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A diet rich antioxidant vitamins helps to reduce the risk of heart attacks, in women.
Kansas State University (US) team has developed a simple blood test that can accurately detect the beginning stages of cancer.
Daily physical activity can boost a person's mental health, via the psychological mechanisms known as the self-image hypothesis and the social interaction hypot
“Normal” levels of indoor carbon dioxide correlate with significant declines in decision-making performance.
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.
High noise levels can put people at-risk of annoyance as well as sleep disturbance, both of which can have serious health consequences.
People with severe coronary artery disease have been found to have higher-than-normal levels of the plastic bisphenol-A (BPA) in their urine.
Roofers and road construction workers who use hot asphalt experience elevated blood high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
Link between climate change, ozone loss and possible increase in skin cancer incidence.
Among women, increased concentrations of phthalates in the body may raise risk of type-2 diabetes.
More than half of all inhaled diesel soot particles remain in the body.
Exposure to traffic noise, independent of air pollution levels, may increase the risk of having a myocardial infarction (heart attack).
Adults who are exposed to secondhand smoke have higher rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
TV remote controls and housekeeping cart supplies top the list of most heavily contaminated items in hotels.
Exposure to low doses of BPA during gestation has long-lasting effects on the brain and social behaviors, in a lab animal model.
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55. Be Travel Wise, Not Travel Weary
In a single year, an estimated 1.5 billion people travel by commercial airplane. So, it's not too difficult to imagine how easy it could be to become sick while in an airport or aboard an aircraft. To keep the skies friendly to your health, consider following these ten travel-savvy tips:
1. Wear loose clothing. If you feel bloated after disembarking from a plane, it’s because the low air pressure (8000 feet [2,438 meters] inside the jet cabin) makes our bodies swell up.
2. Keep your fluids up. While in flight, drink 8 ounces (236 ml) of water during every hour. Cabin air is notoriously dry (0 to 2% humidity). Be sure to take the flight attendants up on their offers of bottled water during your flight. Avoid tap water on airplanes. It is treated with mild detergents, and no regulatory standards are in effect for commercial aircraft water tanks