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Mediterranean diet just might keep our DNA younger

2014-12-02 21:31
Could a Mediterranean diet keep our DNA healthier?

We all know we're going to grow older, but doing so gracefully is a challenge. Researchers have discovered eating a Mediterranean diet could have an anti-aging effect that happens at a cellular level. In a first study, scientists have discovered something new about why eating Mediterranean foods like olives, plenty of veggies, healthy oils, nuts, seafood and lean meats just might help keep our DNA younger and healthier.

The Mediterranean diet continually outshines other types of diets when it comes to promoting health.

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Could Medical Treatment Already Be Available to Slow Alzheimer's Disease

2014-05-15 19:00
Medical Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Currently it is estimated that 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease with almost two-thirds of them women. The latest facts and figures from the Alzheimer’s Association suggests that this number will continue to rapidly rise as the “baby boom” generation ages. By 2050, the number of those affected may reach as many as 16 million.

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5 Simple Things to do for a Longer, Happier Life

2014-05-14 11:10
Happy life

Living a long life alone is not enough, but having it full of joy and health is perhaps the best gift one can be bestowed with. Life is never an easy thing, with each step a potential obstacle to overcome. We have read about all the things that can keep us in shape and healthy, but what about making life worthwhile? Live each day like it may be your last but live it in such a way that you prepare yourself for a tomorrow, a next year or next decade.

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Rewarding relationships important for healthy aging: How loneliness harms health

2014-02-19 13:50
Loneliness boosts the chances of dying prematurely

Psychologists who have beens studying loneliness and its effect on health with aging estimate a 14 percent higher chances of premature death for older adults who feel socially isolated. The potential impact on the baby boomer population makes the finding important.

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Cognitive training significantly improves mental functioning

2014-02-08 14:28
Cognitive training significantly improves mental functioning in older adults.

As people age, they often experience a decline in their mental functioning, but new research shows that a brief course of cognitive strength training can improve an older adult’s ability to reason and increase their processing speed for up to 10 years.

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Testosterone doubles heart attack risk in some men

2014-01-30 15:21
New study confirms testosterone treatment boosts risk of heart attack in men.

Low-T? By now, you’ve likely seen the plethora of ads promoting testosterone therapy for men to boost sex drive – and while it may help in the bedroom, it may also send you to the emergency room, according to a new study confirming the male hormone may double the risk of heart attack in some men.

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