Tag: health

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, […]

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Wealthy Seniors Get Healthier

By the time people reach the age of 65, most know that life is not fair. And so the latest news about the health of people over 65 should surprise few seniors.  Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that older Americans report feeling dramatically healthier than they did […]

Attitude Health

Smarter People Live Longer

Do higher IQ’s mean higher number of years alive? Researchers at the University of Edinburgh think so. HealthDay reports that when researchers studied data on nearly 66,000 people who were born in 1936, took an IQ test at age 11, and were followed up to age 79 or death, they […]

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Hand Washing: Hot Doesn’t Matter

Your mother was wrong. So, apparently, are U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines recommending that plumbing systems at food establishments and restaurants deliver water at 100 degrees Fahrenheit for handwashing. Rutgers University reports that researchers at the school put large amounts of harmless bacteria on the hands of 21 people […]

Attitude Health

Mindful People Make Better Health Choices

When people offer health advice, are you appreciative or resentful? It matters, because your emotional response to advice influence the likelihood that you will follow it. Now, a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that people who are more mindful are more receptive to health messaging and […]

Hot Chili Peppers = Longer Life
Eating Well Health

Hot Chili Peppers = Longer Life

People who eat hot chili peppers live longer than people who don’t. That’s the conclusion of researchers at the University of Vermont, who studied data from more than 16,000 Americans who were followed for up to 23 years.  Science Daily reports that the researchers found that consumers of hot red chili peppers […]