Category Archives: Health

Could You Live To Be 150?

What is the upper limit of human lifespan? At one time, reaching the age of 100 was considered to be a remarkable achievement. Yet by 2050, the United Nations estimates there could be as many as 3.7 million centenarians in the world, a major increase from just under 600,000 today. (I hope I’m included; I would be

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Can Happiness Improve Health?

In a word, yes. Of course, science tends to complicate things.  “Subjective well-being,” which measures how people evaluate their lives, has been examined in a comprehensive review for its impact on various aspects of physical health. The results were first published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being on July 14, 2017. Let me save you the

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COVID-19: Who Can You Trust?

With all the misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic, where can you go for accurate information? That’s the question a group of mothers started asking themselves as pandemic information became more and more muddled. But these moms are also doctors and scientists, and they decided to take action. The result is a grassroots network of women who

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How to Regrow a Body

If you don’t like your body, how would you like to regenerate a new one? It can be done, at least in slugs. Researchers have discovered two species of Japanese sea slugs that can shed their bodies and regrow new ones within three weeks. I can understand why some humans would want to regrow their

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Key To Living Longer — Get Moving

If you think you’re not getting enough exercise, you probably aren’t. But there may be an easy fix. A research paper, published earlier this year in the American Journal of Epidemiology, finds that replacing just 30 minutes of sitting with movement every day could help prolong your life. This doesn’t have to be a workout; just a

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Fall Asleep the Army Way

If you have trouble falling asleep, the U.S. Army has a method that might help.  in the military, a good night’s sleep can literally be a life-and-death matter.  Hence the development of this method. Here’s what the Army recommends — Sit on the edge of your bed. Make sure only your bedside light is on,

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