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Overweight Kids Likely to be Overweight Adults

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    Kids who are overweight before age 6 more likely to become overweight adults. A new study of overweight kids and adults finds there are key ages when having a healthy weight could prevent obesity in adulthood. Australian researchers tracked nearly 3 thousand people over three decades. Those with normal BMI by the age of six were less likely…

Hot Tea is Good for Your Eyes

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  Drinking hot tea can protect your eyes. Some early evidence that a cup of tea a day just might help protect your eyesight. A new study from the University of California looked at the beverage consumption of 16-hundred adults. Hot tea drinkers were 74 percent less likely to develop glaucoma than people who never drank tea. Coffee, iced tea…

What You Live Near can Affect Your Health

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  Living near a gym makes it more likely you’ll go to the gym. In Your Health Minute, living near an exercise facility could be good for your health. British researchers found people with close access to gyms, pools and playing fields were less overweight than those with no nearby facilities. Their data also showed living further away from a…

Walking is a Must for Lymphoma Patients

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  Lymphoma patients who exercise live longer and healthier. In Your Health Minute, A new study reveals exercise can improve survival in patients with lymphoma. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic collected physical activity data from four thousand lymphoma patients. They found active people were more likely to survive than their sedentary peers. Patients who increased their activity level after their…

Motorcyclists Should be Aware of a Full Moon

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The light of a full moon can be dangerous. Many people believe a full moon causes chaos and unusual behavior. And while that’s only a myth, the bright sky could increase the risk of a deadly motorcycle crash. Researchers from the University of Toronto looked at 40 years of accident data in the U-S. There was a higher number of…

Window Blinds can Injure or Kill a Small Child

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  Those beautiful blinds can be dangerous for kids. Another major child safety hazard are window blinds. A new study from nationwide children’s hospital finds nearly 17 thousand children under six were treated for window blind injuries from 1990 to 2015.   The most common injury was being struck by blinds but the most dangerous was getting entangled in the…

Mixing Medicines a Problem for Some Seniors

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  Many seniors not aware of the dangers of combining different medications. In Your Health Minute, a new study reveals very few senior citizens are aware of the dangers of mixing medicines. A University of Michigan Poll found just one third of older adults who take multiple medications have talked to their doctor about possible drug interactions. And less than…

Simple Tips Could Make it Safer for Senior Drivers

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  Many senior drivers don’t make safety changes as they get older. Most senior driversĀ  don’t make simple adjustments to their cars that could improve their safety. Researchers with the Triple-A Foundation studied a database of drivers over 65. Only 10 percent had added any safety devices like pedal extensions, seat cushions or steering wheel covers to their vehicles. Experts…

Married People Have Lower Risk of Dementia

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    Marriage has mental health benefits. In Your Health Minute, marriage might lower your risk of developing dementia. Data from over 800 thousand adults shows lifelong singletons were 42-percent more likely to develop dementia than their married peers. Widowers were also at a higher risk. Experts say marriage may help both partners have healthier lifestyles and provide more opportunities…

Researchers Link Diabetes to Cancer

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  Diabetes patients more likely to be diagnosed with cancer. In Your Health Minute, Diabetes and obesity are responsible for nearly 800 thousand cancers worldwide. British researchers looked at cancer data from 175 countries in 2012. They found nearly six percent of new cases were caused by the combined effects of diabetes and being overweight or obese. Most of these…