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Rewarding relationships important for healthy aging: How loneliness harms health

Posted February 23, 2014

Researchers have found loneliness boosts the chances of dying almost as much as poverty for older adults. Loneliness from lack of rewarding social connections can raise the chances of premature death 14 percent according to findings presented at the 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Chicago.

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Researchers find prices and family interactions influence eating behaviors

Posted October 31, 2013

Expanding waistlines and rising obesity rates have led to numerous ideas for policies, such as taxes on junk food or vouchers for fruits and vegetables, aimed at getting people to eat a more healthful diet. To better understand what influences food choices, a group of Iowa State University researchers looked at how prices, parents and peers affect fruit and vegetable consumption among African-American youths.

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Family Dinners Improve Mental Health and Well Being of Adolescents

Posted April 7, 2013

Regular family dinners contribute positively to emotional well being, pro-social behavior and life satisfaction in adolescents, according to a Canadian study published in theJournal of Adolescent Health. The study also found that regular and frequent family dinners ‘foster social exchanges that benefit all adolescents, regardless of whether or not they feel they can easily talk to their parents’.

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Intravenous Vitamin C Administration Reduces Fatigue in Office Workers: A Double-blind Randomized Controlled Trial

Posted April 30, 2012

Studies of the efficacy of vitamin C treatment for fatigue have yielded inconsistent results. One of the reasons for this inconsistency could be the difference in delivery routes. Therefore, we planned a clinical trial with intravenous vitamin C administration.

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Omega-3 fats tied to less cancer-related fatigue: study

Posted April 30, 2012

Breast cancer survivors who eat a healthy dose of omega-3 fats – found largely in oily fish like salmon, tuna and mackerel – may have some extra energy throughout their day, according to a U.S. study.

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Effects of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids on Fatigue and Inflammation

Posted April 30, 2012

Higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids may be linked to decreased inflammation and decreased fatigue among breast cancer survivors. Subjects (n=633, mean age: 56 years) were breast cancer survivors (stage I to IIIA) participating in the Health, Eating, Activity, and Lifestyle Study.

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Study support pre-workout benefits of Assault supplement

Posted April 30, 2012

A dose of the branded workout supplement Assault may boost perceived energy and cut fatigue during strenuous exercise, suggests a new study.

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Regular exercise may cure brain fatigue

Posted April 30, 2012

OK, couch potatoes. As if the promise of a healthy heart and a trim waistline werent enough to get you moving, researchers at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health have found another reason to hit the gym: an energized brain.

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Yoga Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Curb Fatigue

Posted April 30, 2012

About one third of breast cancer survivors experience fatigue that can affect their quality of life, but a small new study finds that doing yoga might help restore some lost vitality.

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Rhodiola rosea Might Have a Future in Alternative Medicine

Posted April 30, 2012

The perennial herb Rhodiola rosea garners interest as an herbal ingredient in modern alternative medicine. What claims have been made, and how much is reliable? What is Rhodiola rosea?

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