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Reduce your risk of heart failure by half

heart, exerciseEveryone likes to give you their two cents when it comes to what you should be doing to protect your health. Much like parenting advice, it comes whether you ask for it or not.

I’m betting there are all kinds of lifestyle changes and ideas that get pushed on you all the time. It can be overwhelming trying … Read More

How to protect yourself against epidemics

antibiotics, bacteriaI’ve seen enough end-of-the-world movies to know that we could be wiped out by serious infection. Whether it’s a deadly flu epidemic or bronchial infection – that can be harder on elderly people because of aging immune systems – serious contagious illness seems far more likely to me than hostile aliens blowing up the planet.

I’m not trying … Read More

Boost your immune system by sharing germs?

BACTERIA, IMMUNEYou know public toilets are usually coated in bacteria. Not only that, but every time you step outside of your home you are at risk of being exposed to all kinds of bacteria.

At least when you are within your own home you are safe from bacteria and getting sick, right? Well, not really.

As it turns out, … Read More

Warning on this popular type of toothpaste

Cancer, FDAGood oral hygiene is a habit that can be easily overlooked, but that doesn’t mean it is any less important for you. The twice daily brushing (plus flossing) regimen keeps tooth decay and gum disease at bay.

Or so we’d like to believe. But since when did brushing your teeth become dangerous to your health?

A report by … Read More

When snoring means something more serious…

cancer, sleepWhen you’re not getting proper sleep, the side-effects can be less than pleasant, with low energy, low mood and a lowered immune system.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has gone so far as to call insufficient sleep a public health epidemic, taking a toll on our health care system. The agency has increased its surveillance … Read More

This could make your banana even better for you

GMO, vitamins and mineralsImagine this… a fruit that has been altered to be more nutritious. Would you buy it if you knew it was healthier? How about if you knew that the alteration would make it taste better?

Well that theory isn’t too far off. New advancements in gene modification could bring crops like bananas and pears to your nearest supermarket … Read More

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