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    Decline in life expectancy revealed

    healthy living is about living longer but research depicts a US population decline Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds One of the fundamental ways scientists measure the well-being of a nation is tracking the rate at which its citizens die and how long they can be expected to live. So the news out of the federal government Thursday is disturbing: The overall U.S. death rate has increased for the first time in a decade, according to an analysis of the latest data. And that led to a drop in overall life expectancy for the first time since 1993, particularly among people younger than 65. “This…

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    Grooming your pubic hair may put you at risk of many diseases

    Shaving you private hair may not be a healthy choice Grooming pubic hair linked to increased STI risk Tuesday December 6 2016 Damage to the skin may increase infection risk “Women and men who regularly trim or remove all their pubic hair run a greater risk of sexually transmitted infections,” BBC News reports. A survey of around 7,500 Americans, aged between 18 and 65 years, found “groomers” had a higher rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as herpes. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that grooming pubic hair directly increases risk of STIs. The main limitation is that this study can’t prove cause and effect. It could be the case…

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    mental approach to getting rid of stress

    Healthy living is psychological Tai Chi may benefit veterans with PTSD Around 7 to 8 percent of Americans will experience post-traumatic stress disorder in their lifetime, and the condition is even more common among veterans, affecting around 23 percent of those involved in recent conflicts. According to a new study, the ancient Chinese exercise Tai Chi could help veterans manage symptoms of post-traumatic stress Study co-author Barbara Niles, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts, and colleagues recently reported their findings in BMJ Open. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can arise after experiencing or witnessing a shocking or frightening…

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    Saturated fact can actually make you healthier

    Saturated fact has some benefit Saturated fat could be good for you, study suggests   A new Norwegian diet intervention study (FATFUNC), performed by researchers at the KG Jebsen center for diabetes research at the University of Bergen, raises questions regarding the validity of a diet hypothesis that has dominated for more than half a century: that dietary fat and particularly saturated fat is unhealthy for most people. The researchers found strikingly similar health effects of diets based on either lowly processed carbohydrates or fats. In the randomized controlled trial, 38 men with abdominal obesity followed a dietary pattern high in either carbohydrates or fat, of which about half was…

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    Vegetarian diet is the ultimate choice for a better life

    Healthy diet seems to a vegetarian one Vegetarian diets best for health and the environment, say nutritionists A new position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics highlights the health benefits of vegetarian diets, claiming they can reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer, compared with non-vegetarian diets. Updating their 2009 position on plant-based diets, the Academy say an “appropriately planned” vegetarian or vegan diet is suitable for “all stages of the life cycle,” and adopting such diets in childhood can reduce the risk of chronic disease later in life. Additionally, the paper says plant-based diets are more environmentally friendly and sustainable than…

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    You merely need light exercise to help win Diabetics over

    Healthy living starts with light exercises Standing or ‘Easy’ Walks May Help Type 2 Diabetics Control Blood Sugar Study counters notion that vigorous exercise is key to battling the illness WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For people with type 2 diabetes, better blood sugar control may be as easy as getting up off the couch and standing every so often, or taking a leisurely walk, a new study shows. Dutch researchers noted that “moderate to vigorous” exercise is often recommended for people with diabetes — but most patients don’t comply with that advice. This small new study suggests that even sitting a bit less might be of real…

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    The sun is linked to bettering your eyesight a study reveals

    Healthy living tips for your eyes Can Time Outdoors Reduce Nearsightedness? More exposure to sun’s UVB rays linked to lower risk of eye condition in study By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Spending more time outside early in life may offer some protection against nearsightedness, a new study suggests.The European study authors suspect that additional exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays may play a role in reducing nearsightedness — the inability to see clearly at a distance, also known as myopia.”We found that higher annual lifetime UVB exposure, directly related to time outdoors and sunlight exposure, was associated with reduced odds of myopia,”…

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    Swimming, dancing and being in court can assist with a longer life.

    Certain sports can make you live a healthy and long life Want to delay death? Then swim, dance, or get on court, study shows By Kate Kelland | LONDON LONDON Swimming, racquet sports and aerobics are associated with the best odds of staving off death, and in particular of reducing the risk of dying from heart disease or stroke, scientists said on Tuesday. 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 urged doctors and policymakers to encourage people to take them up. While the research, published in the British Journal and…