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Why it’s so important to keep your cholesterol in check

CANCER, CHOLESTEROLHow healthy is your cholesterol? Along with the damage potential it has on your cardiovascular system, new research has found that cholesterol may play a role in a cellular pathway linked to cancer.

Cholesterol has been associated with cancer in previous research; one 2014 study from the United Kingdom linked women with high cholesterol to increased risk of … Read More

5 old wives’ tales put to the test

health tips, treamentCalling something an “old wives’ tale” isn’t usually seen as a compliment – rather, it’s meant to be dismissive.

But considering how long some of these tales have endured, perhaps there is something to them after all. You may have heard these from your own mother or grandmother way back when…

Here are five popular health tips that … Read More

Surprising cause of blood clots and irregular heartbeats

heart, heart problemsWe can’t survive without the heart, but that doesn’t mean we know everything about how it works. New research has uncovered a surprising cause for heart problems like blood clots and irregular heartbeats: Air pollution.

Dirty air already has been established as a cause behind heart problems. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada says that heart attacks, … Read More

When cereals and snack bars become dangerous

shutterstock_200982983I had cereal from a box almost every morning growing up. It’s convenient, tasty (especially with miniature marshmallows) and, once you add your milk, you’ve got pretty much a complete meal with calcium, protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins.

Mom always had us eating a bit of fresh fruit, too, to cover all the nutritional basis.

I remember as … Read More

Does mysterious full moon affect your sleep?

INSOMNIAA full moon might have a link to some strange behaviors and bad luck, but according to a new study, sleep quality isn’t one of them.

Beliefs that the phases of the moon can influence our sleep cycles – and in particular that a full moon makes sleep difficult or causes insomnia has been a popular line of … Read More

The surprising secret to a long healthy life…

aging, live longer, aging, live longerRemember the old song, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” sung rather humorously in Monty Python’s Life of Brian? Well, maybe you should try looking on the dark side, too. That’s because pessimists live a little longer than optimists, a new study reveals.

Maybe we don’t always need a silver lining, after all.

German research, … Read More

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