diagram of brain with red area showing stroke location

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer people in the U.S. are having strokes such that it is the fifth leading cause of death for men, yet it is still the fourth leading cause of death for women. A new study published in the journal Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, appears to reflect that trend. 

Senior doing exercises on medicine ball.

The term frailty is used to describe a variety of problems such as weakness, fatigue, unintentional weight loss, cognitive problems, and depression. Some people believe that frailty is inevitable as you age.

photo of an unmade bed

To stay healthy, you eat right, exercise, see your doctor regularly. But now, researchers think you might want to add frequent sexual activity to that list—say once a week or more.

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.