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Six lifestyle choices to slow memory decline named in 10-year study

Over-60s who combined more healthy lifestyle choices enjoyed most benefit, found Beijing researchers

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These Are the Best (and Worst) Foods for High Blood Pressure

Nutrition is a big risk factor for high blood pressure. Incorporate these foods into your diet for better health.

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Experimental drug appears to slow progression of Alzheimer's disease in clinical trial but raises safety concerns

The experimental drug lecanemab shows "potential" as an Alzheimer's disease treatment, according to new Phase 3 trial results, but the findings raise some safety concerns because of its association with certain serious adverse events.

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Wine and tea consumption could slow memory loss

People who ate the highest amounts of foods with kaempferol showed a 0.4 units per decade slower rate of cognitive decline compared with those who ate the fewest.

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Seven possible signs of an underactive thyroid

Signs of an underactive thyroid can range from tiredness to weight gain

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When does Medicare open enrollment take place? Here's what to know when picking your plan.

With hundreds of health insurance options to choose from, here's a rundown of things to know about Medicare open enrollment period, beginning Oct. 15.

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The Surprising Link Between Daytime Naps And Cognitive Decline

New study finds surprising links between daytime naps and impacts on cognitive health like Alzheimer's disease risk and dementia.

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New Data Kills Case for Universal Covid Vax for Kids

A recent study of the efficacy of Covid vaccines for children in New York state provides a striking reminder of how rarely children and adolescents are hospitalised when they get Covid. The study tracked vaccinated and unvaccinated children in New York st

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(UPDATED) Exclusive Summary: Covid-19 Vaccine Concerns | Sharyl Attkisson

Updated Jan. 20, 2022 with new warnings about serious neurological and blood conditions

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EXPLAINER: What does it mean for COVID-19 to be endemic?

Some European countries such as Spain are making tentative plans for when they might start treating COVID-19 as an “endemic” disease , but the World Health Organization and other officials have warned that the world is nowhere close to declaring the pande

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Evidence grows stronger for Covid vaccine link to heart issue, CDC says

More young adults than usual have reported heart inflammation following Covid-19 vaccination, the CDC said Thursday. Myocarditis is usually mild, but a handful of patients remain hospitalized.

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Apple issues new warning: Keep your iPhone six inches away from your pacemaker

An important heads-up for iPhone owners: Apple is warning customers that its smartphones could interfere with medical devices, including pacemakers.

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Coronavirus symptoms: how quickly do they show and what to look out for

This guide on coronavirus symptoms, underpinned with advice from leading health experts, is designed to protect you and your family

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How long does coronavirus live on clothes?

Does coronavirus stick to clothes? How can you remove coronavirus from clothes? Keep you wardrobe clean and disinfected.

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Coronavirus, cold or the flu? Here’s how to tell the difference

The CDC and WHO have outlines the symptoms of the coronavirus. There are a few key differences between the symptoms presented in COVID-19 and the cold or flu.

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Do Disposable Gloves Prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Doctors Explain

Experts warn that wearing disposable gloves, like face masks, offers a false sense of security and isn't recommended to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

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12 tips to lessen the chances of getting sick while riding trains, subways, and buses in the age of coronavirus, according to experts

Tips include not eating, drinking, or using your phone while taking public transit and using hand sanitizer after exiting a subway, train, or bus.

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Three Healthcare Trends To Watch In 2020

What do these trends mean for health-conscious entrepreneurs in 2020? Big companies will likely make an impact on the healthcare industry, but burgeoning business owners also have a big role to play.

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Running Just Once a Week Is Linked to a 27 Percent Drop in Risk of Early Death

Researchers crunched the numbers on previous running studies to find that even light joggers may reap these benefits.

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Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure - Woman's World

These natural ways to lower blood pressure can help you sidestep high blood pressure triggers and feel better in a flash.

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Ask an RD: What is processed food and just how bad is it?

Some foods are more processed than others. A registered dietitian explains what you need to know about ultra-processed foods and how they might be harmful to your health.

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What Do the New Aspirin Guidelines Mean for You? | US News

These four questions can help you figure out if aspirin use still makes sense for you.

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Baking Soda and 4 Other Wonder Tonics That Fight Inflammation and Pain

Diet and inflammation are deeply linked. For people with autoimmune diseases, reducing inflammation through food and drink can be a winning strategy. We asked natural medicine experts for their top tonic recipes and ingredients, especially for those deali

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Study of 14,000 Nonagenarians Says Alcohol, Java Drinkers, Those Overweight In Their 70s Live Longer

“What allows people to live to age 90 and beyond?” Researchers at the University of California Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) have been asking nonagenarians that very question for the last 15 years. And t

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Should You Take a Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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4 Cups a Day: 4 Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking That Much Coffee | Inverse

Coffee doesn’t have the best reputation as a healthy beverage, despite several studies that suggest the contrary. The caffeinated drink is more than just a mood-stabilizer and morning savior. Among its many health benefits, researchers have linked it a

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What causes multiple sclerosis? Landmark study finds clue

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, the causes of which remain mysterious. But a new study may now have uncovered a key factor in its development.

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Could the DNA of these ‘super seniors’ hold the secret to healthy aging? - The Globe and Mail

A lucky few Canadians are able to stay active and keep their cognition sharp well into their 80s. What’s their secret? Researchers are looking at their DNA to find out

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Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise : NPR

As early as your mid-40s, especially if you're sedentary, your heart muscle can show signs of aging, losing its youthful elasticity and power. But moderately strenuous exercise can change that.

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How to build muscle as age tears it down - CNN

Learn about the right combination of diet and exercise to slow muscle loss and diminishing strength.

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5 Rarely Seen Tricks for Falling Asleep

If you’re having trouble sleeping, I’d like to offer you some unique tips you won’t find in many places.

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8 Things That Happen When You Finally Stop Drinking Caffeine :   |

Before take your Keurig out of commission, check out these eight side effects of going caffeine-free that you can expect to experience.

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6 Surprising Foods and Drinks You Should Never Eat Together | EatClean.com

Some foods don't play so nice together -- we're talking combos that leave you bloated, send blood sugar levels soaring, and dampen the absorption of important nutrients. Here, six pairings to avoid if you want to feel your best.

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This Eye Color Is Linked to Alcoholism

In this June 29, 2004, file photo, a bartender serves two mugs of beer at a tavern in Montpelier, Vt. (Image via AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File) Is it mere coincidence, or do people with blue eyes really run a higher risk of being alcoholics? “This suggests

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How To Make Sleep A Necessity

In honor of Stress Awareness Month, we've made it our goal to strengthen your resilience (

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Too little light in the day, and not enough darkness at night: How our sleep patterns are changing for the worse

Today most people do not get enough sleep. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called insufficient sleep an epidemic. While we are finally paying attention to the importance of sleep, the need for dark is still mostly ignored.

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Obamacare's 3rd anniversary: By the numbers

A look at key figures that shed light on the status of Obamacare and its impact on the nation, three years after it was enacted

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High-Risk Pools and Reinsurance: Potential Shock Waves to Insurers - Forbes

Due to poorer health, higher cost services and pent up demand for health care, there are numerous concerns about high-risk and expensive individuals. These are people who were previously uninsured or enrolled in high-risk plans that will soon be covered b

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The state of health care, health insurance, new medical research, disease prevention, and drug treatments. Interviews, news, and commentary from NPR's correspondents. Subscribe to podcasts.