Longevity Recipe: 10 Fruit, Veggie Servings Daily

Tweet THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you want to add years to your life, 10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables may be the best recipe you can follow, a new analysis suggests. The benefits appear to come through lower rates of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death. And if everyone found a way to get 10 daily servings of produce, 7.8 million premature deaths would be...
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Belly Fat vs. Being Overweight in Older Women

Tweet In general, these findings suggest that being underweight is more detrimental in older women, and being slightly heavier in later life could be beneficial, she said. Body weight can reflect several different aspects of body composition, each reflecting health and disease in its own way, Chen said. “One’s weight should be interpreted with caution with respect to age, ethnicity,...
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Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk

Tweet Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Getting care at a hospital for a psychiatric disorder may be linked to a higher risk of stroke in the following weeks and months, new research suggests. People who sought care at a hospital for serious mental health conditions — such as depression,...
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Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age?

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged men and women at risk for heart disease may also face a higher chance of dementia later in life, a new study suggests. Risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes might boost the odds of dementia almost as much as carrying the gene that raises the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, the researchers reported. “Most...
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Too Many Stroke Victims Don’t Get Clot-Buster Drug

Tweet Too Many Stroke Victims Don’t Get Clot-Buster Drug By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Stroke victims can be saved through the timely use of a powerful clot-busting drug, but certain groups of patients still aren’t getting the medication quickly enough to help, a new study reveals. Blacks, Hispanics, women, seniors...
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A Stressed Life May Mean a Wider Waistline

Tweet THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Days filled with stress and anxiety may be upping your risk of becoming overweight or obese, British researchers say. The researchers said they found a link between high levels of the stress hormone cortisol and excess weight. “We don’t know which came first, the greater body weight or the higher cortisol,” said researcher Andrew...
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‘Alien: Covenant’ Prologue Trailer Sees the Crew Enjoy Their "Last Supper"

Tweet “To the Covenant!”  So says the crew of the, presumably doomed, ship that is the focus of Ridley Scott’s latest chapter in the Alien franchise. Fox dropped a prologue trailer for Alien: Covenant on Wednesday night and in it we see the final few moments of joy before the crew enter cryosleep.  The trailer, that clocks in just under five minutes, gives us our first detailed...
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Race May Play Role in Recurrent Stroke

Tweet Race May Play Role in Recurrent Stroke By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Strokes bring with them a heightened possibility of another attack, and new research suggests black patients may be at especially high risk for recurrence. The risk of recurrent stroke was up to 50 percent higher in black seniors who’d survived a stroke...
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Is Need for More Sleep a Sign of Pending Dementia?

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Seniors who begin sleeping more than nine hours a night may face a higher risk of dementia down the road, a new study suggests. The researchers estimated that the risk of dementia grew by almost 2.5 times for those who found themselves recently needing extra sleep. The chances of dementia rose sixfold for people without a high school degree who...
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Does Zika Harm Male Fertility?

Tweet {{#each webmd_rendition.content.wbmd_asset.content_section.cons_slideshow.slide_group}} {{/each}} Feb. 22, 2017 — Researchers at the CDC are working with a fertility clinic in Puerto Rico, which has been hard-hit by Zika, to determine if men infected by the virus have lower sperm counts or sperm that doesn’t work as well in the weeks and months after infection. That...
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