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Walking speed may help predict dementia: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 18:14

A recent study has revealed that walking speed and constant forgetfulness of a person can give away the early signs of dementia.

Speed-reading apps may not be as helpful as believed

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:08

Researchers have pointed out that speed-reading apps can impair reading comprehension by limiting ability to backtrack.

Happier people maintain better physical function as they age

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 12:50

A new study has revealed that people who enjoy life maintain better physical function in daily activities and keep up faster walking speeds as they age, compared with people who enjoy life less.

Slow pace linked to early death in kidney disease patients

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 20:19

Slow walking speed, a trait common in diabetics and others with chronic kidney disease, is strongly associated with early death, according to a new study.

Speed bumps could help diagnose appendicitis

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 16:48

Patients with suspected appendicitis whose pain gets worse when going over speed bumps are more likely to have acute appendicitis.

Changes in walking speed could signal dementia

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 12:07

Changes in walking speed in late life could indicate early stages of dementia known as mild cognitive impairment.

Walking speed may predict dementia, stroke risk

Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 15:02

Walking speed and hand grip strength may help doctors determine dementia or stroke risk.

Teens get smarter as their minds get quicker

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 12:34

A group of psychologists at University of Texas at San Antonio has found that adolescents become smarter because they become mentally quicker.

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