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Index of Societal Aging Measures How Well Nations Are Adapting To An Aging Population

The U.S. ranks among the top five

Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Southern California have developed a new method to determine how well countries are caring for their elderly populations. The John A. Hartford Foundation’s Index of Societal Aging tool is composed of five … Continue reading

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New Report Shows Benefits of Integrative Therapies For Breast Cancer Patients

Meditation and yoga received the highest grades for improving wellness

The Society for Integrative Oncology has released new guidelines regarding effective and safe integrative treatments for people with breast cancer. The new review adds to the growing body of evidence that supports the use of integrative therapies for breast cancer … Continue reading

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A New Odor Test Could Detect the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s

Researchers are using a sniff test to identify the disease

What if you could detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s using only your nose? A group of researchers is developing a new odor test that they think could help doctors identify patients who have the disease. In two recent studies, researchers discovered … Continue reading

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Study Finds Sudden Deaths of Beloved Friends and Family Members Can Trigger Onset of Psychiatric Disorders in Survivors

Researchers find the stresses and shocks during grieving over unexpected deaths can lead to the onset of a variety of psychiatric disorders for survivors

At Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, researchers, along with colleagues from Columbia University’s School of Social Work and Harvard Medical School, have performed the first study that shows a direct link between acute bereavement and the new-onset of … Continue reading

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Don’t Sweat It: Why Does Stress Cause Heart Attacks?

Scientists find link between chronic stress, white blood cells and death by heart attack

Constant stress can sour a person’s life in many respects: their disposition, sense of fulfillment and health all take a turn for the worse. But what’s the explanation of the relationship between stress and the time of our death? There’s … Continue reading

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