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Coal Phase-Out Boosts Health

Both premature deaths and hospital admissions caused by air pollution have dropped sharply since Ontario systematically closed down its coal-fired power plants.

Why Lyme Disease Ticks Thrive in the North

Ticks love cool, high-humidity climates where they can reside on shrub and tree leaves, which explains why Lyme disease is far more common in Vermont than Alabama.

Inactive Lifestyle Accelerates Aging

Women ages 64 to 95 with sedentary lifestyles had significantly shorter leukocyte telomere length, which is a marker for faster genetic aging.

Healthy Eating Can Improve Bone Density in Women

In a six-year Ohio State study, women that ate the most low-inflammatory foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, had less bone loss in their hips.

Even One Drink Daily Increases Melanoma Risk

Brown University researchers found that each alcoholic drink consumed on average per day increased melanoma skin cancer risk by 14 percent.

DNA Markers Link Lifespan to Nutrition

In a 10-year study, Korean researchers found a link between vitamin C, folate and potassium intake and the length of telomeres associated with increased longevity.

Chelation Cuts Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Heart-attack patients that underwent chelation therapy to remove heavy metals from their blood suffered fewer heart-disease events than a placebo group.

DHA Boosts Elder Brain Function

Researchers have discovered that regularly taking DHA improves brain function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.

Airline Air

Contaminated air pumped back into passenger cabin areas that has mixed with some jet engine exhaust may be creating permanent disability and even death among airline employees and passengers.

Early Job Satisfaction Supports Long-Term Health

People that were dissatisfied with their jobs throughout their 20s and 30s were more likely to experience sleep problems, depression and excessive worry after age 40.
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