Monthly Archives: December 2011

Study Finds Listening To Music Can Help Reduce Pain

According to a new study published in The Journal Of Pain, listening to music may help reduce pain, especially in people with anxiety. The researchers examined the responses of 143 people who received a painful shock to their fingertip while … Continue reading

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Trans Fat Found To Affect Cognitive Ability In The Elderly

Trans fat has been shown to have a negative effect on cardiovascular health and, according to a new study from Oregon Health and Science University, it can also affect cognition in older individuals. The research tested 104 people with an … Continue reading

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The Link Between Stress And Heartburn

Stress can have a significant impact on health. It can also trigger gastroesophageal reflux disease or acid reflux. Surveys have shown a majority of people who suffer from acid reflux site stress as a trigger. Mitchell Cappell, MD, PhD, chief … Continue reading

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Increases To Resting Heart Rate May Signal Trouble

An adult’s normal resting heart rate should be between 60 and 100 beats per minute. And, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, increases in your resting heart rate over time may mean a … Continue reading

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Eating Nuts Regularly Reduces Disease Risk

Whether it’s pistachios, walnuts, or peanuts, eating nuts can greatly benefit your health by reducing cholesterol and the risk of many diseases. New research from the University of Toronto found that eating 2.4 ounces of any kind of nut could … Continue reading

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Seniors Say They Don’t Expect To Be Able To Retire

According to the latest study from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, older Americans not only expect to work longer, many don’t expect to retire at all. In 2006, 1.7 percent of workers over the age of 50 said they planned … Continue reading

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New Research Questions Vitamin D Health Claims

Though vitamin D has been linked to numerous health benefits, including everything from prevention of bone fractures to staving off the common cold, new research reviews published in the Annals of Internal Medicine say there is little evidence behind some … Continue reading

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Paper Highlights The Issues Of An Aging America

According to a paper written for the National Academy on an Aging Society by John W. Rowe, professor at Columbia University, shifting focus away from the negative aspects of aging and toward the positive potential of older Americans would benefit … Continue reading

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A Healthy Diet Can Combat Genetic Risk Of Heart Disease

Choosing a diet rich in raw vegetables, fruits, and berries may be able to reduce the risk of heart disease, even in people who have a common genetic trait known to nearly double their risk. James C. Engert, a genetic … Continue reading

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Daily Aspirin May Prevent Recurrence of Blood Clots

Widely used to help prevent heart attacks and strokes, aspirin may also be an effective treatment for repeat blood clots. Venous Thromboembolism, or VTE, are blood clots that often occur in the legs and, if they travel to the lungs, … Continue reading

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