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A researcher inspecting a mummy

Experts used to think that certain health conditions were largely a result of modern lifestyles—atherosclerosis, for instance.

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If you’ve always been a bookworm, you may have better memory than people who don’t read regularly.

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An accidental discovery in a lab has led to a potential treatment for diabetes. Researchers were using mouse models to take a closer look at how diabetes affects the body when they stumbled upon a hormone called betatrophin.

Which organic foods should you choose?

When deciding which organic foods to eat, there are some important things to know.

Organic produce is grown without the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, and organic meat, eggs, and dairy products are from animals that haven’t been given hormones or antibiotics.

Healthy bones

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month. According to the National Institute on Aging, over ten million Americans (mostly women) have this disease, which results in thin, weak bones and can lead to fractures. Even more Americans (34 million) have low bone mass.

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A new study from the Mayo Clinic found that the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) was 1.5 times higher in men than women. [caption id="attachment_14487" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the stage between normal forgetfulness and the development of dementia.

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Two identical twins remain healthy their whole lives and then, at age 75, one develops Alzheimer s disease. Genetics can t account for this the pair has the exact same DNA.
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Scientists used to think that older adults brains were inflexible hence the adage, you can t teach an old dog new tricks. And it s true that your brain, like other organs in your body, undergoes wear and tear from years of use.

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If there were warnings on seasons, summer would say, DANGER: May get extremely hot! Average summer temperatures are always warm, but excessive heat can become dangerous. Protect yourself from the sun and the heat this summer.