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No health benefit to vitamin and mineral supplements-6471

No health benefit to vitamin and mineral supplements

Multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C -- the most commonly used supplements -- showed no advantage or added risk in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke or premature death, according to a systematic review of data and studies published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Cardiovascular health

Physical activity resources loaded with jargon-6466

Physical activity resources loaded with jargon

Web page articles and other written materials designed to encourage physical activity are often too difficult to be easily read and understood by most US adults, limiting their effectiveness, researchers say.

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Customer service

Optimal sleep linked to lower risks of dementia, early death-6463

Optimal sleep linked to lower risks of dementia, early death

Short and long daily sleep duration were risk factors for dementia and premature death in a study of Japanese adults ages 60 and older published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Association.

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Wellness

Intergenerational shared sites in demand-6460

Intergenerational shared sites in demand

A new survey from Generations United (GU) and the Eisner Foundation reveals that 92% of Americans believe activities bringing together children/youth and older adults can reduce loneliness across all ages and 89% think that serving both young people and older adults at the same location is a good use of resources.

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Trends

Stats: 37% of adults take meds that may trigger depression-6455

Stats: 37% of adults take meds that may trigger depression

A study of medication use among more than 26,000 US adults (mean age, 46) showed that 37.2% were taking drugs with depression as a potential adverse effect, and about 7% were taking three or more concurrently.

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Mental health

Exergaming may boost cognition in those with MCI-6452

Exergaming may boost cognition in those with MCI

Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) showed significant improvement with certain complex thinking and memory skills after exergaming, researchers report.

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Program design

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