Can alcohol be good for you? Much evidence would argue yes. For instance, moderate drinkers tend to live longer than teetotalers. Yet alcohol also causes cancer and other diseases, including dementia. So how can such stuff be good for you?
Health & Wellness
While heart disease continues to receive a lot of attention, certain myths surrounding it persist. A couple of the most common are that heart disease is more common in men, and that the first signs of a heart attack are the same for both men and women.
You may already know that heart disease is the number-one killer in America, and that factors like obesity increase your risks. But here’s the most shocking statistic: 80 percent of all heart disease is preventable.
Be careful what you wish for—especially when the target is something as complex as cholesterol and heart disease. In complicated systems like heart disease, hitting your target number may not get you the desired results. It might even make things worse.
What’s been around for 2,000 years, is nicknamed “the food of the gods,” and helps our aging minds and bodies stave off some of the consequences of growing older? Dark chocolate...and it helps keep you healthy in many surprising ways.
More and more studies demonstrate that sitting down is hazardous to your health. Yet moving, even standing for a minute, marks a positive change. So it’s time to stand up and take charge of your health.
Why do people get sick? This question has been debated for several thousand years. Classicial literature from Greece to India portrays deaths caused by romantic rupture and familial separation. Now some biological answers may be forthcoming.
Ayurveda, the ancient Indian health science, offers many ways to protect against heart disease. Useful Ayurvedic herbs are available in health food stores and online. Some heart-strengthening yoga practices can be done while sitting in your chair.
For the first time, researchers have found a single gene implicated in both conditions