As the Eyes Go, So May the Mind

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new study sheds light on how vision loss is linked to mental decline in seniors. For the study, University of Miami researchers analyzed health data from more than 2,500 adults, aged 65 to 84, who were followed from about 1993 to 2001. The investigators found that the…

'Superbugs' Found in Vast Majority of U.S. Supermarket Meat

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 80 percent of meat in U.S. supermarkets contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit environmental research organization. The bacteria — often called “superbugs” — were resistant to at least one of 14 antibiotics tested for in 2015 by the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring…

Does Human Life Span Really Have a Limit?

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The limits of human existence might not be as limited as we have long thought. A person’s risk of death slows and even plateaus above age 105, a new study reports, challenging previous research saying there’s a cutoff point past which the human life span cannot extend. Longevity…

Just 1 in 4 Americans Gets Enough Exercise

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Three-quarters of Americans are falling far short when it comes to exercise, and the South and Midwest bear the dubious distinction of having the most couch potatoes, a new government report shows. Only about one in four adults (23 percent) meets minimum federal guidelines for physical activity, according…