Archive for March, 2012

 

How to Stop Age-Induced Cognitive Decline

Posted on March 30th, 2012 by author  |  1 Comment »

You have the power to fight a number of health problems, including cognitive decline. Although there are studies proving that your brain can shrink up to 15 percent as you get older – making you more prone to dementia, poor memory, and less-than-optimal-mental health – this is not an inevitable event, especially if you take […]

 
 

Chronic Kidney Disease and Beyond: Theories Behind the Rising Death Toll in Nicaragua

Posted on March 23rd, 2012 by author  |  1 Comment »

Chronic kidney disease is a very familiar condition among Americans. In the United States, this disorder is often caused by diabetes and high blood pressure. However, it was discovered through research that the rate of chronic kidney disease is 10 times higher in Central America, specifically Nicaragua, than in the US. Unlike in the US, […]

 
 

Here’s Another Reason to Avoid Eating This Type of Sugar

Posted on March 19th, 2012 by author  |  1 Comment »

Need another reason to avoid consuming too much sugar? The reaction of sugar with amino acids creates a complex group of compounds called advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are formed. Glycation is one of the major molecular mechanisms whereby damage accrues in your body, which leads to disease and aging. The accumulation of AGEs in […]

 
 

Will Cocooning Protect Your Babies from Getting Sick?

Posted on March 9th, 2012 by author  |  No Comments »

With the approval of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), pediatricians may now offer vaccinations to parents and close relatives of infants, who are too young to receive immunizations. Babies must be six months old to get a flu shot, while they need to be six weeks old to get the TDaP shot, according to […]

 
 

How to Ward Off Viruses During Travel

Posted on March 5th, 2012 by author  |  No Comments »

Whether it is for business or leisure, travel can put stress on your immune system. If you are not cautious, you could end up with a bad case of the cold or the flu. Although occasional travel can expose you to environmental toxins that you are not used to, having a robust immune system can […]