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One Type of Diet Can Add Years to Your Life

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Obese people who follow a low-fat weight-loss plan could tack extra years onto their life, a new review of medical evidence suggests. Such diets appear to help decrease overall risk of early death by 18 percent in people with obesity,

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CDC Wants America to Eat Its Fruits & Veggies

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Fruits and vegetables can be delicious and nutritious — but too many Americans are still passing them by, a new report finds. Just 9 percent of adults eat enough vegetables and only 12 percent get the recommended amount of fruit

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Eat Well, Age Well

SUNDAY, Nov. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A healthy diet may translate into a healthier old age, researchers report. The scientists followed close to 1,000 men and women in England, who were born in March 1946, throughout their adulthood. Those who ate more fruits, vegetables and whole-grain

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Coffee May Be Kind to Your Kidneys

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Can caffeine help people with chronic kidney disease live longer? That’s the suggestion of a new study that found that among more than 2,300 Americans with chronic kidney disease, those who drank the most caffeinated drinks reduced their risk of

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With Severe Flu Season Lurking, Shots a Must

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Early signs suggest that the United States will see a severe flu season, so it’s especially important for Americans to get their shots, health experts say. Australia had its worst flu season on record, and what happens in the southern

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Many Food Allergies May Develop in Adulthood

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Is the roof of your mouth itchy after a peanut butter sandwich? Does your skin break out in hives after you’ve cracked your way through a lobster dinner? It’s possible you’re one of the many adults who developed a food

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A 3×10 Exercise Plan That’ll Work for You

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Sometimes it’s hard to fit 30 minutes of exercise into your day. But did you know you can break up daily workouts into shorter segments and get the same health benefits? Exercising for just 10 minutes at a time, three

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Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child

SATURDAY, Oct. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Halloween’s frights extend beyond goblins and ghouls if you’re a child with food allergies or asthma. “You want Halloween to be scary for the right reasons — ghosts, goblins and witches — not allergies and asthma,” said allergist Dr. Stephen

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How to Talk to Someone With Cancer

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For people diagnosed with cancer, communication with family members plays a vital role in their health and well-being, according to an expert from San Diego State University. After studying this issue for a decade, communications professor Wayne Beach concluded that

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The Value of Strength Training

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Strength training — also called resistance training or, simply, weightlifting — isn’t just for those muscular bodybuilders at the gym. It’s a type of exercise that should be part of everyone’s overall fitness plan. Why? Strength training keeps muscle toned,

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