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Semi-veggie diet effectively lowers heart disease, stroke risk

A pro-vegetarian diet - one that has a higher proportion of plant-based foods compared to animal-based foods is linked to lower risks of dying from heart disease and stroke, according to new ...

Thu 5 Mar 15 from Medical Xpress

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Network science tools show that spices in Indian cuisine make meals much less likely to have common flavored ingredients

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology has found that unlike western cuisine, ingredients in Indian food are less likely to have flavors in common. In their paper ...

Thu 5 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Hot flashes at younger age may signal greater cardiovascular risk

Women who experience hot flashes earlier in life appear to have poorer endothelial function—the earliest sign of cardiovascular disease—than women who have hot flashes later in life or not at ...

22 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Estimated costs of endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure exceed $209 billion annually

A new economic analysis found exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals likely costs the European Union €157 billion ($209 billion) a year in actual health care expenses and lost earning potential, ...

Thu 5 Mar 15 from Medical Xpress

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Each hour sat down increases chance of heart disease by 14%

A new study has found that for each hour a day that an adult spends sitting down during their lifetime, the likelihood of developing heart disease goes up by 14 per cent.

8 hours ago from The Independent

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Love hormone shows promise as a sobriety pill by helping drunken rats see straight

Oxytocin is often called the "love hormone" due to its role in encouraging social behaviors, love and long-term bonding. Now, scientists have discovered that it might have something to offer ...

Tue 24 Feb 15 from Gizmag

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Just a half hour of lost sleep linked weight gain

(HealthDay)—Think twice the next time you don't get as much sleep as you need: A new study suggests that missing just 30 minutes of shuteye during weeknights could boost your weight and disrupt ...

22 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Women don't get to hospital fast enough during heart attack

Women suffering a heart attack wait much longer than men to call emergency medical services and face significantly longer delays getting to a hospital equipped to care for them, putting women ...

22 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Gut germs may influence success of weight loss surgery

(HealthDay)—How many pounds someone loses after weight-loss surgery is linked to the types of germs they have in their gut, new research suggests.

22 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Hidden hazards found in green products

A University of Melbourne researcher has found that common consumer products, including those marketed as 'green', 'all-natural', 'non-toxic', and 'organic', emit a range of compounds that could ...

Wed 4 Mar 15 from Medical Xpress

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