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High Stress Jobs Affect Women's Health

High Stress Jobs Affect Women's Health

Researchers at Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass., recently released a new study that confirms some disrurbing fears - women who are stressed from high-pressure work situations have a 40% greater risk of cardiovascular risk than women in less stressful jobs. Read More


Tai Chi Increases Seniors' Immunity

Tai Chi Increases Seniors' Immunity

A Chinese form of martial art that's also a meditation and exercise discipline shows a remarkable ability to boost immunity in older people, according to recent research. This is on top of studies that have already demonstrated that the martial art, known as tai chi, lowers blood pressure, im... Read More


Women With Depression At Risk For Osteoporosis

Women With Depression At Risk For Osteoporosis

A study from the National Institute of Mental Health has found that women who suffer from depression are more likely to enter menopause with an increased risk of bone fractures. Researchers report that 17% of women with depression had decreased bone mass in the femoral neck, compared to 2% of... Read More


Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

A Review in The Lancet reveals the importance of healthy lifestyle choices to reduce stressors related to cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers from John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore examined records between 1990 to 2006. They observed how stress affects the sympathetic nervous system, im... Read More


Research Suggests Ways to Slow Alzheimer's

Research Suggests Ways to Slow Alzheimer's

A new study released at the International Conference on Prevention of Dementia on June 11th suggests that treating other health factors - like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol can help slow the onset and severity of dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease. This research furt... Read More


Teens and Obesity

Teens and Obesity

A new study highlights the long term health impact of obesity starting in the teen years. Itís unbelievable, but 15 percent of adolescents arenít just overweight, theyíre obese; thatís more than one in every seven kids. ď30 to 50 years ago I think the incidence of teen obesity would be around... Read More



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