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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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There is no Thimerosal in the New Covid-19 Vaccine

There is no Thimerosal in the New Covid-19 Vaccine

It is important to realize that contrary to anti-vaxxers’ statements there is no thimerosal in the new Covid-19 vaccine. In the past the multiple user vials of flu vaccines did have thimerosal in it as a preservative. Thimerosal is a mercury containing preservative and the legitimate
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Eat Cheese Sparingly

Eat Cheese Sparingly

“Eat cheese sparingly” is the conclusion of a CNN news story entitled “Is cheese healthy?” Cheese contains nutrients like protein, calcium, vitamin B12 and zinc. But cheese also contains saturated fat, which can elevate LDL cholesterol when you over consume cheese. There are also soft
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Blocking Saturated Fatty Acids May Help Patients With Prostate Cancer

Blocking Saturated Fatty Acids May Help Patients With Prostate Cancer

New research showed that blocking saturated fatty acids may help patients with prostate cancer. Notably, patients who are obese and patients who are slim have different outcomes regarding prostate cancer. Frequently obese patients eat poor diets with lots of saturated fatty acids. Thi
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High Fiber Diet Is Good For Your Health

High Fiber Diet Is Good For Your Health

A new study in the Lancet has concluded that a high fiber diet is good for your health. Sometimes medical research texts can be cumbersome, so this article from the CNN in popular language translates the facts into simpler terms. Essentially this fiber study was a metaanalysis of many
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Nuts Protect You From Heart Disease

Nuts Protect You From Heart Disease

A new study published May 2015 in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine states that nuts protect you from heart disease lowering death rates from heart disease and other causes to the tune of 20%. The research data was based on three large cohort studies, which involved low-incom
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Fiber Prolongs Life After A Heart Attack

Fiber Prolongs Life After A Heart Attack

You heard that fiber is good for colon cancer prevention, but have you heard that fiber prolongs life after a heart attack? This is exactly what a study that appeared in the British Medical Journal in April 2014 showed. The lead investigator, Shanshan Li (Harvard School of Public Heal
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Adding Sugar Ups Cardiovascular Risk

Adding Sugar Ups Cardiovascular Risk

A study from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) published in February of 2014 analyzed what role added sugar plays in terms of cardiovascular risk. They took the data from the NHANES study, which stands for National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) and found that the majority
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Sugar Responsible For Raising Blood Pressure And Lipids

Sugar Responsible For Raising Blood Pressure And Lipids

A University of Otago, New Zealand study by Dr Lisa Te Morenga and co-workers has shed new light on the negative effect of sugar on blood pressure and lipids. The key here is that these studies were not animal experiments, but involved human trials. A total of about 1700 men and women
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Health For Adults

Health For Adults

In the late teens/early twenties adulthood begins. But adult life is the tail end of higher education and all those years that we are in a job situation and perhaps even into early retirement. People in this age group have often found a life partner. Most engage in heterosexual relati
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