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Family History Increases Breast Cancer Risk Even in Older Women

Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women; those ages 65­ and older.

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Alzheimer’s: Body Clock Disruptions Occur Years Before Memory Loss

New research indicates that circadian rhythm disruptions occur much earlier in people whose memories are intact but whose brain scans show early, preclinical evidence of Alzheimer’s.

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Facial Exercises Help Women Appear More Youthful

A 30-minute daily or alternate-day facial exercise program sustained over 20 weeks improved the facial appearance of middle-aged women.

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Study: Some Nursing Homes Use Gaming System to Improve Medicare Ratings

For families faced with the difficult decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home, a government rating system is often the only source of information to determine which facilities are the best.

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People Who Sleep Less Than 8 Hours Likely to Suffer Depression, Anxiety

These negative thoughts are believed to leave people vulnerable to different types of psychological disorders, such as anxiety or depression.

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New Guideline: Try Exercise to Improve Memory, Thinking

A new guideline for medical practitioners said they should recommend twice-weekly exercise to people with mild cognitive impairment to improve memory and thinking.

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