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Health stories for Feb. 5, 2013

4 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago February 05, 2013 Feb 5, 2013 Tuesday, February 05 2013 February 05, 2013 5:17 PM in Health
Source: WBRZ

UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 5, 2013 -

New help in decreasing the risk of the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer's, just go to the gym more.

A decades-long study says people who were physically fit earlier in life are less likely to develop dementia, including Alzheimer's.

Researchers say there's no proof exercise wards off the disease, but staying fit may reduce the risk of getting it.


Men who want kids may want to put down the remote, since watching too much TV may reduce fertility.

A new study from Harvard suggests it lowers their chances of being able to have kids.

Those who watched more than 20 hours of TV had half the number of cell count.

The study supports previous research which found reduced physical activity can be harmful to men's fertility.


When it comes to allergies, it may be all about location, location, location.

A new report released this month says the closer you are to the equator, the more likely you are to have allergies.

It has to do with the amount of UV-B rays you're exposed to, which effects vitamin D intake and its affect on the immune system.

The closer you are to the equator also increases your risk of asthma.

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