Traffic Noise Is (Bad) for the Birds

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — City birds age faster than their country cousins and traffic noise may be the reason why, a new study suggests. The research focused on telomeres — caps on the ends of chromosomes that protect genes from damage. Shortening of telomeres indicates faster aging. At 120 days of age,…

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More Evidence Ties Stress to Heart Trouble

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Depression, anxiety or other forms of mental distress may significantly boost the risk of heart disease among older adults, new research from Australia suggests. The finding is from a four-year study that tracked psychological distress among nearly 222,000 seemingly healthy men and women, aged 45 years and older,…

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Is Dairy Due for a 'Heart Health Makeover'?

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For years, nutritionists have warned Americans to minimize dairy in their diets, especially high-fat dairy products. But new research involving 24,000 U.S. adults suggests milk and milk-derived products don’t pose the dire health risks suggested by prior research, and maybe those old warnings should be relaxed. “In light…

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