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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
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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 […]

Secret To Elder Health Is Soccer
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Secret To Elder Health Is Soccer

Want to see some cardiovascular improvements that will keep you fit through age 75?  Play soccer. No, you are not too old. Just ask researchers at the University of Copenhagen, where scientists looked at the fitness in men between the ages of 63 and 75. Science Daily reports that the […]

Can Cat Poop Make You Crazy Mad?
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Can Cat Poop Make You Crazy Mad?

Cat poop, coveted by dogs and loathed by most humans, is suspected of making people mad, really mad. Researchers at the University of Chicago are convinced that people who are prone to explosive bouts of rage might be under the influence of toxoplasmosis, an illness caused by a parasite found in […]