No amount of alcohol is good for your overall health, global study says

(Sandee LaMotte/ CNN) — If you’re one of the third of all humankind who drinks alcohol, take note: There’s no amount of liquor, wine or beer that is safe for your overall health, according to a new analysis of 2016 global alcohol consumption and disease risk. Alcohol was the leading risk factor for disease and […]

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What drinking alcohol means for your cancer and death risk

(Jacqueline Howard, CNN) —The science is clear: Drinking too much alcohol is bad for your health, but exactly how low-risk is light drinking? A study published in the journal PLOS Medicine on Tuesday provides some new insight. It found that those who drink the most have the highest risks of death and cancer. Yet the […]

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Loneliness is bad for heart health: new study

(Science News) — Loneliness is a strong predictor of premature death, worse mental health, and lower quality of life in patients with cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. “Loneliness is more common today than ever before, and more people live alone,” said study author Anne Vinggaard Christensen, a Ph.D. student in the Copenhagen University Hospital, […]

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Could an apple a day actually keep the doctor away? Scientists find a germ of truth in proverb

(Vanessa Hrvatin/ National Post) — There may be some truth at the heart of the ancient Welsh proverb that says “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” — and eating fruit might be especially good for your lungs. A study published Thursday in the European Respiratory Journal looked at 680 people’s food consumption over 10 […]

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7 surprising health benefits of gratitude

(Jamie Ducharme/ Time) — Now is the season to think about what makes you most thankful, but research supports making it a year-round habit. Many studies have found there are benefits of gratitude — both mental and physical — and all it takes to enjoy them is a little bit of introspection. Here are seven surprising […]

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Eating a handful of nuts twice a week can slash the risk of heart disease

(The Telegraph) —  Eating a handful of nuts a couple of times a week can cut the risk of heart disease by almost a quarter, research has shown. A study of over 200,000 people found those who ate walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios, pecans and peanuts two or more times a week were 23 per […]

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Living in a greener neighbourhood could lower your risk of death: study

Not just parks but also streetside trees and lawns could have health benefits, study suggests (Emily Chung, CBC News) — Trees stretching their canopies over city streets and grass tickling the sidewalk near your home are more than just pretty, they could actually be helping you live longer, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University […]

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