Mouthwash can mess with your workout, a new study says
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(Jay Polish/ Bustle) — You might already know that your blood pressure tends to get lower after you work out, and this is generally a good thing. As you’re strengthening your heart and getting your blood vessels accustomed to the larger blood volumes you need to pump when you’re getting your gym on, you can often reduce high  …

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Aging with pets isn’t just a sentimental concern, but a matter of health and wellness
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(L.F. Carver/ The Conversation) — Is home somewhere that you feel comfortable? Is it filled with memories of beloved friends and family — some of whom may be furry animals?

Researchers analyzed data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, a national study of adult development and aging which recruited more than 50,000 Canadians  …

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Quebecers are eating too many empty calories, nutritional study suggests
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(La Presse canadienne) — Quebecers like their pastries, alcohol, sweets, potato chips, popcorn and sugary soft drinks, an online study by Laval University made public Wednesday suggests.

Research results published in the Nutrition Journal by Benoît Lamarche of the university’s École de nutrition found that nearly a third of the   …

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Napping is good for heart health, study finds
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(Madeline Farber/ Fox News) — Rejoice, nap lovers! A recent study found a daytime snooze once or twice a week could benefit your heart.

In a study published Monday in the journal Heart, researchers from the University Hospital of Lausanne in Switzerland detailed the results from their study on the relationship between napping frequency/average  …

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A new study shows it’s never too late to begin strength building
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(Derek Beres/ Big Think) — Humans are aging. Of course, this is the natural biological course, but entire societies are getting older, causing concern among governments. Increased older populations result in higher health care costs and less productive workforces. Yet none of this implies that we must go quietly into the night. Good  …

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A new study suggests vegetarians and vegans are at higher risk of stroke. But don’t reach for that steak just yet
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(Jamie Ducharme/ Time) — Vegetarians and vegans are likely to be concerned by the results of a new study with a surprising finding: those following meat-free diets, which are typically associated with better cardiovascular health, may actually have a higher risk of stroke than those who eat meat.

But it’s too soon to run out and order   …

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Study finds millions still taking daily aspirin despite new guidelines and possible risks
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(Robin Seaton Jefferson/ Forbes) —  habits die hard. Despite lack of evidence of any real benefits and new guidelines by the American Heart Association (AHA) and  American College of Cardiology (ACC) not to do so, millions of healthy older U.S. adults are still taking daily aspirin.

According to the National Institutes   …

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Drinking sodas tied to higher risk of early death
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(Serena Gordon/ HealthDay News) — Whether you call it soda, pop or a soft drink, a new study’s findings suggest it would be better for your health to drink water instead.

The large European study found that people who have more than two sodas a day — with or without sugar — had a higher risk of dying over about 16 years than  …

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Cancer now leading cause of death in rich countries
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(Mihika Basu/ Meaww.com) — Cancer is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, which indicates a transition in the predominant causes of deaths in middle-age. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the primary cause of death among middle-aged adults across the world, but this is no longer the case in high-income countries,  …

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First death linked to vaping reported amid escalating illness
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(Dalton Hemsworth/ Daily News) — As reports flood the media of dangerous vaping side effects, the first-ever person has died from severe lung injuries related to vaping. The CDC reported the adult lived in Illinois; however, did now release any additional details about the adult.

The death is one of 193 potential cases in 22 states of   …

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