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Balance and Mobility Problems with MS: Try Yoga

Posted January 6, 2014

Balance and mobility challenges can be frightening, frustrating, and place people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in danger of falling or otherwise injuring themselves. Although doctors often recommend exercise and stretching to tackle these problems, yoga is one form they typically overlook.

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Mobility Is Key to Healthy Aging

Posted September 19, 2013

A clinical review from geriatricians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that mobility limitations are a litmus test for healthy aging and urges primary care physicians to take a more aggressive role in ascertaining the mobility of their older patients.

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Low vitamin D again linked to mobility issues for older people

Posted July 24, 2013

Vitamin D deficiency may increase a senior citizen’s risk of physical limitations like walking up and down stairs, and being able to dress and undress, says a new study from The Netherlands.

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Fish oils proven to slow aging and mobility decline

Posted September 13, 2012

Fish-oil supplements high in omega-3 fatty acids may improve the body’s ability to build muscle and help stave off age-related immobility, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Aberdeen, U.K., and presented at the British Science Festival in the same city.

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Red wine compound could help seniors walk away from mobility problems

Posted August 19, 2012

In a stride toward better health in later life, scientists reported today that resveratrol, the so-called “miracle molecule” found in red wine, might help improve mobility and prevent life-threatening falls among older people. The finding, believed to be the first of its kind, was presented today to some 14,000 scientists and others gathered at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.

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Low vitamin D levels linked to mobility difficulties for the elderly

Posted June 2, 2012

Insufficient vitamin D levels may increase the risk of developing mobility limitations and disability for older people, suggest new data from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Study shows oxidants help maintain healthy blood pressure

Posted April 30, 2012

A new scientific study led by researchers at Kings College London has shown that oxidants, a family of molecules known to be involved in ageing and the development of cancer, also have a positive function in the body in helping to regulate blood pressure.

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Molecular Secrets of Ancient Chinese Herbal Remedy Discovered

Posted April 30, 2012

For roughly two thousand years, Chinese herbalists have treated Malaria using a root extract, commonly known as Chang Shan, from a type of hydrangea that grows in Tibet and Nepal. More recent studies suggest that halofuginone, a compound derived from this extract’s bioactive ingredient, could be used to treat many autoimmune disorders as well. Now, researchers from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine have discovered the molecular secrets behind this herbal extract’s power.

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Scientists Capture First Full Image of Vitamin B12 and its Molecular Effect in the Body

Posted April 30, 2012

In a paper published recently in the journal Nature, scientists from the University of Michigan Health System and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology report they have created the first full 3-D images of B12 and its partner molecules twisting and contorting as part of a crucial reaction called methyltransfer.

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