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Busy Lifestyle Associated with Superior Brain Processing Speed

When you’re busy all of the time, it can sometimes feel like you’re trapped in an unending flurry of activity. But if you’re over 50, this may be good news.
That’s because older adults who maintain a busy lifestyle tend to do better on cognitive tests that those who are less busy.

Lower BMI Linked to Longer Life

In today’s modern world of fast and processed foods, it’s not surprising that obesity has become a public health crisis.
But does your body size throughout your entire life have an impact?
To find the answer to this question, researchers tracked body shape and mortality among participants in two long-running studies. This includes over 80,000 women from…

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Vision Loss? Here’s How to Stay Safe at Home

Impaired vision is something everyone becomes concerned with as they age. It’s something that can steal your independence… no more driving or going out of the house alone.
However, there’s another problem with vision loss that may be of even greater concern. Poor eyesight greatly increases your risk of a fall.

Breast Cancer: When You Eat Counts as Much as What You Eat

Eating a healthy diet that includes plenty of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables is top priority when it comes to the prevention of breast cancer. Now, a new study shows that when you eat may also affect your outcome.
Catherine Marinac, lead author of the study says: “Previous research has focused on what to eat for cancer…

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Feed Your Gut to Boost Your Health

In recent years, research into the benefits of gut bacteria has exploded. Scientists across the globe are examining how these microbes can help improve health and prevent disease.
But today there’s a problem with our gut microbiomes.
Over the past 50 years, changes in farming practices have changed. The use of antibiotics in poultry and cattle has…

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Acetaminophen May Not Be Your Best Bet for Arthritis Pain

If you regularly take acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol) to shut down the pain of arthritis, you may not be getting the results you were expecting.
Recently, researchers analyzed 74 published trials published between 1980 and 2015. And they learned that, despite its widespread use, acetaminophen works only slightly better than a placebo.
The data involved 58,556…

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America Falls Short on 4 Characteristics of Healthy Living

If you’re achieving all four characteristics of a healthy lifestyle, you’re in the minority.
A new study shows that only 2.7 percent of the population meets the four general barometers that define healthy behavior. These include a good diet, moderate exercise, a recommended percentage of body fat and being a non-smoker.
The results are based on a…

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Daytime Sleepiness Linked to Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Do you tend to experience daytime sleepiness or require afternoon naps? If so, you may be at a higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome is characterized by increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. And it greatly increases your risk of heart disease,…

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