Monthly Archives: April 2012

New Studies Detail Berries Benefit To The Brain

According to two new studies, eating berries regularly can benefit the brain and ward off both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Berries are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which may help prevent age-related degeneration of brain cells. A study from … Continue reading

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Americans Pay More For Cancer Treatment, Have Better Survival Rates

Americans spend more on healthcare than people in other developed countries but, according to new analysis published in Health Affairs, they also get better results. The study focused on cancer treatments and survival rates, comparing the U.S. with 10 European … Continue reading

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Poor Sleep Linked To Obesity, Diabetes Risk

New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found not getting enough sleep or having disrupted sleep leads to an increased risk of diabetes. The study followed 21 participants for six weeks. For the first three weeks, they were … Continue reading

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Survey Finds Baby Boomers Retiring, Optimistic For Future

Despite conventional wisdom on the topic, a new survey finds that baby boomers are retiring in large numbers. The study found that 59 percent of boomers who have turned 65 are already, at least, partially retired. Among respondents, 45 percent … Continue reading

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Benefits Of Fish Oil Supplements Questioned By New Review

Fish oil supplements consist of two omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in fish such as salmon and tuna. These fatty acids have been associated with a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease since researchers began studying the effects of a fish-heavy … Continue reading

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Cruciferous Vegetables May Help Halt Cancer

Green leaf vegetables such as cabbage, bok choy, and broccoli are known as cruciferous vegetables and have been found to have anti-cancer properties due to high levels of compounds called glucosinolates. In a recent study, presented at the annual meeting … Continue reading

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Puzzles, Games May Halt Rapid Memory Deterioration

Research shows that in the two or three years before death our mental ability deteriorates faster than it does during the normal aging process. And though there has yet to be an explanation of this phenomenon, a recent study analyzed … Continue reading

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Physical Activity Is The Secret To Slowing The Aging Process

Of all the techniques, tips, and tricks offered up as effective ways to turn back the clock, the only proven way to slow the aging process is to stay active and mobile. Many studies have shown that the more physical … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Americans Struggling To Pay Medical Bills

According to a recent survey of 52,000 people conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three Americans was in a family experiencing financial struggles due to medical expenses. One in five people were in a family … Continue reading

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Health Benefits Of Chocolate On The Rise

The list of health benefits associated with eating chocolate continues to increase, though experts warn that some of the research requires further testing. Researchers gathered at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society to discuss the evidence behind previous … Continue reading

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