What Foods Can Hasten, or Delay, Menopause?

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — What women eat might determine when they enter menopause, new research suggests. After tracking more than 35,000 British women for four years, investigators found that menopause tended to start earlier among those whose diets were heavy in refined carbs. In contrast, menopause tended to begin later among those…

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No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Waiting until you’re thirsty to drink during sports could lead to dehydration and poorer performance, a new study finds. “Drinking only to thirst typically leads to significant dehydration, which is associated with exercise performance impairment,” said study author Stavros Kavouras, a professor and director of the Hydration Science…

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Music May Calm the Agitation of Alzheimer's

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Music therapy might help ease the anxiety and agitation that plagues many Alzheimer’s patients, researchers suggest. “People with dementia are confronted by a world that is unfamiliar to them, which causes disorientation and anxiety,” said study co-author Dr. Jeff Anderson, an associate professor of radiology at the University…

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End-of-Life Care Saves Money

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Giving very ill and dying patients palliative care shortens hospital stays and lowers costs, researchers report. Palliative care focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness to reduce suffering for patients and their families. “People with serious and complex medical illness account heavily…

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