Over the past decade or so, some studies have suggested that chocolate, especially dark chocolate, might have health benefits.


Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that is used for a multitude of problems. It has been shown to be effective for primary insomnia (not due to an underlying condition), but little is known about its effectiveness for secondary insomnia (due to concomitant conditions such as emotional problems, chronic pain, or heart disease). 


Researchers from the University of Sheffield and the University of York in the United Kingdom (U.K.) have found that a drug commonly used to treat liver disease may in fact slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. 

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How you feel about your life, whether it is contented or not, tends to stay constant over time. It can change, however, depending on how you cope with negative life events such as chronic illness or the death of a spouse. Some people bounce back and some don’t. 

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Vision problems are common among older adults for several reasons, including cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. But some vision changes are not due to the eye structures themselves and may be related to changes in brain function. 

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About 20% of older Americans suffer age discrimination in the health care system according to a new study, and it can affect their health.

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Researchers from the Long Life Family Study (LLFS) recently found that several diseases are less prevalent in families of people who live a long time. These findings were published in the Journals of Gerontology, Series A.

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Over 700,000 strokes occur each year in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health, and these events are a leading cause of long-term injury, disability, and death. When it comes to treating a stroke, time is of utmost importance. But treatment is contingent upon the type of stroke that’s occurring, and figuring that out can take precious time. 

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Estimates show that up to half of people with dementia are depressed. Some research shows that depression is a risk factor for dementia, and other studies show that depression may in fact be a complication of the condition.