Are Your Kids Drinking Too Much Sugar?

If you’re worried about how much sugar your kids are eating, it’s time to take a second look at how much they’re drinking. New research confirms that children and teens are downing far too much sugar from sweetened drinks. A study from the CDC shows that two-thirds of kids in the U.S. drink at least…

Even a Little Exercise Means a Lot for Life Span

Exercise, even a little of it, can lengthen your life, a new study suggests. The Norwegian researchers also found that too much sitting was associated with a higher risk of early death. “Developing ways to limit sedentary time and increase activity at any level could considerably improve health and reduce mortality,” the study authors concluded.…

Treatment That Helped Rats May Help Paralyzed People to Walk Again

Researchers have conducted experiments where rats are trained to send signals from their brains on alternate pathways to paralyzed limbs. A new breakthrough in the successful rehabilitation of laboratory rats with spinal cord injuries offers long-term hope for similar results with humans. Scientists in Switzerland, using robot-assisted rehabilitation and electrochemical spinal cord stimulation, have helped…

13 Proven Health Benefits of Walnuts

To say that walnuts are a nutritious food is a bit of an understatement. Walnuts provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals — and that’s just the beginning of how they may support your health. In fact, there’s so much interest in this one nut that for the past 50 years, scientists and industry experts…

Computer use in midlife may prevent cognitive decline

Researchers found that using a computer, playing games, and participating in social activities may reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment. Our brains go through changes as we get older, and some people may experience issues with memory, thinking, or judgment. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the stage between age-related cognitive decline and dementia —…