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 Fitness & Wellness

States try to innovate with health exchanges
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States should use their creation of health insurance exchanges required by the 2010 healthcare law to create prevention programs aimed at promoting long-term savings, experts say, but state officials argue that those "wish lists" might have to wait so states can meet their deadlines. More

Healthcare law, employee health and wellness and associated costs
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By investing in "Employer-Based Wellness Programs," as encouraged by Section 4303 of the Affordable Care Act, employers can minimize the fiscal effect of this new policy on their businesses. In fact, a 2010 report produced by economists at Harvard University showed that for every dollar spent on an employee wellness program, medical costs decreased by about $3.27 and costs related to employee absenteeism dropped by $2.73. More

Hit the gym — It could add years to your life
U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While there's little argument that exercising is a healthy choice, a new study indicates that regularly working out each week can also add years to your life. Meeting or exceeding the World Health Organization's recommended minimum of 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity weekly exercise is associated with an increase in life expectancy of roughly 3.4 to 4.5 years, relative to no activity, according to the study. More

 Diet & Nutrition

Can foods affect colon cancer survival?
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new study suggests that what you eat may affect your chances of surviving colon cancer. The research is among the first to look at the impact that specific nutrients have on the likelihood of disease recurrence in people with colon cancer. It found that people treated for stage 3 disease, in which tumor cells have spread to lymph nodes, had greatly increased chances of dying of it or experiencing a recurrence if their diets were heavy in carbohydrate-rich foods that cause spikes in blood sugar and insulin. More

PepsiCo to launch Pepsi with fiber in Japan
The Associated Press via The Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fruits, vegetables and wheat bread are all sources of fiber. Now, so is Pepsi-Cola in Japan. PepsiCo plans to launch a version of its namesake soda with a fat-blocking fiber called dextrin in Japan. In an announcement on the company's Japanese website, PepsiCo explains how dextrin helps reduce fat levels in blood. More

Lower rates of type 2 diabetes seen in black-tea consuming countries
AFP Relaxnews via New York Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After conducting a mathematical analysis of data from 50 countries, a team of international researchers say they've found a link between the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and the consumption of black tea. More

 Vitamins & Pharmaceuticals

FDA finds bugs, bird and contamination at Ameridose plant
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From a leaking ceiling in the so-called "clean room" and a bird flying through a room where sterile drugs are packed to basic problems with contamination and failures to investigate patient harm, the sister firm of the pharmacy at the heart of the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak had serious flaws in its drug-making process, federal officials said. More

Lower magnesium intake means higher hypertension risk
Food Consumer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A study recently published in Journal of Hypertension suggests that lower intake of magnesium may boost risk of hypertension. Magnesium deficiency can lead to muscle weakness, tremor, or spasm, heart arrhythmia, irregular contraction, or increased heart rate, softened or weakened bone, imbalanced blood sugar levels, headaches, in addition to high blood pressure, according to early studies. More

 Research & Development

Study: No need to fast before cholesterol blood test
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Current practice calls for patients to fast at least eight hours before having their cholesterol levels checked, but Canadian researchers report that may be unnecessary. More

School psychologists can play key role in reducing obesity, raising scores
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How school psychologists can help students prevent obesity and, in turn, achieve academic success is the focus of a study conducted published in the National Association of School Psychologists' School Psychology Forum. Based on research conducted by an educational psychology doctoral student, the study outlines for educators a "practical and sustainable" plan for school psychologists to implement interventions such as increased regular physical activity and nutrition education that, among other benefits, can help improve academic achievement. More

Extra pounds linked to rheumatoid arthritis risk in women
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Overweight and obese women are at increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests. About 1.3 million Americans have rheumatoid arthritis, which occurs in women twice as often as in men. More

"Doctors believe there's an early window of opportunity to treat rheumatoid arthritis before the onset of irreparable joint damage, according to the Arthritis Foundation."


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