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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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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Broccoli, cabbage, and brussel sprouts all contain a little bit of cyanide. Eating them primes your liver to deal better with other poisons. Only 6 percent of doctors today are happy with their jobs. If everyone in the world washed their hands properly, we could save 1 million lives a year. Smelling green apples and bananas can help you lose weight. Sleep makes you more creative and makes your memories stronger. Coffee can lower your risk of tooth decay. Happy…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Coffee has been found to reverse liver damage caused by alcohol. The brain naturally craves 4 things: Food, Sex, Water and Sleep. Studies show that by eating a big breakfast, you won’t feel as hungry the rest of the day, which can lead to more nutritional food choices. 70% of people pretend to be okay simply because they don’t want to annoy others with their problems. Eating tomatoes helps prevent sunburn. The average woman smiles 62 times a day. The…

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Why acetaminophen is the ‘most common cause of liver injury’ in Canada

Why acetaminophen is the ‘most common cause of liver injury’ in Canada

Health Canada boosts labelling requirements, but some doctors want extra-strength products off the shelves Dr. Michael Rieder, a pediatric clinical pharmacologist at Western University in London, Ont., says acetaminophen misuse is the most common cause of liver injury in Canada. Health Canada’s new labelling rules for acetaminophen are not strict enough, and the extra-strength products should be removed from store shelves, some doctors say. Acetaminophen is one of the most widely used pain and fever relievers in Canada and worldwide….

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Why You Should Have Ginger Every Day

Why You Should Have Ginger Every Day

by Jonathan Galland   October 19, 2015 Ginger is a treasure in Asian cuisine, where it’s cherished for its unique ability to bring a touch of tanginess to dishes. Its distinctive lemony aroma and touch of spiciness can awaken the flavors of favorite recipes. But ginger’s amazing role in cooking is just the start — the spice is also well-known for its many medicinal benefits. For centuries, ginger has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat colds, stomachaches, nausea,…

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Should you take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin for pain? Here's what the evidence says.

Should you take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin for pain? Here's what the evidence says.

by Julia Belluz     August 18, 2015   @juliaoftoronto    julia.belluz@voxmedia.com What’s the difference between Tylenol, Advil, and aspirin? Which is the best to take for pain? I used to take acetaminophen (usually referred to by its brand name, Tylenol) for the occasional headache or sore muscle, mostly because that’s what we used in my house growing up. I didn’t think much about whether it was more or less effective than any other type of over-the-counter pain reliever, and…

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