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How to Drink More Water

How to Drink More Water: 8 Ways

How to Drink More Water: 8 Ways

  Learn how to drink more water with these eight easy tips Water is essential to our wellbeing. With estimations that 60 percent of our body is made up of water, we need an adequate amount each day in order for the body to carry out vital processes. Water helps the human body with digestion,

Easy Ways to Eat Healthy

Easy Ways to Eat Healthy

6 affordable and easy ways to eat healthy on a budget If the rising cost of food has you wondering how to eat healthy without breaking your budget, we’ve got some tips that can help. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. You can incorporate healthier eating habits without having to make a

Here's Why You Should Stop Using Q-Tips In Your Ears

Here’s Why You Should Stop Using Q-Tips In Your Ears

Along with brushing our teeth and showering, using cotton swab to clean out the wax from the ear canal is a routine for some of us. This cleansing ritual is actually counter-productive and possibly dangerous. You may notice some residue on the swab, which means you’re probably pushing wax further into the canal. Earwax, also

Diabetes Drug Meformin Could Extend Lifespan

Diabetes Drug Metformin Could Extend Lifespan

Metformin which has been around for a while is the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It was approved in England in 1957 and made available to type 2 diabetics around the world shortly thereafter. Metformin is believed to be the most widely used medication for diabetes which is taken by mouth.

People Who Are Overweight Live Longer

Study: People Who Are Overweight Live Longer

For as long as we can remember doctors have warned us of the dangers of becoming overweight and have been treating overweight people as if they were seriously ill and needed to be healed. But this could soon change. According to a research in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers say that

How Safe Are Hand Sanitizers?

How Safe Are Hand Sanitizers?

Keeping our hands clean is one of the best ways to reduce the spreading of germs which can lead to infections and diseases.  Although washing hands with soap and warm water is the best line of defense, it is not always convenient. Convenience is what makes hand sanitizers so popular. On the plane, in the

8 Foods That Can Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

6 Foods That Can Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the invisible killer of millions of people in the United States and around the world every year. Diet is one of the primary ways by which you can lower your blood pressure numbers without medication. Changing your diet along with exercise can not only reduce your blood pressure numbers, but

Owning a Pet Can Improve Your Health

Owning a Pet Can Improve Your Health

Today animal companions are more popular than ever. The pet population nationwide has been growing dramatically for nearly a half century, from about 40 million pet cats and dogs in 1967 to more than 160 million in 2006. About two-thirds of U.S. households now own at least one pet. Some of the largest and most

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