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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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The One Thing Americans Fear the Most

Yesterday
What are you most afraid of? It's a personal question that brings to mind a number of unsettling thoughts: spiders, ghosts, heights, public speaking. A new survey asked the question to a random sample of 1,500 people across the nation.

6 Decadent (But Healthy!) Chia Seed Dessert Recipes

Yesterday
Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients. They’re loaded with protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Plus they’re packed with calcium, magnesium and manganese. They’re also gluten-free! 

5 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

2 days ago
New research suggests aluminum exposure contributes to dementia, but there is plenty you can do to lower your risk. 

8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

2 days ago
Spinach It may be green and leafy, but spinach is no nutritional wallflower, and you know from reading Eat This, Not That! . This noted muscle builder  is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate , which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Bonus: Folate  also increases blood flow to the nether regions, helping to protect you against age-related sexual issues. And spinach is packed with lutein , a compound that fights macular degeneration (and may help your sex drive).

8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

2 days ago
Spinach It may be green and leafy, but spinach is no nutritional wallflower, and you know from reading Eat This, Not That! . This noted muscle builder  is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate , which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Bonus: Folate  also increases blood flow to the nether regions, helping to protect you against age-related sexual issues. And spinach is packed with lutein , a compound that fights macular degeneration (and may help your sex drive).

Your Brain is Wired to Favor Junk Food — 4 Ways to Override It

2 days ago
“Obesity is a problem of choice,” said neurologist Alain Dagher. “We need to think of the brain as being central to obesity.”  (Photo by Renée Comet/Stockfood) Tempted to munch on potato chips instead of carrot sticks?

Long Considered a Threat, Viagra May Help Treat Heart Disease

2 days ago
The ‘little blue pill’ that has long been known to increase sexual performance in men could also be used as a safe treatment for heart disease, according to a new study.

Cell Transplant Helps Paralyzed Man Walk With Frame

2 days ago
The technique, described as a breakthrough by a study in the journal Cell Transplantation, involved transplanting what are known as olfactory ensheathing cells into the patient’s spinal cord and constructing a “nerve bridge” between two stumps of the damaged spinal column. "We believe… this procedure is the breakthrough which, as it is further developed, will result in a historic change in the currently hopeless outlook for people disabled by spinal cord injury," said Geoffrey Raisman, a professor at University College London’s (UCL) institute of neurology, who led the research. The 38-year-old patient, Darek Fidyka, was paralyzed after suffering ...

In Defense of Fast Weight Loss

3 days ago
Half of the subjects ate no more than 800 calories per day for 12 weeks. Related: How Family Meals May Help Fight Obesity “Some of the biggest misconceptions about fast weight loss are that it is unhealthy, it causes yo-yo dieting, and that people are more likely to regain more weight than if they lost it slowly,” said Catherine Rolland, PhD, a weight-loss researcher with Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. Experts call these programs VLCDs (very low calorie diets), and it’s important to note that they are almost always done with clinical oversight to make sure you ...

How Your Body Signals That You're Vitamin Deficient

3 days ago
“With today’s diet of processed foods it’s easy to become vitamin deficient — either by not eating enough of the right foods or not absorbing them properly due to digestive issues,” says Dr. Susan Blum, founder of the Blum Center for Health and author of the new book, The Immune System Recovery Plan.

Irritable? Depressed? Blame the Time of Year You Were Born

3 days ago
Specifically, your season of birth may affect your moods later on in life, according to a new study presented at the European College of CNP Congress in Berlin.  The scientists’ interest was sparked by a body of research suggesting a link between birth season and something more stable than mood: personality. According to a 2014 International Journal of Cancer study, a spring or summer birthday is associated with a significantly higher risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in childhood and young adulthood.

Medications Mistakes Common Among Young Children

3 days ago
Roughly every eight minutes from 2002 through 2012, a child in the U.S. experienced a medication mistake, according to a new study of calls to poison control hotlines.

Pumpkin is Scary-Good For You! How To Tap Its Superpowers

3 days ago
By now, you’ve probably already indulged in at least one pumpkin spice latte — or at least sipped on a bottle of pumpkin ale.

5 Office-Friendly Snacks That Banish the 3pm Slump

3 days ago
Discover some easy snacks to keep in your desk drawer or office fridge that can keep energy meltdowns at bay. Greek Yogurt Feeling sluggish and need to make some big decisions this afternoon? Greek yogurt is also packed with protein, so it will keep you going until dinnertime.   Make sure you’re stocking up on the best yogurt so you’re not accidently taking in a ton of sugar, too! Related: 5 Foods That Help You Focus 3.

Hospitals Brace as Ebola Panic, Flu Season Collide

3 days ago
Stop worrying about Ebola, and get your flu shot.

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