THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- People seeking more satisfaction in their later years might find sex is the spice of life, new research suggests.
For the study, researchers analyzed survey data from nearly 6,900 older adults, average age 65, in England. The investigators found that those who said they'd had any type of sexual activity in the previous 12 months had higher life enjoyment scores than those who weren't sexually active.
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Just as there are diet plateaus, you can hit the wall with exercise, too -- no longer seeing results from your efforts and then losing motivation.
According to the experts at the American Council on Exercise, a plateau is often a sign that your body has adapted to the specific workout you're doing and needs a new stimulus to move to the next level.
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- A brain protein linked to Alzheimer's disease might potentially be transmitted to people during neurological procedures, a new preliminary study suggests.
Genetically engineered lab mice developed amyloid-beta deposits in their brains after they were injected with amyloid-laced samples of human growth hormone taken from decades-old human cadavers, researchers found.
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Researchers say a massive genetic analysis of the human brain has yielded new insights into the underpinnings of psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism.
Scientists at 15 institutions analyzed nearly 2,000 brains, and their findings are detailed in 11 studies published Dec. 14 in a special edition of Science and two other journals.
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Fast food gets a lot of blame for rising obesity rates, but meals at chain restaurants contain even more calories, two new international studies show.
The first study assessed the calories in 13,500 meals from six fast-food and 21 full-service restaurant chains in the United Kingdom. The researchers found an average of 751 calories in main meals at fast-food chains and 1,033 calories in those at full-service restaurant chains.
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- The future of medicine may be here: Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they've developed an ingestible capsule that can be monitored outside the body for health data, using Bluetooth wireless technology.
The capsule could deliver drugs as well as sense the condition of its surroundings in the gut, including infections or allergic reactions, the researchers explained.