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Post-workout aches and pains can be effectively relieved by a short bout of light exercise.
American Cancer Society urges that a coordinated effort to change individual health behaviors could prevent much of the suffering and death from cancer.
The indigestible carbohydrate content in barley kernels may increase satiety hormones and reduce subsequent energy intake.
Netherlands researchers suggest that men who have higher levels of the mineral selenium may be at a lower risk of developing advanced prostate cancer.
US National Cancer Institute scientists elucidate clues as to how exercise may be protective.
Generational shifts in metabolic risk factors suggest that today’s adults are less healthy than their predecessors.
Daily supplements of soluble fiber help to improve metabolic and cardiovascular measures, among diabetics
Omega-3 fatty acids and their metabolite products may slow or stop the proliferation of triple-negative breast cancer cells by as much as 90%
Rich in flavonoids, black tea may help to reduce variability in nighttime blood pressure.
Higher levels of mercury exposure – such as that which may occur from consumption of fish and shellfish – may increase the risks for type 2 diabetes.
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.
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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 #156 - Social Ties May Slow Memory Decline
Staying connected with family and friends can beneficially impact memory as we age. Harvard School of Public Health (Massachusetts, USA) researchers studied 16,638 men and women, ages 50 and over, to assess the impact of social integration on changes in memory during a six-year period. The team found that the study participants with high social integration at the start of the study encountered slower rates of memory decline over time, as compared to the less socially integrated subjects. Memory among the least socially integrated declined at twice the rate as that of the most socially integrated.
Among men, social activity in midlife may slash the risk of dementia. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland, USA) studied 147 male twin pairs for 28 years. Among the twins, those who participated in social activities at home, visited with family and friends, and engaged in club activities and hobbies were less apt to develop dementia.
Be sure to stay in-touch with loved ones on a regular basis. Your network of family and friends not only provides moral support and encouragement, it might also help delay a declining memory.