Intellectually Demanding Jobs Can Extend Life of Early-Dementia Patients

Intellectually demanding jobs may help people live longer after developing early-onset dementia, researchers say.

"[Our] study suggests that having a higher occupational level protects the brain from some of the effects of this disease, allowing people to live longer after developing the disease," said Lauren Massimo, postdoctoral fellow, Penn State College of Nursing.

The Latest on Melanoma Treatments

Editor’s Note: According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, accounting for approximately 75 percent of skin cancer deaths (1). Approximately 9,940 U.S. residents are expected to die from this disease in 2015 (2).  Melanoma is highly treatable when detected early, but survival rates decline for patients whose melanoma has spread to the lymph nodes and other organs.

Spring Allergies: 6 Tips to Stop The Sneezing

The arrival of spring may bring warmer weather, but that warm, dry breeze also carries pollen. And for the more than 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies, that means it is time to stock up on tissues and allergy medicine. Unfortunately, this spring it’s not just pollen that has us sneezing. “We are already seeing more intense mold-related allergy symptoms this spring, especially itchy, watery eyes,” says Bela B. Faltay, MD, Chief of Service, Allergy, Akron General Health System, in Akron, Ohio.

How to Short Circuit Hunger

Hunger ensures survival by signaling to the body that energy reserves are low and food is needed to avoid starvation. However, anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows that it's no fun to feel hungry. In fact, the drive to tame gnawing hunger pangs can sabotage even the best-intentioned dieter. But how exactly is it that fasting creates these uncomfortable feelings - and consuming food takes them away?

4 Ways To Reinforce Your Life Positively

Fear, insecurity, self-doubt and the like can be the biggest obstacles many of us face in life. In order to overcome that negativity, many people turn to unhealthy behaviors, such as overeating or alcohol abuse.


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