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Moderate Exercise Guards Against Depression

Moderate Exercise Guards Against Depression

A mere one hour of exercise a week reduced depression in 12 percent of Norwegian study participants.

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Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Children born to Swedish mothers that took antidepressants when pregnant had a slightly higher risk of autism compared to mothers with psychiatric conditions not taking the meds.

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Third-Person Self-Talk Aids in Emotional Control

Third-Person Self-Talk Aids in Emotional Control

Talking to oneself in the third person, such as “Why is John upset” instead of “Why am I upset”, improves emotional control, say Michigan State University researchers.

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Chocolate and Olive Oil Help Heart Health

Italians eating dark chocolate combined with olive oil had lower cholesterol and blood pressure in just 28 days.

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Mindfulness Reduces Alcohol Cravings

Just 11 minutes of recorded mindfulness training influenced heavy drinkers in Britain to down three fewer pints of beer that week.

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Lutein in Greens and Eggs Slows Cognitive Aging

Lutein in Greens and Eggs Slows Cognitive Aging

In a University of Illinois study, adults that ate large amounts of leafy greens, avocados and eggs had levels of lutein, a brain and eye nutrient, on par with younger people.

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10 Daily Produce Servings Prevent Early Death

10 Daily Produce Servings Prevent Early Death

Yes, five servings a day of fruit and veggies is a good start, but what really prevents heart disease and cancer is 10 servings a day, a new study finds.

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Aerobics Keep the Brain Young

Aerobics Keep the Brain Young

Exercise such as brisk walking or jogging for 45 minutes protects not just the heart but the brain from age-related decline.

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Red Wine Less Toxic Than White

Red Wine Less Toxic Than White

A study of 200,000 people found a surprising link between white wine and melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.

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Generosity Cheers Mind, Body and Spirit

Generosity Cheers Mind, Body and Spirit

Even an intention to be generous activated happiness neurons in the brains of Swiss study volunteers.

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