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Healthy home cooking during lockdown

Because the majority of Americans in their 50s and older were already capable cooks when COVID-19 closed down the nation, preparing nutritious meals at home seven days a week was most likely easy during the first phase of the pandemic, according to the most recent National Poll on Healthy Aging.

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New meaning for ‘healthy volunteers’

Most medical research involves recruiting healthy volunteers to test a certain drug or experimental treatment. But a study recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine explores how the act of volunteering itself has health and longevity benefits, specifically for adults over 50.

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Siteman again rated ‘exceptional’ among U.S. cancer centers

St. Louis’ own Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine recently was recognized as a top U.S. cancer institution … and not for the first time. Its 2020 evaluation by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) resulted in a near-perfect score, earning Siteman the highest possible rating of “exceptional,” based on a review of its research programs.

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Singles face a changed dating scene due to COVID-19

The dating app OKCupid has seen a 700% increase in the number of its users going on “virtual” dates. And Tinder reported in April that it saw more than 3 billion users “swiping” to connect with potential dates on March 29, a new high for that popular app.

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Study: pod-based e-cigarettes highly addictive to youth

Sleek, small and easy to conceal, pod-based e-cigarettes such as JUUL have become hugely popular with teenagers and young adults since they came on the market in 2015. They’ve also been marketed as less dangerous than tobacco cigarettes, leading many young people to believe using them is not harmful to health.

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