What Foods Are Really Best for Your Heart?

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For heart benefits, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, beans and grains remains the way to go, according to a new research review. The review, by an American College of Cardiology (ACC) nutrition committee, examined the evidence on a few diet “hypes.” Among the findings: Omega-3 fats and…

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AHA: The New Great American Road Trip: Pedaling From Coast to Coast

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) — A road trip across the country is a someday dream for many Americans. Pedaling the roughly 4,000 miles from coast to coast adds an epic aspect to the adventure. “When I was a kid, I met a guy in a bike shop whose bike was loaded down…

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Scientists Rid Mice of Wrinkles, Hair Loss

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s only worked in mice so far, but scientists report a finding that might pave a path to erase the signs of aging in humans. In the new study, the researchers focused on the function of mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells. They produce 90 percent of the chemical…

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Having More Kids Tied to Lower Odds of Alzheimer's in Women

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A woman’s fertility might help predict how likely she is to develop dementia later in life, two new studies suggest. Women who were very fertile appeared to have some protection against dementia, a Kaiser Permanente study found. This included women who had more children, more years of fertility,…

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Many Americans With Dementia Don't Know They Have It: Study

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans with dementia don’t know they have the disease, a new study indicates. A review of data from 585 Medicare recipients with probable dementia found nearly 6 out of 10 were either undiagnosed or unaware of their diagnosis. Those who had less than a high school…

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Food Additives a Toxic Mix for Kids

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Chemicals used to preserve, package and enhance food can harm children’s health, a leading pediatricians’ group says. A growing mound of scientific evidence has linked these chemicals to changes in children’s hormone systems, which can alter their normal development and increase their risk of childhood obesity, the new…

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Gluten-Free Kids' Foods Fall Short on Nutrition

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Gluten-free foods are one of the latest nutritional trends, with many parents assuming foods with a gluten-free label are healthier than foods with gluten. But new research says that’s just not true, unless your child truly must avoid gluten — a protein found in wheat, barley and rye…

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5 Ways to Push Yourself to Stay Fit

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Continually progressing keeps exercise interesting and further increases your fitness level. Here are five fun ideas to keep challenging yourself. Identify an area of weakness, like a muscle group you want to tone or a fitness skill you’d like to have. You might assess your level of each…

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Many Struggle With High Cost of Breast Cancer Care

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The cost of treatment for early stage breast cancer can be devastating for many patients, but they get little guidance or help from their doctors, a new study suggests. “We have made a lot of progress in breast cancer treatment, which is wonderful. But this study shows we…

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Large U.S. Study Targets Prostate Cancer in Black Men

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Black men in the United States have higher rates of aggressive prostate cancer than other males. Now, a $26.5 million study is underway to figure out why. The U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Prostate Cancer Foundation have launched the study to investigate social, environmental and genetic…

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Why Alzheimer's May Be Tougher to Spot in Women

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If your memory starts slipping, your gender may play a role in whether or not you are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. How? Women excel in a skill called verbal memory — the ability to learn and remember verbal information such as stories or grocery…

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Life Is Short After Dementia Diagnosis, No Matter Your Age

SUNDAY, July 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Your age doesn’t determine how long you’ll live after a dementia diagnosis, new research contends. “These findings suggest that, despite all efforts, and despite being younger and perhaps physically ‘healthier’ than older people, survival time in people with young-onset dementia has not improved since 2000,” said study author…

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