Health

Loneliness is a major health risk for older adults

Feeling extreme loneliness can increase an older person's chances of premature death by 14 percent, according to research by John Cacioppo, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.

Feb 16, 2014
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Food companies teach US dietitians about nutrition

(AP)—Snack and soda makers that often are blamed for fueling U.S. obesity rates play a surprising role in how Americans learn about healthy eating: they teach dietitians as part of their behind-the-scenes efforts to burnish ...

Feb 26, 2014
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Shorter men live longer, study reveals

Short height and long life have a direct connection in Japanese men, according to new research based on the Kuakini Honolulu Heart Program (HHP) and the Kuakini Honolulu-Asia Aging Study (HAAS).

May 09, 2014
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Regular marijuana use bad for teens' brains

Frequent marijuana use can have a significant negative effect on the brains of teenagers and young adults, including cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ, according to psychologists ...

Aug 09, 2014
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Mind over matter: You are what you think you eat

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study by Yale University suggests that people's state of mind may influence how physically satisfied they feel after a meal and how likely they are to still feel hungry and consume additional ...

May 25, 2011
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Some exercises yield more damage than progress

Maybe the biggest barrier to working out is time. Barrier, challenge, excuse? So fitness trainers hate to see anyone frittering away precious workout periods or filling them with less-than-effective exercises. Actually, it ...

Sep 30, 2011
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Olive oil is good for you—in more ways than one

Olive oil is a key component of the Mediterranean diet and is considered by many to be a natural health-food product. Until recently, the known protective effects of olive oil against oxidative stress-associated ...

Aug 28, 2013
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