How Much Exercise Helps the Aging Brain?

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s well-known that exercise benefits the brain as well as the heart and muscles, but new research pinpoints just how much — and what types — of exercise may promote thinking skills as you age. Reviewing data from dozens of studies on older adults, scientists found that those…

FDA Approves 1st Artificial Iris

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday gave its OK to the first artificial iris — the colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil. The surgically implanted device can be used on adults and children whose iris is missing, has been damaged by a congenital…

Scientists Create First 3D-Printer Corneas

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — These days, medical advances seem to be happening in the blink of an eye. Now, British scientists report they have created human corneas using 3D-printing technology. The researchers said they hope this breakthrough will one day ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. Human corneas are now in short…

Study Finds Abortion Doesn't Lead to Depression

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Abortion does not increase a woman’s risk for depression, according to new research. The study, of nearly 400,000 women in Denmark, challenges arguments that terminating a pregnancy takes a toll on a woman’s emotional well-being. “Policies based on the notion that abortion harms women’s mental health are misinformed,”…