Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Health Brief and NAPC

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New Guidelines Lower the Bar for Risky Blood Pressure

New Guidelines Lower the Bar for Risky Blood Pressure

With new guidelines that define high blood pressure as being 130/80 instead of 140/90, nearly half of U.S. adults are considered at risk.

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Acetaminophen Linked to Delayed Language Skills

Acetaminophen Linked to Delayed Language Skills

Swedish moms that took acetaminophen during pregnancy gave birth to girls which 30 months later showed slower ability in acquiring language skills.

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Yoga Soothes the Blues

Yoga Soothes the Blues

A twice-weekly yoga class lowered symptoms of depression in participants within eight weeks.

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Seniors Eating Mediterranean Diet Retain Independence

Seniors Eating Mediterranean Diet Retain Independence

Seniors that ate a diet high in veggies, fruit, whole grains, nuts and legumes were markedly more independent and less frail over a four-year period.

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Young Women Outdo Male Peers in Oxygen Uptake

In an important fitness marker, young women were found by Canadian researchers to process oxygen about 30 percent faster and more efficiently than men their age when they began exercising.

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Whole Grains Help Us Eat Less

Whole Grains Help Us Eat Less

When overweight Danes exchanged refined grain products such as white bread and pasta for whole-grain equivalents, they tended to feel full sooner, eat less, lose weight and have less inflammation.

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Herbs Ease Polycystic Ovary Symptoms

Herbs Ease Polycystic Ovary Symptoms

Ingesting a combination of five herbs returned menstrual cycles to normal durations for 55 percent of women with polycystic ovary syndrome among those participating in an Australian study.

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Fruit Pesticides Lower Fertility in Women

Fruit Pesticides Lower Fertility in Women

Women undergoing fertility treatments were 18 percent less likely to become pregnant and 26 percent less likely to have a live birth if they were eating pesticide-laden produce.

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Less REM-Stage Sleep Linked to Dementia Risk

Less REM-Stage Sleep Linked to Dementia Risk

People older than 60 that get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep may have a greater risk of developing dementia.

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Air Pollution Linked to Psychological Distress

Air Pollution Linked to Psychological Distress

People living in areas with the highest levels of airborne fine particulates were 17 percent more likely to be psychologically distressed, feeling sad, nervous or hopeless.

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