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Beth Cooney offers tips to keep you healthy

Curry Powder for Your Health

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If you’re interested in warding off chronic disease – and really, who isn’t? — you might want to learn how to cook Indian food. According to new research, adding Indian curry spices like turmeric and cinnamon to your dishes could help reduce oxidative stress and thus thwart the risk of chronic disease. Researchers at Penn State prepared meals on […] [Read More]

Exercise and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Add another line to the long list of the benefits of exercise: it could help protect your brain. According to a recent study, regular exercise could help prevent brain damage associated with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences used an experimental model of brain damage, in which mice are exposed […] [Read More]
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Can Dogs Detect Lung Cancer?

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New research suggests Fido may have many more talents besides fetching and sitting. According to a recent study, super trained pups may be able to sniff out lung cancer in a human’s breath, making detection easier and earlier for doctors, which would allow them to treat the ailment earlier and save more lives. German researchers […] [Read More]
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The Stress of Commuting

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Stressed out by your commute? If so, you’re not alone – especially if you’re female. According to new research, women are more stressed than men by commuting to and from work, even though men spend more time every day on their daily commute. Researchers from the London School of Economics and the University of Sheffield set […] [Read More]
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Some Exercise Better Than None

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If you think you’re not exercising enough to improve your health, think again. According to new research, even small amounts of physical activity will help reduce heart disease risk, and the benefit increases as the amount of activity increases. Researchers from the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health found that people who engaged […] [Read More]
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Fat and Healthy?

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Here’s some refreshing news for those of us carrying around some extra pounds: being fat can actually be good for you. According to a recent study, obese people who are otherwise healthy live just as long as their slim counterparts, and are less likely to die of cardiovascular causes. Researchers at York University’s School of […] [Read More]
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Resistance Training and Smoking

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Here’s another benefit to lifting weights besides building muscle — it may also help smokers kick the habit. Researchers from The Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine in Rhode Island found that male and female smokers who completed a 12-week resistance training regimen as part of a standard smoking cessation treatment program were twice […] [Read More]

Postmenopausal Women and Protein

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Dieting postmenopausal women who want to avoid losing muscle as they lose fat might want to add some more protein to their plate. According to a recent study, adding protein throughout the day not only holds hunger pangs at bay so that dieters lose more weight, it keeps body composition – the amount of fat […] [Read More]
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Pets and Your Health

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Dogs and cats apparently have much more to offer than just companionship. According to a recent study, pet owners appear to fare better than other people with regard to physical fitness, self-esteem, being conscientious, being more socially communicative, not worrying so much about things, and being less fearful in general. And, the authors of the […] [Read More]
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Vitamins and Melanoma

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Taking certain vitamins may actually help some women ward off skin cancer. According to a recent study, a combination of calcium and vitamin D may cut the chance of melanoma in half for some women at high risk of developing this life-threatening skin cancer. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine analyzed data from the […] [Read More]
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