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Study: Why Exercise Reduces Stress

Posted On February 24, 2015

(Athens, GA) -- It's generally accepted that exercise can reduce stress, but researchers at the University of Georgia now think they know why. Neuroscientists say there are protein-like molecules that protect neurons from degeneration caused by stress. Exercise seems to protect the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for decision making, emotional regulation and stress resilience.…

California Reports Four New Measles Cases

Posted On February 24, 2015

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Public health officials in California are reporting four new cases of measles. That brings the total number of measles cases in the state to 123. Most of those cases are linked to an outbreak that began in Disneyland in December. Over 150 people across the U.S. have recently been diagnosed with…

Saunas Linked To Longevity

Posted On February 24, 2015

(Undated) -- A new study out of Finland finds a link between sauna use and longevity in men. It found that men who used saunas more frequently had reduced risks of fatal cardiovascular events and death. Doctor Richard Krasuksi with the Cleveland Clinic explains.   Data shows that men who used a sauna between four…

Aspirin Resistance Tied to Severe Stroke

Posted On February 24, 2015

(Undated) -- A South Korean study finds that people who are resistant to aspirin could be at risk for more severe strokes. Doctor Jennifer Frontera with the Cleveland Clinic explains.   Clots can cause strokes, but aspirin works to prevent clotting. People at risk of stroke often take it to reduce the chances. Researchers believe…

Report: Portland Is America’s Most Organic City

Posted On February 23, 2015

(Portland, OR) -- A report says Portland is the most organic city in the country. The study by Campbell's Soup and Sperling's Best Places examined things like reviews for organic grocery stores and organic restaurants, the number of local farmers' markets and the amount of community supported agriculture groups. San Francisco is the second most…