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A Good Midlife Diet Prolongs Health in Later Years

Women that ate a plant-based or Mediterranean diet in their 60s were more likely to avoid death and disease in their 70s.

Vitamin D No Help for Bone Mass or Hip Fractures

Vitamin D is not only of little use in preventing hip fractures, it also is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer, studies report.

Ventilation and Cleaning Hinder Indoor Pollutants

High levels of dangerous indoor pollutants that emanate from cooking, cleaners and conventional furniture can be lowered by frequently ventilating and cleaning our homes.

Supplements Could Save $70 Billion in Medical Costs

The right supplements could reduce the costs of heart, diabetes, vision problems and oseoporsis in the U.S. by nearly $70 billion in the next seven years.

Air Conditioning Cleans Up Indoor Air

Research in two Asian polluted-air cities found that air conditioning removed hefty amounts of pollutants from indoor spaces.

DIY Projects Keep Seniors Moving

Gardening, car repair and other activities that prompt seniors to keep moving cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes by 30 percent, a Swedish study has found.

Superfoods Defend Against Radiation

In separate studies, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli as well as miso derived from soybeans shielded laboratory animals from the effects of radiation.

Nostalgia Arms Us for the Future

Thinking wistfully about the past makes us more optimistic about the future and sparks joy and higher self-regard.

Early Warnings of Heart Troubles Differ for Women

The distinctive warning signs of heart attacks in women may explain why women are slower to recognize the need for treatment.

A Different Breathalyzer Test for Heart Failure

Simply blowing into a Mylar balloon (similar to the party versions) can help detect heart disease when the air is run through a special machine for a “breathprint.”
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