Health News Brief: Sleepwalking May Be More Common Than You Think, Eating Meals Slowly 'Could Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes', Girls with Many Friends More Active American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

May 22, 2012   


Sleepwalking May Be More Common Than You Think
Do you remember exactly where you were last night? If you are a sleepwalker, maybe not. Sleepwalking may be more common than experts have estimated.
Source: Neurology Read More

7 Myths About Calcium, Vitamin D and Healthy Bones
Osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become porous and easily shatter, can rob us of independence as we age. Getting enough calcium and vitamin D can prevent osteoporosis and help us remain active and independent. Myths about calcium, a mineral found in many foods, and vitamin D, absorbed from food and sunshine, are common.
Source: Cleveland Clinic Read More

Something to Chew On: Eating Meals Slowly 'Could Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes'
People who thoughtfully chew their food and don't rush mealtimes not only avoid indigestion - they could be preventing diabetes as well, claim scientists.
Source: Dr. Lina Radzeviciene from Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Read More

Girls with Many Friends More Active
Young girls with lots of friends are more physically active than those with few, new research has found. For each additional friend a child has, she spends an extra 10 minutes being physically active at the weekend.
Source: World Cancer Research Fund and the National Prevention Research Initiative Read More

Hospitalizations from Stroke Less Common than Before
The rate of hospitalization for stroke decreased between 1999 and 2009 after increasing the decade before, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read More

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