Famous prehistoric rock paintings of men and animals from Tassili N’Ajjer, Algeria.

We all know that exercise benefits the body in numerous ways. In addition, increasing scientific evidence shows that it may help the brain too. But scientists do not understand exactly why. Some experts say exercise gets your circulation going and may help carry more oxygen to brain tissue. 

Young girl on airplane in discomfort, holding her ears.

When many people fly, it’s for pleasure—a vacation or to visit relatives. But a bad case of “airplane ear” can make getting to your destination an unpleasant experience.

Medicinal bottle labeled "Methylene blue".

The market for anti-aging products has always been robust, and when the power of retinoids was discovered, it exploded even more.

Now, researchers from the University of Maryland have discovered another effective antiaging compound that so far has been shown to be safe and effective.

A senior man in bed looking at an alarm clock with pills and a glass of water on his nightstand.

Whether it’s due to pain, medications, or having to visit the bathroom frequently, you’ve probably experienced insomnia as you age. For some people, sleeping pills can be a safe and effective short-term option.

A pen and ink portrait of Francisco Goya holding a palette for paint colors.

Francisco Goya was a Spanish painter from the late 1700s to early 1800s. He was thought of as the last of the old masters and the first of the modernists. He also suffered from hearing loss following a lengthy illness. 

Senior woman having a restful sleep

A bad night’s sleep can make you feel fatigued and less mentally sharp, but now a review of studies conducted by researchers at University of California Berkeley has revealed that sleeping poorly might be harmful to your health in ways previously unsuspected.

Image of a hand holding a bottle of valium medicine

A study published recently in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that people with Alzheimer’s disease have an increased risk of developing pneumonia if they are taking sedatives in the benzodiazepine class. 

Close-up view of a doctor writing a prescription

A study by University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Nursing researchers has found that donepezil, marketed under the brand name Aricept, should be prescribed with caution in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Test tube with blood sample and labeled Testosterone Test

Recent research sheds new light on the risks and benefits of testosterone therapy in men over age 65. Four studies, collectively known as the TTrials, are the largest trials to date that examined the effect of testosterone treatment in men over age 65 who had low testosterone due to age.