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Top Antioxidants

The USDA has rated the antioxidant properties of foods and issued a ranking of the best sources of these disease-fighting components. Beans, blueberries, cranberries, Russet potatoes, artichokes, pecans and cinnamon top the list. The news doesn't change the bottom line, though, researchers say: Eat more fruits and veggies.

A Vicious Cycle

A year-long study of 3,200 people found that depressed individuals are four times more likely to later develop fatigue, while those who reported fatigue at the outset were more than twice as likely to develop depression. Since the remedy for both conditions includes exercise, lack of physical activity could explain their interrelationship.

Not Built to Multitask

Too many "To Do" post-it notes on your desk? It may be that we just aren't meant to juggle. A study examined the brain activity of people given multiple tasks to complete. Researchers concluded that there is no mechanism that allows people to do two things at once; instead we can perform a second task only after the first one is completed.


The number of people in the U.S. without health insurance. African-Americans and Hispanics were disproportionately affected, as were people younger than 25.

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