If You Have Sleep Apnea, Your Memory May Decline Earlier in Life

Sleep apnea — a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep — may be doing more than affecting the quality of your sleep and making you tired. A recent study finds a link between abnormal breathing patterns during sleep – like heavy snoring and apnea – and cognitive decline at an earlier … Read More

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How Bad Food Choices May Affect Your Memory

A new study shows your diet quality may influence your risk of cognitive decline, including memory and thinking skills. Results show people with the healthiest diets were 24 percent less likely to have cognitive decline than people with the least healthy diets when followed for close to five years. Reports on poor diet show that … Read More

Drink Up! Coffee May Reduce Your Risk of MS

Coffee intake has been linked to a reduced risk of several diseases, including diabetes and heart disease.  New research finds drinking coffee also may protect against the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), a disabling neurological disease that affects about 2.5 million people world-wide. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente Northern California studied more than 2,000 people, half of whom were … Read More

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Why Energy Drinks and Your Children Don’t Mix

Energy drinks won’t only cause your young children to bounce off the walls – they may cause an irregular heartbeat, too. A study recently presented at an American Heart Association (AHA) meeting revealed that children younger than age 6 represented more than 40 percent of the emergency calls to poison centers that were related to … Read More

Pneumonia May Raise Heart Disease Risk as Much as Smoking

Pneumonia may be as big a risk factor for heart disease as smoking or diabetes, especially in adults older than 65 who are hospitalized, a new study says. Researchers at the University of Ottawa began tracking the link among nearly 1,300 people who developed pneumonia during the course of the study. Participants ranged in age from … Read More