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Archive of: *HEALTH* and Health Brief and NAPC and Wellness & Antiaging

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Caring for Others Prolongs Life

Caring for Others Prolongs Life

In a multi-country study, half of seniors aged 70 to 103 actively caring for others—including grandchildren and friends—were alive seven years later, while half of those that weren’t care giving died within four years.

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Early Birds Eat Better and Exercise More

Early Birds Eat Better and Exercise More

People that rise early make healthier food choices and are more physically active throughout the day, say researchers.

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Less Salt Reduces Nighttime Potty Visits

Less Salt Reduces Nighttime Potty Visits

Japanese men and women that reduced salt in their diet made fewer trips to the bathroom at night, while those that increased salt intake made more.

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Sufficient Sleep Supports Immunity

Sufficient Sleep Supports Immunity

Fewer hours of sleep was linked to a depressed immune system in a University of Washington study that had ruled out genetic factors as contributors.

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Meditating Raises Spirits More than a Vacation

Meditating Raises Spirits More than a Vacation

Women between ages 30 and 60 that were novice meditators had less depression and stress markers after six days of meditating while at a resort than peers just vacationing there.

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Coal Phase-Out Boosts Health

Coal Phase-Out Boosts Health

Both premature deaths and hospital admissions caused by air pollution have dropped sharply since Ontario systematically closed down its coal-fired power plants.

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Why Lyme Disease Ticks Thrive in the North

Why Lyme Disease Ticks Thrive in the North

Ticks love cool, high-humidity climates where they can reside on shrub and tree leaves, which explains why Lyme disease is far more common in Vermont than Alabama.

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Inactive Lifestyle Accelerates Aging

Inactive Lifestyle Accelerates Aging

Women ages 64 to 95 with sedentary lifestyles had significantly shorter leukocyte telomere length, which is a marker for faster genetic aging.

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Healthy Eating Can Improve Bone Density in Women

Healthy Eating Can Improve Bone Density in Women

In a six-year Ohio State study, women that ate the most low-inflammatory foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, had less bone loss in their hips.

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Even One Drink Daily Increases Melanoma Risk

Even One Drink Daily Increases Melanoma Risk

Brown University researchers found that each alcoholic drink consumed on average per day increased melanoma skin cancer risk by 14 percent.

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