Neural excitation linked to shorter life, while suppression of overactivity appears to extend life span. Protein REST, previously shown to protect aging brains from dementia and other diseases, emerges as a key player in molecular cascade related to aging.
Talking about death and the end of life is still taboo around the world. A striking 93 % of Canadian participants in a recent poll think it's important to communicate their wishes for future care should they become seriously ill, but only 36 % have actually done so.
A sunny outlook on life may do more than make you smile: New research suggests it could also guard against heart attacks, strokes and early death.
New research finds that seniors who ate mushrooms twice weekly had 50% reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment.