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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

  It’s ok and “I’m fine” are the two most common lies spoken in the world. Marijuana was initially made illegal in 1937 by a man who testified the drug made white women want to be with black men.   Giving up alcohol for just one month can improve liver function, decrease blood pressure, and reduce the risk of liver disease and diabetes. Research has shown that people are happiest at 7:26pm on Saturday evening.   ~ Happy Friday!~ source @Fact…

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Alcohol Responsible For More Hospital Admissions Than Heart Attacks Last Year: Report

Alcohol Responsible For More Hospital Admissions Than Heart Attacks Last Year: Report

Measurement could be ‘an important indicator for monitoring public health’   There were more hospital admissions in Canada last year for alcohol-related conditions than for heart attacks, the Canadian Institute for Health Information said. There were more hospital admissions in Canada last year for alcohol-related conditions than for heart attacks. Alcohol poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, liver disease, chronic alcohol abuse and other conditions that are “100 per cent caused by the harmful consumption of alcohol” accounted for about 77,000 admissions, according…

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Study Finds Alcohol Makes You Aggressive; Pot, Pretty Much the Opposite

Study Finds Alcohol Makes You Aggressive; Pot, Pretty Much the Opposite

Pot heads are mellow, drunks can be mean. That’s the common wisdom, and now, thanks to a group of researchers from the Netherlands, it has some scientific validation. In a just-published study in the journal Psychopharmacology, they found that—doh!—people on  booze act out, while people on pot peacefully space out. “The results in the present study support the hypothesis that acute alcohol intoxication increases feelings of aggression and that acute cannabis intoxication reduces feelings of aggression,” the researchers concluded. The study…

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Alcohol Causes 7 Kinds of Cancer, Study Concludes

Alcohol Causes 7 Kinds of Cancer, Study Concludes

Alcohol researcher Jennie Connor says the link is a causal one and that no alcohol is considered safe and risk does go up as you drink. Alcohol is a direct cause of seven forms of cancer. Tough words to swallow, but those are the conclusions of researchers from New Zealand, who say they found that no matter how much you drink, alcohol will increase your risk of cancer. “There is strong evidence that alcohol causes cancer at seven sites in…

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The Health Benefits of Drinking a Little Pinot Noir Wine Everyday

The Health Benefits of Drinking a Little Pinot Noir Wine Everyday

by Ireland Wolfe, Demand Media Instead of drinking soda, consider drinking wine nightly with your dinner. Like all red wines, pinot noir contains polyphenols, antioxidants that can protect your heart. A specific type of polyphenol, resveratrol, is likely responsible for many of the health benefits. The resveratrol content varies depending on the region where the pinot noir is produced, but generally, the wine is high in this vital antioxidant. Heart Benefits Much research suggests that resveratrol may have a number…

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Drink More Safely This Holiday Season

Drink More Safely This Holiday Season

Many of us will imbibe over the holidays, but we can avoid needless suffering with some common sense advice. By Chrisanne Grise      Substance.com    December 9, 2014 Let the fun begin! December is a month full of parties—and for many people, booze. Great. But if you are going out, it’s important to be smart about your drinking. There’s nothing merry about a hangover, after all, especially if you did something you regret…whether or not you remember it the…

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License to Sin: How to Dodge a Devilish Self-Control Loophole

License to Sin: How to Dodge a Devilish Self-Control Loophole

 You want another slice of cake or glass of wine, but you know you shouldn’t have one. It’s the classic self-control dilemma. But luckily there’s a loophole; sometimes we mentally give ourselves permission to indulge: “Well, I’ve worked hard today, so I’ll have another slice of cake or glass of wine.” Now there’s a ‘license to sin’. A recent study cleverly demonstrates this ‘license to sin’ and shows how dangerous it can be (de Witt Huberts et al., 2012). A…

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4 Worst December Diet Mistakes

4 Worst December Diet Mistakes

December 9, 2013 | By Tina Haupert It’s that time of year again when holiday calories lurk around every corner. Family parties, office get-togethers, Saturday night soirees… you get the picture. But even if you try to be “good” around the holidays and stick to your healthy habits, you could still be committing diet mistakes that leave you a few pounds heavier come New Year’s. Avoid these December diet blunders! Skipping meals to save calories for laterYou might think “saving”…

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Tips to Manage Stress

Tips to Manage Stress

Stress is a part of life, a normal response to demands either emotional, intellectual, or physical. It can be positive if it keeps us alert, motivated, and ready to avoid danger. It can be negative if it becomes chronic, increasing the risk of diseases like depression, heart disease and a variety of other problems.  Managing stress is key to your health. And it isn’t so very difficult to do. How Does Stress Affect Health? The body’s autonomic nervous system has…

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5 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Shubhra Krishan     September 27, 2013 Cancer is an ugly killer, but sometimes, small changes in diet and lifestyle can force it to beat a retreat. Adopt these five habits to reduce your cancer risk. Exercise for 30 minutes a day. This will reduce your cancer risk by keeping your weight in check. According to the National Cancer Institute, obesity is associated with increased risks of cancers in the esophagus, breast (postmenopausal), endometrium (the lining of the uterus), colon and…

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