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Sunlight Exposure Reduces Risk of MS

August 26, 2010
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Two studies suggest that the amount of sunlight a pregnant woman gets and the amount of sunlight her subsequent child gets may both play a role in the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). The first study found that “Region of birth and low maternal exposure to ultraviolet radiation (sunlight) in the first trimester are...
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Cessation of Hormone Therapy = Less Breast Cancer

August 24, 2010
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Research indicates that the reduction in the use of menopausal hormone therapy is largely responsible for the reduction in breast cancer for women over 50. “By collating individual data on the use of HT (menopausal hormone therapy) and breast cancer incidence, they also demonstrated that the decline in incidence was concentrated in women who...
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Overweight and Obese Children Eat Less

August 19, 2010
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When conducting a study of eating habits in children, researchers were startled to find that obese and overweight children over 7 years old actually eat less than normal weight children. Once they reach 15 to 17 years old, obese and overweight children actually eat more than 250 calories a day less. Under age 7,...
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Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

August 17, 2010
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In examining the relationship between vitamin D and breast cancer, researchers discovered that “Vitamin D and calcium intakes from food only and total combined intakes (food and supplements) were not associated with breast cancer risk, although the mean intake of vitamin D was low.” But vitamin D supplements (400 IU/ per day) showed a...
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Exercise Reduces Pain and Increases Function for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

August 12, 2010
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Patients who suffer from fibromyalgia – characterized by pain in their body, joints and muscles – do have choices. One of those choices is exercise. “Accumulating 30 minutes of LPA (lifestyle physical activity) throughout the day produces clinically relevant changes in perceived physical function and pain in previously minimally active adults with FM (Fibromyalgia).”...
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Arthritis Impacted by Obesity and Inactivity

August 10, 2010
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What is the best way to steer clear of arthritis? Researchers have found a link between obesity/inactivity and arthritis.  A recent study states that people, particularly women, should “reduce obesity and increase physical activity to reduce the prevalence of arthritis and AAL (arthritis-attributable activity limitations).” Keep moving to stay healthy. Read Abstract
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Antidepressants Before Birth Impact Developing Children

August 5, 2010
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Children whose mothers used antidepressants during their second and third terms of pregnancy were slower to learn to sit and walk. And while this impact may not appear to be too significant, it may be just the beginning of adverse side effects that could eventually manifest. Good rule of thumb: Don’t use drugs unless...
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Having a Purpose in Life Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s

August 3, 2010
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Having a purpose in life can have a very significant positive impact on an older person’s mental health. Researchers found that “a person with a high score on the purpose in life measure was approximately 2.4 times more likely to remain free of AD (Alzheimer’s disease) than was a person with a low score.”...
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Overweight/Obese Increases Risk of Fibromyalgia

July 29, 2010
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Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that can include body-wide pain as well as pain and tenderness in joints and muscles. Researchers have found that “being overweight or obese associated with an increased risk of FM (Fibromyalgia), especially among women who also reported low levels of physical exercise.” Read Abstract
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Dangers of School Backpacks Measured

July 27, 2010
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Some schoolchildren are carrying backpacks that are as much as 30% their body weight. While it may seem that they can carry the load, researchers have found some serious effects on their spines. In addition to back pain, “increasing backpack loads significantly compressed lumbar disc heights” and reduced the curve of the lumbar spine....
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Lose Weight AND Improve Your Health

July 22, 2010
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While there are many people who are looking to lose weight, this should not be their only goal. A recent study showed that combining a healthy diet (with fewer calories) with an aerobic exercise program not only helped people lose weight, but also lowered their cholesterol and their blood pressure (diastolic). Read Abstract
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Brisk Walking Reduces Stroke Risk in Older Women

July 20, 2010
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Women 45 years and older can reduce their risk of stroke by walking briskly for 2 hours or more a week. While the study found any “leisure-time physical activity to be associated with lower stroke risk in women,” what matters is that the activity burns approximately 1,500 calories each week. Read Abstract
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U.S. Drug Sales Exceed $300 Billion

July 15, 2010
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U.S. prescription drug sales broke through the $300 billion mark in 2001, after an increase of more than 5%. This places the pharmaceutical companies as the 31st largest economy in the world, larger than most countries including South Africa, Finland, Ireland and Portugal. Read Article
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