health

4 Hours Of Sleep Per Night Could Become The New Norm

A new study done at the University of California - San Francisco shows that the ability some people have to function properly on as little as four hours of sleep per night, is likely due to a DNA mutation. The study was conducted by Ying-Hui Fu and her colleagues who analyzed the genes of 12...
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Symptoms Of Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion isn't as serious as heat stroke, but it isn't something that should be taken lightly. Heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke, without intervention. That can lead to damage the brain and other vital organs, and even cause death. So, if you are experiencing or see someone...
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Don't Put Toilet Paper On The Seat

If your faced with the unfortunate need to use a public restroom, you may be inclined to line the seat with toilet paper before sitting down. Don't! "The top of a toilet seat is much cleaner than most people's kitchen sinks," says clinical professor of microbiology and pathology at NYU Langone...
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If You Want To Stay Hydrated, Stay Away From These Drinks

You probably know how important it is to stay hydrated, especially when it's exceptionally hot! Even more so if you're spending time outside. But not all beverages are created equal. Some drinks will help you accomplish that, others will only contribute to dehydrating you. These are the ones to...
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Kick Off Your Shoes And Get Outside

When's the last time you walked through your yard without wearing shoes? There's a good chance you haven't done it since you were a kid. And many parents today don't want their children to go anywhere without sneakers on their feet. But there's plenty of good reasons to get out, and feel the grass...
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Foods That Will Help You Sleep Better

We all know how sleepy we get after Thanksgiving dinner. For starters, we generally eat a lot, which makes us tired. Then there's the turkey. More specifically it's the tryptophan found in turkey. It's an essential amino acid that the body changes into serotonin, a relaxing neurotransmitter, then...
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The Key To Weight Loss? More Coffee

In a study just published in the journal Scientific Reports , scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate ‘brown fat’. Brown fat is the body’s own fat-fighting defenses, as opposed to "white fat" which works to store calories. Researchers...
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Get Out! All You Need Is Two Hours A Week

You've probably heard about the benefits of getting outside to improve your health and well-being. But no one has told you how much time in the great outdoors is beneficial; until now. The magic number is 2 hours per week. That's it! A survey of 20,000 people in England , who reported how long they...
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The More Kids Are Teased About Their Weight, The More Weight They Gain

Researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland , and the National Institutes of Health , found that making fun of kids for their weight is linked to increased weight gain well into adulthood. And the more they're teased, the more they gain. Following...
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Some Veggies May Help Your Body Fend Off Cancer Cells

Broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage, arugula, kale fall into the category of cruciferous vegetables. And according to new research done at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute in Boston they can help a gene in our bodies, called PTEN, that...
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