Is 50 the new 60?
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One in 10 men has heart a decade older than them, warns Public Health England

(Daily Telegraph) — Fifty is the new sixty for ten per cent of middle-aged men whose poor lifestyle has left them with a heart that is a decade older than their actual age, Public Health England has warned.

In 2015 the National Health Service launched its Heart Age  …

Study: Vaccines expected to save 20 million lives, $350B by 2020
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Vaccines will save $350 billion in healthcare costs by 2020, and will have a broader economic and social impact of saving lives and preventing disabilities of $820 billion

(United Press International) — New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that vaccines in the world’s poorest countries will  …

New nutrition study changes nothing
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Why the science of healthy eating appears confusing — but isn’t

(James Hamblin/The Atlantic) — If you’ve ever been on the internet, you’ve noticed that some things are popular, and other things aren’t. The popular ones have something in common. It’s not quality, or importance, or accuracy, but novelty.

An example of this is Moby-Dick.  …

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but frequency is a factor
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(CTV News) — New U.S. research has found that using e-cigarettes can be effective in helping smokers quit, but success can depend on how much smokers use them.

Carried out by researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the team used data from the national Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey  …

15 hints your body gives that you may be nearing menopause
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(Reader’s Digest) — You suddenly have unexplained bruises on your body and hair on your chin? These may be early signs of the onset of menopause says Ellen Dolgen, author of the free eBook, The Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Perimenopause and Menopause.

Breast pain: Pesky hormonal fluctuations can cause  …

12 sleep disorders you need to know about (that aren’t sleep apnea)
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(Readers Digest) – There are many more ways to have a crummy night in bed than sleep apnea. If your sleep issues last more than few nights or reoccur every few weeks, you might have a sleep disorder.

Insomnia: Ask someone who is diagnosed with insomnia and through their dark circles and sleepy eyes, they’ll tell you what a pain this   …

Recommended fat intake should increase, Canadian researchers say
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(CBC News) — Global dietary guidelines should change to suggest people can eat more fat than previously thought, with a view to preventing overconsumption of carbohydrates, according to a new international study led by Canadian researchers.

“Our findings do not support the current recommendation to limit total fat intake   …

High salt intake may double heart failure risk
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(HealthDay News) — A high-salt diet significantly increases the risk for heart failure.

That’s the conclusion of Finnish researchers who found that people who consume more than 13,700 milligrams of salt a day — about 2.5 teaspoons — had double the risk for heart failure than low-salt consumers.

“High salt [sodium  …

I’m 35 and I may suddenly have lost the rest of my life. I’m panicking, just a bit
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(Scott Riddle- Medium) — It’s been a while since I put a piece of writing in the public domain, but suddenly I have a lot to get off my chest, well my colon actually.

Just three weeks ago life was good. Correction. It was awesome. The newest edition to our family had arrived on Christmas Eve, joining his two sisters aged 5 and 3. A month later we  …

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