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elderly woman sleepingThe strongest predictor of whether a man is developing dementia with Lewy bodies is whether he acts out his dreams while sleeping, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered.  Dementia with Lewy bodies is the second most common form of dementia in the elderly.

Patients are five times more likely to have dementia with Lewy bodies if they experience a condition known as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder than if they have one of the risk factors now used to make a diagnosis, such as fluctuating cognition or hallucinations, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in San Diego.

Sunday, 31 March 2013 00:00
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woman sleeping with dogCutting back on sodium and increasing physical activity are not the only ways to improve heart health – a good night’s sleep can also help promote cardiovascular health. One expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) says not getting enough sleep can have harmful heart-health effects.

Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00
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Vfat manisceral fat, or fat stored deep in the abdominal cavity, is directly linked to an increased risk for colon cancer, according to data from a mouse study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 00:00
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breakup2Cuddling, kissing and holding hands are the kinds of behavior you might expect to see this time of year. So why do the days that follow Valentine’s Day mark the largest spike on the calendar for breakups?

Affectionate behavior is not all that it seems, according to relational communication expert Sean Horan, an assistant professor at DePaul University in the College of Communication.

Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Published in Mind and Motivation
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marraigeMarriage may not always be as beneficial to health as experts have led us to believe, according to a new study and the health benefits of marriage.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 00:00
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friendsSocializing, whether via organizations or in close interaction with friends and neighbors, is associated with better self-reported health and having personal ties with friends is even better, according to new study published in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

Saturday, 27 July 2013 00:00
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