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For a longer life, researchers say eat this many fruits and veggies per day
It's no secret that most of us could probably stand to eat more fruits and vegetables. Now, there's more incentive than ever to do so, as a new analysis finds that eating more than five servings of fruits and veggies per day can reduce the risk of ...

Sleeping for 9+ Hours May Be Early Sign of Dementia
Sleeping for extended amounts of time may be an early indicator of cognitive decline in older people, especially among those with lower education levels, researchers report. Elderly participants who consistently slept more than 9 hours a night had ...

Your workout could be killing your sex life
Could your CrossFit workout take a toll on your sex life? A study from the University of North Carolina published this month in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise found that men who exercise intensely may have a lower libido than ...

Studies: Autism risk linked to herpes infection during early pregnancy
NEW YORK - Scientists from Colombia University and the Norwegian Institute of Public Heath have discovered that women actively infected with genital herpes during early pregnancy was twice as likely to have a child diagnosed with autism spectrum ...

Smart teens less likely to smoke but more likely to drink alcohol, study finds
Between the ages of 18 and 20, the cleverest kids were more than twice as likely to drink alcohol regularly and persistently than those with lower academic abilities. More. A British study, published in the BMJ, has found that the smartest teenagers ...

Mom carrying baby without brain to term - to donate the organs
(CNN) When Keri Young found out her unborn child didn't have a brain, she made an unthinkably selfless decision. She decided to carry Eva to term to donate the organs to other babies in need. Young's wrenching story broke hearts when her husband ...

Social Media Are Driving Americans Insane
If you pull out your phone to check Twitter while waiting for the light to change, or read e-mails while brushing your teeth, you might be what the American Psychological Association calls a “constant checker.” And chances are, it's hurting your mental ...

A Stressed Life May Mean a Wider Waistline
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 ...

Good news, 'cat ladies' - owning the pets doesn't pose any risk to mental health
The 'crazy cat lady' is a cruel stereotype often applied to female cat owners – but contrary to previous research, owning a cat isn't bad for your mental health. Previous studies had suggested that a parasite carried by cats was linked to depression in ...

The Risk Factors For Heart Disease Also Predict Dementia
Lots of research has laid out the ties between the heart and the brain, from how exercise and nutrition affect both organs similarly to how they're similarly affected by stress and depression. We know that heart disease and brain disease often go hand ...


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