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6 Things to Know About Misophonia

August 31, 2017

Misophonia, also known as “selective sound sensitivity syndrome,” is the psychological condition that causes people to have strong feelings of rage, hatred, fear and distress when met with certain “trigger” sounds like chewing or incessant pen clicking. The recognition of the disorder is relatively new so treatment is in the early stages. But, there are

The High-Tech Device That’s Like a Bouncer for Mosquitoes

August 25, 2017

Dotted around Houston, hidden in overgrown backyards and piles of old tires, are what look like 10 tiny models of Hollywood’s iconic Capitol Records building. They are full of recording gear, but not to capture the vocals of Frank Sinatra or the Beastie Boys. These high-tech devices catch mosquitoes — though not in big batches,

Alzheimer’s expert offers healthy eating tips to reduce your risk

August 11, 2017

If you’re ready to declare war on Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Richard Isaacson knows the weapons you need. Arm yourself with a stalk of broccoli. Or a tasty nicoise salad. Or a glass of grape juice. How much can these healthy dietary choices protect you from Alzheimer’s? Here’s an example: Recent studies have shown people who

Yoga can help treat depression

August 7, 2017

Hatha yoga is a gentle, introductory form of basic yoga that promotes relaxation. Studies have showed it can ease symptoms of major depression after patients engaged in a practice for about three to six months, a new study says. The research team randomly split volunteers who were taking antidepressants into two groups. Half started taking classes

New device helping people who suffer from sleep apnea

August 4, 2017

  Technology is bringing relief to people who suffer from sleep apnea. Instead of a big, loud, clunky mask, a small implant in the chest is helping patients get a better night’s sleep. Joe Truglio tried everything to cure his sleep apnea. “I was stopping breathing 30 times an hour, now I don’t at all,”

Get Well Sooner? A Healthier Roommate Could Help

July 31, 2017

Your speed of recovery in a hospital is related to many things. Among them is one you might not consider: the condition of your roommate. A recent study published in the American Journal of Health Economics found that hospital patients who are assigned healthier roommates require less care and are discharged more rapidly, with no

Discuss Prostate Screening With Your Doctor, Experts Now Say

July 28, 2017

Older men should talk to their doctors about the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening and make an individual decision that is right for them, an influential national panel of experts has proposed. The new recommendation, based on new data from a European trial as well as changes in the way men with prostate

Exercise may boost brain power in adults over 50, study says

July 17, 2017

Exercise is key. According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, regular exercise may boost brain power in adults over age 50. The study shows 45 to 60 minutes of moderate to high-intensity cardio, weight lifting, or a combination of the two per week showed improved memory, alertness, and ability to focus on goals. In

If you’re tired of emotional struggle, try retraining your brain

July 14, 2017
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The human brain, with its 100 billion neurons, is truly a wondrous and impressive organ. Researchers in Japan and Germany found that it took 40 minutes using the combined muscle of 82,944 processors and the fourth fastest supercomputer in the world to mimic just one second of your brain’s processing ability. Yup, the brain is

An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life

July 10, 2017

Running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy, according to a new review and analysis of past research about exercise and premature death. The new study found that, compared to nonrunners, runners tended to live about three additional years, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are