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Standing Desks Boost Productivity
Attitude Health

Standing Desks Boost Productivity

Yes, standing desks help us burn more calories, and they also appear to improve our attention. Now comes a report from researchers at Texas A&M suggesting that standing desks also improve productivity. A Texas A&M news release reports that when researchers examined the productivity differences between two groups of call center […]

Coffee Keeps Arteries Clear
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Coffee Keeps Arteries Clear

First, the bad news. About 16 million Americans suffer from atherosclerosis, meaning that their arteries are at least partially clogged by plaques. And now the good news: coffee appears to help keep arteries clear. The Tufts Health & Nutrition newsletter reports on a new Korean study that has found that […]

How To Stay (Relatively) Safe From Ticks
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How To Stay (Relatively) Safe From Ticks

From Stephen Wikel, professor emeritus of medical sciences at Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine, comes this advice, via HealthDay, about how to stay safe from ticks: Protect your ankles. Wear long pants tucked into high socks when doing yard work. Wrap duct tape — sticky-side out — […]

A Chocolate A Day Keeps The Heart Doc Away
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A Chocolate A Day Keeps The Heart Doc Away

Yes, researchers have noted the health benefits of chocolate for years, but now comes a study from the University of Warwick suggesting that just a small amount of chocolate each day could help prevent diabetes and insulin resistance. A U of Warwick news release reports that when researchers studied data […]

Exercise May Help Control Prostate Cancer
Fitness Health

Exercise May Help Control Prostate Cancer

Researchers offer no guarantees, but it looks like regular exercise increases the chances that prostate cancer will not spread beyond the prostate. HealthDay reports on an American Cancer Society study that included more than 10,000 men, aged 50 to 93, who were diagnosed with localized prostate cancer between 1992 and 2011. Researchers […]