and physical health tend to be a two-way street — each can affect the other. Having PTSD can affect both, but recent research suggests some of the physical harms associated with PTSD may be the fault of another culprit.
Bad Habits That Make You Age Faster
Could your habits be speeding up your aging process? Grab a hold of your health and take note of the following bad habits that could lead to unhealthy aging.
Staying Active May Lower Alzheimer's Risk
Alzheimer’s disease and the memory loss and behavioral changes that come with it can take a major toll on patients and their families. Unfortunately, the number of Alzheimer's cases continues to rise with the growing elderly population.
Even Light Drinking Poses Risk to Heart
While heavy drinking has clearly been shown to be bad for overall health, much research has shown that moderate alcohol consumption can offer benefits for the heart. A new study, however, may change that notion.
Losing Weight for Better Sleep
Being overweight can have a wide range of effects on people's overall health, both mental and physical. And n umerous studies have shown that increased weight is associated with a decrease in sleep at night.
Keeping Heart in Shape May Keep Mind Sharp
A healthy brain depends on a healthy heart. Good cardiovascular health may not only help prevent stroke and dementia, it also may play a part in maintaining memory and learning abilities.