The race to stop ageing: 10 breakthroughs that will help us grow old healthily
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(Andrew Steele/ Science Focus) — Ageing is the single largest cause of human suffering. It might sound counter-intuitive, but it makes sense when you think it through: all of the biggest killers in the modern world, from cancer to heart disease to dementia, affect older people far more often than younger ones.

We’ve even  …

Most adults shouldn’t take daily aspirin to prevent heart attack, panel says
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(Kaitlin Sullivan/ NBC News) — Taking a daily low-dose aspirin has long been recommended for heart health, but an influential organization changed its guidance on Tuesday.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts, released an updated draft recommendation that says most  …

7 ways to prevent colon cancer
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(Pamela Kaufman/ Everyday Health) — As with all diseases, prevention is the best medicine when it comes to colorectal cancer.

Colon cancer and rectal cancer, typically grouped together as colorectal cancer because they are both diseases of the large intestine, affect approximately 1 in 20 Americans.

Colorectal  …

Brain-healthy foods that will help protect your memory
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(Kaitlyn Pirie/ Prevention) — What you choose to fuel your body with affects more than the number on the scale and how your jeans fit. Everything from your bone density to your memory can be supported by what you put on your plate. Specifically when it comes to brain health, the foods you eat have a major impact, says Dale  …

Women may experience heart disease differently than men
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(Kathleen Kenny/ Pharmacy Times) — Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Approximately 655,000 Americans die every year from heart disease. That equates to 1 person every 36 seconds. The condition costs the United States about $219 billion annually in health care services,

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Coffee may reduce risk of death from stroke and heart disease
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(Sandee LaMotte/ CNN News) — Drinking up to three cups of coffee a day may protect your heart, a new study finds.

Among people with no diagnosis of heart disease, regular coffee consumption of 0.5 to 3 cups of coffee a day was associated with a decreased risk of death from heart disease, stroke and early death from any cause when
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Eating more plant foods may lower heart disease risk in young adults, older women
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(Science Daily) — In two separate studies analyzing different measures of healthy plant food consumption, researchers found that both young adults and postmenopausal women had fewer heart attacks and were less likely to develop cardiovascular disease when they ate more healthy plant foods.

The American Heart Association  …

Colorectal cancer screening should start at age 45, experts recommend
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(Rob Stein/ NPR) — Routine screening for colorectal cancer should begin at age 45 instead of 50, an influential panel is recommending.

Starting routine screening five years earlier could prevent more deaths from colorectal cancer, which is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, the U.S.  …

What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s
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Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of Still Alice, Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.

In this TED talk, She shares the  …