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

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Overtime Hours Linked to Tooth Decay

Overtime Hours Linked to Tooth Decay

Japanese financial workers that worked more than 45 hours of overtime a month had more than twice the tooth decay as those with no overtime.

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Walking Reduces Symptoms of Dementia

Walking Reduces Symptoms of Dementia

After six months of hour-long walks three times a week, patients with early symptoms of dementia found it easier to focus and make decisions.

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Women Live Longer When Surrounded by Greenery

Women Live Longer When Surrounded by Greenery

In a Harvard study, women living in the greenest areas had a 12 percent lower mortality rate over an eight-year period.

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Vitamin D plus Calcium Lowers Cancer Risk

Vitamin D plus Calcium Lowers Cancer Risk

Postmenopausal women that took D3 and calcium daily had a lower cancer rate four years later than women that didn’t.

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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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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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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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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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