Eating more flavonols may slow cognitive decline: study
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(Gianna Mellilo/ The Hill) — Individuals who incorporate more antioxidant flavonols into their diet may have a slower rate of memory decline, regardless of age, sex and smoking status.

That’s according to new research on the type of flavonoid, which can be found in several fruits, vegetables, teas and wine. Flavonoids  …

Inflammatory bowel disease: high-sugar diet worsens IBD symptoms
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(Corrie Pelc/ Medical News Today) — More than 6 million people around the world have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — an umbrella term for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which both cause inflammation of the gut.

A person’s diet plays an important role   …

This is how many vacation days you should take to stay healthy
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(Stephanie Brown/ Very Well Health) — About 46% of Americans who get paid time off (PTO) from work say they do not use all of it. But missing out on that time may mean missing out on important health benefits. Research shows that taking vacations can support heart health, improve sleep, and reduce stress.

A recent study found  …

Why looking at awe-inspiring art could lead to a happier, healthier life
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(Eva Rothenberg/ CNN News) — It may be a sunset, a stirring orchestral number or a striking painting — whatever gives you goosebumps or makes you shed a tear. Experts believe that consistently seeking out these awe-inspiring experiences could lead to a significantly happier and healthier life.

People find awe in nature,  …

Stress really does age you but the biological effects ‘can be reversed’, study says
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(Dave Yasvinski/ Healthing) — A new study has shown that it’s possible to turn back the clock, at least when it comes to the effects of stress on your biological age.

The research, published in the journal Cell Metabolism , found that stressful events, such as surgery, pregnancy and severe cases of COVID-19 ,  …

Regular internet use may be linked to lower dementia risk in older adults, study says
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(Jen Christensen/ CNN Health) — If your parents or grandparents ask you how to post on Instagram or how to send a birthday message to a Facebook friend, a new study suggests you might want to help them – not just to be nice but because getting them online may help their brain health, too.

A study published Wednesday  …

The myth is true: Cranberries stop UTIs from coming back, new review finds
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(Jocelyn Solis-Moreira/ Study Finds) — Science is finally catching up to what many healthy, berry eaters already knew — consuming cranberries and cranberry products is a great way to prevent a urinary tract infection (UTI). A recent review examined the benefits of cranberry products when it comes to symptomatic UTIs,  …

Free shingles vaccination coming next month for those deemed more vulnerable
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(CTV News) — The Quebec government announced Monday that free shingles vaccination for Quebecers aged 80 and over and immunocompromised people aged 18 and over will be available next month.

The free shingles vaccination for certain seniors was provided for in the last budget presented to the national assembly by Finance  …

A test of dark chocolate found traces of lead and cadmium. Do you need to give it up?
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(Stephanie Dubois/ CBC News) — For years, dark chocolate has been touted as good for you, in moderation.

Research has shown that there can be benefits for your heart, cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

Those are all still true, but a report published in December looking  …

Hydration associated with a significantly lower risk of developing chronic diseases
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(Kristen Rodgers/ CNN News) — You may know that being adequately hydrated is important for day-to-day bodily functions such as regulating temperature and maintaining skin health.

But drinking enough water is also associated with a significantly lower risk of developing chronic diseases, a lower risk   …

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