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Health Capsules: Pesticide guide

Consumer Reports recently studied pesticide residues on 48 types of produce from 14 countries in order to develop guidelines to aid the public in reducing exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.

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Health Capsules: Unsafe on the mound

More than half of parents and caregivers of youth baseball pitchers are striking out when it comes to understanding safe pitching practices, according to a study recently presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) annual meeting.

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

Every year, about 1 million Americans travel to other countries to do volunteer work, and while most are teens and young adults, a growing number of adults aged 50 and older are pitching in, too.

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Health Capsules

Almond joy Snacking on almonds seems to lessen the risk of heart disease and reduce belly and leg fat, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. In a 12-week study at Penn State University, 52 overweight, middle-aged adults who were basically healthy but had high cholesterol levels followed nearly identical cholesterol-lowering diets. The only difference in the diets was that some participants ate a daily snack of 1.5 ounces of almonds while others ate a banana muffin containing the same number of calories as the almonds. Those who ate the almonds experienced a decrease ...

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Health Capsules: Bye-bye bedbugs

A woman who is immune to bedbug bites has enabled scientists to figure out what attracts the insects to human skin, and as a result, bedbug traps should be available sometime this year.

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

A researcher at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) has found a rather simple way to improve older adults’ satisfaction with hearing aids.

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