Men Eat More with Women than with Other Men

Men tend to eat more food with women than with men, researchers say.

A new Cornell University study, published in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science, found that men will eat significantly more food in the company of women than they will with other men.

Drowsy Driving A Public-Health Problem

Sleep-health experts have issue a new position that drowsy driving is a serious public health concern requiring greater public awareness and increased efforts to improve preventive education.

Choosing Residential Care for An Alzheimer's Patient

Sometimes you can no longer care for the person with Alzheimer’s disease at home. The person may need around-the-clock care. Or, he or she may be incontinent, aggressive, or wander. When that happens, you may want to look for another place for the person to live.

Inflamed Sinuses: It’s Best to Watch and Wait

Antibiotics often don’t help inflamed sinuses. Take steps to ease symptoms and let the problem heal itself.

As with the lungs, the hollow spaces in your facial bones—the sinuses—are prone to infection by microorganisms of various stripes. Usually, the invader is a virus. In response, the sensitive linings of the sinuses swell up and start to pour out mucus, triggering nasal stuffiness, a runny nose, and facial pain.

Speaking More Than One Language Linked to Better Cognitive Functions after Stroke

Bilingual patients were twice as likely as those who spoke one language to have normal cognitive functions after a stroke, according to a study reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke in November 2015. Previous research found bilingualism may delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease.


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