We've all heard the research about the benefits of drinking alcohol when it comes to a healthy heart.
Now a new study shows it can also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers reviewed 44 studies -- and the majority of them showed lower dementia rates in drinkers, compared to non-drinkers.
But the key is moderation -- one drink or less a day for women and one to two drinks a day for men.
Scientists say --too-- much alcohol can actually impair the brain's function.
You can also protect against Alzheimer’s and dementia with exercise and a diet rich in fruits and veggies, cereals, beans, nuts and seeds.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated Tuesday that she won’t intervene in the “incredibly agonizing” case involving a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is waiting for a lung transplant, telling members of Congress that medical experts should make those decisions.
One of the first provisions of the 2010 health reform law has had its intended effect: shifting costs from hospitals, taxpayers and families to health insurance companies, researchers reported on Thursday. It’s one of the most popular aspects of the law.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.