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Angry Outbursts Raise Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Angry Outbursts Raise Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

A recent study finds that an angry outburst raises the risk of heart issues in the hours following the incident. Research shows that the increase in heart rate and blood pressure after a fight or similar occurrence can lead to more serious consequences such as heart attack or stroke.   Study authors analyzed data of
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Study Finds Dementia Rates Steadily Falling

Study Finds Dementia Rates Steadily Falling

Good news from the Framingham Heart Study showing that dementia rates fell steadily over the past few decades. The long-running study reports that dementia rates have fallen by 44% in the past 40 years. The study included 5205 participants age 60 and up and shows a decrease in dementia from 3.6 per 100 persons in
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Maximizing the Benefits of Drinking Water

Maximizing the Benefits of Drinking Water

Getting enough water every day is important for your health. Water helps your body keep your temperature normal, lubricate and cushion joints, protect your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues and get rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements.   In addition, drinking water at the correct time(s) throughout the day maximizes its
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What Can Elephants Teach Us About Cancer?

What Can Elephants Teach Us About Cancer?

We all know that an elephant never forgets but recent research shows that they almost never get cancer either. Only 4.8% of elephant deaths are cancer-related whereas the numbers are between 11% and 25% for humans. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reveals why.   The secret is in the
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Beat the Heat with these Summer Health Tips

Beat the Heat with these Summer Health Tips

One of the changes that can sneak up on people as they get older and wiser is a decreasing ability to thermoregulate. Thermoregulation refers to a body’s ability to maintain the right core temperature even during hotter or colder weather. At a certain point in the aging process, we may start losing our ability to
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