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Survey: Health, finances are key retirement concerns for workers

A survey of workers and retirees in 15 countries, including the US, found the most commonly cited retirement concerns were de -More- 

Bloomberg expands paid leave, has gender-neutral policy

Bloomberg expanded its paid parental leave program from 18 weeks to 26 weeks for primary caregivers.  -More- 

Researcher: Exercise can help reduce LDL cholesterol

Research and guidelines show patients with dyslipidemia should be advised to exercise as a way to reduce their low-density li -More- 

Colon cancer becoming more prevalent among younger adults, study says

Researchers found that between 2004 and 2014, the number of colon cancer cases among adults younger than 50 rose by 1% per ye -More- 

Study: Risk for multiple strokes higher among smokers

Smokers who continued the habit after a stroke, using up to 20 cigarettes each day, were at a 68% increased risk for a repeat -More- 

Gender differences in youth suicide prevalence declining in the US

Male youths ages 10 to 19 had 3.8 times increased odds of committing suicide from 1975 to 2016, compared with female youths,  -More- 

Eating overprocessed foods can lead to weight gain, study shows

Researchers found that people whose diet consisted mostly of highly processed foods had an average weight gain of about 0.9 k -More- 

Study: Mediterranean diet may reduce depression risk in older age

Data from a cross-sectional study suggested older adults who follow a Mediterranean diet may have a reduced risk of depressio -More- 

Ore. allocates $40M to free lunch program growth

Lawmakers in Oregon have approved spending $40 million on the federal free breakfast and lunch program in the state.  -More- 

Centene: Fidelis Care Launches Being Healthy is BeYOUtiful Campaign

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