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Note to Diabetics: Don’t Skip Breakfast

Eating breakfast is important for everyone’s well-being, but especially so for those with type 2 diabetes, a new study from Tel Aviv University in Israel suggests. For diabetics, skipping breakfast causes huge blood-sugar spikes that worsen ...

Americans Consume Fewer Calories for First Time in Decades

In the wake of America’s decade-long obesity epidemic, here’s some news that the public is starting to get the message about excessive weight: Americans’ calorie consumption is on a sustained, steady decline, the New York Times reports. Per...

Myth Busted: You Don’t Need to Drink Eight Glasses of Water Per Day

You need to drink eight glasses of water per day to stay optimally hydrated and healthy, right? Not so fast, a group of researchers write in the Harvard Health Letter. Instead, people really only need to consume around 30 to 50 ounces of fluid ...

Can Exercise Slow Alzheimer’s Course?

Even after receiving a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), regular exercise might improve mental functioning and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, the Associated Press reports. After regularly exercising 45 minutes to an hour ...

Stopping Smoking Can Ease Hot Flashes in Older Women

It’s never too late to stop smoking, and for women approaching or post-menopause, kicking the addiction could reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes, the Market Business reports. In a group of 761 women ages 45 to 54, fewer than four in ...

All Cell Phone Notifications Distract Drivers

Using your smartphone hands-free while driving might not be enough to eliminate dangerous distraction, a new study from Florida State University indicates. In fact, cell phone notifications — those little dings, rings, and buzzes that alert you ...

Healthy Eating Lowers Heart Disease and Cancer Risk, Regardless of Income

Eating more healthfully can help lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer regardless of your economic situation, HealthDay News reports. While that might sound obvious, studies have repeatedly linked poverty to greater risks of obesity ...

Exercise Could Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

High-risk women might be able to reduce their chances of developing breast cancer by staying active, researchers from the University of Toronto say. Women who are BRCA-positive have a mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes that put them at high lifetime ...

How Parents Can Help Kids Avoid Overeating and Stay Trim

How and why children become overweight or obese in the course of normal childhood development is a complex question, but a new Norwegian study suggests a couple of behavior patterns that could help parents manage their children’s eating and avoid ...

More Exercise Equals Better Brain Health in Older Adults

Increasing your fitness level as you age can help keep your brain in fighting form, a new study from the University of Kansas suggests. Among a group of healthy adults over age 65, those who exercised the longest and hardest experienced the ...