Q. I have gained 10 pounds this year. I am 52, healthy, and am eating the same foods I have always eaten. Why am I gaining weight now? A. A lot of patients come to me with the same ...Read More »
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The word “trendy” has come to refer to a fad or fashion that may have little lasting value, so it can be a turn-off, especially when applied to health practices. But trends can also have lasting health benefits—for example, the ...Read More »
Research we’re watching The more fit you are in your mid-to-late 40s, the less likely you are to have a stroke after age 65, according to a study published online June 9, 2016, by the journal Stroke. The study relied ...Read More »
Fear of losing your memory and thinking skills is one of the greatest concerns of getting older. Maybe that’s behind the increasing number of clinics offering brain fitness programs. “Brain training” isn’t a typical exercise program; it incorporates a number ...Read More »
In the Journals Here’s a possible strategy to boost memory—exercise four hours after you learn something. In a study published in the July 11, 2016, Current Biology, researchers found that exercise after learning may improve your memory of the new ...Read More »
Watch out how much time you spend sitting, lounging, or riding in a car. We’re all doing too much of it, and that sedentary behavior may be putting people at risk for chronic disease and early death, suggests a panel ...Read More »
It’s well established that the amount of protein you eat can have health effects, but the effects of the source of your dietary protein are less clear. To get a better idea, researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of ...Read More »
Cataract surgery—which involves removing the eye’s clouded lens and replacing it with a clear synthetic version—once required several days in the hospital and a long recovery period. Today it is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis, and people ...Read More »
The information on the Nutrition Facts label—that small box of nutrition-related data on the back of all food packages—has stayed pretty much the same since its introduction back in 1993. But earlier this year, the FDA approved a number of ...Read More »
The humble cuppa is spilling over with health benefits. Here’s what science has to say about the nation’s favourite beverage From a delicate cup of Earl Grey to a strong, wake-me-up builder’s, there’s nothing quite like a good old cuppa, ...Read More »