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Young People’s Friendships Affect Their Health Later On

Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Young People’s Friendships Affect Their Health Later On

What’s particularly important, regardless of how old you are, is to surround yourself with as many good friends as you can find, as a wide body of research links poor social connections with early mortality.

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Here Are the Least Healthy Cities in Every State — Some Will Surprise You

Written by on November 26, 2015 in Diet, Weight Loss, Obesity, Health with 0 Comments
Here Are the Least Healthy Cities in Every State — Some Will Surprise You

This article analyzes many factors that may be contributing to poor health in U.S. cities, and shares the least healthy city of each state. Are you living in one? Find out now.

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These 5 Foods Could Be Making You Fat

These 5 Foods Could Be Making You Fat

Are your ‘healthy’ food choices actually making you fat and going against your entire diet and exercise regimen? Chances are, you may unknowingly be consuming a number of food items that should in fact be on your ‘food hazard’ list.

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First Evidence That Parents’ Life Choices May Change Kid’s DNA

Posted by on June 7, 2015 in Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
First Evidence That Parents’ Life Choices May Change Kid’s DNA

For the first time, scientists have discovered a mechanism in humans that could explain how your lifestyle choices may impact your children and grandchildren’s genes. Mounting evidence suggests that environmental factors such as smoking, diet and stress, can leave their mark on the genes of your children and grandchildren. For example, girls born to Dutch women who were pregnant during a long famine at the end of the second world war had twice the usual risk of developing schizophrenia. Likewise, male mice that experience early life stress give rise to two generations of offspring that have increased depression and anxiety, despite being raised in a caring environment. This has puzzled many geneticists, as genetic information contained in sperm and eggs is not supposed to be affected by the environment, a principle called the August Weismann barrier.

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Stand Up For Food Education with Jamie Oliver on Food Revolution Day May 15th

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Stand Up For Food Education with Jamie Oliver on Food Revolution Day May 15th

Our current eating habits and lifestyle choices are rapidly leading to what some are calling a global obesity epidemic, with some 42 million children under the age of five, including one out of every three U.S. children, qualifying as being overweight or obese. And it’s not getting any better, with some experts forecasting that by 2030, 41% of the world’s population will be overweight or obese.

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Junk Food Kills Bacteria that Protect Against Obesity, Heart Disease and Cancer, Study Finds

Junk Food Kills Bacteria that Protect Against Obesity, Heart Disease and Cancer, Study Finds

Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald’s meals for 10 days straight

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