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Black Tea May Help With Weight Loss, Other Benefits

The percentage of bacteria associated with obesity decreased, while bacteria associated with lean body mass increased.

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Trouble Identifying Odors Could Signal Dementia Risk

Five years after the initial odors test, almost all of the study subjects who were unable to name a single scent had been diagnosed with dementia.

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80-Year Olds Are as Street-Savvy as 18 Year Olds

Older people are as good as young adults at knowing when someone is potentially aggressive, and being streetwise appears to be a skill honed in childhood but not fully reliable until adulthood.

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Study: Spousal Caregivers Just Need Some Appreciation to Lift Burdens

There aren’t many roles more stressful than caregiving. The fact that spouses often provide for their ailing partners is quite common in American life.

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Dreamless Sleep Tied to Greater Risk of Dementia

The people who developed dementia spent an average of 17 percent of their sleep time in REM sleep, compared to 20 percent for those who did not develop dementia.

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Can’t Exercise? Massage May Give Same Result

An illness, an accident, or even just getting older can limit a person’s capacity for exercise. Rest is an essential component of healing, but it also atrophies muscles.

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