Healthy Tips from HealthyLife

Beth Cooney offers tips to keep you healthy

Women, Smoking and Heart Disease

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Here’s yet another reason to kick the habit. According to a new study, women have a 25% higher risk of developing coronary heart disease conferred by smoking in comparison with men. Researchers at the University of Minnesota and Johns Hopkins University did a meta-analysis of data including about four million people and 67,000 coronary heart […] [Read More]
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Nice Guys and Their Paychecks

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Being nice might get you far in life, but according to a recent study it won’t help you get rich. Researchers at the University of Notre Dames’ Mendoza College of Business have found the opposite to be true: men with disagreeable personalities out earn men with agreeable personalities by about 18%, while argumentative women out […] [Read More]
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Dried Plums and Osteoporosis

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Here’s a pretty easy way to lower your risk of bone fractures: eat dried plums. According to a recent study, postmenopausal women who regularly eat dried plums have a considerably lower risk of developing osteoporosis or fractures compared to other women of the same age. Researchers from Florida State and Oklahoma State Universities tested 90 […] [Read More]
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Big Love

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Think all men prefer leggy, runway model types? Apparently, the answer is a qualified no, if the guys are weighed down with stress. New research suggests the level of stress men are coping with affects their preferences in body type. Australian researchers, who reported their findings recently in the journal PLOS ONE suggest men are […] [Read More]

Another Reason to Love Antioxidants

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By now, most women know that heart disease is one of the greatest health threats they face as they age. This is why health-conscious ladies may want to pay attention to a comprehensive, long-term study of Swedish women that found a diet plentiful in antioxidant-rich foods can prevent heart attacks. The women in the study […] [Read More]

Red Meat and Diabetes

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New research suggests eating red meat may put you at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Investigators at the Harvard School of Public Health found a strong association between the consumption of red meat — particularly when the meat is processed — and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. According to the findings, replacing red […] [Read More]
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Coffee and Skin Cancer

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Imagine a time when instead of just drinking that morning cup of coffee you rub it onto your skin to prevent harmful sun damage or skin cancer. According to a recent study, that might be the way to go. The study by researchers at Rutgers University strengthens the theory that caffeine guards against certain skin cancers […] [Read More]
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TV and Your Life Expectancy

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Here’s news that may make even the most avid television viewer shut off the boob tube. According to a recent study, watching TV for an average of six hours a day could shorten your life expectancy by almost five years. Australian researchers used previously published data on the relationship between TV viewing time and death […] [Read More]
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