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7 things you should not do in bed

7 things you should not do in bed

“I say the bed is for two things that begin with the letter S, and struggling and suffering are not among them.” This is a quote from Dr. M. Safwan Badr, M.D., who is the president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. It is absolutely true when it comes […]

by April 2, 2014
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Eating apples may reduce risk of stroke

We saw how eating dark chocolate may reduce the risk of stroke. Just recently, a new research highlights that eating white-fleshed fruits such as apples and pears may significantly lower the risk of stroke. In a new study, Dutch researchers tried to determine a possible link between stroke and eating fruits […]

by March 28, 2014
Are you eating bread that is healthy for you?

Are you eating bread that is healthy for you?

Bread has been the subject of many health discussions and concerns. It contains gluten and  has created health issues for many. “The resulting high-gluten, refined grain diet most of us have eaten since infancy has created health problems in the gut, the bloodstream, the brain, and sometimes also the joints, […]

by March 26, 2014
What is BPA?

What is BPA?

By now, most of us have heard the term “BPA-free.” But what is BPA exactly? BPA stands for bisphenol A, which is an industrial chemical that has been used in the production of some plastics and resins since the 1960s. It is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate […]

by February 24, 2014
7 dangers of artificial sweeteners

7 dangers of artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners have been the subject of controversy for years, ever since saccharin, the first no calorie sweetener was discovered. Researchers are finding new health concerns with these no calorie sweeteners. Let’s take a look at seven potential dangers of artificial sweeteners. 1. They trick your taste buds: Artificial sweeteners, even […]

by February 23, 2014
Smoking linked to most common type of breast cancer

Smoking linked to most common type of breast cancer

We have all heard before how detrimental smoking is to our health. Years of research have shown that cigarettes are one of the most dangerous products that humans consume, if not the most dangerous. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that every year, an estimated 443,000 people die […]

by February 21, 2014
Early depression treatment prevents heart problems

Early depression treatment prevents heart problems

Depression is a serious mental illness that can be debilitating. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , an estimate 1 in 10 U.S. adults report depression. Though depression is a condition in the brain, it can affect many parts of the body. New research shows that […]

by February 16, 2014
Guidelines for stroke prevention in women

Guidelines for stroke prevention in women

Guidelines for stroke prevention in women Though incidences of strokes have decreased significantly since the early 90s, more women die from them than men. There were no official guidelines for  stroke prevention in women until now with the help of an expert from the University of Alabama. The American Stroke […]

by February 15, 2014