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Study Links Running to Lower Alzheimer's Death Risk
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...Running more than 15 miles a week may reduce the risk of dying from Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

Walking can help, too, if the amount of energy expended is equivalent to running more than 15 miles weekly, the study found.

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Running Won't Raise Risk of Knee Arthritis
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...Regular running doesn't seem to increase your chances of developing knee osteoarthritis, and it may even help prevent the disease, researchers report.

The researchers analyzed data from more than 2,600 people who provided information about the three most common types of physical activity they did at different times in their lives. The average age of the study volunteers was 64. The time periods asked about were 12-18, 19-34, 35-49, and 50 and older. Among the participants, 29 percent said they were runners at some point in their lives.

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Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research.

But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for mere minutes every day, the 15-year study suggests.

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...If your child is old enough to have teeth, he's old enough to have tooth problems. For infants and toddlers, the biggest threat to dental health is baby bottle tooth decay. Here's what you need to know about this common -- but largely preventable -- problem.

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Toddler Snacks, Meals Have Lots of Salt and Sugar: Study
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...Many prepackaged dinners for toddlers contain high amounts of salt, and many toddler and infant snacks, desserts and juices contain added sugar, a new study found.

"It was surprising that more than seven of 10 packaged toddler meals contained too much sodium (salt)," said study leader Mary Cogswell, a researcher at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "In addition, a substantial proportion of toddler food, and infant and toddler snacks -- even those we don't think of as sweet, like toddler meals and salty snacks -- contained at least one added sugar."

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