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Alzheimer’s: How do tau tangles grow?

Alzheimer’s: How do tau tangles grow?

New research in the Journal of Biological Chemistry breaks down the process through which tau tangles grow as long as they do. The findings may lead to new therapies that target the formation of tau aggregates in Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers knew that Alzheimer’s-related tau aggregates consisted of a small number of long tau fibrils. One […]

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How to use 4-7-8 breathing for anxiety

How to use 4-7-8 breathing for anxiety

The 4-7-8 breathing technique, also known as “relaxing breath,” involves breathing in for 4 seconds, holding the breath for 7 seconds, and exhaling for 8 seconds. This breathing pattern aims to reduce anxiety or help people get to sleep. Some proponents claim that the method helps people get to sleep in 1 minute. There is […]

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Does the birth control pill stop you from recognizing emotions?

Does the birth control pill stop you from recognizing emotions?

New research that features in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience suggests that women who use oral contraceptives are less able to recognize facial expressions of complex emotions. Researchers are uncovering new psychological side effects of oral contraceptives. Over 60 percent of women aged 15–44 years are currently using a form of contraception, according to the […]

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Half of U.S. Kids With a Mental Health Disorder Don’t Get Treatment

Half of U.S. Kids With a Mental Health Disorder Don’t Get Treatment

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re worried that your child may suffer from a mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you have plenty of company. About one in every six American kids has at least one mental health disorder, […]

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How Do You Stop Snoring?

How Do You Stop Snoring?

What is snoring? Snoring happens when tissues in the back of the throat vibrate as air passes over them during sleep.  Nasal infections or deformities can cause snoring, as can obesity, drug or alcohol use, medications, smoking, aging or sleep position. What are home remedies to stop snoring? Once you have ruled out sleep apnea […]

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Smart Steps for Healthy Feet

Smart Steps for Healthy Feet

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are your feet something you think about only when they hurt? Simple steps can protect them from common problems, some of which are hard to get rid of. The first step is to wear shoes, such as water slip-ons, in moist […]

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Health Tip: Anti-Aging Skin Suggestions

Health Tip: Anti-Aging Skin Suggestions

(HealthDay News) — As we age, so does our skin. With that comes wrinkles and age spots. Latest Skin News While wrinkle creams, eye serums and other products can diminish signs of aging, the most effective anti-aging plan begins with healthy skin habits, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The academy offers this advice: Protect […]