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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 receptive to health messaging and […]

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 of hot red chili peppers […]

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 a dozen other people within […]

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 reports on the new study, […]

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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, the subjects had to indicate […]

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 not for the final time, by […]

Alcohol Ups Prostate Cancer Risk
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Alcohol Ups Prostate Cancer Risk

It’s not news that alcohol increases the risk of breast cancer, as well as a few cancers of the digestive system, but now comes research from the University of Victoria suggesting a significant relationship between alcohol consumption and the risk of prostate cancer. A U of Victoria news release reports […]

Marijuana May Be Bad For Your Heart
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Marijuana May Be Bad For Your Heart

Many marijuana users think the drug is good for their head, but researchers at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania suspect that it could be bad for their hearts. Science Daily reports on a study of 33,343 people who were hospitalized with stress cardiomyopathy between 2003-2011 in the United […]