Consumer Reports 2014 Sunscreen Rating

The magazine Consumer Reports tested 20 types of sunscreen and found information you should know before heading out into the sun.  Firstly, the lab results show that you can’t always rely on the SPF number listed on the bottle. Most … read more

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Apple a Day

We’ve all heard the old saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But now the fruit is being touted for an even sexier benefit. According to a study in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, it can … read more

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Aspirin and Pancreatic cancer

There is now evidence that low-dose aspirin, known to reduce the risk for heart disease, may also reduce the risk for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer has a 94 percent fatality rate, and the there will be about 4700 new cases … read more

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Pelvic Exams Unnecessary

For many women, it’s a painful annual ritual that starts when they hit puberty. But now an influential American medical body says doctors should stop performing routine pelvic exams. According to the American College of Physicians, there is no evidence … read more

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Mindfulness Meditation Alleviates Stress

It’s well known that mindfulness meditation can help us improve our mental and physical health.  Until now, most research supporting its benefits has focused on lengthy training programs. But a study  from Carnegie Mellon University is the first to show … read more

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Cash and Healthier purchases

Here’s a novel way to make healthier choices when you’re shopping for food. Pay cash. An analysis of the shopping patterns of more than 1,000 consumers finds that when paying cash, people tend to choose healthier options. Previous research has … read more

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Bored To Death

It turns out the expression bored to death, is not just a turn of phrase. Two public health professors at the University College London discovered people who were very bored had a 37 per cent higher chance of dying than … read more

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Healthy Choices and Aging

It’s no surprise. A healthy lifestyle will help look good as well as feel good! Living well is not only good for your health … researchers studied the aging differences in identical twins … and found one part was genetics, … read more

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Words and Pain

Remember the old saying about sticks and stones breaking your bones? Well it turns out words can hurt you too. A new study suggests merely saying, “This may hurt a bit,” before receiving a shot may be enough to trigger … read more

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Bad Habits and Hospital Stays

What’s your smoking status and how often do you consume alcoholic beverages? Those are just two of the questions on an online calculator that will put a number on your life expectancy, and on the amount of time you might … read more

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