Category: Health & Fitness

Yoga pants are killing our oceans with microfibers
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Yoga pants are killing our oceans with microfibers

Associated Press - Mar 15, 2017

Comfortable clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that's increasingly ending up in the oceans and potentially contaminating seafood, according to Gulf Coast researchers launching a…

Life expectancy study shows many likely to live beyond 90 by 2030
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Life expectancy study shows many likely to live beyond 90 by 2030

Reuters - Feb 22, 2017

Average life expectancy will rise in many countries by 2030, breaking through 90 years in some places, and policymakers need to make more efforts to plan for…

‘Fasting-mimicking’ diet said to reduce risk factors for aging
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‘Fasting-mimicking’ diet said to reduce risk factors for aging

Reuters - Feb 20, 2017

Following a diet that mimics fasting may reduce risk factors for disease in generally healthy people, according to a small study. Dr. Min Wei of UCLA’s Longevity…

Mexico confirms first cast of Zika-related birth defect
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Mexico confirms first cast of Zika-related birth defect

Associated Press - Feb 03, 2017

Mexico's health ministry has confirmed the first case of a Zika-related severe birth defect known as microcephaly. The ministry said in a statement Friday that the child…

Brain games linked to delayed cognitive decline in elderly
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Brain games linked to delayed cognitive decline in elderly

Reuters - Feb 01, 2017

Older people who engage in mentally stimulating activities later in life may have a lower risk of developing mild cognitive impairment than their peers who don't challenge…

As more Latin Americans eat processed food, obesity rates surge
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As more Latin Americans eat processed food, obesity rates surge

Reuters - Jan 19, 2017

Latin America, once plagued by malnutrition, now faces a different type of public health crisis as processed food increasingly replaces traditionally prepared dishes, leading to a surge…

Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year
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Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year

Reuters - Jan 09, 2017

Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a…

Violence spreads like a contagious infection among friends
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Violence spreads like a contagious infection among friends

Reuters - Jan 02, 2017

“Violent acts tend to cluster through social networks, and they spread like a contagious disease spreads from one person to another,” the study’s senior author Brad Bushman…

Inovio Zika vaccine evokes robust response in early human study
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Inovio Zika vaccine evokes robust response in early human study

Vallarta Daily News - Dec 21, 2016

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental Zika vaccine induced robust immune responses in an early-stage study in human volunteers who have not been infected with the virus.…

Is having a female doctor better for your health?
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Is having a female doctor better for your health?

Vallarta Daily News - Dec 19, 2016

With female doctors, patients had 4 percent lower odds of dying within a month after being admitted to the hospital and a 5 percent smaller chance of…

Want to delay death? Then swim, dance, or get on court
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Want to delay death? Then swim, dance, or get on court

Vallarta Daily News - Nov 29, 2016

In a study of various types of exercise and their risk levels, the researchers found that participation in specific sports showed significant benefits for public health, and…

Put your best breath forward for easy DIY stress reduction and good health
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Put your best breath forward for easy DIY stress reduction and good health

Vallarta Daily News - Nov 29, 2016

Dear Movers and Breathers, Back in PV I recently returned to Puerto Vallarta, a little later than usual so I could have cataract surgery on both eyes…