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WATCH: Deadly Mushroom Spreading Across North America

The Death Cap Mushroom has been spreading across North America due to our efforts to beautify properties by moving trees around and importing some from areas into habitats that aren't where they're naturally found. And the Death Cap (or Amenita phailloides ) attaches itself to trees' roots, and...
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Wine And Beer Lovers Are Likely Consuming Weed Killer, Too

A new study by the education group U.S. PIRG found glyphosate in 19 of the 20 beers and wines they tested. Glyphosate is the main ingredient in the weed killer RoundUp , and has been linked to cancer. The drink with the highest glyphosate concentration was Sutter Home Merlot , at 51.4 parts per...
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The Secret To A Longer Life? More Coffee

That second cup of coffee each day could add years to your life. And a third cup, even more years! And on and on. A study done by researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute and Northwestern University using data from the UK Biobank measured the mortality of a massive study group of over...
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It's National Napping Day

Feeling a little sluggish after the time change? Go ahead, put your head down and catch a few z's. It is National Napping Day , after all. Created in 1999 by a Boston University professor and his wife to highlight the health benefits of napping, National Napping Day is observed every March 11th. I...
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Your Body's Reaction To The Cold Keeps You Alive

With the exceptionally cold weather we'll be experiencing here in southern New England over the next few days, you may be wondering why your body does what it does when it's so cold. It's survival! For example: Blood is immediately directed away from your extremities and toward your vital organs...
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Leftover Pizza Is A Surprisingly Better Breakfast Choice Than Most Cereals

If you've got leftover pizza in the fridge from the night before, that's a better option for breakfast than most cold cereals. As long as that pizza was refrigerated overnight, you'll start your day with protein, carbs, maybe even a few vegetables. Meanwhile, most cereals are nothing more than...
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Lots Of Calories To Be Consumed This Weekend

We certainly think about Thanksgiving when it comes to eating a lot. But we need to watch out for Super Bowl Sunday , too! A study done at Cornell University found that throughout the course of the pre-game, game, halftime, and post-game, we consume an average of 6,000 calories. That's more than...
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Study Concludes People Over 40 Should Only Work 3 Days A Week

Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia invited people over 40 to participate in a study where their work habits were evaluated. About 6,500 people participated (3,000 men & 3,500 women) in the study. After taking into consideration quality of life, economic well-being, family...
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Sleep Better By Rocking

A study published in the February 4th edition of Current Biology shows that adults can benefit from rocking themselves to sleep, much the same way we rock a baby to sleep. Adults who were rocked to sleep, not only fell asleep faster than those who didn't, but they slept deeper and more restfully...
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The Best Ways To Feel Better When You Catch A Cold

It's getting to be that time of year. We're spending more time inside, and the weather's turning colder, and you're bound to catch a cold. While there's no cure for the common cold, there are some things you can do to ease your misery. These tips are from the Mayo Clinic : Stay hydrated - Water,...
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