Health

Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide

Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined, the World Health Organization said Monday, warning that booze consumption was on the rise.

May 12, 2014
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Study shows benefits of mushroom consumption

(Medical Xpress)—A preliminary study of the effects of mushroom ingestion on health conducted by University at Buffalo nutrition scientists and physiologists has found that healthy male and female subjects ...

May 20, 2014
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The pros and cons of going gluten-free

The number of Americans adopting gluten-free diets has grown dramatically over the past several years. Some avoid eating wheat, barley, and rye because they have an autoimmune disorder called celiac disease, ...

Jul 16, 2014
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Green tea reduces cholesterol risk

(Medical Xpress) -- In a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Xin-Xin Zheng reports that green tea reduces LDL and total cholesterol. This could explain the reasoning behind ...

Jul 08, 2011
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After PCs, Bill Gates sets out to reinvent WCs

The man who reinvented computers and made PCs a household item in most wealthy nations, Microsoft tycoon turned philanthropist Bill Gates, is now focusing his attention on recasting the WC.

Jul 19, 2011
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'Miracle' plant boosting health in Sierra Leone

A tropical plant said to be nutritional dynamite is being plugged by Sierra Leone's government as a natural cure-all in the country, which has some of the worst health indicators in the world.

Sep 17, 2011
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Tell me how you are -- and I know how long you will live

The way people rate their health determines their probability of survival in the following decades. Researchers from the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich demonstrate that for ratings ...

Feb 09, 2012
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Sunburnt Australia to pull plug on sunbed tans

Jay Allen used to love having what he thought was a healthy tan -- so much so that he would regularly expose his body to the lights of a sunbed to ensure he maintained his overall colour.

Feb 19, 2012
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Appearance vs. reality: The perfectly healthy obese

No one can claim to be unaware of the risks of obesity in this day and age. Almost every day there are discussions in the media about the risks of carrying excess fat. But research shows the link between obesity and ill-health ...

Feb 20, 2012
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