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  1. Berries May Slow Mental Decline From Aging

    Aug. 23, 2010 -- Compounds found in various berries and possibly in walnuts may slow down natural aging processes in the brain, new research indicates. What's more, blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries may help the aging brain in a crucial but previously unrecognized way, according to a study

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  2. Resveratrol May Slow Aging in Humans

    Aug. 4, 2010 -- The plant extract resveratrol, found in the skin of red grapes, appears to suppress inflammation and may fight aging in humans, according to a new study. Common food sources of resveratrol include grapes, wine, peanuts, blueberries, and cranberries. Study author Husam Ghanim, PhD, of

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  3. Might You Live to 100? Gene Test Tells

    July 1, 2010 -- Do you have what it takes to live 100 years -- or more? A new test tells whether a person has the "genetic signature" of exceptional longevity. About 77% of centenarians -- people 100 years old or older -- have this genetic profile. "Our genetic profile ... is essentially a picture,

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  4. Infection Control Lacking at Surgical Centers

    June 8, 2010 -- Lapses in procedures aimed at fighting infections are common in ambulatory surgical centers, a study shows. The lapses include safe hygiene methods and improper handling of medications and equipment. The study by the CDC is published in the June 9 issue of The Journal of the American

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  5. Exercise May Buffer Effects of Stress

    May 28, 2010 -- Short bursts of vigorous exercise -- the kind that makes you really break a sweat and increases your heart rate -- may help buffer the devastating effects that stress can have on cellular aging, a new study finds. Brief bouts of vigorous physical activity reduced one of the key signs

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  6. iPods, Texting at 100: How Centenarians Stay Hip

    May 7, 2010 -- Americans turning 100 or older this year are making sound lifestyle choices, not just about health and exercise but by clinging to social networks and adapting to new technologies, a new survey indicates. The fifth annual Evercare by United Healthcare100@100 Survey of 100 Americans tu

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  7. Mediterranean Diet May Save Brainpower

    April 27, 2010 (Anaheim, Calif.) -- Eat more like a Greek, and less like a typical American, and you may be doing your brain a favor, new research suggests. Older adults who adhere to the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet -- rich in fruits, vegetables, olive oil, legumes, fish, and moderate amounts o

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  8. Higher Vitamin D, Better Golden Years?

    April 26, 2010 (Anaheim, Calif.) -- Vitamin D, already considered a way to help fight colds, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other ills, may also keep people mobile in their golden years, according to a new study. Older adults who had higher blood levels of vitamin D had better physical functio

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  9. Computer Use, Exercise May Save Memory

    April 19, 2010 (Toronto) -- A combination of moderate physical exercise and computer use late in life may help protect against the memory loss of mild cognitive impairment, a new study suggests. The study shows that both physical exercise and mental exercises such as reading books, playing games, an

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  10. Low Vitamin D Level Tied to Cognitive Decline

    April 16, 2010 (Toronto) -- Two new studies add to evidence that older people with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to suffer from cognitive impairment. The hope is that vitamin D supplements may be able to slow mental decline -- an intervention that one research team plans to put to the t

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