Monthly Archives: October 2012

Combination Of Exercise And Melatonin May Slow Alzheimer’s

A study from the Barcelona Biomedical Research Institute has found that a combination of daily exercise and a daily dose of melatonin can help regulate circadian rhythm and protect against brain deterioration in mice. The research studied the effects of … Continue reading

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Poll Finds Shift In Who Feels The Most Retirement Anxiety

A new poll of 2,508 adults conducted by the Pew Research Center has found an increasing amount of anxiety over retirement savings but a shift in which Americans are expressing the most concern. In 2009, baby boomers were the most … Continue reading

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Aging Population Requires Changes In Policy, Outlook

A new report from the National Research Council says the economic effects of an aging U.S. population need to be addressed in order to avoid negative consequences for all generations. Longer life expectancies and lower birth rates mean the increasing … Continue reading

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Americans Coming Up Short On Retirement Savings

A collection of retirement research compiled by Business Insider paints an alarming picture of the nation’s retirement readiness. For example, 30 percent of workers in 2012 said they had less than $1,000 in savings and only 14 percent said they … Continue reading

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Study Urges Physicians To Counsel Sedentary Patients

Increasingly, studies show spending too much time sitting has a detrimental effect on your health. Now new research from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston suggests primary care physicians should use counseling to encourage their patients to … Continue reading

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Research Examines How Diet Affects Happiness

New research from Dartmouth University and the University of Warwick found that a person’s happiness rose with the number of daily servings of fruits and vegetables they consumed. The study, which examined the diets of 80,000 people in England, found … Continue reading

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Sleeplessness Linked To Increased Risk Of Dementia

It’s been estimated that nearly 40 percent of adults have trouble sleeping. And, according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco, insomnia and other common sleep disorders may lead to an increased risk of developing dementia … Continue reading

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Report Offers Guidelines For Treating Multiple Health Conditions

Among people over the age of 65, more than half have at least three chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, or Alzheimer’s disease. But, according to a new report from the American Geriatrics Society, healthcare … Continue reading

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Vitamin C May Protect Against Bone Loss, Osteoporosis

Low levels of vitamin C have long been associated with brittle bones but, according to a new study, large doses of the vitamin may actively stimulate bone formation and protect against osteoporosis and bone loss. Researchers at the Mount Sinai … Continue reading

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Retirement Costs Rise As Wealth Accumulation Slows

New data from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College shows the pattern of wealth accumulation has remained virtually the same since 1983. That means, though expenses and life expectancies have gone up, people have approximately the same assets … Continue reading

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