Concussions linked to erectile dysfunction in former NFL players

Former professional football players who have experienced concussion symptoms, including loss of consciousness, disorientation or nausea after a head injury, are more likely to report low testosterone and erectile dysfunction (ED), according to research published Aug. 26 in JAMA Neurology. The research—based on a survey of more than 3,400 former Continue Reading

Physical activity at any intensity linked to lower risk of early death

A multi-national team of researchers, including authors from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), have produced clear evidence that higher levels of physical activity—regardless of intensity—are associated with a lower risk of early death in middle aged and older people. The findings, published in Continue Reading

Vehicle exhaust pollutants linked to near doubling in risk of common eye condition

Long term exposure to pollutants from vehicle exhaust is linked to a heightened risk of the common eye condition age-related macular degeneration, or AMD for short, suggests research published online in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. Exposure to the highest levels of air pollutants was associated with an almost doubling Continue Reading

Unmet family expectations linked to increased mortality among older Chinese Americans

Filial piety鈥攖he traditional value of caring for one’s elders鈥攊s foundational to the Chinese concept of family and greatly influences intergenerational relationships. When older Chinese adults’ expectations of care exceed receipt, however, it can lead to increased mortality risks, according to a new Rutgers study. The study, published in Aging and Continue Reading