Share on PinterestHow many steps a day help offset dementia risk? Researchers may now have the answer. Image credit: Christopher Fanelli/EyeEm/Getty Images. Dementia affects more than 55 million people worldwide and is the seventh leading cause of death globally. With the proportion of older people in the population increasing, the […]

A few examples: Nearly 14 million adults age 60 or older qualify for aid from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as food stamps) but haven’t signed up, according to recent estimates. Also, more than 3 million adults 65 or older are eligible but not enrolled in Medicare […]

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Numbers tell a story. From your credit score to your age, metrics predict a variety of outcomes, whether it’s your likelihood to get a loan or your risk for heart disease. Now, Stanford Medicine researchers have described another telling metric—one that can predict mortality. It’s called […]

Some pharmacies are having difficulty filling prescriptions of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medication Adderall, following a labor shortage at the medication’s biggest U.S. supplier.  Yet the Food and Drug Administration said that, based on its monitoring of the supply of ADHD medications from all manufacturers, no shortage has been detected overall.  […]

  During your pregnancy, you naturally want everything to go well. Yet, there are questions that cause you a lot of stress. Many mothers do not know exactly who the father of the child is. Especially if there are 2 alleged fathers involved, it can cause many problems. You want […]

Share on PinterestStatins can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood. clubfoto/Getty Images Statins were first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1987. Updated guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) suggest that statins […]