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The benefits of physical activity for older adults

Physically active older adults benefit from reduced risks of early death, breast and prostate cancer, fractures, recurrent falls, functional limitations, cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and depression. The findings come from a review of all published reviews of studies that assessed the relationship between physical activity and health in adults aged 60 years or older. […]

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The Right Music Really Does Make Your Workout Seem Easier

Curating the perfect playlist can transform a workout from good to great. And now, there’s evidence that the right music could make exercise seem easier. High-tempo music with at least 170 beats per minute may lower the perceived effort during a workout and increase cardiovascular benefits, according to a new study published in the journal […]

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First signs of young onset Parkinson’s may occur before birth

Scientists have discovered that some people who develop Parkinson’s disease before 50 years of age may be born with disordered brain cells. A team of scientists from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, made the discovery in individuals with young onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD). Their research, appearing in the journal Nature Medicine, suggests […]

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Potential upgrades on in vitro toxicological cell-based models

Over the last 100 years, knowledge regarding drug toxicity has increased significantly, especially since the thalidomide tragedy of the mid-20th century. This tragedy marked the beginning of rigorous drug approval and monitoring systems, and marketed drugs are much safer nowadays. However, there are still many uncertainties regarding the testing of novel drugs, especially considering the […]

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Nitrite consumption may up risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

(HealthDay)—Nitrite consumption is associated with an increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), according to a meta-analysis published online Jan. 17 in Scientific Reports. Mengxia Yu, from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, and colleagues examined the association between nitrite or nitrate consumption and risk for NHL in a meta-analysis. Studies presenting risk estimates across categories of […]