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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Dark chocolate and cheese have antibacterial properties that inhibit tooth decay, according to experts. Your body is actually designed to get 4 hours of sleep twice per day instead of 8 hours once.   Studies have found that smiling is 69% more attractive than wearing makeup. Onions have been proven to lower cholesterol, reduce chances of a stroke, and reduce chances of various types of cancer.   Happy Friday! source: @Fact

Drinking Coffee Linked To Lower Risk Of Heart Failure And Stroke

Drinking Coffee Linked To Lower Risk Of Heart Failure And Stroke

U.S. research has suggested yet another health benefit of drinking coffee, finding that it may decrease the risk of developing heart failure or having a stroke. Previous research has already suggested that drinking coffee may also reduce the risk of certain cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, and even reduce the risk of mortality. For the new study, the team of researchers gathered data from the long-running Framingham Heart Study, which includes information about what people eat and their cardiovascular…

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Trans Fat Bans May Have Cut Heart Attacks, Strokes

Trans Fat Bans May Have Cut Heart Attacks, Strokes

Pending FDA regulations should remove nearly all of this unhealthy substance from your diet, experts say Could the contents of your cupcake affect your heart attack risk? It seems so, according to a new study that found lower rates of heart attack and stroke in communities that restrict trans fats in foods. Trans fats, which are found in products such as baked goods, chips, crackers and fried foods, have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease. In response,…

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Coffee vs. Tea: Is One Better for Your Health?

Coffee vs. Tea: Is One Better for Your Health?

A hot cup of coffee can perk you up in the morning. A soothing cup of tea can help you relax after a stressful day. And the latest research about the health benefits of each might help you feel a little better about them, whichever beverage you drink. After years of studies that seemed to swing between dire warnings and cheery promises about what our favorite caffeinated beverages do and don’t do, much of the recent science regarding coffee and…

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9 Ways Eating Bananas Can Benefit Your Health

9 Ways Eating Bananas Can Benefit Your Health

If you’re like many people, no trip to the grocery store is complete until you add a bunch of bananas to your cart. Bananas are inexpensive, tasty, and versatile, but the best reason to eat them is their health benefits. Read on to learn how this curvy, yellow wonder can help you stay well. 1. Tames Your Tummy If you’ve ever had the stomach flu or food poisoning, you’ve probably been told to eat the BRAT diet during recovery. BRAT…

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Where Neuroscience is Making the Impossible, Possible

Where Neuroscience is Making the Impossible, Possible

Glimpse a revolutionary future enabled by neuroscience Recently, while preparing to deliver a TED talk on Broadway, “What Will Be the Next Big Scientific Breakthrough?,” I thought a lot about the impossible. Once, human flight was impossible. Instant communication anywhere, anytime was impossible. Leaving Earth was impossible. Seeing farther than the naked eye was impossible. Scientific revolutions have turned a long list of impossibilities into everyday possibilities. And science is far from finished transforming absurd fantasies into everyday realties. Nowhere…

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One in Three American Adults Not Getting Enough Sleep: CDC

One in Three American Adults Not Getting Enough Sleep: CDC

ATLANTA | BY RICH MCKAY Did you get enough sleep last night? If not, you are not alone. More than one out of three American adults do not get enough sleep, according to a study released Thursday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “That’s a big problem” says, Dr. Nancy Collop, director of the Emory Sleep Center at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, who is familiar with the study. “You don’t function as well, your…

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The Meds That Up Your Heart Attack Risk By 60%

The Meds That Up Your Heart Attack Risk By 60%

By MARYGRACE TAYLOR    NOVEMBER 17, 2014 If you’ve got asthma severe enough to need daily controller medication, you may be at a higher risk of having a heart attack, according to new findings presented at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting. For nine years, researchers followed nearly 7,000 adults, including 156 asthma patients who used daily controller meds and 511 who were asthmatic but not on controller meds. Compared to non-asthmatics, asthmatics who took controller meds were 60% more…

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How to Be More Optimistic

How to Be More Optimistic

Perspective is everything, and you can learn to change a negative outlook. By Colleen Oakley      WebMD Magazine – Feature Reviewed by Patricia A. Farrell, PhD Think happy thoughts. Find the silver lining. Look on the bright side. Rolling your eyes yet? Alexandra Hruz is. She’s a 27-year-old self-proclaimed pessimist who lives in Chattanooga, TN. “When people are overly optimistic, it’s much easier to be let down by circumstances,” she says. “I don’t think the world is going to…

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Apples as Effective as Drugs to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

Apples as Effective as Drugs to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

Michelle Schoffro Cook    March 1, 2014 Most of us have heard the adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” throughout our lives, but new research shows that there is serious truth to the message.  Scientists at BHF Health Promotion Research Group, Nuffield Department of Population Health, at the University of Oxford, England compared the effects of eating one daily apple to taking statin drugs (used to lower cholesterol levels) among British adults aged 50 and up.  The…

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