Healthy Tips from HealthyLife

Beth Cooney offers tips to keep you healthy

Teens and Their Sleep

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Here’s another reason to encourage your teenagers to turn off their cell phones and get some shut-eye. According to a recent study, teenagers who go to bed early are much less likely to be obese and have a better chance of being physically fit compared to peers who go to sleep late. The authors of […] [Read More]
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Chocolate and Heart Disease

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Here’s another reason to eat chocolate (as if you need an excuse): it could help protect you from heart disease. According to a recent study, consuming a lot of chocolate appears to reduce the risk of developing heart disease by one third. Researchers from the University of Cambridge, England set out to review a number […] [Read More]
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Curry Powder for Your Health

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If you’re interested in warding off chronic disease – and really, who isn’t? — you might want to learn how to cook Indian food. According to new research, adding Indian curry spices like turmeric and cinnamon to your dishes could help reduce oxidative stress and thus thwart the risk of chronic disease. Researchers at Penn State prepared meals on […] [Read More]

Exercise and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Add another line to the long list of the benefits of exercise: it could help protect your brain. According to a recent study, regular exercise could help prevent brain damage associated with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences used an experimental model of brain damage, in which mice are exposed […] [Read More]
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Can Dogs Detect Lung Cancer?

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New research suggests Fido may have many more talents besides fetching and sitting. According to a recent study, super trained pups may be able to sniff out lung cancer in a human’s breath, making detection easier and earlier for doctors, which would allow them to treat the ailment earlier and save more lives. German researchers […] [Read More]
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The Stress of Commuting

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Stressed out by your commute? If so, you’re not alone – especially if you’re female. According to new research, women are more stressed than men by commuting to and from work, even though men spend more time every day on their daily commute. Researchers from the London School of Economics and the University of Sheffield set […] [Read More]
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Some Exercise Better Than None

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If you think you’re not exercising enough to improve your health, think again. According to new research, even small amounts of physical activity will help reduce heart disease risk, and the benefit increases as the amount of activity increases. Researchers from the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health found that people who engaged […] [Read More]
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Fat and Healthy?

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Here’s some refreshing news for those of us carrying around some extra pounds: being fat can actually be good for you. According to a recent study, obese people who are otherwise healthy live just as long as their slim counterparts, and are less likely to die of cardiovascular causes. Researchers at York University’s School of […] [Read More]
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