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Playing music as kids boosts brain power later


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Hours spent practising the piano as a child could help keep brain shipshape decades later. Even if you no longer play music into adulthood, it will ... Read more...

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Childhood music lessons keep ageing brains sharper


April 21st, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Music lessons in childhood may keep people's brains sharper as they age even if they no longer play the instrument, according to a new study.While previous research has ... Read more...

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Pakistanis happier than Indians: Gallup survey


April 21st, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) India has ranked 71st in happiness with only 17 percent people describing themselves as "thriving" in a new study of well-being that gives Denmark the top ... Read more...

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Low income linked to mental disorders, suicide attempts


April 5th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new report has revealed that low levels of household income are associated with several lifetime mental disorders and suicide attempts, and a decrease in income is associated ... Read more...

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Walking speed ‘predicts longevity’


January 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Walking speed is associated with survival among older adults, according to a new study.Stephanie Studenski of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues conducted a study to assess the ... Read more...

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Alpha-carotene in yellow, green veggies extends life


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): High blood levels of the antioxidant alpha-carotene, found in yellow and green vegetables, appear to reduce the risk of dying over a 14-year period, according to a new ... Read more...

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Injuries and illnesses ‘increase levels of elderly disability’


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): A new study has found that the illnesses and injuries that can restrict the activity of older adults or land them in the hospital are linked to worsening ... Read more...

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Drinking beet juice daily promotes brain health in older adults


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 03 (ANI): A new study has shown that drinking beet juice daily can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults.This finding could hold great potential for combating the ... Read more...

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Age-related mental decline may be less than previously believed


September 19th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that all mental abilities decline with advancing age, but the decreases aren't as sharp as some research has suggested.For the study, Timothy Salthouse, ... Read more...

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Study shows mental decline in elderly is smaller than thought


September 14th, 2010 - 1:30 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The American Psychological Association (APA) on Monday announced that a recently published test shows that mental decline in elderly people is less than previously thought.According to the ... Read more...

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Most Americans struggle with long-term weight loss: Study


September 4th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 04 (ANI): Researchers have found that only about one in every six Americans who have ever been overweight or obese loses weight and maintains that loss.Penn State College of Medicine ... Read more...

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Youth exposure to alcohol ads in mags declines by 48pc: Study


August 11th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that youth exposure to alcohol advertising in magazines declined by 48 percent between 2001 and 2008.The study was conducted by the Center on ... Read more...

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Abused kids likely to have mental disorders as young adults


July 6th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Kids who suffer abuse are likely to have mental disorders later in life, revealed a study.Most studies of child maltreatment and later mental health outcomes have relied on ... Read more...

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Boomers as active on Facebook as their grandkids


June 16th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 16 (ANI): Grannies and grandpas have become experts in posting status updates, poking their friends and changing their profile picture on Facebook, just like their grandkids, who introduced ... Read more...

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Lots of nuts, poultry and less of red meat, butter ‘can cut Alzheimer’s risk’


April 13th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Eating lots of vegetables, fish, fruit, nuts and poultry, and less of red meat and butter may reduce a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease, says a new report.The ... Read more...

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Abdominal surgery ‘risky for older patients’


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Older adults have a higher risk of complications and death after commonly performed abdominal surgical procedures, according to a new study.Nader N. Massarweh, and colleagues at University of ... Read more...

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Blood lead levels linked to depression, panic disorder


December 8th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that young adults with higher blood lead levels are more likely to have depression and panic disorders, even if they have exposure to ... Read more...

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Cellphone use reduces pedestrian safety


November 17th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Walking while talking on the cell phone makes a person more vulnerable to accident, according to a new study.The researchers revealed that young and old pedestrians comprise with ... Read more...

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Heart attacks on the rise among women: U.S. study


October 27th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Two new US studies have shown that heart attacks have become more common in middle-aged women over the past two decades but a women's chances of survival have ... Read more...

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Costs of plug-in cars key to expand consumer acceptance


October 22nd, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 22 (ANI): A University of Michigan (U-M) survey has indicated that the costs of plug-in cars are key to expand consumer acceptance.The survey shows that the cost of plug-in hybrid ... Read more...

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Healthy neighbourhoods linked to lower diabetes risk


October 13th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Individuals living in healthy neighbourhoods may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says a new study.In the study, Amy H. Auchincloss, Ph.D., M.P.H., of Drexel ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyle habits ‘cut chronic disease risk’


August 11th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Four healthy lifestyle factors-never smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly and following a healthy diet-can help keep the most common and deadly chronic diseases at bay, says ... Read more...

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Vitamin D linked to reduced fracture risk in elderly


March 24th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Older adults can prevent fractures by taking oral vitamin D supplements at a dose of at least 400 international units per day, says a new study. "The anti-fracture ... Read more...

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Blame the blues for your belly love handles


December 2nd, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Older adults who have symptoms of depression have a higher tendency to gain abdominal fat, but not overall fat, over a five-year period, according to a study.The ... Read more...

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Exercise may reduce age-related brain changes in older adults


December 1st, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Exercise could help prevent age-related brain changes in older adults, suggests a new study.In the study, researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill found ... Read more...

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Malnutrition dogs prosperous Punjab: report


November 23rd, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) One in every five adults in the age group of 15 to 49 years suffers from malnutrition in Punjab, often referred to as the granary of the country, ... Read more...

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Light-activated therapy may produce molecular level changes in ageing skin


October 21st, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): A therapy that involves light-activated medication and exposure to a light source seems to be effective in producing changes at the molecular level in ageing skin, says ... Read more...

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Sleepless nights can trigger depression bouts among elderly


October 1st, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): For older adults who have a history of depression, a restless or sleepless night can turn out to be another sign of an upcoming bout of the ... Read more...

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Colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 50


September 3rd, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): A new study has suggested that screening for colorectal cancer screening should start at age 50. In the study, researchers at the John Hopkins University found that colorectal ... Read more...

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Ancient Chinese tai chi may help the elderly get a good nights sleep


June 21st, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Elderly tired of spending restless nights should learn Ancient Chinese martial arts tai chi chih for a good nights sleep, suggests a new study.More than half of ... Read more...

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Pilot programme helps change older adults sedentary life mindset


November 17th, 2007 - 3:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Generally, older adults believe that inactive, sedentary lifestyle is part of aging. But a new study has said that the belief can be changed using positive physical and ... Read more...

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