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  • Beetroot juice may help lower blood pressure

    Beetroot juice may help lower blood pressure

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    Daily consumption of beetroot juice for four weeks significantly lowered blood pressure in hypertensive patients compared with a placebo juice, according to a report in the February issue of Hypertension.Beetroot juice also helped to relax arteries and improve blood-vessel function.Beetroot juice, or beet…

  • Gradual smoking cessation may be possible with nicotine addiction pill

    Gradual smoking cessation may be possible with nicotine addiction pill

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    A nicotine addiction pill can help smokers quit gradually when they can't go cold turkey, a study finds, suggesting that it may be time to revisit practice guidelines that focus primarily on immediate cessation. Smokers who took the pill, sold as Chantix in the U.S.…

  • Hormone replacement therapy linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer, study finds

    Hormone replacement therapy linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer, study finds

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    An analysis of over 50 studies suggests an association between short-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during menopause and a 40 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. The study, published Thursday in the journal The Lancet, reviewed data from 21,488 women who lived…

  • The best workout move you’re not doing

    The best workout move you’re not doing

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    Want to take your workout to the next level? Consider adding deadlifts to your strength routine.A new study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that folks who performed the exercise twice weekly for 10 weeks experienced an uptick in torque…

  • Easy guide to veggie portions

    Easy guide to veggie portions

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    An adult eating 2,000 calories a day should aim to eat about 2½ cups of vegetables daily. How much is a serving of vegetables? Here’s a quick guide to portions per serving:Salad greensA 1-cup serving of mesclun greens contains just 10 calories, and…

  • Stressful jobs may increase stroke risk

    Stressful jobs may increase stroke risk

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    People who have demanding jobs and job strain are more likely to suffer one type of stroke, a review of previous studies suggests.Job strain has been linked to heart attack risk in the past, but not necessarily to stroke.“Previous studies on the association…

  • Marijuana now used in ... sex aid

    Marijuana now used in ... sex aid

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    A company is hawking what it claims is a personal lubricant that improves sex for women. Oh, and it's made from marijuana. It apparently works like this: You spritz the pot-based spray Foria on your genitals 30 minutes before sex, then have awesome sex.Or,…

  • Cambodia 'doctor' faces murder charge in HIV outbreak

    Cambodia 'doctor' faces murder charge in HIV outbreak

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    An unlicensed medical practitioner suspected of negligently infecting more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with the virus that causes AIDS was charged Monday with murder and other crimes, a prosecutor said.cHealth officials say 106 people out of more than 800 tested in…

  • Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol

    Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol

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    Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to…

  • Cases of most common STD fell for first time in 30 years

    Cases of most common STD fell for first time in 30 years

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    For the first time in three decades, the nation's most common sexually transmitted disease is a little less common.Health officials on Tuesday said the rate and number of chlamydia (kluh-MID'-ee-uh) cases fell last year, by 1.5 percent. But there were still 1.4 million new…

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