Allison Aubrey

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In this longevity lab, scientists are looking for ways to slow aging down

Thursday, February 01, 2024

We all age at different rates. A longevity lab in Chicago can calculate your rate of aging, and hopes to find ways to slow it down to give people more years of good health.

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Inspired by 'blue zones': 7 daily habits to live a longer, healthier life

Monday, January 01, 2024

People typically take stock and resolve to make healthy changes around the new year. Blue zones, the longest-lived communities on earth, offer lessons on habits that promote health and longevity.

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Acts of generosity — like giving gifts — brings happiness, research shows

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Research shows that acts of generosity, like gift-giving, are contagious and increase happiness. Giving and receiving are also fundamental for good relationships.

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Only about 1/3 of people who'd benefit from statin medications are taking them

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

A new study finds only about 1/3 of people who could benefit from statin medications — which can help prevent heart attacks and strokes among people at risk — are taking them.

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Only one-third of people eligible to take life-saving Statins are doing so

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Statin medications are effective at preventing heart attacks and strokes. But a new study finds millions of people who could benefit are not using the medications.

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Can little actions bring big joy? Researchers find 'micro-acts' can boost well-being

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

A new citizen-scientist research project aims to test whether daily moments of awe, kindness and gratitude can make a real impact. Early results are promising. And it's not too late to join the study.

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Hearing loss can lead to deadly falls, but hearing aids may cut the risk

Monday, November 13, 2023

Falling is the top cause of injury for older adults and even mild hearing loss can increase the risk. But consistently wearing hearing aids may improve balance and prevent falls, a study finds.

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Adding brain games during tai chi can help keep the mind sharp

Monday, November 06, 2023

Research finds the mind body practice of tai chi can keep people mentally sharp. Adding games, such as spelling words backwards and forwards, even adds to the cognitive boost.

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Tai chi helps boost memory, study finds. One type seems most beneficial

Monday, November 06, 2023

Research shows that a daily dose of tai chi, the slow-moving meditative, martial art can boost our body and brain. A new study finds adding word games to tai chi doubles the increase in memory.

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Globally, women are cooking twice as many meals as men

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Women are cooking more than men in many countries. The gender gap narrowed in the pandemic years, but now it's widening again with women cooking nearly nine meals and men just four meals per week.

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Worldwide, women cook twice as much as men: One country bucks the trend

Monday, October 30, 2023

A new gallop survey finds the gender gap in home cooking has widened. Globally, women cook an average of 9 meals per week, compared to 4 meals for men. And some countries have bigger gaps than others.

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AI could help detect irregular heart rhythms in EKGs that humans can't see

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Cardiologists have developed an algorithm to detect an irregular heart rhythm called A-Fib a month before it happens. It's one example of AI finding patterns the human eye can't see.

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With the help of AI, cardiologists can predict who will develop A-Fib

Monday, October 23, 2023

Cardiologists have developed an algorithm to detect an irregular heart rhythm called A-Fib, a month before it happens. It's one example of AI finding patterns the human eye can't see.

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There's renewed pressure on the FDA to ban synthetic food dye Red No. 3

Saturday, October 21, 2023

California became the first state to ban a synthetic food dye. Health advocates want the dye removed from the food supply nationwide. (This story first aired on Morning Edition on October 16, 2023.)

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Too much red meat is linked to a 50% increase in Type 2 diabetes risk

Thursday, October 19, 2023

A study finds people who eat more than one serving of red meat a day are at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Processed meats, like bacon and hot dogs, were linked to an even higher risk.

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FDA faces pressure to act nationwide on red dye in food

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Red No. 3 was banned from cosmetics three decades ago. Consumer advocates question why it's still allowed in food products, including many popular with kids.

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There's renewed pressure on the FDA to ban synthetic food dye Red No. 3

Monday, October 16, 2023

Last week California became the first state to ban the synthetic food dye. Public health advocates want the dye removed from the food supply nationwide.

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Can cooking and gardening at school inspire better nutrition? Ask these kids

Monday, October 09, 2023

With diet-related disease on the rise in the U.S., some schools are adding nutrition to the curriculum. Teaching kids to grow and cook fresh produce can influence life-long eating habits.

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Vegetarianism may be in the genes, study finds

Thursday, October 05, 2023

Researchers have identified genes linked to vegetarianism. This may help explain why some people who are motivated to give up meat for ethical, environmental or health reasons, don't always adhere.

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The virus that causes COVID can directly infect plaque cells in the arteries

Thursday, October 05, 2023

A new study sheds light on why some people with pre-existing conditions may be at higher risk of a heart attack or stroke after a serious COVID infection. The good news: Vaccination cuts the risk.

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