AMD and Good Health Habits

People with a genetic predisposition for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) significantly increased their odds of developing the blinding eye disorder if they had a history of heavy smoking and consistently did not exercise or eat enough fruits and vegetables, according to new research.

How Nature Can Heal Us

Spending time in nature does more than make us happy: It has been proven to help protect against a startling range of diseases, including depression, diabetes, obesity, ADHD, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Now, a scientists may have discovered the reason why.

After reviewing hundreds of studies examining nature’s effects on health, University of Illinois environment and behavior researcher Ming Kuo believes the answer lies in nature’s ability to enhance the functioning of the body’s immune system.

The Ultimate Get-Fit-For-Free Plan

Everyone knows that it’s healthy – even lifesaving – to get and stay fit, but there can be a host of obstacles in the way.  Getting fit can cost time, money and can even be socially awkward for older people who might not feel at home in trendy gyms. And while the coming winter may provide great opportunities for brisk, snowy walks, you’ll also find yourself staying at home if the weather gets too severe.

5 Ways New FDA Rules Will Make Your Foods Safer

September is Food Safety Month. How will you and your family be protected by the new actions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking to keep your food safe?

The first two of seven rules proposed to implement the landmark FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) (the preventive controls rules for human and animal food—meaning food companies will apply greater controls to prevent hazards) are now final. The additional rules will become final through 2016.

Sex Does Not Increase Heart Attack Risk

Even is you’ve already had a heart attack, go ahead and enjoy some lovin’ in the bedroom! Sex is rarely the cause of a heart attack, and most heart disease patients can safely resume sexual activity after a heart attack, according to a research letter published in September 2015 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.


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