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Sleep May Be Key to Health With PTSD
Mental health and physical health tend to be a two-way street — each can affect the other. Having PTSD can affect both, but recent research suggests some of the physical harms associated with PTSD may be the fault of another culprit.
Staying Active May Lower Alzheimer's Risk
Alzheimer’s disease and the memory loss and behavioral changes that come with it can take a major toll on patients and their families. Unfortunately, the number of Alzheimer's cases continues to rise with the growing elderly population.
Even Light Drinking Poses Risk to Heart
While heavy drinking has clearly been shown to be bad for overall health, much research has shown that moderate alcohol consumption can offer benefits for the heart. A new study, however, may change that notion.
Losing Weight for Better Sleep
Being overweight can have a wide range of effects on people's overall health, both mental and physical. And n umerous studies have shown that increased weight is associated with a decrease in sleep at night.
Keeping Heart in Shape May Keep Mind Sharp
A healthy brain depends on a healthy heart. Good cardiovascular health may not only help prevent stroke and dementia, it also may play a part in maintaining memory and learning abilities.
Lifestyle Linked to Memory Issues, Even for Younger Adults
While there are ways to ease symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, there are no treatments to stop the disease itself. For that reason, many doctors and researchers have shifted their focus to finding ways to prevent the disease.
Some Antidepressants Led to Less Weight Gain
Taking any medication means potentially experiencing its possible side effects. Concern about antidepressants' side effects may prevent some individuals from taking them.
The Depression that May Add Pounds
When most people think of major depression, they probably don't realize there are different types. But there are, and certain types can affect other health concerns.
Too Little Sleep, Too Big a Waistline
Kids who don't get enough sleep might drive their parents crazy sometimes, but there could be more at stake. Kids' waistlines could suffer too.
Meeting UN Health Goals Could Save Millions of Lives
Some of the biggest killers worldwide are diseases that can largely be prevented: heart disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancers and diabetes. But it will require some effort.