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Religious belief may extend life by 4 years

Religious belief may extend life by 4 years

If you believe in a higher power, you may live longer, suggests a new study. Having religious faith may extend your life by as much as 4 years. Religion may hold unexpected health and longevity benefits. Although the reason for this remains a mystery, it’s a known fact that women tend to live longer than […]

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A supple aorta might slow brain aging

A supple aorta might slow brain aging

According to a study in older adults, memory performance as we age may be associated with the flexibility of the largest artery in our body: the aorta. Cognitive decline with age might not be inevitable. As we grow older, there is an inevitable decline in many of our body’s functions. This includes cognitive ability. Memory […]

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Can saw palmetto reduce enlarged prostate?

Can saw palmetto reduce enlarged prostate?

People often use saw palmetto as a natural remedy for benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition in older people. The prostate grows bigger and impedes the flow of urine. It causes urinary tract and bladder symptoms that gradually get worse over […]

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Home remedies for varicose veins

Home remedies for varicose veins

Varicose veins occur when a person’s veins become swollen and enlarged. In some people, they can cause pain and discomfort. A range of home treatments may help to reduce the appearance and pain of varicose veins. Around 20 percent of adults will experience varicose veins at some point. There are several medical treatments for this […]

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Female pattern baldness: Treatment and genetics

Female pattern baldness: Treatment and genetics

It is normal for women to shed some hair each day, but when bald patches or thinning occurs, it may be due to female pattern baldness. Shedding about 50 to 100 hairs a day is considered normal, but new growth will typically replace these hairs. If someone has female pattern baldness, however, the lost hair […]

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Is meditation the answer to cognitive decline?

Is meditation the answer to cognitive decline?

In a study endorsed by the Dalai Lama, individuals who regularly meditate were followed over 7 years. The authors conclude that meditation can enhance mental abilities and protect against age-related cognitive decline. Can meditation slow down the inevitable age-related cognitive decline? As we age, our cognitive ability slowly slides. The resulting deficits could impact reasoning, […]

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This supplement may promote healthy arterial aging

This supplement may promote healthy arterial aging

A small pilot study of older people suggests that taking a daily supplement of a nutrient that is present naturally in foods may improve artery health and blood pressure. A certain type of supplement may promote healthy arterial aging and reduced blood pressure. The researchers, at the University of Colorado Boulder, found that the supplement […]

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Ibuprofen could stop Alzheimer’s, say researchers

Ibuprofen could stop Alzheimer’s, say researchers

You may have taken ibuprofen today, be it to ease a headache or alleviate back pain. But there might be more to this common medication than pain relief; a new paper suggests that a daily dose of ibuprofen could prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers say that ibuprofen could ward off Alzheimer’s if taken every day. Led […]

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High fitness may slash dementia risk, study says

High fitness may slash dementia risk, study says

Being physically fit is known to bring a range of health benefits — from staving off metabolic diseases to offering protection against heart disease. A new study may now have uncovered an additional advantage for women: a highly decreased risk of dementia. Could physical fitness in middle age influence the risk of dementia? Dementia, an […]