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Want to die sooner - watch lots of TV

Watching TV for more than an hour a day shortens your life. Prolonged TV viewing linked to eight leading causes of death in US Causes of De…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Oct 29
Reply by Joan Denoo

Falls often caused by infection

Tripped up by a bug: Infection may cause falls, especially in older people, study suggests When a fall happens, there's a high possibility…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Oct 12

Prescription prevents HIV spread

Insurer Says Clients on Daily Pill Have Stayed H.I.V.-Free Partners of HIV positive spouses and sex workers rejoice! Truvada seems effectiv…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Sep 3

Mild hypertension + coffee = heart attack risk

Coffee linked with increased cardiovascular risk in young adults with mild hypertension If you have mild hypertension, it's a good idea to…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 30
Reply by Gerald Payne

Fish oil diet promotes lean-enhancing gut bacteria

Fish oil-diet benefits may be mediated by gut microbes ... saturated lipids in lard affect gut microbial composition to promote obesity and…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 30
Reply by Randall Smith

My digital scales were lying to me!

I'm still on the Atkins diet, and have lost 31 pounds of fat in 70 days.  I’m halfway to my goal! I weigh myself every morning, and try to…

Started by Idaho Spud

11 Aug 21
Reply by Idaho Spud

A caution about Omega-3 enhanced products

Big Food Wants You to Believe These 7 Products Are Healthy  ... food corporations jumped on the bandwagon and began adding omega-3s to thei…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Aug 3
Reply by Randall Smith

Probiotics in dairy work

New research indicates that probiotics in a dairy medium work against gut inflammation, while dairy alone or probiotic supplements alone do…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jul 19

Safe plastic NOT

Turns out all phthalates give you high blood pressure, obesity, and insulin resistance. Argh!. I'd read years ago that Saran Wrap was safe…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Jul 10
Reply by Plinius

Pesticides on produce.

“May 2015” Consumer Reports magazine said: Should I skip conventionally grown produce?  No. The risks of pesticides are real, but the myr…

Started by Idaho Spud

2 Apr 5
Reply by Randall Smith


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