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FITNESS & WELLNESS

New fitness centers cater to aging baby boomers
Reuters
Baby boomers, the generation that vowed to stay forever young, are getting older, designing senior-friendly gyms and becoming their own personal trainers.
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Angelina Jolie undergoes preventive double mastectomy
The New York Times
Angelina Jolie writes: "We often speak of 'Mommy's mommy,' and I find myself trying to explain the illness that took her away from us. (My children) have asked if the same could happen to me. I have always told them not to worry, but the truth is I carry a 'faulty' gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases my risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman."
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More time in gym class equals stronger kids
HealthDay News
Spending more time in physical education classes helps students develop muscle strength and doesn't increase their risk of broken bones, a new study finds.
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DIET & NUTRITION


Obesity crisis may be fueling big jump in sleep apnea cases
HealthDay News
The widening American waistline may be feeding an epidemic of sleep apnea, potentially robbing millions of people of a good night's rest, a new study suggests.
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Fatigue: Yet another reason to avoid fatty foods
HealthDay News
The food you eat may affect your level of sleepiness or alertness during the day, according to a new, small study. Researchers assessed the daytime sleepiness/alertness levels of 31 healthy, non-obese people, aged 18 to 65, who were normal sleepers.
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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


5 signs you're vitamin-deficient
Details via Fox News
When your body is trying to tell you something — for example, that you're skimping on critical vitamins — it may go to some strange lengths.
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Angelina Jolie undergoes preventive double mastectomy
The New York Times
Angelina Jolie writes: "The truth is I carry a 'faulty' gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases my risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman."

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Wasted real-world clinical data
By Mike Wokasch
We spend tens of billions of dollars every year on healthcare research, yet we don't have answers to some very basic questions about prevention and treatment of most diseases.

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Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines
USA Today
Most adults in the U.S. aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics.

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Research reveals possible reason for cholesterol-drug side effects
Medical Xpress
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and physicians continue to document that some patients experience fuzzy thinking and memory loss while taking statins, a class of global top-selling cholesterol-lowering drugs.
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Extra antioxidants have limited benefits for sight
Reuters
Taking additional antioxidant supplements on top of vitamin C, vitamin E and beta carotene does little to ward off macular degeneration among older adults, new research suggests.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


Report: Most Americans should eat less salt
HealthDay News
Most Americans should consume less salt, but too little salt can also cause health problems for some, a new report says.
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Nearly 10 percent of patients have C. difficile at admission
HealthDay News
Nearly one in 10 patients have asymptomatic Clostridium difficile colonization at the time of hospital admission, according to a study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
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