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Americans And Healthy Lifestyle: Fail
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Americans And Healthy Lifestyle: Fail

Guess what percentage of U.S. adults practices all four of basic behavioral characteristics that researchers say would constitute a “healthy lifestyle” and help protect against cardiovascular disease? 2.7. That discouraging number comes from researchers at Oregon State University, who examined how many adults succeed in four general barometers that could help define […]

Coffee May Cut MS Risk
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Coffee May Cut MS Risk

Coffee, sometimes considered a health drink, kind of, may reduce the risk of developing multiple sclerosis, with the emphasis on “may.” Researchers at the Karolinski Institute have found that people who drink six or more cups of coffee a day had a 28 percent lower risk of MS. A Karolinska […]

Moderate Drinking Is Good For Your Heart, Again
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Moderate Drinking Is Good For Your Heart, Again

It’s as if the news were too good to be true, and researchers are compelled to do study after study showing that, yes, moderate drinking is good for your heart. The latest evidence comes from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where researchers who followed the heart health of […]

Exercise Protects Liver From Booze, Maybe
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Exercise Protects Liver From Booze, Maybe

It’s definitely good news for some readers: exercise appears to prevent the liver against alcohol-related inflammation and injury. We know that because researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine used rats bred for high activity, or “runner rats,” to test if increased metabolism protected the liver against fatty deposits […]

Sweatband Knows When You’re Dehydrated
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Sweatband Knows When You’re Dehydrated

No, you can’t buy it yet, but somebody is going to take this to the bank. Researchers at UC Berkeley have developed a sweat band that can measure metabolites and electrolytes in sweat, calibrate the data based upon skin temperature and sync the results in real time to a smartphone. A […]

What Patients Like About Doctors
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What Patients Like About Doctors

Most people like their doctors. We know this because a recent Harris Poll of over 3,000 people found that 88 percent of those who visited a doctor’s office in the past year were satisfied with their last visit, and 69 percent of people 70 or older were very satisfied. But […]

Do You Really Need A Physical Every Year?
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Do You Really Need A Physical Every Year?

What do you think? Do you really need a physical exam every year? The Wall Street Journal, in a great many words, has this to say: no. The Journal reports that three years ago the Society of General Internal Medicine recommended against performing routine physicals for asymptomatic adults, noting that […]

What You Eat Influences How You Sleep
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What You Eat Influences How You Sleep

What you eat and how you sleep are no longer considered unrelated processes. Researchers at the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University Medical Center have found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted sleep. A news release […]