Posted 4:13 PM 2/5/2013
Feb. 5, 2013 -- Healthy young men who watch TV for more than 20 hours a week have almost half the sperm count of men who watch very little television. But men who do 15 or more hours of moderate to vigorous exercise every week have sperm counts that are 73% higher than those who exercise for less than five hours a week, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Posted 7:03 PM 11/20/2012
Nov. 20, 2012 -- The old saying "You're only as old as you feel" has new life, backed up by a new study.
Researchers found older people with positive views on aging were 44% more likely to recover fully after severe disability than those with negative views on aging.
People with positive attitudes about aging also had a slower decline in their ability to do daily tasks such as dressing and bathing.
Posted 5:54 PM 11/16/2012
Nov. 16, 2012 -- Air pollution may be bad for older brains, a new study shows.
Older adults who live in areas of high pollution did not do as well on tests of memory and other thinking skills, according to a new study.
"We know that air pollution is harmful for a child's developing brain," says researcher Jennifer Ailshire, PhD. She is a National Institute on Aging postdoctoral fellow at the Andrus Gerontology Center of the University of Southern (More)
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Posted 2:36 AM 11/7/2012
President Barack Obama's victory in Tuesday's election ensures that the health reform law, the signature accomplishment of his first term, will move forward.
Throughout the campaign, Gov. Mitt Romney vowed to repeal and replace the law if he became president.
The law, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will for the first time guarantee that all Americans have access to health insurance starting in 2014.
Posted 8:59 PM 10/25/2012