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December 12, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John ByrdIt's well known that breastfeeding has benefits for both mother and baby, now add a potentially reduced risk of leukemia for the child. In some cases a nearly 20% lower risk. Other benefits include overall strengthening of the baby's immune system which leads to better health, as well as higher intelligence scores.Chalk another one up for getting proper sleep. A new study found poor sleep may contribute to the buildup of brain plaque that causes Alzheimer's. Deep sleep clears those harmful deposits away. Doctors recommend prioritizing enough sleep for the health improvements it offers, especially over the age of 50.And... would you like to live a long and healthy life? Of course you would. Here's a quick check-list that will better your chances. In addition to plenty of sleep, a diet low in fat and rich in fruits and vegetables, some exercise, maintaining an active social life, and keep working and staying busy even into old age. Of course, some of it comes down to genetics, but do

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