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How Exercise Keeps Us Young. Active older people resemble much younger people physiologically, according to a new study of the effects of exercise on aging. The findings suggest that many of our expectations about the inevitability of physical decline with advancing years may be incorrect and that how we age is, to a large degree, up to us. Read more at www.nytimes.com

Johnson & Johnson Will Make Clinical Data Available to Outside Researchers. The health care giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to make detailed clinical trial data on its medical devices and diagnostic tests available to outside researchers through a collaboration with Yale University, making it the first large device manufacturer to systematically make such data public. Read more at www.nytimes.com

Blueberries May Lower Blood Pressure. Can a cup of blueberries keep the doctor away? Maybe. Researchers conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 40 postmenopausal women ages 45 to 65 with high blood pressure. Half ate 22 grams of freeze-dried blueberry powder (equivalent to a cup of blueberries) daily for eight weeks. The others consumed an identical-looking and tasting placebo. Read more at www.nytimes.com