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Probiotics Cut Allergy Symptoms

Probiotics are alleged to deliver all kind of health benefits, and, especially now that they are widely and wildly marketed, it’s hard to separate faction from fiction. Now come researchers from the University of Florida who have no ostensible reason to jack up the powers of probiotics, and who claim […]

Fitness Health

Testosterone Builds Bone, May Up Heart Risk

Men got the good news about testosterone treatment last year, when researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School reported that testosterone treatment improved sexual function and mood. Now comes another report from the same study, suggesting that testosterone treatment improves bone density and strength, but warning that it seemed […]

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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 decreased speed lowers production but […]

Marriage Relieves Stress
Attitude Health

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 three consecutive days) from 572 […]

Attitude Health

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, […]