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Depression Raises Dementia Risk in Type 1 Diabetics.

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Among a sample of 3,742 type 1 diabetics, those with depression at middle-age had a 72% increased risk for developing dementia over the next two decades. This finding is especially worrisome to researchers as 20% of participants had diagnosed depression at the onset of the study.
Aging & Mental Health, April 2018

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Rear-Facing Car Seats Protect in Rear-End Crashes.

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Little research exists on child safety in rear-facing car seats in the event of a rear-end crash. In this study, Ohio State University researchers tested several rear-facing car seats in rear-end crashes and found that all of the seats were effective at supporting a child’s head, neck, and spine. Study lead author Dr. Julie Mansfield adds, “Even though the child is facing the direction of the impact, it doesn’t mean that a rear-facing car seat isn’t going to do its ...

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Manipulative Therapy Provides Benefits to Those with COPD.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production, and wheezing. A recent study found that manipulative therapies can help improve functional exercise capacity in patients with COPD, potentially helping to improve the quality of life of patients with the condition.
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, March 2018

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Yoga and Exercise Help Atrial Fibrillation Patients.

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a condition that causes a rapid and irregular heartbeat, which can lead to cardiovascular events like stroke and heart failure. A systemic review of studies published in over 1,800 journals concluded that both yoga and moderate physical exercise can help patients manage the symptoms associated with AF and improve their overall quality of life.
American Journal of Cardiology, February 2018

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Red Meat Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women.

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In this study, researchers reviewed data concerning more than 32,000 women in the United Kingdom and found that those who regularly ate red meat were more likely to develop distal colon cancer than the females in the study who did not eat red meat. Dr. Elena Ivanina, a gastroenterologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City notes, “Multiple studies have already highlighted that long-term consumption of red meat or processed meats are associated with an increased risk of colorectal ...

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