These behaviour changes may indicate a risk of dementia in people over age 50
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(Daniella Vellone/ The Conversation) — Dementia is often thought of as a memory problem, like when an elderly person asks the same questions or misplaces things. In reality, individuals with dementia will not only experience issues in other areas of cognition like learning, thinking, comprehension and judgement, but  …

Exercise could improve quality of life for women with metastatic breast cancer
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(Abby McCoy/ Everyday Health) — More and more research shows that regular exercise can improve physical and mental health for women with breast cancer. Now there’s new research that suggests regular exercise may improve quality of life for women living with metastatic breast cancer, the most advanced form  …

High blood pressure and cholesterol before age 55 may cause damage
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(Don Rauf/ Everyday Health) — High cholesterol and high blood pressure before the age of 55 may have a lasting impact on your chances of developing heart disease later in life, according to a new study.

Published December 20 in the scientific journal PLoS One, the analysis of health data from nearly 300,000   …

Does magnesium for anxiety really work?
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(Lindsay Curtis/ Very Well Health) — Research suggests that magnesium for anxiety may work by calming the nervous system, improving mood, and promoting relaxation.123 With a diverse range of magnesium types and supplements available, choosing the right one can be overwhelming.

This article  …

25 resolutions you’ll actually keep this new year
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(Meirav Devash/ Oprah Daily) — New year, new-and-improved you? Not so fast. In a recent survey from Forbes Health/OnePoll, just 20 percent of respondents said they keep themselves accountable when it comes to sticking to their resolutions. If you can relate, we assert that the problem isn’t you but the impossible resolutions  …

Hypochondriacs die earlier than those who worry less about their health
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(Stephen Hughes/ The Conversation) — People who worry excessively about their health tend to die earlier than those who don’t, a recent study from Sweden has found. It seems strange that hypochondriacs who, by definition, worry yet have nothing wrong with them, should enjoy shorter lifespans than the rest of us.  …

Childhood trauma increases risk of chronic pain in adulthood
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(André Bussières/ McGill University) — Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, or neglect, either alone or combined with other types of childhood trauma, increases the risk of chronic pain and related disability in adulthood, according to new research. The findings from an international team of experts, including  …

Why heart attacks spike during the Holidays
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(Don Rauf/ Everyday Health) — While the holidays are a time of joy and togetherness for many, they are also a time when serious cardiac events peak. The American Heart Association (AHA) warns that more people die from heart attacks during the last week of December than at any other time of the year.

The   …

7 ways to manage an eating disorder during the Holidays
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(Michelle Pugle/ Everyday Health) — Although the holidays can be a wonderful time of the year for many, they can be tough for someone with an eating disorder who is trying to stay on track with their recovery.

The season tends to be full of food-focused events, which can cause intense anxiety for the estimated 30 million  …

The 10 most common holiday season triggers
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(Kaytee Gillis/ Psychology Today) — Nora sat by the window, watching the snow accumulate on top of the cars and neighborhood rooftops. December was always a difficult month for her, ever since the passing of her sister, three years ago. Without anyone to hold the family together, she had lost contact with the rest of her siblings,  …

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