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Practicing Yoga Improves Arthritis Pain and Mood

For the one in five people who live with arthritis, yoga may be a safe and effective way to remain active. A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with two common forms of arthritis – knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis – who practiced yoga reported a 20 percent improvement in their pain, […]

Exercise During Adolescence May Offer Lasting Benefits for Women

Exercising during adolescence may protect women from cancer and cardiovascular disease later in life, new research shows. A large study that included about 75,000 women in China found that women who exercised up to 80 minutes weekly as adolescents had a 16 percent lower risk of death from cancer and a 15 percent lower risk […]

Many Children Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke, Report Finds

A new federal report shows that many Americans – especially children – are exposed to secondhand smoke despite efforts to educate the public about its health hazards. Secondhand smoke exposure in the United States has dropped by half between 1999 to 2000 and 2011 to 2012. But one in four nonsmokers — 58 million people […]

Eating Whole Grains May Help You Live Longer

New research proves again that nutrition is a powerful way to improve your health. Simply choosing whole grain foods – rather than refined grains or red meat – may help add years to your lifespan. In fact, eating more whole grains may lower a person’s risk of death by as much as 15 percent, particularly […]

Parkinson’s Patients Should Seek Exercise Early for Fall Prevention Benefits

Exercise may help people with Parkinson’s disease improve their balance, mobility and quality of life, even if it does not reduce their risk of falling, a new study suggests. Falling is a common problem for people with Parkinson’s. Sixty percent fall each year. Two-thirds of those fall repeatedly. “The resulting injuries, pain, limitations of activity and fear […]

Nature Walks Offer Mental Health Benefits, Study Finds

Taking a walk outdoors has long been suggested for people trying to clear their head, enjoy a breath of fresh air and combat stress. Turns out, it may actually work – really well. People who took group nature walks were linked with significantly lower depression, less perceived stress and enhanced mental health and well being, […]

Use Exercise and Healthy Diet to Help Avoid Cancer

More than 1.6 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year. Nearly 600,000 people will die from cancer this year as well, according to estimates. Cancer maintains its rank as the second most common cause of death in the United States, accounting for roughly one in four deaths. It’s why scientists […]

Breast Cancer Survivors Improve Health with Yoga, Study Finds

Women recovering from breast cancer who practice yoga regularly not only feel significantly less fatigue but also have lower levels of inflammation, according to new research. The study, the largest of its kind, found that the more the women practiced yoga, the better their results, according to a news release from Ohio State University. “This […]

Tobacco Use Remains Leading Preventable Cause of Death

It’s been 50 years since the first Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health. That report made it clear that smoking causes cancer. Since then, health researchers have shown us that smoking isn’t just deadly for smokers but it also harms people exposed to second-hand smoke. Yet, 40 million adults and 3 million children smoke […]

Improve Your Memory by Sleeping

When you learn something new, the best way to remember it may be to make sure you get a good night’s sleep. Sleep, which can influence your ability to focus and affect your eating habits, also helps strengthen the memories you have made throughout the day, according to recent research. The trick is to start […]