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‘Bad’ neighbourhood linked to worse cognitive function in some older adults


March 8th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has warned that living in a psychosocially hazardous neighbourhood could worsen the cognitive function in older age for persons with the apolipoprotein E e4 allele ... Read more...

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Exercise and vitamin D help reduce the risk of falls in seniors


December 26th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Exercise and Vitamin D supplements are the best ways to reduce the risk of falling in people aged 65 and over, a systematic review of over 50 clinical ... 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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Pleasant, sporty neighbourhoods can lower diabetes risk


October 13th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) People living in a sporty neighbourhood, with access to healthy foods, are likely to have a lower type-2 diabetes risk over a five-year period, a new study has ... Read more...

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Traumatic childhood might take years off adult life


October 7th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington Oct 7 (IANS) Children exposed to traumatic situations may experience health problems and lifelong diseases before dying prematurely, says a new study. David W. Brown, epidemiologist at the Centres for Disease Control ... Read more...

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