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Gender May Affect Quality of Sleep

In Research by Elizabeth Shaw1 Comment

Having trouble sleeping at night? As unfair as it seems, which gender you are may in fact be affecting your quality of sleep. A study published in the journal Sleep Medicine surveyed 8,480 people about their sleep habits.  Questions about when they fell asleep, how long they slept, and if they experienced any difficulties drifting off. According to the survey, …

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4 Chemicals That Could Be In Your Drinking Water

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According to recent research, there could be some dangerous chemicals in the water you drink. Also, he filter you currently use may not be getting rid of them. “Check your city’s annual water report and choose filters that are certified for removing contaminants in your area,” says Cheryl Luptowski, a home-safety expert for NSF International. Here are some of the main …

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Protein-Pound it or Lose it?

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There are a bunch of studies out there that say that keeping a diet that’s high in protein can help you lose weight. However, there is a new drawback you should be thinking about: “A new study suggests that consuming a diet packed with protein can boost your chances of developing kidney disease and/or painful kidney stones.” Here is what the study …

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Rev Up Your Metabolism!

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During the Winter months, there are many who prefer to beat the chill and stay indoors, which can result in not getting needed exercise. Although you should try to go to the gym regularly, take the stairs, or even walk around your house or office every half hour or so, here are 9 foods that can help give your metabolism …

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Red Light, Green Light-Food Edition

In Family, Health and Safety, Research by Elizabeth Shaw2 Comments

Massachusetts General Hospital’s cafeteria was given a makeover in March, 2010. Foods that were healthy were given a “green light,” while less healthy foods were given a yellow one, and the unhealthiest foods were labeled with a “red light.”  Besides this, the healthy foods were placed in easy to access in the cafeteria, and the unhealthy foods were placed below eye …

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Prolonged CPR: Why It Works

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A man in Ohio recovered after doctors declared him medically dead. This demonstrates the grey area in deciding when to stop efforts to resuscitate a victim. Yahle, a diesel mechanic from West Carrollton, Ohio, went into cardiac arrest Aug. 5. He was rushed to the hospital where a team of physicians began administering chest compressions and forced blood and oxygen …

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Vaccinations: The Other Side of The Story

In Health and Safety, Medical, Research, Vaccines by Elizabeth Shaw1 Comment

An essay was recently published on a woman named Amy Parker who was never immunized as a child. As a result, she ended up developing measles, mumps, rubella,  a type of viral meningitis, scarlatina, whooping cough, annual tonsillitis, and chicken pox in the course of her childhood. “My mother would have put most of my current ‘crunchy’ friends to shame,” …

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Change in Diet Can Soothe Asthma

In Health and Safety, Research, Science by Elizabeth Shaw5 Comments

If you suffer from asthma, you may want to think about what you are eating. If fruits, vegetables, and whole-grains are on the list, you are on the right path! These foods are foods that provide the nutrition we require for healthy living anyway, but according to animal studies, they can also be used as a treatment for asthma. According …

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Eyesight help – run, run, run!

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So we all know running strengthens the muscles in your body, helps you burn fat calories, and more, but did you know that, according to a new article in Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, running can benefit your eyesight as well? In 2009, Paul Williams, PhD, reported “cataract risk decreased significantly among men runners with increased mileage. For …