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Eat Less, Age Slower

Want to stay younger longer? Try eating less. That’s the practical suggestion of research findings at Brigham Young University, where scientists working with mice, not humans, found that when ribosomes — the cell’s protein makers — slow down, the aging process slows too. Why? Because the […]

Marriage Relieves Stress
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Marriage Relieves Stress

Think marriage is stressful? Try being unmarried. That’s the implicit message from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, who are convinced that married people have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than unmarried. A Carnegie Mellon news release reports that when researchers studied saliva samples (taken over […]

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Pats vs Falcons And The Dangers of Double Dipping

It’s old news, but it’s still depressing. In 2008, yet another year that the Patriots played in the Superbowl, the New York Times reported that researchers at Clemson University had looked into the likelihood that bacteria would be transferred by double dipping chips or crackers […]

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Mindful People Make Better Health Choices

When people offer health advice, are you appreciative or resentful? It matters, because your emotional response to advice influence the likelihood that you will follow it. Now, a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that people who are more mindful are more […]

Hot Chili Peppers = Longer Life
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Hot Chili Peppers = Longer Life

People who eat hot chili peppers live longer than people who don’t. That’s the conclusion of researchers at the University of Vermont, who studied data from more than 16,000 Americans who were followed for up to 23 years.  Science Daily reports that the researchers found that consumers […]

How To Hear At Holiday Parties
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How To Hear At Holiday Parties

It’s known as the Cocktail Party effect, and no, it has nothing to do with morning after headaches. The Cocktail Party Effect is the inability to clearly hear what is being said by the nice person who is talking to you, largely because there are […]

Yes, You Should Check Your Partner’s Moles
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Yes, You Should Check Your Partner’s Moles

Is it really embarrassing to have your partner check your moles? Researchers at Northwestern University seem to think so, and they recommend that, despite such embarrassment, partners learn what to look for in moles that may be a potentially fatal melanoma. A Northwestern news release […]

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Breathing In Improves Memories

Memories formed while a person is inhaling stick around longer than memories formed while a person in exhaling. Breathe in now to remember that researchers at Northwestern University showed a group of healthy volunteers a series of faces depicting either fear or surprise. For each one, […]

Daily Aspirin Benefits Outweigh Risks
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Daily Aspirin Benefits Outweigh Risks

For decades, health experts have advised us that a daily aspirin can reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, but they also warned that too much aspirin can increase the risk of stomach bleeds. What to do? That question has now been answered, although […]