A Dietary Supplement That May Fight Aging

The dietary supplement alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can stimulate an anti-aging process in mice, according to scientists at the Emory University School of Medicine. The discovery indicates a potential path to treatment of chronic diseases.

The investigators found that ALA can stimulate telomerase, an enzyme that helps lengthen telomeres (the protective caps at the end of chromosomes). In human cells, shortened telomeres are a sign of aging and contribute to it.

Dating in The Age of The Selfie

All the good ones are taken … I’m too old to feel THAT way again … I don’t look as good as I used to … I haven’t accomplished enough at my age … I don’t even know how to flirt anymore …

For older singles hungry for partnership, these common worries can prevent taking the steps that lead to fulfilling relationships, says dating and life coach Deborah Downey. And, of course, the dating scene has changed quite a bit in the past decade alone; younger people meet online and wallpaper their profiles with selfies.

Nine Ways To Slash Spending on Takeout

 While working families are more inclined to reach for their smartphones over the frying pan during the back-to-school rush, there are ways to keep dinner simple and inexpensive without depending on restaurants. Consider these 9 tips for quick and affordable meals from consumer expert Andrea Woroch:

1. Track your takeout spending.

Eating While Walking Around Could Lead to Weight Gain

In a study published August 20th 2015 in the Journal of Health Psychology, researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK have found dieters who eat “on the go” may increase their food intake later in the day, which could lead to weight gain and obesity. The findings from the study also showed that eating while walking around triggered more overeating compared to eating during other forms of distraction such as watching TV or having a conversation with a friend.

Just 1 in 10 Are Referred for Cardiac Rehab After Heart Failure

Studies have shown that those who undergo dedicated cardiac rehabilitation focused on aerobic exercise are more capable of performing daily activities. Yet only 1 in 10 heart failure patients is referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program after being hospitalized, despite strong evidence that such exercise programs improve quality of life and reduce the likelihood of future hospitalizations.


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