A new study reveals some information about menopause. Researchers say many middle-aged women experience menopause symptoms for as long as seven years.

The average duration was 7.4 years and reached over 10 years for African-American women.

Younger women and those with depression and anxiety were also more likely to have a longer period of symptoms.

Fiber may be key in improving weight loss and overall health, according to a new study.

The study asked a group of overweight adults to eat at least 30 grams of fiber a day, or instead follow the American Heart Association diet.

In the end, the fiber group lost as much weight and showed several other health improvements.

A small study said meditation may help older adults sleep more soundly.

A group of seniors compared meditation to a structured program focused on changing poor sleeping habits.

The meditation group reported fewer sleep disturbances as well as a drop in insomnia, fatigue, and depression symptoms.

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