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Probiotics help college-age students to reduce the duration of common colds.
Thanks to mechanization and computers, physical activity levels are dropping around the world due to changes in occupational activity.
Eight ounces of a low-calorie cranberry juice consumed daily modestly reduces hypertension (high blood pressure).
Suicide has overtaken traffic accidents as the leading cause of injury deaths in the United States.
A combination of sesame and rice brain oils lower blood pressure almost as well as prescription medication.
The World Heart Federation reports that half of people worldwide believe they should wait until age 30 before taking action to prevent disease and stroke.
Piperine, a compound found abundantly in black pepper, inhibits cellular mechanisms that are necessary in angiogenesis, a key process for tumor growth.
Interleukin-6 (IL-6), a chemical messenger in our immune system, may also trigger weight loss.
Moderate exercise may help people cope with anxiety and stress for an extended period of time post-workout.
University of North Carolina (US) team reports that a relatively small number of places in the human genome are associated with a large number of diseases.
Anthocyanins, antioxidant pigments found in fruit and vegetables, have been found to improve the blood lipid profile of people with high cholesterol.
Regular consumption of olive oil may help to reduce cardiovascular risk by improving the function of cells that line the blood vessels.
Daily consumption of dried apples for six months lowers total cholesterol by 13%, and LDL ("bad") cholesterol by 24%, among postmenopausal women.
Damaged heart tissue of older heart failure patients was rejuvenated by stem cells modified by scientists at San Diego State University's Heart Institute.
Supplementation with a polyphenol-rich grape powder reduces inflammatory markers involved in cellular damage.
High job strain and active jobs correlate to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, among women.
Researchers submit that by raising the Vitamin C recommended dietary allowance (RDA), cases of heart disease, stroke, and cancer might be slashed.
Consumption of chia seeds raises blood levels of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), among postmenopausal women.
Eating Western-style fast food on a regular basis significantly increased the risk of diabetes and coronary heart disease.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant compound found abundantly in green tea, helps to improve blood pressure, and blood sugar levels.
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54. Screenings Save Lives
Age-appropriate screening tests lead the list among all the things you can do to prevent yourself from getting sick. Screening tests can find diseases early when they are easier to treat. The age at which you will start having regularly scheduled screenings will vary, based on your sex, your age, your medical and family history, and other factors.
Men should have the following screenings:
• Cholesterol Checks: At least every 5 years, starting at age 35. If you smoke, have diabetes, or if heart disease runs in your family, start having your cholesterol checked at age 20.
• Blood Pressure: At least every 2 years