Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a term used to describe a decline in cognitive ability severe enough to prevent someone from performing everyday activities. The cognitive skills affected can include all thinking skills, from the ability to make judgments to organizing speech, although memory loss is by
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There are a variety of different options for treating prostate cancer and improving your prostate cancer survival rate. You and your doctor will decide which treatment regimen (or combination of regimens) is best for you, based on your age, overall health, and stage of your prostate cancer. Here, we’ll provide
Evidence of Body’s Waste System in Human Brain Identified
By scanning the brains of healthy volunteers, researchers at the National Institutes of Health saw the first, long-sought evidence that our brains may drain some waste out through lymphatic vessels, the body’s sewer system. The results further suggest the vessels could act
Prostate screening traditionally has focused on two methods: the digital rectal exam (DRE) and prostate specific antigen, or PSA testing. Researchers have always worked toward improving the accuracy and reliability of both modalities. Along the way, PSA test options have been surfacing.
New methods seek to clarify diagnoses in men whose
Q: My doctor says my fading memory may indicate mild cognitive impairment. How can I lower my risk of developing dementia?
A: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is usually defined as memory loss that is worse than normal age-related memory changes, but does not interfere with activities of daily living. Although many
There are a variety of different options for treating prostate cancer and improving your prostate cancer survival rate. You and your doctor will decide which treatment regimen(s) is best for you based on your age, your overall health, and the stage of your prostate cancer.
Active Surveillance: Given the slow growth
Cryoablation, also called cryotherapy or cryosurgery, is a relatively new treatment option for prostate cancer. Although the original technique was developed in the 1960s and has been modified over time, widespread use of cryoablation for prostate cancer did not occur until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its use
“It seems nearly all men will develop prostate cancer if they live long enough,” says Karen Collins, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., nutrition advisor for the American Institute for Cancer Research. Thus, scientists have been searching for lifestyle measures that can help stack the odds in your favor. Promising research reveals three
Most men will experience a prostate problem at some point in their lives because much can go awry with this walnut-sized gland beneath the bladder. The most common conditions include prostatitis?inflammation of the prostate?which can cause pain and can interfere with urination and sexual functioning, and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)?enlargement
Adding herbs and spices to your food may do more than make a meal tasty, it may keep you healthy. Potent plant compounds in herbs like cinnamon and rosemary have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial actions that scientists suggest might help do everything from normalize blood glucose levels and protect the