A little of what you fancy does you good

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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Hypertension kills more blacks than whites

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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Aging or Ageing – Welcome to the Age of Opportunity

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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Active Ageing And Age-Friendly Cities

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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