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Tai Chi increases brain size, benefits cognition in randomized controlled trial of Chinese elderly

James Mortimer EurekAlert Tampa, FL (June 19, 2012) — Scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume and improvements on tests of memory and thinking in Chinese seniors who practiced Tai … Continue reading

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Nine Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

Dr. Mercola mercola.com Looking for ways to boost your intellect, stave off mental aging, and maybe even live a longer life? You might be surprised to learn that not only do such strategies exist, but many are easily attainable by … Continue reading

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Study: Men who do load-bearing exercise in early 20s may be shielded from osteoporosis

Sara Knoll EurekAlert Without intervention, 1 in 5 men develop fractures related to osteoporosis in old age. Washington, DC, May 4, 2012 – Young men who play volleyball, basketball or other load-bearing sports for four hours a week or more … Continue reading

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Walking to School, Libraries and Markets Helps Keep Kids Slimmer

Bonnie Rochman Time A cluster of studies relies upon geographical data-mapping to analyze the impact of neighborhood on children’s health. If you care about your kids eating healthy, getting enough exercise and avoiding obesity, pay close attention to where you … Continue reading

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Babies treated in the womb for obesity: Overweight mothers-to-be get diabetes pill to cut the risk of having a fat child

Julie-anne Barnes & Fiona Macrae Daily Mail Babies are being medicated in the womb in an attempt to prevent them from being  born obese. In a world first, dangerously overweight mothers-to-be in four British cities have started taking a diabetes … Continue reading

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Vaccine Exemptions: Do They Really Put Others at Risk?

Alan Phillips GreenMedInfo Parents who exercise a vaccine exemption for their children are often ridiculed for putting their own children and others at risk. However, legally and medically, unvaccinated children do not pose a significant health risk to themselves or … Continue reading

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Moody’s declares Greece in default

Press TV Moody’s Investors Service has declared Greece in default on its debt, despite an announcement by the Greek government that a large number of private creditors had signed on to a debt exchange plan. The US-based credit rating agency … Continue reading

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Exercise changes your DNA

Elisabeth Lyons EurekAlert You might think that the DNA you inherited is one thing that you absolutely can’t do anything about, but in one sense you’d be wrong. Researchers reporting in the March issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press … Continue reading

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Fitness programs for minority adults lack cultural relevance, MU study finds

Jesslyn Tenhouse EurekAlert COLUMBIA, Mo. – Many leading causes of death are linked to unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, including inadequate physical activity. Adults in minority populations have lower levels of physical activity and higher rates of preventable deaths, according to the … Continue reading

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Can three minutes of exercise a week help make you fit?

BBC News A few relatively short bursts of intense exercise, amounting to only a few minutes a week, can deliver many of the health and fitness benefits of hours of conventional exercise, according to new research, says Dr Michael Mosley. … Continue reading

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