What Non-Organic Produce is most Dangerous to Eat!

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The dirty dozen and clean 15 of produce

A new report issued by the President’s Cancer Panel recommends eating produce without pesticides to reduce your risk of getting cancer and other diseases. And according to the Environmental Working Group (an organization of scientists, researchers and policymakers), certain types of organic produce can reduce the amount of toxins you consume on a daily basis by as much as 80 percent.

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Smokers Less Likely to Get Hired and Earn Less: Study

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Smokers who are out of work are less likely than nonsmokers to find a job and once they do, they earn less, researchers reported Monday.

The study is one of the few to show that smoking is a cause, and not an effect, of not getting hired and it measures just how much smoking costs the average person: $8,300 a year.

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How a Japanese Diet Keeps People Living Longer

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There’s something fishy going on in Japan.

Japanese people are some of the healthiest on the planet. They have the highest life expectancy for men (76) and women (86), and, at 3 percent, the lowest obesity rate. (The U.S. sits at a flabby 32 percent.) They also have the lowest risk of death from all causes, along with reduced odds of dying from cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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Maple syrup isn’t just delicious, it could also cure Alzheimer’s disease

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New York Post

It’s a sweet new health discovery: Maple syrup could cure Alzheimer’s disease.

The delicious pancake topping may soon find its way into granny’s pill bottle because it stops brain cell damage that causes the disease, scientists revealed Monday.

Can maple syrup cure Alzheimer’s? (iStock)

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How Eating Nuts Helps You Keep Weight Off

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Men’s Fitness

October 10, 2017

Consuming nuts on a regular basis can help reduce the risk of obesity, according to a new study.

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In African Countries Beating H.I.V. Epidemic faster than US

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SEPT. 19, 2017

A couple of years ago, European researchers began studying more than a thousand couples, gay and straight, in which one member had been infected with H.I.V. and the other hadn’t. These couples weren’t using condoms. But the infected partner was taking antiretrovirals successfully; the virus was suppressed, undetectable in the blood. The researchers published their results in July 2016 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

People waiting to be tested for H.I.V. in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 2012. Credit Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/Associated Press

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Infection Linked With Placenta Consumption

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CDC report has warned health care professionals and new mothers about infection risks associated with placenta consumption—a rare but reportedly growing practice in the United States.

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Global Obesity Epidemic Worsening

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The prevalence of obesity has doubled in 73 countries around the world and steadily increased in others since 1980, and health problems resulting from being overweight or obese now affect more than 2 billion people, according to a study by an international group of researchers published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Vaginal Bacteria Kills HIV Treatment

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Certain species of vaginal bacteria can inhibit the efficacy of the topical microbicide tenofovir, which is used to prevent HIV, by breaking it down before it is absorbed, reports an international team of investigators in Science.

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Lethal Heat Waves Expected to Increase

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Heat-related deaths around the world will increase as deadly heat waves become more common with rising global temperatures that are associated with climate change, according to 2 new reports.

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