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Surprising cause of blood clots and irregular heartbeats

heart, heart problemsWe can’t survive without the heart, but that doesn’t mean we know everything about how it works. New research has uncovered a surprising cause for heart problems like blood clots and irregular heartbeats: Air pollution.

Dirty air already has been established as a cause behind heart problems. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada says that heart attacks, … Read More

When cereals and snack bars become dangerous

shutterstock_200982983I had cereal from a box almost every morning growing up. It’s convenient, tasty (especially with miniature marshmallows) and, once you add your milk, you’ve got pretty much a complete meal with calcium, protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins.

Mom always had us eating a bit of fresh fruit, too, to cover all the nutritional basis.

I remember as … Read More

Does mysterious full moon affect your sleep?

INSOMNIAA full moon might have a link to some strange behaviors and bad luck, but according to a new study, sleep quality isn’t one of them.

Beliefs that the phases of the moon can influence our sleep cycles – and in particular that a full moon makes sleep difficult or causes insomnia has been a popular line of … Read More

The surprising secret to a long healthy life…

aging, live longer, aging, live longerRemember the old song, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” sung rather humorously in Monty Python’s Life of Brian? Well, maybe you should try looking on the dark side, too. That’s because pessimists live a little longer than optimists, a new study reveals.

Maybe we don’t always need a silver lining, after all.

German research, … Read More

Why your good night’s sleep may not just be up to you

sleep, sleep, sleepThey say a happy wife makes for a happy life, but what if the happiness of your partner could have an impact on your sleep quality, too?

One new study found that when the wife is happier with her marriage, the spouse’s sleep-wake schedule was more in sync.

The Institute of Medicine estimates that over 50 million Americans … Read More

When your bones become weak and fragile…

osteoporosis, preventionA few years ago I was having a hard time sleeping. I had a lot on the go (don’t we all?) and the stress was getting the better of me, so I started taking melatonin supplements. They’re a terrific natural, non-addicting hormone used as a sleep aid.

Turns out, the melatonin could have been helping me in more … Read More

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