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The Surprising Factor That Drives Longevity

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

Doctors have known for decades that two major factors lead to a long life: genetics and a healthy lifestyle.

But a new study shows there’s something else that strongly influences how long we will live. 

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine analyzed mental outlook of more than 70,000 people. The scientists followed the subjects for up to 30 years.[1]

The researchers found that optimistic people had 11-15% longer lifespans.

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Meditation Restores Mental Sharpness

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

There’s strong clinical evidence that meditation can effectively treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, and even drug addiction.[1]

Now, a new study shows that it can help people restore memory loss caused by aging.

The research was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Scientists looked at subjects between 55 and 90 with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). It’s often the first step toward Alzheimer’s.

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The Antibiotic-Cancer Connection

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For decades, antibiotics were viewed as a miracle of medicine. They seemed to cure virtually any type of bacterial illness without side effects. 

They worked so well that doctors prescribed them at the first sign of infection…even if the likely cause was a virus, which antibiotics don’t affect.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control say American doctors write 47 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions a year. 

We have started giving them to farm animals.

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Don’t Let Insomnia Wreck Your Heart

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Sleep Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

You toss and turn at night knowing exactly what you’ll be facing when the sun comes up… A day of fatigue, grumpiness, and poor productivity. It’ll be a struggle to get through the day. 

And then when it’s all over, you’ll try again, hoping that sleep will come the next night.

It might.

Or it might not. 

This pattern is so frustrating.

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Breathing the Air in 6 U.S. Cities Is Like Smoking a Pack a Day

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Lung Cancer by Garry Messick0 Comments

Even if you’ve never lit a cigarette in your life, your lungs may be as badly damaged as someone who has smoked a pack a day for 29 years.

That’s the chilling finding of a new study that analyzed the long-term effects of breathing the polluted air of six major U.S. cities.

Researchers looked at more than 7,000 people from 2000 to 2018.

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The Best Diet for Type 2 Diabetics Is Not What Your Doctor Recommends

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you are a type 2 diabetic, chances are that your doctor has told you to go on a diet. You were likely told to eat less fat and fewer calories. 

The idea is that this diet will help you lose weight. And losing weight can cure type 2 diabetes. 

But there’s a problem. 

The diet usually doesn’t work.

Only 5% of overweight and obese people are able to lose weight on a conventional low-fat, low-calorie diet. 

A new study shows there’s a better solution.

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