Want to age well? Here’s how much coffee you should drink
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(Lacey Muinos/ Livestrong) — Iced, hot, decaf, espresso — however you prefer yours, coffee is a daily ritual for many. But while you may love the caffeine, coffee doesn’t just provide your morning jolt of energy or afternoon pick-me-up. It also offers potential health benefits, many of which are related to longevity.

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Yoga may lower blood pressure, Quebec study finds
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(Jean-Benoit Legault/ CTV News) — Yoga appears to reduce blood pressure more effectively than simple stretching when combined with a regular physical activity program, a three-month pilot study involving a Quebec City researcher shows.

The addition of yoga lowered systolic pressure, reduced resting heart rate and  …

Warmer noses are better at fighting colds: study
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(France 24.com) — Chilly weather and colds often go hand in hand. Reasons for this include people gather inside more in winter, and viruses survive better in low-humidity indoor air. But there has been less certainty about whether lower temperatures actually impair human immunity and, if so, how.

Now, a new study published  …

Alzheimer’s: Could beer hop compounds help reduce toxic clumps?
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(Annie Lennon/ Medical News Today) — Around 6.5 million Americans aged 65 years and older have Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. By 2050, they estimate this figure may reach 12.7 million.

Preventative strategies are key for tackling the condition. Diet is often considered a promising preventive  …

Eating disorders have risen in recent years. A new finding may help catch them earlier
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(Madeline Holcombe/ CNN News) — Health care professionals may now have a way to identify possible eating disorder cases a year before they would have been diagnosed, allowing patients to receive support much sooner, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed provincial health data from Ontario, Canada, for people  …

Coffee lowers risk of heart problems and early death, study says
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(Sandee Lamotte/ CNN News) — Drinking two to three cups a day of most types of coffee may protect you from cardiovascular disease and an early death, a new study found.

“The results suggest that mild to moderate intake of ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle,” said study  …

Coffee vs. tea smackdown: which is better?
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(Anahad O’Conner/ The Washington Post) — Do you start your mornings with a potent dose of caffeine from a freshly brewed cup of Joe? Or do you prefer a slightly less caffeinated nudge from a warm and gentle cup of tea?

Whatever your preference, scientists have found that regularly drinking coffee or tea can provide   …

Study shows menstrual blood can be used as a non-invasive way to detect endometriosis
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(Megan Holohan/ Today) — In her 20s, Christie Reuter experienced cramping and heavy periods that worsened over time.

“I was in so much pain that I knew something was wrong,” the 37-year-old from West Islip, New York, told TODAY. “It’s hard to go about daily life just in pain, knowing like it’s more than just a week of   …

Walk this number of steps each day to cut your risk of dementia
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(Sandee LaMott/ CNN News) — Want to reduce your risk for dementia? Slap on a step counter and start tallying your steps – you’ll need between 3,800 and 9,800 each day to reduce your risk of mental decline, according to a new study.

People between the ages of 40 and 79 who took 9,826 steps per day were 50% less likely to develop dementia  …

There’s a link between gut bacteria and fibromyalgia severity
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(McGill University/ Futurity) — Researchers have found that alterations in gut bacteria and blood bile acids of women with fibromyalgia are associated with the severity of their symptoms.

Their new study also points to a biological signature that could facilitate diagnosis.

Affecting up to 4% of the population and mostly  …

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