5 habits that could help you live 10 years longer

New research shows just how big a difference a few basic lifestyle changes can make.

Americans could add years to their lives with just a handful of healthy habits, a large, new study suggests.

Right now, the typical 50-year-old American can expect to live another 30 to 33 years, according to government statistics. But based on the new study, those who maintain five lifestyle habits could add roughly a decade to that life expectancy.

The key factors include the usual suspects: not smokingeating healthyexercising regularlymaintaining a normal weight; and drinking only in moderation.

But researchers said the new findings put those lifestyle choices in a different perspective.

“Our findings have significant public health implications, because they demonstrate the great potential of diet and lifestyle changes in improving life expectancy,” said senior researcher Dr. Frank Hu. He is chair of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a spokesperson for the American Heart Association, agreed.

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Toddler Dragged When Vehicle Starts Drifting In Reverse

 

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ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A toddler was dragged by a vehicle in Elizabeth Township on Sunday afternoon.

It happened around 5 p.m. outside the Frosty Cone on McKeesport Road.

According to witnesses, a car started drifting backwards and dragged a toddler with it.

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He was taken to the hospital with scrapes and bruises.

Further details have not been released at this time.

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Best dishes and drinks in Pittsburgh right now | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Best dishes

Mad Mex, Morcilla, Taiwanese Bistro 33

No. 1 Sushi Sushi, Sakura, Honeygrow, La Palapa

Streets on Carson, Spork, Whole Foods, Istanbul Sofra

Condado Tacos, Udipi and a church fish fry

La Gourmandine, Spoon and Poulet Bleu

Ki Ramen, Fl. 2, The Foundry

The Firepit, DiAnoia’s, The Carlton and Nepali Asian Restaurant

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Music may help alleviate anxiety in Alzheimer’s patients – UPI.com

April 30 (UPI) — Music helps alleviate anxiety in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say, because a region of the brain involved with remembering melody appears to have been spared from dementia — and could be used to help treat and comfort people with the condition.

Researchers at the University of Utah Health determined that meaningful music helps calm those with Alzheimer’s, and can lead to a new way to approach anxiety, depression and agitation in dementia patients — as well as possibly slow their decline. Their research has been submitted for publication in The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Feds bust one of largest cocaine rings in Western Pennsylvania; 39 indicted | TribLIVE

A federal grand jury has indicted 39 people in a cross-country cocaine ring that flooded Pittsburgh and the Mon Valley with drugs, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said Wednesday.

The cocaine ring was among the largest in the history of Western Pennsylvania, Brady said. It stretched from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles and included connections to Mexican cartels.

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Pa. addresses non-citizen voter issue | witf.org

(Harrisburg) — State officials have sent letters to 7,702 registered voters in Pennsylvania who they have reason to believe may not be citizens, and thus ineligible to vote.

The number is far less than the 100,000 non-citizens that Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner, a state Senator from York County, was citing weeks ago, referring to stories in the Washington Examiner.

The issue grew out of a glitch in PennDOT’s implementation of the national motor voter law.

For more than 20 years, people getting drivers licenses were offered the chance to register to vote, even if they’d just answered a question indicated they weren’t citizens.

The problem was fixed last year after Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt raised the issue, but no one knew how many non-citizens had illegally, and probably inadvertently, registered.

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Three houses destroyed in Beaver Falls fire | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The fire was reported at 10:19 p.m. in the 800 block of 26th Street, according to Beaver County emergency services.

One of the people inside the burning  homes jumped out of a window to escape the fire. No serious injuries were reported.

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US service member killed, another wounded in Afghanistan | Fox News

One American service member was killed Monday and another was wounded during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military says.

In a statement, the military added that “several” members of the Afghan security forces were killed or wounded in the operation. The injured U.S. service member was listed in stable condition.

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Many Iranians reportedly killed in missile strike in Syria

BEIRUT — A missile attack targeting government outposts in Syria’s northern region killed 26 pro-government fighters, mostly Iranians, a Syria war monitoring group said Monday. The strike comes amid soaring Mideast tensions between regional archenemies Israel and Iran.

Iranian media gave conflicting reports about the overnight incident amid speculation that it was carried out by neighboring Israel.

The attack came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talked to President Donald Trump on the phone. The White House said the two leaders discussed the continuing threats and challenges facing the Middle East, “especially the problems posed by the Iranian regime’s destabilizing activities.”

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Migrants who traveled with caravan vow to wait at border until they are granted asylum – CNN

After a difficult, monthlong journey from Central America to the US-Mexico border, dozens of asylum-seeking migrants are vowing to remain outside an immigration processing center until “every last one” is admitted into the country, an organizer with the caravan said late Sunday.

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Multiple Suicide Bombings In Afghanistan Leave Dozens Dead, Scores Wounded

Two coordinated suicide attacks in Kabul killed at least 25 people and wounded scores more. In a separate attack in the country’s south, at least 11 children at a religious school were killed.

In Kabul, the first explosion occurred when a suicide bomber riding a motorbike detonated outside the headquarters of Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security. When reporters rushed to the scene to cover that explosion, a second suicide bomber on foot struck, suggesting that journalists may have been among the intended targets.

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