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The Benefits of Having a Nap

The Benefits of Having a Nap

A recent CNN article described the benefits of having a nap. When you had poor sleep in the previous night, a noonday nap is a great way to recharge your energies. But many people chronically get less than 7 or 8 hours of sleep at night, so they are always sleep-deprived. They, too ca
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Extracellular Vehicles Can Revive Tissues after a Heart Attack

Extracellular Vesicles Can Revive Tissues after a Heart Attack

Surely, a new approach to investigating organ damage has shown that extracellular vesicles can revive tissues after a heart attack. Specifically, researcher from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences used a unique tool to investigate this. It is import
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Glucosamine Supplementation Can Reduce Mortality

Glucosamine Supplementation Can Reduce Mortality

A new study found that glucosamine supplementation can reduce mortality. In this study 495,077 women and men were observed for 8.9 years. This was part of the UK Biobank study. 19,882 deaths occurred during the course of the study. 3,802 deaths were due to cardiovascular disease (stro
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Older Adult’s Exercise Intensity Does Not Reduce Mortality

Older Adult’s Exercise Intensity Does Not Reduce Mortality

A Norwegian study going on for 5 years showed that older adults’ exercise intensity does not reduce mortality. For one thing, researchers stated that physical activity is important to reduce mortality in older people. On the other hand, the researchers of this study from Norway wanted
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Higher Olive Oil Consumption Lowers the Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Higher Olive Oil Consumption Lowers the Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

A publication in April 2020 showed that higher olive oil consumption lowers the risk for cardiovascular disease. The study consisted of 61,181 women from the Nurses’ Health Study (1990 to 2014). The other part of the study were 31,797 men from the Health Professionals Follow-up
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Weed Can Harm Your Heart

Weed Can Harm Your Heart

It is important to realize that the American Heart Association (AHA) is warning that weed can harm your heart. The Association published a statement on the effects of cannabis on the heart. Specifically, an expert panel reviewed the literature of cannabis and the side effects it has o
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Hydroxychloroquine Not Effective Against Covid-19 Coronavirus

Hydroxychloroquine Not Effective Against Covid-19 Coronavirus

A new study’s result is malaria drug hydroxychloroquine not effective against Covid-19 coronavirus. Some time ago Donald Trump suggested that the malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine would be effective for Covid-19 coronavirus patients in treating them when hospitalized. This prompted sev
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Cutting Salt Prevents Heart Disease

Cutting Salt Prevents Heart Disease

In a new study it is stressed that cutting salt prevents heart disease. Often high blood pressure has an association with eating too much salty food. But this may not have to be necessarily from salt you added to your food. Eating too much processed food can also make you exceed your
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Vitamin D in Health and Disease

Vitamin D in Health and Disease

There is confusion out there about vitamin D in health and disease. In other words, I thought it would be useful to review some basics about vitamin D and how it can help you to benefit from it. Last year an overview about this topic was published. Notably, a lack of vitamin D causes
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Increased Stroke Risk In Vegetarians

Increased Stroke Risk In Vegetarians

Vegetarians usually are healthier than meat eaters, but a new study showed an increased stroke risk in vegetarians. The study came from the UK where researchers followed 48,000 people for 18 years. They classified people into meat eaters, pescetarians (fish eaters) and vegetarians, in
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