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A can of soda a day may markedly increase a person’s risk of type-2 diabetes.
Scientists have successfully bioengineered artificial blood vessels that remain durable in an animal trial and show promise for patients with end-stage kidney d
With the ability to stabilize insulin and suppress hunger, nuts – as part of a healthy, balanced diet – assist with weight management goals.
Heart failure costs are projected to more than double in the next 20 years, as the US population ages and the incidence of the condition climbs.
Enabling city dwellers to reconnect with nature, parks and urban gardens help to relieve mental distress and improve life satisfaction.
Microscopic dust particles may not only put airways at risk, but may compromise the cardiovascular system, liver, brain, and kidneys.
A cherry-rich diet may decrease stroke risk, suggests an animal study.
Obesity raises the risk of future prostate cancer, among men with an initial benign biopsy of the prostate.
Triterpenoids extracted from apple peel may influence expression of IP-10, a gene that is linked to inflammatory disorders including irritable bowel disease.
The ethyl ester form of omega-3 fatty acids may improve arterial stiffness, among obese men and women.
The swelling aging population may accelerate the financial costs of dementia to surpass those of heart disease and cancer.
The number of obese adults, related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in the United States over the next 20 years.
Rush University (US) researcher reports that nearly 500,000 deaths in 2007 are attributable to the condition, factoring in chronic coexisting conditions.
Experts project that the incidence of diabetes is set to soar by 64% by 2025, meaning that a staggering 53.1 million citizens will be affected by the disease.
Much of the cancer burden in the US could be reduced via reduced tobacco use, improved diet, more exercise, weight loss, and screening tests.
More than 6% of Americans ages 70 to 89 develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) every year, and the condition appears to affect men more than women.
Life expectancy for patients with Parkinson's disease is poorer than some previous studies have suggested, with barely one-third of patients surviving six years
A study examining the changes in cancer survival over the past 40 years has revealed that the difference in mortality between the married and never married, par
Researchers estimate that the number of cancer survivors aged 65 and over will increase by approximately 42% by 2020.
If the current "obesity epidemic" continues unchecked, 50% of the US adult population will be obese -- with body mass index values of 30 or higher -- by 2030.
Tip #168 - Activity Trumps Anxiety
A 50-year long study suggests that men and women who are physically active, emotionally calm, and organized may live longer than people with less positive personality traits such as anxiousness, anger, or fearfulness. Researchers from the National Institute of Aging (Maryland, USA) assessed personality traits among 2,359 generally healthy people who enrolled in 1958 in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. The team found that those men and women who scored above average in measures of general activity, emotional stability, or conscientiousness lived an average of 2 to 3 years longer than those who scored below average.
Stay active and energetic, emotionally stable, and organized, disciplined, and resourceful. Not only are these the traits of professional and personal success, they might also help add years to your life.