Category: Health

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Is there a safe level of alcohol consumption

Even an occasional glass of wine or beer increases the risk of health problems and dying, according to a major ...

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Canada’s trans fat ban comes into effect

Canada’s ban on artificial trans fats comes into effect this week, one year after the federal government announced it would ...

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Aspirin-a-day risky in old age

Elderly people in good health should not take an aspirin a day, according to a major study in the US ...

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BPA-Free? Health Risks of New Plastics

Twenty years ago, researchers made the accidental discovery that the now infamous plastics ingredient known as bisphenol A or BPA ...

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Gut Bacteria’s Shocking Secret

While bacteria that produce electricity have been found in exotic environments like mines and the bottoms of lakes, scientists have ...

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Drinking coffee is safe, despite confusing studies

Americans drink an average of three cups of coffee a day — in the morning as a wake-up jolt, during ...

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DNA Method: Trace Amounts of Peanut in Foods

For people with severe peanut allergies, eating even miniscule amounts of the legume can trigger anaphylaxis — a life-threatening condition ...

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Superbugs Jumping Between Humans and Animals

The MRSA staphylococcus is an example of a pathogen, the likes of which are often called superbugs. These are resistant ...

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More Daytime Sleepiness, More Alzheimer’s?

Analysis of data captured during a long-term study of aging adults shows that those who report being very sleepy during ...

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Changes in Breakfast and Dinner Timings Can Reduce Body Fat

Modest changes to breakfast and dinner times can reduce body fat, a new pilot study in the Journal of Nutritional ...