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Napping may help fend off cardiovascular disease

Napping may help fend off cardiovascular disease

While a lot of people deny themselves of taking naps, a new study says that napping not only relieves stress but also minimizes risks of having a cardiovascular disease episode. After collecting and studying data from about 3,000 people over a span of five years, results showed that people who nap once or twice a...

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This fatty acid can actually reduce your risks for heart disease

This fatty acid can actually reduce your risks for heart disease

While weight loss and exercise are essential for overall heart health, a study has discovered that oleic acid can actually lower your heart disease risks. Oleic acid is a monounsaturated acid often found in various animal and vegetable fats and oils, a lot of it are part of the Mediterranean diet. According to a cardiologist...

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The dangers of too much sugar and how to cut back

The dangers of too much sugar and how to cut back

Data shows that a person consumes about 6,780 teaspoons of excess sugar in a year, which is opposed to the limits recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) that advises no more than 6 teaspoons for women and nine for men. Excess or added sugars are sugars added to foods by you or during processing...

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Hearing aids linked to lower risks of dementia

Hearing aids linked to lower risks of dementia

A University of Michigan study reports that older adults with hearing aids are at lower risk of developing dementia, depression and anxiety over three years after being diagnosed with hearing loss. Although insurance can cover part of the cost, 12% of those with a hearing loss diagnosis actually get the device. Lack of use of...

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These five simple lifestyle choices reduce the risks of developing Alzheimer’s

These five simple lifestyle choices reduce the risks of developing Alzheimer’s

New research reveals that leading a healthy lifestyle has a much more relevant impact on our cognitive health. A team from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago reported study findings at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles, on how five lifestyle habits have decreased the risk of developing the disease by 60%, and...

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Why bleeding after menopause should never be ignored

Why bleeding after menopause should never be ignored

Women who after going through menopause find themselves bleeding still are encouraged by experts to immediately seek medical attention because such occurrence is not normal. Although postmenopausal bleeding can be caused by various reasons like hormone therapy, bleeding uterine polyps or vaginal atrophy, it’s better to have yourself checked to rule out endometrial cancer. A...

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Hot yoga in rooms heated to 105F can help reduce high blood pressure

Hot yoga in rooms heated to 105F can help reduce high blood pressure

Yoga practiced in a room heated to 40°C (105°F) was revealed by a study to positively impact people with high blood pressure. Also known as Bikram yoga, enthusiasts swear by it for weight loss and heart disease prevention. However, critics argue that the extreme heat may adversely affect people doing hot yoga. Scientists have claimed...

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Protein tangles linked with dementia in patients with single head injury

Protein tangles linked with dementia in patients with single head injury

A study by a research team from Imperial College, London have observed tau clumps in the brains of patients who have sustained a single but severe head injury. Unlike other studies that have seen tau tangles in patients during post-mortem examinations, this study marks the first time that such clumps of protein are seen in...

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Is wine gluten- free?

Is wine gluten- free?

Red and white wines basically come from grapes, which are gluten-free, according to a nutritionist from New York. However, gluten may find its way into a bottle during the wine-making process when fining agents that contain gluten are used. Gluten, a type of protein causes abdominal discomfort for gluten-intolerant people and more painful symptoms for...

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WHO warning: Two diet drinks a day could increase risk of early death

WHO warning: Two diet drinks a day could increase risk of early death

A WHO study reveals that daily consumption of two diet drinks ups early mortality rates by more than a quarter. In addition, the chances of dying young are even noted among those who regularly drink artificially-sweetened beverages. The study, which involved following more than 450,000 adult participants from 10 countries over 16 years, is so...