Monthly Archives: January 2013

Berries May Lower Risk Of Heart Disease

A study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia in the U.K has confirmed that eating strawberries and blueberries can benefit the heart. Berries provide an excellent source of anthocyanins that serve as … Continue reading

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Automatic Spending Cuts Not Expected To Effect Entitlement Programs

It is expected that automatic spending cuts will go into effect soon but should not harm entitlement programs such as Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. The White House is constructing a plan that will cut spending costs for federal agencies … Continue reading

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Aging Brain May Disrupt Sleep Quality And Effect Memory

A report released by the journal Nature Neuroscience introduced a new theory concerning structural brain changes that may arise with age. The study held at the University of California, Berkeley, is the first experiment that directly correlates sleep quality with … Continue reading

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Exercise And Vitamin D Decrease Risk Of Serious Falls

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force panel has discovered evidence showing that exercise and vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of serious falls, especially in the elderly. 40% of individuals, 65 and above, fall at least once a year. … Continue reading

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Federal Benefits Switch To Direct Deposit

In 2011, the Treasury Department initiated its Go Direct campaign in hopes that individuals receiving paper checks for their federal benefits would switch to direct deposit. The number of paper checks sent this year has shrunk by six million a … Continue reading

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New Vaccine May Prevent Shingles

Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs and colleagues have been experimenting with a vaccine against shingles. The experiment prevented approximately 51% of cases of the shingles virus. Studies state that 50% of Americans who live to be 85 years … Continue reading

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MRI Now Safe For Patients With Pacemakers Or Defibrillators

Past studies have shown that MRI scans may not be safe for individuals with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators, but recent research may prove there is no risk. Robert Russo and colleagues at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California, reviewed past … Continue reading

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Nutritional Factors To Slow Loss Of Muscle Mass

Many older adults suffer loss of muscle mass as they age, a condition known as Sarcopenia. According to The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Nutrition Working Group, there are many nutritional factors that can help prevent Sarcopenia such as resistance training, … Continue reading

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Calorie Restricted Diet May Help Aging Brain

According to scientists, calorie restricted diets can increase brain function as the body ages. A calorie restricted diet consists of a diet with 30% fewer calories than one’s normal daily intake. When reducing the body’s intake of calories the brain … Continue reading

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New Medical Invention Makes Cancer Procedure Easier

Checking for early signs of cancer may become easier, cheaper, quicker and safer with a new invention. Researchers have recently studied a new method where patients being checked for certain types of cancer can swallow a pill-like camera that, once … Continue reading

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