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Dancing Prevents Senior Decline

Dancing Prevents Senior Decline

Elderly Japanese women who danced for exercise were 73 percent less likely to be impaired eight years later doing “activities of daily living” such as walking, cooking, dressing and bathing.

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U.S. Heart Disease on the Rise

U.S. Heart Disease on the Rise

An estimated 48 percent of American adults have cardiovascular disease, but about 80 percent of the time the disease can be prevented with precautionary medical care and lifestyle changes.

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Mindfulness May Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Mindfulness May Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Women in menopause that are mindful and nonjudgmental of their thoughts are less irritable, anxious and depressed, says the Mayo Clinic.

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Prenatal Yoga Reduces Caesareans and Labor Pain

Prenatal Yoga Reduces Caesareans and Labor Pain

Mothers-to-be that practiced yoga had fewer C-sections, fewer low-weight newborns, and milder and briefer labor pains.

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Selenium and CoQ10 Provide Lasting Benefits

Selenium and CoQ10 Provide Lasting Benefits

Twelve years after a study ended, senior participants that had taken CoQ10 and selenium had lowered their cardiovascular mortality risk more than 40 percent.

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Exercise Improves Young Brains, Too

Exercise Improves Young Brains, Too

Aerobic activities improve the executive thinking skills of both young and old people, report Columbia University researchers.

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Fruits and Veggies Boost Moods

Fruits and Veggies Boost Moods

Based on health data of 40,000 people, British researchers found that simply eating more produce measurably heightens mental well-being.

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Household Cleaning Products Affect Babies’ Guts and Weight

Household Cleaning Products Affect Babies’ Guts and Weight

Canadian toddlers in households that used chemical disinfectants at least once a week had disturbed gut microbes and higher body mass index scores than toddlers in households that used vinegar or other eco-friendly cleaners.

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Smoking Bans Lower Blood Pressure

Smoking Bans Lower Blood Pressure

Non-smokers in areas that have banned smoking in public space have lower systolic blood pressure.

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Curcumin Boosts Fertility in Men

Curcumin Boosts Fertility in Men

In a 10-week study, infertile Iranian men that took curcumin experienced a significant increase in sperm count, concentration and motility.

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