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Legal Drinking Age of 21 Saves Lives, Study Confirms

Legal Drinking Age of 21 Saves Lives, Study Confirms

Under the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984, also known as the Federal Uniform Drinking Age Act, all US states are required to prohibit individuals under the age of 21 from purchasing or publicly possessing alcoholic beverages. By 1988, all US states had adopted this minimum drinking age. According to the National Institute on […]

February 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Hot Yoga benefits: The latest fitness trend

Hot Yoga benefits: The latest fitness trend

Jan 22, – It originally was Bikram Yoga (started by Bikram Choudhury). Then other people started teaching different styles in a hot room, everything from Bikram Yoga, Power Yoga, to Ashtanga or a personal mix from a teacher who may or may not be qualified to teach in hot conditions. So the term really just […]

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Vigorous Exercise Reduces Your Breast Cancer Risk

Vigorous Exercise Reduces Your Breast Cancer Risk

Jan 20, – Research shows that women who exercise regularly have a 25 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to the most inactive women. The American Cancer Society recommends that adults do moderate-intensity exercise at least 150 minutes a week — that’s just three gym classes. But you don’t need to go nuts […]

January 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
New blood test ‘could accurately predict heart attack risk’

New blood test ‘could accurately predict heart attack risk’

Jan 12, – According to The Heart Foundation, more than 920,000 Americans will suffer a heart attack this year, and many of these will occur without warning. But researchers from The Scripps Research Institute in California say they have created a blood test which may be able to predict whether patients are at high risk […]

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High fiber diet linked to lower risk of heart disease

High fiber diet linked to lower risk of heart disease

Dec 20, – The research, published on bmj.com, links greater fiber intake with a lower risk of both cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. The researchers claim that the risk lowers significantly with every additional 7 g of fiber eaten each day. And as the holiday season approaches with its host of temptations, this may […]

December 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
How to mix cardio, weight training to burn body fat

How to mix cardio, weight training to burn body fat

Dec 19, – A few basic exercises involving cardio and weight training work best for long term benefits. According to trainer David Caldwell, the first step towards getting in shape is to start exercising, moving and, most importantly, burning fat, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Here are a few basic tips to get started: – Cardio: If you […]

December 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
What are the health benefits of coffee?

What are the health benefits of coffee?

Dec 17, – More and more research is emerging to suggest that there may be several health benefits associated with drinking this dark black beverage, from helping prevent diabetes to lowering the risk of liver disease. The consumption of coffee goes back centuries. In 17th century England the popularity of the drink gave rise to […]

December 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
European regulators rule on artificial sweetener aspartame ‘is safe’

European regulators rule on artificial sweetener aspartame ‘is safe’

Dec 11, – The artificial sweetener aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health, European food regulators conclude. The European Food Safety Authority brought forward its review, planned for completion by 2020, at the request of the European Commission. Since it came into use in the 1980s, a number of medical studies have questioned […]

December 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
First camel tests positive for Mers coronavirus

First camel tests positive for Mers coronavirus

Nov 11, – Riyadh: The Saudi government said on Monday that a camel has tested positive for Mers, in the first case of an animal infected with the coronavirus that has killed 64 people worldwide. A camel owned by a person diagnosed with the disease had “tested positive in preliminary laboratory checks,” the health ministry […]

November 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Night’s Sleep Cleans Brain of Harmful Toxins

A Night’s Sleep Cleans Brain of Harmful Toxins

Oct 18, – The US team believe the “waste removal system” is one of the fundamental reasons for sleep. Their study, in the journal Science, showed brain cells shrink during sleep to open up the gaps between neurons and allow fluid to wash the brain clean. They also suggest that failing to clear away some […]

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