News tagged with lifestyle factors

Pacific nations battle obesity epidemic

On Tonga's supermarket shelves, huge cans of corned beef the size of paint tins replaced traditional fare such as fish and coconuts long ago -- contributing to an obesity epidemic that sees the Pacific region ranked as the ...

Apr 10, 2011
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Regular retail therapy prolongs life

A spot of regular retail therapy really does seem to help people live longer, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Apr 07, 2011
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Good diets fight bad Alzheimer's genes

Scientists today agree that there are five molecules that are known to affect or cause Alzheimer's disease, which plagues an estimated five million Americans. The potency of these molecules is linked to environmental factors ...

Feb 15, 2011
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Scientists identify avoidable breast cancer risk factors

Many risk factors for breast cancer are well studied and documented. Thus, scientists are sure by now that early first menstrual period, late onset of menopause and a family history of breast cancer are associated with an ...

Jan 18, 2011
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