With the domestic blueberry season about to begin, there’s no better time to celebrate the bountiful health benefits of Americans’ second-favorite berry (after strawberries). New research has linked blueberry consumption to better blood pressure, and Tufts scientists continue to explore how blueberries protect the brain. More than three-dozen current clinical
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If you’re worried about high blood pressure, a new systematic review of scientific evidence has good news: Changing your diet really can make a difference. Not surprisingly, the most effective diet for reducing hypertension was one designed specifically for that purpose—the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan. But other
Energy drinks like red bull are dangerous for many reasons, a major one being that they raise blood pressure significantly.
When we’re asleep, our conscious mind is closed to the outside world. Sounds, smells, and physical sensations have limited access to our central nervous system. In the lightest stages of sleep, those aspects of the real world can intrude and awaken us briefly, but in deep sleep we’re not easily
One in every six American seniors is taking a combination of drugs that could threaten their health or even their lives, according to a study published online March 21, 2016 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
In a sample group of more than 2,200 older adults surveyed in 2005 and again
Ketamine, a drug long used as a general anesthetic, is getting new attention these days as a medication for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and pointing the way to new approaches to depression treatment. Currently, as many as 33 percent of people with major depressive disorder fail to respond to antidepressant drugs
Everyone knows that without exercise your body gets out of shape. Now new research suggests the same may be true for your brain cells.
A study assessing the brain impact of a sedentary lifestyle in animals found that inactivity chang-es the shape of certain brain cells in ways that increase susceptibility
If you’re exercising just 10 to 15 minutes a day, take heart. You’re doing more than you think to live longer. A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that any amount of lei-sure-time physical activity is associated with a significantly lower risk of death when compared with no
A variety of herbal remedies and self-management tools can be effective natural remedies for overactive bladder; try these safe, natural options to start finding relief today.