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Fasting-like diet could slow the aging process, study suggests: ‘Living longer and healthier’

Could adopting a fasting-like diet help slow down aging? That’s the claim of researchers from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology in Los Angeles, who led a study on the benefits of a “fasting-mimicking diet” (FMD). In addition to reducing biological age and immune system aging, the diet was linked to reductions in insulin resistance and liver fat, according to a press release from…

For women over 60, here is the number of daily steps needed to protect heart health

We’ve all heard the widespread recommendation of hitting 10,000 steps per day for optimal health, but some groups — such as women over age 60 — may not need that many. That’s according to a new study published in JAMA Cardiology, which found that women between the ages of 63 and 99 only needed an average of 3,600 steps per day to reduce their heart…

Taekwondo instructor in Australia accused of killing his student, 7, and the child’s parents

A taekwondo instructor in Australia is accused of killing his 7-year-old student and the boy’s parents before arriving at a hospital with stab and slash wounds on his body, according to police. Kwang Kyung Yoo, owner of the Lion’s Taekwondo and Martial Arts Academy, will be charged with three counts of murder, Homicide Detective Superintendent Daniel Doherty said. The killings were discovered after Yoo, who…

Shooting at Indianapolis Waffle House kills 1, injures 5 others

One person was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting at a Waffle House in Indianapolis, Indiana, early Monday morning, according to police. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police responded at about 12:30 a.m. to the Waffle House in the 2600 block of South Lynhurst Drive following a report of a person shot, Fox 59 reported. Officers arrived at the scene and found at least five…

Pennsylvania cop shot attempting traffic stop, suspect fatally shot from returned fire

A Pennsylvania police officer was shot by a suspect during a traffic stop, which led to the officer returning gunfire and killing the suspect. The incident happened at West 14th Street and Arbor Drive in Chester, Pennsylvania, Saturday at around 4:30 p.m. as an officer was attempting to conduct a traffic stop, officials said. The suspect refused to comply with the officer’s demands, so he…

ADHD in males versus females: What you must know about the differences in symptoms and treatments

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be common, but it’s also sometimes hard to spot. ADHD is usually first diagnosed in childhood and is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Symptoms of ADHD in kids can include trouble paying attention, difficulty controlling impulsive behaviors and displaying periods of hyperactivity. NAVIGATING 2024 WITH STRATEGIES TAILORED…

Erectile dysfunction meds like Viagra linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk, study suggests

Erectile dysfunction medication could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study is suggesting, though some experts cast doubt on the link between the two. In a study by University College London researchers in the U.K., men who were prescribed phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors, otherwise known as erectile dysfunction drugs, were 18% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease years later. The study, published in…

Should the CDC drop its 5-day COVID isolation guidelines? Doctors weigh in

Is the COVID quarantine on its way out? Amid reports that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be considering a change to its COVID isolation guidelines, doctors are sharing their own recommendations. The current CDC guidance, which was implemented in late 2021, calls for people who test positive for the virus to “stay home for at least five days and isolate…

Biden’s upcoming physical exam will not include a cognitive test, White House says

President Biden will not take a cognitive test as part of his upcoming physical exam, the White House confirmed Monday. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated that Biden’s physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, does not believe a cognitive test is necessary. She said O’Connor believes Biden proves his cognitive ability “every day [in] how he operates and how he thinks.” Reporters pressed Jean-Pierre on the…

Defense Secretary Austin transferred to critical care unit after hospitalization for apparent bladder issue

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was transferred to the critical care unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Sunday night after being transported to the hospital earlier in the day. Austin was transported to the hospital by his security detail on Sunday for symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue, according to a statement released by the Department of Defense from his doctors. Following a…

Super Bowl hangover? Tips for managing Monday’s recovery after the big game

Chances are good your boss or manager knows you’re not really sick the Monday after the big championship game. For many Americans, Super Bowl Sunday is a big night for parties — and sometimes drinking a little too much.  Data provided by Nielsen indicates that Americans have spent some $1.2 billion on beer in the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl in prior…

Want to stop smoking for good? CDC launches new campaign with free resources to quit

The CDC is not taking any more butts when it comes to smoking. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched the 2024 version of its federally funded national tobacco education campaign to help more people quit smoking — with a special aim at menthol cigarettes. “The CDC’s Tips campaign is designed to increase smoking cessation awareness and intervention in populations with high…

Super bowl staples recalled over listeria outbreak in taco kits, bean dips, dairy products: CDC

Super Bowl staples were recalled because of a listeria outbreak effecting seven-layer bean dip, chicken enchiladas, cilantro salad dressing and taco kits. Dairy products made by Rizo Lopez Foods are the source of the listeria outbreak that has killed two people and sickened more than two dozen since 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a press release. The agency said…

Pennsylvania community lights up ‘Blue for Benny’ after local 2-year-old dies suddenly

A Pennsylvania community has rallied in support for a young family whose two-year-old son, Benny, passed away suddenly. The Delco neighborhood in Broomall has been lit up in blue light for several days as homes and businesses have gone “Blue for Benny” to mourn the Petransky family’s loss. Even Lincoln Financial Field will be draped in blue later this week to honor the little boy,…

Cancer diagnoses in the British royal family over the years: ‘The great equalizer’

King Charles III, 75, has received a cancer diagnosis, Buckingham Palace announced in a statement on Monday. The cancer was discovered when the king underwent a routine procedure on Jan. 17 to treat an enlarged prostate. The palace as of now has not confirmed the type or stage of cancer, saying only that it is not prostate cancer. The king began treatments on Monday. PROSTATE…

Travelers at Cincinnati airport may have been exposed to measles, Ohio health officials warn

Health officials in Ohio are warning of a possible measles exposure on Monday after a person traveled through the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport over a weekend last month. Those who traveled through Terminal A of the airport between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 may have been exposed to measles, the Ohio Department of Health…

Music could be the secret to fighting off dementia, study says: ‘Profound impact’

There’s nothing like a nostalgic song to transport you back to a special time and place — and now a new study has shown that music could help protect those memories for a lifetime. Researchers at the University of Exeter discovered that people who “engage in music” over the course of their lives tend to have improved memory and better overall brain health as they…

Florida doctor reveals his own cancer journey to help others handle the emotions a diagnosis brings

With more than two million new cases of cancer expected in 2024, a Florida physician who survived the disease wants to help others navigate the terrain of a life-changing diagnosis. Dr. Chris Scuderi, who practices at Millennium Physician Group in Jacksonville, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in Nov. 2020 — at the end of a challenging year amid the COVID pandemic.  “My diagnosis came as…

Weekend read: Best stories of the week in Lifestyle in case you missed them

Fox News Digital publishes an array of Lifestyle pieces all week long on topics that hit close to home: family, faith, food, parenting, pets, health, the great outdoors, lifestyle books, real estate and much more — plus, fun quizzes, brain teasers and crosswords. As you settle into your weekend, check out some of the top stories of the week in Lifestyle that you may have…

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