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Eating Well Health

A Little Alcohol Is Good For Your Brain

Sure, serious drinking is a seriously bad idea. But while excessive alcohol consumption is a well-documented health hazard, a little bit of alcohol could be a good thing. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center report that low levels of alcohol consumption, generously defined as less than two and […]

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Pats vs Eagles 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 in a bowl of party dip. The […]

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To Lose Weight, Stand, Don’t Sit

The difference in calorie burn is small, but researchers are convinced that standing rather than sitting could help keep the weight off. Science Daily reports on research conducted at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, which  analyzed results from 46 studies with 1,184 participants, average age 33. Ready? The envelope please… […]

Attitude Health

Sense of Purpose Is Good for Health

Perhaps the most impressive revelation of a new study by researchers at Washington University is the range of healthful activities that are associated with a sense of purpose. A Wash U news release reports that a strong sense of purpose was positively associated with vigorous and moderate activity, vegetable intake, […]

Fitness Health

Exercise Can Increase Artery Plaque

The general assumption among health experts and exercise advocates is that exercise is if good for heart health, then more exercise is better. But now comes research from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Kaiser Permanente suggesting that a great deal of active exercise may actually increase the risk […]

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Just Watching Hockey Can Double Heart Rate

Without even lacing up your skates, hockey can put some serious stress on your heart. That’s the verdict of researchers at the Montreal Heart Institute at the University of Montreal. Scientists at the institute took the pulse of fans during a hockey game and found that on average, their heart […]