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Stat: 40% of all cancers linked to overweight, obesity-6122

Stat: 40% of all cancers linked to overweight, obesity

Overweight and obesity are associated with an increased risk of 13 types of cancer that account for about 40% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States, according to the latest "Vital Signs" report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Trends

Global aging index rates countries' health/wellbeing-6120

Global aging index rates countries' health/wellbeing

Researchers have developed a barometer that estimates how countries are adapting to the dramatic increases in the number and proportion of older persons.

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Trends

TechTalk: What is bloatware?-6118

TechTalk: What is bloatware?

Bloatware (or "crapware," as PC Magazine calls it) generally refers to software (one or more programs) that takes so many resources to run that it slows your computer down significantly or brings it to a halt.

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Technology

Too much TV, too little physical activity up risk of walking disability-6117

Too much TV, too little physical activity up risk of walking disability

Older adults who watched more than five hours of TV daily and reported three or fewer hours per week of physical activity had more than a three-fold increased risk of being unable to walk or having difficulty walking by the end of a study that ran for close to 10 years.

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Physical wellness

Smartphone app may help older adults manage chronic illness-6115

Smartphone app may help older adults manage chronic illness

The use of new technologies in geriatric psychiatry shows promise for advancing personalized medicine and improving patient care, according to The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, which just published a special issue on Use of Technology in Geriatric Mental Health.

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Physical wellness

Report: Negative attitudes about aging impact health-6109

Report: Negative attitudes about aging impact health

The Gerontological Society of America has published an AARP-sponsored supplement issue of The Gerontologist devoted solely to attitudes and stereotypes about aging.

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Attitudes & perceptions

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