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Brain scans suggest people can learn to like healthy foods

New posts at Many Years Young 9/2/14

Quality of US Diet Improves

Brain scans suggest people can learn to like healthy foods

Is fast food making us depressed?

9 things this family learned by giving up junk food

Plus lots more.

On Labor Day, What About Labor’s Fair Share?

The author stops short of recommending giving more power to unions, but has some interesting ideas on how workers can share in the gains now reserved exclusively for the 1%.

StopTheWarOnWorkers

On Labor Day, What About Labor’s Fair Share?

(Joseph R. Blasi, Rutgers University) For Labor Day, let’s talk bluntly about labor’s fair share of the profits and of the productivity of the economy. The hard truth is that labor, meaning the wide middle class, is not receiving its fair share.

Junk Food Makes Rats Lose Appetite for Balanced Diet

New posts at Many Years Young 8/28/14

Junk Food Makes Rats Lose Appetite for Balanced Diet

Does Food Advertising Make Us Eat More?

New Compound Suppresses Binge-Like Eating Behavior

Are You as Old as What You Eat?

Plus lots more.

Corporations should pay their fair share of taxes

Open letter to Bill Gates, Sr.:

Mr. Gates,

We met a few years ago when you were in Chicago for the Responsible Wealth project, talking about the impact on charities of repealing the inheritance tax.

I mentioned in the Q&A session that people who own a lot of stock benefit much more than less affluent citizens from the services that taxes pay for. Every company they own a part of benefits more than regular folks from infrastructure, fire and police protection, education for potential workers, the court system, and even the agencies dedicated to protecting American assets from foreign aggression.

You came up to me after the meeting and suggested we call higher tax rates for higher incomes a proportional tax, rather than what we now call it,  a progressive tax.

I assume that you’re acquainted with Warren Buffet and are aware of his loan to Burger King that will allow it to buy a Canadian company so that it can also become a Canadian company and reduce its U.S. tax burden. He’s helping an American company shirk its duty to pay for the benefits it receives.

I wish you would mention to Mr. Buffett what we discussed. Every company that makes and/or sells products or services in the U.S. should pay its fair share of U.S. taxes.

And if you know the CEO of Burger King, Dan Schwartz, I hope you will give him an earful, as well. He’s just a kid, and may not be aware of any corporate obligations beyond the greatest imaginable profit.

Carolyn Kay
Chicago, IL

Pomegranate extract may stem Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

New posts at Many Years Young 8/27/14

Pomegranate extract may stem Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Digital Literacy Reduces Cognitive Decline in Older Adults, Experts Find

Could young blood cure Alzheimer’s?

What’s the difference between vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Plus lots more.

Eating and Exercise Needs to Be Part of Heart-Health Counseling, Say Docs

New posts at Many Years Young 8/26/14

Eating and Exercise Needs to Be Part of Heart-Health Counseling, Say Docs

7 Best Foods for Your Heart

Cities With The Deadliest Diets

Train Your Heart to Protect Your Mind

Plus lots more.

Meditation can enhance brain performance

New posts at Many Years Young 8/24/14

Meditation can enhance brain performance

This Is Your Brain on Laughter

To Be Happier, Healthier You Must Swim Against the Current

Self-Compassion Beats Rumination

Plus lots more.

Demanding, low-control jobs linked to type 2 diabetes

New posts at Many Years Young 8/23/14

Demanding, low-control jobs linked to type 2 diabetes

Losing weight lowers health care costs for adults with type 2 diabetes

Grizzly research offers surprising insights into diabetes-obesity link

Scientists Call for a Reversal of Diabetes Diet Recommendations

Plus lots more.

Treating Pain by Blocking the ‘Chili-Pepper Receptor’

New posts at Many Years Young 8/22/14

Treating Pain by Blocking the ‘Chili-Pepper Receptor’

Pain is a bigger problem for people who think life isn’t fair

Fight to Find Out What is Causing Your Fibromyalgia

Understanding Headache Types is Key to Treatment

Plus lots more.

New research explains insomnia prevalence among elderly

New posts at Many Years Young 8/21/14

New research explains insomnia prevalence among elderly

An Unusual Cure for Not Enough Sleep

Americans Are Getting Worse at Taking Sleeping Pills

3 Drug-Free Ways to Sleep Better

Plus lots more.

Get Up Offa That Thing!

New posts at Many Years Young 8/20/14

Get Up Offa That Thing!

Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight

Child’s play takes a turn at new Texas playground for elderly

Does Physical Activity Show Signs of a Tomato Effect?

Plus lots more.

Love thy neighbour, it’s good for the heart: study

New posts at Many Years Young 8/19/14

Hospitalizations, deaths for heart disease fall

Love thy neighbour, it’s good for the heart: study

Taking Pulse of Aging of the Brain

Four Things Mummies Tell Us About Atherosclerosis

Plus lots more.

Mind and body: Immune system link to mental illness

New posts at Many Years Young 8/18/14

Mind and body: Immune system link to mental illness

8 Hidden Signs You Might Be Depressed

The Beauty-Happiness Connection

You can rewire your brain

Plus lots more.

Governor Pat Quinn’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Yesterday I interrupted my daily walk to watch my governor pour a bucket of ice water on his head. The purpose was to increase awareness and raise funds for ALS research.

Watch it on YouTube.

The funds are used for this kind of research:

Researchers Develop Strategy to Combat Genetic ALS, FTD

(Science Daily) A team of researchers [has] developed a new therapeutic strategy to combat the most common genetic risk factor for the neurodegenerative disorders amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD)… [T]hey also report discovery of a potential biomarker to track disease progression and the efficacy of therapies. The scientists developed a small-molecule drug compound to prevent abnormal cellular processes caused by a mutation in the C9ORF72 gene.

Excess body weight boosts risk of 10 common cancers: study

New posts at Many Years Young 8/16/14

Excess body weight boosts risk of 10 common cancers: study

It really is harder for women to lose weight

Gut Microbes Sway Food Choices

Myth or Fact: You Can Boost Metabolism

Plus lots more.

Mindfulness Training May Assuage Early-Life Trauma

New posts at Many Years Young 8/13/14

Mindfulness Training May Assuage Early-Life Trauma

‘Interreality’ may enhance stress therapies

Want to Relax? Try a Hand Massage!

8 Easy Ways to Beat Stress

Plus lots more.

Happier consumers can lead to healthier environment, research reveals

New posts at Many Years Young 8/11/14

Happier consumers can lead to healthier environment, research reveals

Happiness Depends on Recent Rewards and Expectations

How to Be Happier in Retirement

5 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know Were Contagious

Plus lots more.

High fruit, veggie diet linked to lower risk of heart disease, death

New posts at Many Years Young 8/10/14

High fruit, veggie diet linked to lower risk of heart disease, death

Live Longer with a Sense of Purpose

New technologies are improving the lives of seniors

Metformin diabetes drug could help extend lifespan for all

Plus lots more.

Low vitamin D levels may predict dementia risk

New posts at Many Years Young 8/7/14

Low vitamin D levels may predict dementia risk

Fish Oil May Improve Memory, Slow Cognitive Decline

African Plant May Be Possible Treatment for Aging Brain

Drinking in middle age can make you ‘twice as likely to have severe memory problems’

Plus lots more.

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

New posts at Many Years Young 8/6/14

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

Three Herbal Supplements Have Anti-Cancer Activity

Certain Starch May Reduce Colon-Cancer Risk of Meat-Heavy Diet

Wasp Venom Used in New Therapy for Breast Cancer

Plus lots more.

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