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  1. Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower Dementia Risk

    Feb. 5, 2013 -- Higher fitness levels in middle age are linked with a lower risk of dementia later in life, a new study suggests. "We already know exercise has cardiovascular and many other benefits, but this may give people more incentive to get moving," says researcher Laura F. DeFina, MD, from Th

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  2. A Good Mood May Boost Seniors' Brain Power

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- When older people's mood improves, so does their brain power, new research suggests. Being in a good mood appears to enhance decision-making skills and working memory among older adults, according to the study published i

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  3. Hearing Loss Linked to Mental Decline in Elderly

    Jan. 22, 2013 -- Hearing loss and mental decline are two common conditions of aging, and now a new study finds that they may be related. Older people with hearing deficits were more likely than those with normal hearing to develop problems with memory and thinking over the course of the study. On av

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  4. Do Older Adults Need Vitamins, Supplements?

    Nov. 30, 2012 -- At least half of adults age 65 and above take daily vitamins and other supplements, but only a fraction actually need them, says an Emory University expert. The majority of older adults, he says, can improve their diet to get needed nutrients. "A lot of money is wasted in providing

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  5. You’re Only as Old as You Feel

    Nov. 20, 2012 -- The old saying “You’re only as old as you feel" has new life, backed up by a new study. Researchers found older people with positive views on aging were 44% more likely to recover fully after severe disability than those with negative views on aging. People with positive attitudes a

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  6. Does Air Pollution Hurt Memory of Older Adults?

    Nov. 16, 2012 -- Air pollution may be bad for older brains, a new study shows. Older adults who live in areas of high pollution did not do as well on tests of memory and other thinking skills, according to a new study. "We know that air pollution is harmful for a child's developing brain," says rese

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  7. Physical Activity Boosts Brain Health

    Nov. 1, 2012 -- Add lower risk for memory problems to the list of potential benefits from regular physical activity. New research shows that older people who reported exercising for 30 minutes at least three times a week had a nearly 40% lower risk of dementia compared to people who were less active

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  8. Exercise Protects Aging Brains

    Oct. 22, 2012 -- Staying mentally sharp as you age may have more to do with working out than working on crossword puzzles, new research suggests. People who stayed physically active into old age tended to have larger brains than those who did not exercise in the study, published today in the journal

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  9. Hospital Food Contaminated With C. diff

    Oct. 19, 2012 -- A new report suggests that hospital food is frequently contaminated with the dangerous diarrhea bug Clostridium difficile (C. diff). Houston researchers found that about one-fourth of nearly 100 hospital food samples they tested were positive for C. diff. Among the worst culprits: t

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  10. Death Rates Drop for 5 Top Causes of Death

    Oct. 10, 2012 -- Death rates dropped significantly last year for five out of the 15 leading causes of death in the U.S., according to a new CDC report. Researchers say a major decline in three of the top five causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke, contributed to a slight decli

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