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FITNESS & WELLNESS

Can sunscreen keep your skin from aging?
Forbes
Sunscreen season has arrived, along with new guidelines for what actually constitutes defense from solar rays and new evidence that a daily slathering may not only protect you from skin cancer and sunburn, it may keep your skin from aging. That discovery comes from a study just published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Australian researchers divided 903 white adults under age 55 — the average age was 39 — into two groups.
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A 20-minute bout of yoga stimulates brain function immediately after
ScienceDaily
Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of Hatha yoga significantly improved participants' speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control, two measures of brain function associated with the ability to maintain focus and take in, retain and use new information. Participants performed significantly better immediately after the yoga practice than after moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise for the same amount of time.
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Health apps as parenting aids
The New York Times
Three new apps provide evidence-based healthy hints for raising children ages one to five. For example: "Don't forget it's time for your child's 1-year checkup! The doctor will talk to you about how your child is growing and what to expect this year."
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DIET & NUTRITION


3 no-fail strategies for weight control
By Dr. Georgene Collins
With most of the population at risk of weight-related diseases, weight loss is a primary focus among the American population. The amount of weight-loss information currently available is overwhelming to most. Yet the focus on weight loss is outdated. The unstable economy and healthcare changes create the perfect storm to make health the priority. And the best strategy to prevent disease is weight control.
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Can sunscreen keep your skin from aging?
Forbes
Sunscreen season has arrived, along with new guidelines for what actually constitutes defense from solar rays and new evidence that a daily slathering may not only protect you from skin cancer and sunburn, it may keep your skin from aging.

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Going caveman: Paleo diet embraces a simpler take on dining
ArmyTimes.com
Fred Flintstone may have been on to something. With the whirlwind of health crazes, wellness phases and diet trends fueling the fitness fire — each one sporting a hipper name than its predecessor — it's easy to get burned.

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Why working out is the cherry on the healthy living sundae
The Huffington Post
Welcome to the honest blog of a personal trainer with a decade of experience, a degree in kinesiology, and a dream to see the nation get fit. Working out can sometimes be, well, not fun.

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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


The best vitamins and minerals for seniors
U.S. News & World Report
It is important to remember that supplements are not a substitute for a healthy diet of nutritious foods. As you get older, however, you can become deficient in certain vitamins and minerals, and the nutrients you get from diet alone may not be enough. In these cases, you should not treat yourself with over-the-counter supplements without first talking to your doctor.
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Obama abandons birth control fight
ABC News
The Obama administration has reversed itself by agreeing to allow emergency contraception to be sold over the counter to anyone, abandoning a potentially damaging fight with President Barack Obama's own base over the issue.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


Sugar sweetened drinks and diabetes: What's the risk?
STATS
With obesity commanding the nation's attention as a major source of health problems, it was not surprising when a large, observational study across Europe linking the consumption of one 12-ounce soda per day to a 22 percent increased risk of diabetes triggered headlines. And it was not particularly surprising that even though the study finding was a correlation, those headlines strongly implied a causal link such that every reader ran that specific increased risk of diabetes with every soda they consumed.
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Study: Only 5 percent of restroom patrons wash hands properly
HealthDay News via U.S News & World Report
The next time you reach out to shake someone's hand, consider this finding: A recent study of hand-washing habits found only 5 percent of people who used the restroom scrubbed long enough to kill germs that can cause infections. Thirty-three percent didn't use soap, and 10 percent didn't wash their hands at all, according to the study, based on Michigan State University researchers' observations of more than 3,700 people in a college town's public restrooms.
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