A Little Of What You Fancy Does You Good was a song first sung by Marie Lloyd in May 1915 but recent research confirms the truth of that title.
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According to the American Heart Association, hypertension or elevated blood pressure (BP) is a leading, preventable cause of mortality and morbidity in the United States and throughout the world. Now a recent study shows that blacks in the US have a greater risk of disorders involving blood pressure.
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Chocolates can often be a Saint Valentine’s gift and now there’s some good news from Cambridge researchers. You do not need to feel guilty.
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In the United States, 77 million boomers are celebrating their 47th through 65th birthdays this year. Just how many of them think they’re getting old?
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With an increasing number of active seniors, there is more and more interest in how their brains may change as time goes on. Will your brain be improving; will it stay the same; or will you see a decline. You’ll be pleased to hear that it’s not all bad news.
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Some of our more meticulous readers may be irritated that an important word in this blog can appear in two forms: we refer to ageing and aging. According to Wikipedia, in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and Ireland, ageing is more common than aging; in Canada and the US, aging is more common.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) released a Policy Framework on Active Ageing in 2002. Active ageing policy optimizes opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age.
The active ageing approach is grounded in the UN-recognized principles of independence, participation, dignity, care and self-fulfillment. It acknowledges the importance of gender, earlier life experiences, and culture on how individuals age. It takes into account the biological, psychological, behavioural, economic, social and environmental factors that operate over the course of a person’s life to determine health and well-being in later years.
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As more and more people get older and live longer lives, there is an increasing interest in information on health and on aging. This blog will attempt to be on the leading edge in identifying new sources of credible information.
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