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- 4 Reasons Running is Best for Weight Loss
- 5 Health Habits that Reduce Your Risk of Dementia
Here's motivation to live a healthier lifestyle: Following a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, maintaining a low body weight, avoiding smoking, and limiting alcohol consumption can help reduce the odds of dementia, according to research published Tuesday. Researchers at Cardiff University's School of Medicine in the U.K. studied 2,235 men and found that those who adopted all five, or even four, of these healthy behaviors experienced a 60 percent decline in dementia and cognitive decline (with exercise being the strongest mitigating factor) and 70 percent fewer cases of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, compared to people who didn't practice any of them. Yahoo Shine could not reach lead study author Professor Peter Elwood for comment, however, he said in a press release, "What the research shows is that following a healthy lifestyle confers surprisingly large benefits to health - healthy behaviors have a far more beneficial effect than any medical treatment or preventative procedure."
- ‘What Does the Spleen Do’: Harvard Med Students Spoof Ylvis’s Viral Video
The Ancient Greeks believed that melancholy was produced by the spleen and the English said it was anger, but a group of Harvard medical students is tossing around some other explanations in a new video send-up of the massively viral "What Does the Fox Say?" The video was created for the 107th Second Year Show, an annual musical and comedy event put on by medical and dental students.
- Sonic Apologizes for Offensive Chiefs-Redskins Sign
The controversy began after a Sonic location in Belton, Missouri, put up a sign on Sunday that encouraged pro football team the Kansas City Chiefs to "scalp" the Washington Redskins, and passerby Delores Schilling snapped a pic of the sign and posted the following tweet. Yahoo Shine could not reach a Sonic representative for comment, however, on Sunday, Patrick Lenow, vice president of public relations at Sonic, told NBC News, "The remarks posted on this message board were wrong, offensive and unacceptable ... In a misguided effort to support his football team an independent franchise owner allowed passion to override good judgment. "Unfortunately, these types of stereotypes are more common than not, because much of what's believed about American Indians is learned from fictional Hollywood movies," Tim Johnson, a Mohawk from the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve and associate director for museum programs at the Smithsonian Institute, tells Yahoo Shine. "People may assume certain things about American Indian culture perhaps because of a lack of visibility or because there's a puzzling idea that society at large can define American Indian culture better than American Indians themselves," says Johnson.
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