The Zoomer Report

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Benefits of Home Cooking

It’s not a huge surprise – but now a study out of Johns Hopkins confirms that people who cook at home frequently eat healthier and consume fewer calories than those who cook less. The researchers say that those who make most of their meals at home consume fewer...

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Trans Fats and Memory

We’ve all heard about the dangers of trans fats. Now it turns out they can do more than just clog your arteries: they might also be messing with your memory. According to findings presented to the American Heart Association, men who ate large amounts of trans fats...

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Bad Marriage and Heart Health

There’s more evidence that staying in a bad marriage can hurt your health, and the harm increases with age. According to a study from Michigan State university, that’s especially true for women. Researchers examined five years of data from 1,200 married American men...

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Texting and Neck Stress

Do you spend a lot of time reading texts and checking Facebook on your phone? If so, a leading orthopaedic surgeon says you may as well be carrying a big sack of potatoes on your head – because that’s the kind of stress you’re putting on your neck. In a paper...

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Positive View of Aging

Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health decided to test the question: will a positive view of aging actually improve physical function in older Zoomers? So they gathered 100 people with an average age of 81 and showed the test group positive age stereotypes on...

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No Prostate Screening Guideline

It’s a big change in the approach to men’s health. For years, Zoomer men have been told to get routine PSA tests to screen for prostate cancer. Now a national task force that issues guidelines for doctors says PSA testing should not be used because it can lead to more...

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Conversation and Brain Power

What’s the tone of your conversations? Surprisingly it makes a difference in whether or not they will provide you with mental benefits. A study finds friendly discussions with other people can help you solve common life challenges, but conversations that are...

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Authority and Health

Do you ever wish you were the boss? Well it has its health drawbacks according to a sociological study out of the University of Toronto. The paper says anger and carping directed at superiors may actually be making them less healthy than they should be. Researchers...

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Gradual or Rapid Weight Loss?

For years, we’ve been told that when it comes to losing weight, slow and steady is the best approach. Now an Australian study is casting doubt on that assumption. According to the research published The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. the rate at which you shed...

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How Much Activity

It’s easy enough to get a calorie count on the food we eat. But it doesn’t mean much to many of us according to a new report in the American Journal of Public Health. The researchers say showing people how much activity they would have to do to burn those calories off...

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Bedroom and Sleep

Do you get a good night’s sleep every night? According to a survey from the National Sleep Foundation in the U.S., only 42 percent of us do. And those great sleepers get about one extra hour of shuteye every night. On weeknights, a great sleeper gets an average of...

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Falls and Drugs

Here’s something to watch out for if you or a loved one are on certain medications. People over 60 who take drugs like antidepressants and sleeping pills are at greater risk of falling. And some other common drugs can have the same effect. An analysis of 22...

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