What causes kidney stones (and what to do)

Stone disease has plagued humanity since ancient times. Kidney stones have been identified in Egyptian mummies. The Hippocratic oath describes their treatment: “I will not use the knife, not even verily, on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.” Who gets kidney stones and why? The lifetime risk… Read More »

Five ways to prevent dementia that involve a simple lifestyle change

Diet, exercise and socializing are just a few of the ways people can prevent dementia, new World Health Organization guidelines suggest. Yes, it’s that simple: making changes to your lifestyle can mitigate the risks of developing the terrible disease. “What is good for our heart, is also good for our brain,” WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom… Read More »