Airport Food Sees Tasty, Healthy Upgrades Across US

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_a901b9734c.jpgImage Source/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Holiday travelers, take note: Your stopovers en route to Grandma's house this season need not include flavorless or diet-busting meals. Experts are reporting an increase in both exceptionally tasty and healthy airport food options. Seventy-six percent of restaurants in 18 of the nation's busiest airports offer at least one cholesterol-free, plant-based entrée. And the options are far from mere crudite.

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Stand Up for Better Health? Maybe Not

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_fe2c447c79.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Standing desks and their slow-moving cousins, treadmill desks, allow people to take a stand against prolonged sitting, which is so bad for your health, said experts. Some scientists have compared it to smoking.  With so much movement engineered out of modern life, the idea is that rising up from your office chair and prying yourself from the couch for a few extra hours a day should lead to better health and lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.

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Depression Speeds Up Aging?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_492b7ad714.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Here's a study that will further depress people suffering from depression: their condition possibly ages them faster than people who are more emotionally even-keeled. Scientists in the Netherlands reached that conclusion by measuring cell structures called telomeres, which appear at the end of chromosomes that protect the DNA during cell division. Succinctly put, depressed people tend to have shorter telomeres, which accelerates the aging process.

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The Older They Are, The Harder They Fall

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_c313e0aa57.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (ATLANTA) -- Getting old is hard, especially when you hit the ground hard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in three people age 65 will fall down at least once during the year. As the CDC's Dr. Judy Stevens explains, "Most falls don't cause injuries.  But one-of-five falls causes a serious injury like a head injury or a fracture.  And each year, there are about 260,000 hip fractures."

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Hot Race Cars Could Trigger Trevor Bayne's MS Symptoms

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_d882fed0ce.jpgTodd Warshaw/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Trevor Bayne's announcement that he will continue to participate in NASCAR races despite his multiple sclerosis diagnosis has the MS community applauding him, but wondering whether he'll face safety hurdles -- particularly when it comes to heat. Doctors wonder whether sitting in the cockpit of a race car, known for being extremely hot, will trigger Bayne's symptoms as part of what's known as the Uhthoff's phenomenon, in which a patient's symptoms worsen when they become overheated and dissipate once they cool down.

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