'Fountain of Youth' Gene Discovered in Secluded Amish Community

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HealthDay News : 15-Nov-2017

Talk about good genes.

Researchers report they have discovered a genetic mutation in Amish families living in Indiana that not only protects against type 2 diabetes, but also appears to boost longevity.

Even better, the Northwestern University scientists said that an experimental longevity drug that mimics this genetic effect is now

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Staying Active May Lower Odds for Glaucoma

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HealthDay News : 15-Nov-2017

You probably know that exercise benefits your heart and waistline. But how about your vision?

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles analyzed long-term data on American adults, and found that the most physically active folks were 73 percent less likely to develop glaucoma than the least active individuals.

For

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Health Tip: Hearing Loss May Affect Brain Health

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HealthDay News : 15-Nov-2017

About a third of people aged 65 to 74 are affected by hearing loss, as are about half of those 75 and older, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says.

Aside from missing out on spirited conversation, hearing loss can affect the health of your brain, the agency says.

A 2011

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Health Tip: Stress Can Impact Sleep

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HealthDay News : 15-Nov-2017

Too much stress may make it difficult to fall asleep or stay that way.

The National Sleep Foundation says your body may be offering clues that there's too much stress in your life. Among them:

  • Your mind continues to race after your head hits the pillow.
  • You have muscle tension
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Weighing Too Much or Too Little When Pregnant Can Be Risky

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HealthDay News : 14-Nov-2017

For women contemplating having a baby, new research adds to the evidence suggesting that starting a pregnancy at a normal weight is best.

The study found that too much or even too little weight increases an expectant mom's risk for severe illnesses and death.

"Not only for baby's sake, but also

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