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Black Agenda Radio – 04.30.18

Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host Nellie Bailey. Coming up: a call for a new kind of peace movement, one that cares about the whole of humanity; Mumia Abu Jamal’s lawyers believe they have a good case for ending his long incarcartion; …

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Poverty and perceived hardship affect cognitive function and may contribute to premature aging, say investigators

A new study finds strong associations between sustained exposure to economic hardship and worse cognitive function in relatively young individuals. Poverty and perceived hardship over decades among relatively young people in the U.S. are strongly associated with worse cognitive function and may be important contributors to premature aging among disadvantaged populations, report investigators in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Rising …

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Too much sitting may shorten your life, study suggests

Get off your duff: A new study finds that sitting less may extend your life. Brazilian researchers who analyzed data from 54 countries linked sitting for more than three hours a day to 3.8 percent of deaths from all causes. Limiting sitting time to less than three hours a day would increase a person’s life expectancy by an average of 0.2 years—or more than …

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Study: Preschoolers need more outdoor time at child care centers

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds child care centers play a pivotal role when it comes to the physical activity levels of preschoolers. Yet few children get to experience outdoor recess time as it is scheduled. Only 3 in 10 children had at least 60 minutes of a full child-care day outdoors for recess, as is …