Reversing Cataracts Linked to 30% Lower Risk of Developing Dementia

Cataracts affect most older adults at risk for dementia, and now researchers are finding strong evidence that cataract surgery is associated with a lower...

Restoring Deep Sleep Wards Off Alzheimer’s Disease, Reduces Amyloid-Beta Plaque

People with Alzheimer’s disease have trouble sleeping and awaken frequently, but exactly why this happens is unclear. Multiple studies in humans and mice indicate...

A Second Cup of Coffee May Reduce Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s

Good news for those of us who can't face the day without our cup of coffee: a new long-term study has revealed drinking higher...

Morning Exposure to Deep Red Light Improves Declining Eyesight

Just three minutes of exposure to deep red light once a week, in the morning, can significantly improve declining eyesight, according to a pioneering...

Deleting Dysfunctional Fat Cells Alleviates Diabetes

Eliminating old, dysfunctional cells in human fat also alleviates signs of diabetes, researchers from UConn Health report. The discovery could lead to new treatments...

Researchers Link Vascular Defects to Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

In an unexpected discovery, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have identified what appears to be a significant vascular defect in patients with moderately...

Obesity Increases Risk of Gum Disease, Destruction of Jaw Bone Tissues

Chronic inflammation caused by obesity may trigger the development of cells that break down bone tissue, including the bone that holds teeth in place,...

Severe Spinal Cord Injuries Repaired by New Injectable Therapy

Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a new injectable therapy that harnesses "dancing molecules" to reverse paralysis and repair tissue after severe spinal cord...

Hormone Widely Used to Treat Autism Fails to Show Benefit in...

Oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone that acts as a chemical messenger in the brain, showed no evidence of helping children with autism gain social...

Phthalates, Other Plasticizers Found in Cheeseburgers and Popular Fast Foods

Chicken nuggets, burritos and other popular items consumers buy from fast food outlets in the United States contain chemicals that are linked to a...