Monthly Archives: March 2012

Speaking Two Languages Helps Prevent Dementia

According to a new paper from Canadian researchers, bilingual individuals have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments. And though researchers can’t say exactly why, one theory is that being able to speak two languages requires … Continue reading

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Obesity, Inactivity Contribute To Cancer Risk

Inactivity and obesity can increase the chances of developing colorectal, breast, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, and uterine cancers, according to a new report issued jointly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a number of leading cancer groups. The … Continue reading

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CDC Says 90 Percent Of Americans Eat Too Much Salt

A newly released report from the CDC says nearly 90 percent of Americans eat more salt than is recommended. Foods such as pizza, soups, sandwiches, cheese, cured meats, bread, rolls, and cold cuts make up 44 percent of the salt … Continue reading

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Only 14 Percent Of Americans Expect To Retire Comfortably

According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s 22nd Annual Retirement Confidence Survey, just 14 percent of Americans say they are very confident that they’ll have enough money to live comfortably in retirement. The new survey finds retirement confidence at historically … Continue reading

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The Surprising Health Benefits Of Popcorn

Speaking at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, Joe Vinson, Ph.D., said popcorn actually has more of the antioxidants called polyphenols than fruits and vegetables, due to the fact that it is only four percent … Continue reading

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Daily Aspirin May Reduce Risk Of Cancer

Two recently released studies suggest that taking a daily aspirin may help reduce the risk of developing cancer and also prevent the spread of already developed tumors. In a study from the University of Oxford, the risk of developing cancer … Continue reading

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Blood Test Detects Danger Before A Heart Attack

The ability to predict and prevent a heart attack before it happens could save countless lives. As it is, 50 percent of men and 64 percent of women who die of a heart attack had no previous symptoms of heart … Continue reading

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How To Help A Loved One With Dementia During A Hospital Stay

Staying in the hospital can be particularly stressful and even dangerous for individuals with dementia. But there are some things experts advise to help hospital visits go more smoothly. First, pack a bag with extra clothes, important medical and insurance … Continue reading

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The Effects Of Diet And Nutrition On Diabetes

Diet and nutrition play a large role in the development or prevention of diseases. Keeping a healthy diet is key to lowering your risk of developing everything from heart disease to cancer. For example, two recent studies looked at the … Continue reading

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Low Health Literacy Raises Risk Of Death

People who scored poorly on a test of their health literacy were twice as likely to die within five years as those with higher scores. The study, which tested nearly 8,000 adults over the age of 52, rated their ability … Continue reading

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