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Monthly Archives: December 2011

How Your Diet May Affect Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

TIME – December 29, 2011:
In the first study of its kind, researchers have linked specific vitamins and nutrients in the diet with cognitive performance and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease…

Silent Strokes May Scatter Memory

MedPage Today – December 29, 2011:
Subclinical, or silent, strokes seen on brain imaging may predict memory loss in older age, researchers found…

The bond between mother and toddler could affect obesity later on

Los Angeles Times – December 27, 2011:
The quality of a mother’s relationship with her toddler could affect that child’s weight in adolescence, a study has found…

Smoking in Pregnancy Damages Arteries in Offspring

MedPage Today – December 27, 2011:
Maternal smoking during pregnancy can lead to arterial damage detectable in the offspring at 5 years, yet three-quarters of parents of young children continued to smoke after participating in smoking cessation programs, researchers reported…

Obesity linked to older adults’ risk of falls

Reuters – December 27, 2011:
Obese older adults may be more likely than their thinner peers to suffer a potentially disabling fall — though the most severely obese may be somewhat protected from injury, a new study suggests…

Brain Scans May Help Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Early

TIME – December 22, 2011:
Alzheimer’s disease has always been difficult to diagnose – the only way to identify it definitively is by autopsying the brain after death – but scientists ma now have an easier way to spot the degenerative brain disease long before that, even before symptoms appear, using brain scans…

Report of Frequent Heartburn Double, Study Finds

ABC News – December 22, 2011:
For many, the rich food, abundant alcohol, weight gain and stress of hte holidays likely lead to one thing: heartburn. But new research finds that an increasing number of people struggle with the burning and pressure of surging stomach acid all year long…

Are the benefits of vitamin D overhyped?

CBS News – December 20, 2011:
Another day, and another vitamin has failed to live up to all of its hype. This time it’s vitamin D. The reality check is coming from two new research reviews published in the Annals of Internal Medicine…

Knee Pain Common In Older Women

Medical News Today – December 20, 2011:
It appears that knee pain of some kind is a common complaint in middle-aged and mature women, with varying possible causes leading to varying types of pain…

Cancer survivors have higher risk of melanoma

CNN.com – December 20, 2011:
Doctors have long known that people who survive one melanoma have a markedly higher risk of developing another of these aggressive skin cancers. Now, for the first time, a study has found that survivors of non-skin cancers also may have an increased risk of melanoma…

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Foods for a healthy heart

  • 1.Oats help decrease bad cholesterol. Have 1 cup of cooked oatmeal or 3 cups of instant oatmeal a day.

  • 2.A handful of nuts a day! They also reduce bad cholesterol and are rich in fiber, vitamin E and omega 3 fats.

  • 3.Olive oil. Mix it with your favorite veggies! It increases good cholesterol and helps reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • 4.Salmon. Tastes great grilled, baked or fried in olive oil! They are full of omega 3 fatty acids that regulate blood clotting and control inflammation.

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