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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Insomnia, Anxiety Drugs May Raise Dementia Risk

    Sept. 27, 2012 -- Seniors who take certain kinds of drugs to treat anxiety or insomnia may be more likely to develop dementia than those who do not, a new study shows. Seniors are often prescribed benzodiazepines or similar drugs to help with sleeping problems or anxiety. And even though most of the

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  4. Which State’s Residents Live the Longest?

    Sept. 14, 2012 -- Hawaiians must be doing something right. A new report shows residents of the tropical state live longer than those of any other state in the country. The latest state-specific life expectancy tables from the CDC show Hawaiians’ average life expectancy at birth in 1999-2001 was 80 y

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  5. Cocoa May Sharpen Aging Brain

    Aug. 13, 2012 -- Drinking a cocoa-rich beverage every day may help brain health in older adults, a new study shows. The study, published in Hypertension, included 90 elderly people who already had mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which can include difficulty with memory, language, thinking, or judgm

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  6. Exercise May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's

    July 16, 2012 -- Being physically active -- whether it's aerobic activity like walking or resistance training to build muscles -- can keep your brain sharp and potentially reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease, new studies show. Exercise can even grow the brains of older adults, says resea

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  7. Low Vitamin D Linked to Weight Gain in Older Women

    June 25, 2012 -- Older women with low blood levels of vitamin D may be more prone to pack on the pounds, when compared with women who have adequate vitamin D levels. Of more than 4,600 women aged 65 and older, those with insufficient levels of vitamin D in their blood gained about two pounds more th

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  8. Loneliness Linked to Death, Disability

    June 18, 2012 -- Living alone or simply feeling lonely may raise a person's risk for a decline in health, two new studies show. The studies, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, are some of the largest to date to support the idea that being isolated from friends and family affects the qua

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  9. Vitamin D With Calcium May Boost Survival

    June 15, 2012 -- Older people who take vitamin D with calcium may have lower death rates than those who don't. That finding comes from a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. It comes just days after an expert government panel reported that there is insufficient

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  10. Personality Secrets to a Long Life

    May 30, 2012 -- A new study may offer some tips to help you stick around for your 100th birthday. Try to be optimistic, easygoing, sociable, and conscientious. Don't bottle up your feelings. Suppress the urge to talk ill of others, the new research suggests. That combination of personality factors s

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