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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Drinking Water and Weight Loss

If you’re trying to lose weight, here’s an easy way to boost your results. A scientific study shows that drinking two glasses of water before each meal will make you lose more. Researchers followed two groups of obese people aged … read more

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Seven Servings a Day

How much fruit and vegetables do you eat? That question came to the fore after a large British study found that eating seven or more portions daily would make us live longer. University College London researchers used the Health Survey … read more

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Acetaminophen and Back Pain

Do you suffer from back pain? About two-thirds of adults have it at some point in their lives, and it is the leading cause of disability in the world. Medical guidelines everywhere suggest taking Acetaminophen, which is sold as Tylenol, … read more

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Aphasia Treatment

It’s an experimental procedure that could make life a lot better for up to 30% of stroke survivors. Those are the people left aphasia, a condition that makes it hard to understand language, speak, read or write. Researchers found that … read more

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What do you wish you’d done differently? Whether it’s the great guy who got away or the dead-end relationship that went on way too long, romance gone-wrong tops the list of regrets for most people. Nearly a fifth of participants … read more

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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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