Monthly Archives: June 2012

Bad Memory May Be Caused By Lack Of Interest

Though many attribute forgetfulness to declining memory, according to Kansas State University professor of psychology Richard Harris, lack of interest may ultimately be responsible for a person’s inability to remember specific details. For example, Harris believes the ability to remember … Continue reading

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Low Levels Of Vitamin B6 Linked To Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation can be a risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. But, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition, people with the highest levels of vitamin B6 in their blood were least likely to … Continue reading

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Respect More Important To Happiness Than Money

New research from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley found that a person’s happiness is more closely tied to their standing in their community and how much respect and admiration they receive from their friends, … Continue reading

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Retiring Boomers Face Uncertain Financial Future

According to Census projections, the number of Americans over the age of 85 is set to rise to 19 million by 2050. By comparison, there were only 3 million Americans older than 85 in 1990. A large part of that … Continue reading

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Eating Fish May Reduce Age Related Vision Loss

A study out of Canada is the second in a year that links omega-3 fatty acids to age-related vision loss. The study follows earlier research published in the Archives of Opthalmology that tied regular consumption of fish to a lowered … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s, Women, And The Caregiver’s Crisis

The majority of Alzheimer’s patients are women, as are the majority of people serving as caregivers to Alzheimer’s patients. That is the basis of a new study from the Working Mother Research Institute which seeks to measure the toll of … Continue reading

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Heart Health And The Effects Of Stress

How much stress you feel and how you react under stressful situations affects your heart, whether it has a direct physical effect or leads to behaviors proven to increase risk such as smoking or overeating. Learning to effectively manage stress … Continue reading

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Majority Of Seniors Struggle To Cross Street Safely

Research led by Dr. Laura Asher of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London compared the walking speed of adults over the age of 65 to the time required to safely use a pedestrian crosswalk. The … Continue reading

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International Organization Sees Need To Raise Retirement Age

According to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, the average person should expect to live between 20 and 24 years beyond retirement age by 2050. That is up from 17 to 20 years in 2010. But increasing life … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits Of Milk’s Hidden Vitamin

A study conducted by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Polytechnic School in Lausanne, Switzerland found that a form of vitamin B3 found in milk produces remarkable health benefits when given to mice in high doses. The vitamin, … Continue reading

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