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Tap Water Could Be A Major Tool Against Alzheimer’s

Water

Lithium is known as a treatment for certain psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder, but new research suggests the naturally occurring chemical may also have the power to prevent or delay the onset of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists in Denmark found that high amounts of lithium in drinking water lowered the number of dementia cases in communities […]

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The Health Risks Of Too Much Salt

Salt

Most Americans, including older adults, consume too much salt—or more accurately, sodium—than they should. In fact, a ­recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that those 51 and older average about 3,000 mg of sodium per day, twice what the American Heart Association recommends and about 30 percent more than the Department […]

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There Might Be Dangerous Chemicals In Your Tap Water — Here’s How To Stay Safe

Dangerous Chemicals In Your Tap Water

Remember the movie “Erin Brockovich”? Of course, you do. But unless you’ve rewatched it recently, you may not remember that Brockovich—in real life, and in the movie—was fighting a company suspected of polluting a small California town’s drinking water with a cancer-causing contaminant called chromium-6 (aka, hexavalent chromium). Fast-forward 20 years, and it may shock […]

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Skipping Breakfast May Be Bad For Your Heart

Skipping Breakfast

Planning meals and snacks in advance and eating breakfast every day may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, new guidelines from U.S. doctors say. Eating more calories earlier in the day and consuming less food at night may also reduce the odds of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac or blood vessel diseases, […]

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Browned Toast And Potatoes Are ‘Potential Cancer Risk’, Say Food Scientists

Browned Toast And Potatoes

Bread, chips and potatoes should be cooked to a golden yellow colour, rather than brown, to reduce our intake of a chemical which could cause cancer, government food scientists are warning. Acrylamide is produced when starchy foods are roasted, fried or grilled for too long at high temperatures. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommends carefully […]

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Start Your Own Healthy Kitchen Garden

Start Your Own Healthy Kitchen Garden

Whether you live in a small condo with a tiny balcony or have a sprawling suburban lot, kitchen gardens are now making a comeback. Roll up your sleeves and take these tips from the experts for making your own farm to fork meals. Your options are only limited by the amount of space you have […]

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Top Reasons Why You Need Healthcare Insurance

Healthcare Insurance

The Affordable Care Act states that all Americans need health insurance. The problem is that you might not want to spend money on a service you don’t use. After all, if you are a 20-something male in the prime of life, it’s understandable that you might question how relevant a health insurance policy actually is […]

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Everything You Know About Healthy Food Is A Lie

Healthy Food

In September, the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine publication revealed that many of Americans’ most prevalent beliefs about nutrition might be bunk. The sugar industry financed nutritional studies, released in 1967, that downplayed the sweetener’s relation to heart disease, placing the blame on saturated fats instead. Those highly influenced findings have stuck […]

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6 Mistakes Your Ears Want You To Stop Making

Ears Mistakes

As far as body parts go, your ears are pretty low-maintenance. You don’t even have to clean them out—though you probably do anyway. And that’s a bad idea. Especially if you’re using cotton-tipped swabs to swipe at your inner ear, you’re asking for trouble, says Brett Comer, MD, an assistant professor of otolaryngology (ear, nose, and […]

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Hidden Red Hair Gene A Skin Cancer Risk

Red hair gene

People can carry a “silent” red hair gene that raises their risk of sun-related skin cancer, experts warn. The Sanger Institute team estimate one in every four UK people is a carrier. The gene’s effect is comparable to two decades of sun exposure in terms of cancerous changes, they say. While people with two copies of […]