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Stroke prevention: Apple a day may prevent stroke, study finds

Stroke prevention: Apple a day may prevent stroke, study finds | HealthWiseLetter | Scoop.it
Adding credence to the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," a new study has found that eating apples and other white-flesh fruits and vegetables may help prevent stroke.
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Raising 'Good' Cholesterol Levels Reduces Heart Attack And Stroke Risk in Diabetes Patients - ScienceNewsline

Increasing levels of high-density lipoproteins, better known as HDL or "good" cholesterol, reduced the risk for heart attack and stroke among patients with diabetes.
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It's Official - Chocolate Linked to Heart Health - ScienceNewsline

High levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a one third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease, finds a study published on bmj.com today.
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Hip, Hip, Hooray! : Experience Life Magazine

Hip, Hip, Hooray! : Experience Life Magazine | HealthWiseLetter | Scoop.it

"Strong, mobile hip joints are crucial for health, agility and performance. But if you sit too much, your hips are bound to suffer. Here’s how to keep them happy and fit for a lifetime..."

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Study links coffee with warding off cancer

Study links coffee with warding off cancer | HealthWiseLetter | Scoop.it

"Coffee has been shown to reduce the risk of skin cancer by helping kill off damaged cells that could otherwise turn into tumours, according to a new US study..."

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Daily exercise 'increases life'

Daily exercise 'increases life' | HealthWiseLetter | Scoop.it
Just 15 minutes of exercise a day is enough to boost life expectancy by three years and cut death risk by 14%, researchers in Taiwan say.
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Red Meat Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Boston, MA – A new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers finds a strong association between the consumption of red meat—particularly when the meat is processed—and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
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How Chocolate Can Help Your Workout

How Chocolate Can Help Your Workout | HealthWiseLetter | Scoop.it
Auspicious new science suggests that chocolate can have a surprisingly large effect on the body's response to exercise, although not in the ways that many of us might expect, and certainly not at the dosages most might hope for.
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Increased Muscle Mass May Lower Risk of Pre-diabetes

"A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that the greater an individual's total muscle mass, the lower the person's risk of having insulin resistance, the major precursor of type 2 diabetes..."

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Heart risks lower in men who get enough vitamin D-study

Heart risks lower in men who get enough vitamin D-study | HealthWiseLetter | Scoop.it
"NEW YORK, June 27 - (Reuters Life!) - Men who consume the recommended amount of vitamin D are somewhat less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than those with low vitamin D, according to a U.S. study." Read more...
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Optimism May Lower Stroke Risk - healthfinder.gov

Optimism May Lower Stroke Risk - healthfinder.gov | HealthWiseLetter | Scoop.it
The more optimistic you are, the lower your risk of having a stroke, a new study suggests.
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No link seen between cellphones, brain tumor

No link seen between cellphones, brain tumor | HealthWiseLetter | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who have used a cellphone for more than a decade do not appear to be at increased risk of a type of non-cancerous brain tumor, a large study suggests.Looking at data...
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Tall people at greater cancer risk - Telegraph

Taller people are more likely to get cancer, a study shows.
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Green Tea Helps Mice Keep Off Extra Pounds - ScienceNewsline

Green Tea Helps Mice Keep Off Extra Pounds - ScienceNewsline | HealthWiseLetter | Scoop.it
Green tea may slow down weight gain and serve as another tool in the fight against obesity, according to Penn State food scientists.
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Exercise counteracts aging effects

Exercise counteracts aging effects | HealthWiseLetter | Scoop.it
As we age, our bodies change in ways that challenge athletic ability. But exercise also can slow down — and in some cases even prevent — some of the physiological ravages of time.
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Exercise Boosts Health by Influencing Stem Cells to Become Bone, Not Fat, McMaster Researchers Find - ScienceNewsline

HAMILTON Sept. 1, 2011 – McMaster researchers have found one more reason to exercise: working out triggers influential stem cells to become bone instead of fat, improving overall health by boosting the body's capacity to make blood.
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Moderate drinking cuts risk of Alzheimer's, study shows

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Light to moderate social drinking, a glass or two of wine or beer a day, can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to American researchers. After analyzing...
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Potassium-rich diet tied to lower stroke risk

Potassium-rich diet tied to lower stroke risk | HealthWiseLetter | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - People who eat plenty of high-potassium fruits, vegetables and dairy products may be less likely to suffer a stroke than those who get little of the mineral, according to a study.The...
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Really? The Claim: To Prevent Migraines, Drink More Water

For migraine sufferers, summer can be a perilous time of year. Oppressive heat and spikes in temperature have long been thought to precipitate attacks in people prone to chronic headaches. One large study in the journal Neurology even showed that the risk of migraines jumps nearly 8 percent for every nine-degree rise in temperature. But a simple step that may lower the risk, especially in warm weather, is to stay properly hydrated...

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Research suggests going to concerts, the theatre, art galleries and museums may improve your health

When you go to concerts, the theatre, art galleries and museums you may, as well as having a good time, be improving your health, according to new research in Norway.

The research, published this month in the online edition of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, has linked engaging in cultural activity with perceived good health, life satisfaction and low levels of anxiety and depression...

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Can chewing more help you eat less?

Can chewing more help you eat less? | HealthWiseLetter | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - People who chew their food more take in fewer calories, mainly because more chewing is related to the levels of hormones that regulate appetite, according to a Chinese study.Chewing...
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Personality plays a part in weight gain

"Are you impulsive? Conscientious? Extroverted? Neurotic? If so, you may now be able to predict where your weight is going, according to a study examining 50 years of data, which has been published by the American Psychological Association." Read more...
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Names can be deceiving

""I'll have the salad."
Really?
Are you sure? Names can be deceiving.
According to research appearing in the Journal of Consumer Research, "Dieters are so involved with trying to eat virtuously that they are more likely than non-dieters to choose unhealthy foods that are labeled as healthy." Find out more...
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Sit Up Straight to Avoid Back Problems

Sit Up Straight to Avoid Back Problems | HealthWiseLetter | Scoop.it
Get up and stretch or do exercises to strengthen your abdominal muscles, or attend classes, which will help your posture.
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Going into hospital far riskier than flying: WHO

Going into hospital far riskier than flying: WHO | HealthWiseLetter | Scoop.it
GENEVA (Reuters) - Millions of people die each year from medical errors and infections linked to health care and going into hospital is far riskier than flying, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.If...
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