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Exercise Slows Aging

Want to get older slower? Run faster, or at least more often. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, U.K. are convinced that people who exercise regularly maintain more muscle mass and have immune systems that appears to have aged slower than the immune systems of people who do not exercise. […]

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Consumer Product Chemical Linked to Obesity

A class of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have long been linked with cancer, hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, and high cholesterol. Now comes a new study from Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health, linking them to obesity.  A Chan School news release reports that the chemicals have been used for more than 60 […]

Eating Well Health

A Little Alcohol Is Good For Your Brain

Sure, serious drinking is a seriously bad idea. But while excessive alcohol consumption is a well-documented health hazard, a little bit of alcohol could be a good thing. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center report that low levels of alcohol consumption, generously defined as less than two and […]

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Pats vs Eagles and the Dangers of Double Dipping

It’s old news, but it’s still depressing. In 2008, yet another year that the Patriots played in the Superbowl, the New York Times reported that researchers at Clemson University had looked into the likelihood that bacteria would be transferred by double dipping chips or crackers in a bowl of party dip. The […]

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To Lose Weight, Stand, Don’t Sit

The difference in calorie burn is small, but researchers are convinced that standing rather than sitting could help keep the weight off. Science Daily reports on research conducted at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, which  analyzed results from 46 studies with 1,184 participants, average age 33. Ready? The envelope please… […]

Attitude Health

Sense of Purpose Is Good for Health

Perhaps the most impressive revelation of a new study by researchers at Washington University is the range of healthful activities that are associated with a sense of purpose. A Wash U news release reports that a strong sense of purpose was positively associated with vigorous and moderate activity, vegetable intake, […]