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  1. Work-Family Conflict is Detrimental to Women's Health

    Work-Family Conflict is Detrimental to Women's Health

    One of the biggest problems most working adults face is finding enough time for both their careers and their families. Trying to maintain the right balance can be stressful in itself, particularly because American workers are spending more time on the job than those of past generations. Today's workforce is spending 8 percent longer on the job than past generations...
  2. New Insights Reveal How Chili Pepper Compound Capsaicin Relieves Pain

    New Insights Reveal How Chili Pepper Compound Capsaicin Relieves Pain

    Chili peppers are used to create spicy dishes throughout the world, but research has found that this pepper also provides a vast array of health benefits. In fact, it’s the compound in the chili pepper responsible for creating that spicy, burning feeling that provides those benefits. This compound is called capsaicin and it has been the focus of several scientific...
  3. Diallyl Sulfide and Cancer: Can a Vegetable Compound Protect Against a Deadly Disease?

    Diallyl Sulfide and Cancer: Can a Vegetable Compound Protect Against a Deadly Disease?

    While vegetable compounds like diallyl sulfide make onions and garlic more flavorful and contribute to their spiciness, they may also play a more important role when it comes to human health. While previous research has looked at how these compounds affect the development of various medical conditions, a recent study focused specifically on their effects on breast cancer risk. This...
  4. Scientists Probe New Link Between Gut Health and Chronic Disease

    Scientists Probe New Link Between Gut Health and Chronic Disease

    What would happen if you could turn an unhealthy gut microbiome into a healthy one? According to research recently conducted at Scripps Research Institute, doing so may improve cholesterol levels and stave off chronic disease. According to this new research, gut health and disease are linked, suggesting improving gut health can positively impact the risks of developing certain diseases. Recent...
  5. The Best Time to Take Omega-3 for Optimum Effectiveness

    The Best Time to Take Omega-3 for Optimum Effectiveness

    Supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids is one of the most salient health trends of the past decade. Physicians are increasingly recommending these oily supplements for a variety of purposes, from helping to maintain healthy cholesterol levels within normal ranges to combating the physical effects of aging. But when is the best time to take omega-3 supplements? Most people who take...
  6. Diastolic Blood Pressure Reading Just as Important for Predicting Heart Disease Risk

    Diastolic Blood Pressure Reading Just as Important for Predicting Heart Disease Risk

    The heart is a muscle that pumps life-giving blood throughout the body, delivering oxygen and important nutrients while removing damaging carbon dioxide and other waste products. When the heart and blood vessels become damaged, this crucial pumping system stops working properly. The host of health problems that ensue are collectively known as cardiovascular disease or heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is...
  7. Study Shows Fruits and Veggies Reduce Death Risk

    Study Shows Fruits and Veggies Reduce Death Risk

    Fruits and vegetables are essential sources of the fiber, nutrients and vitamins that our bodies need to thrive. We already know that a healthy plant-based diet can help us maintain healthy blood pressure, improve digestion and reduce our risks of developing certain types of cancer. Now, a new study suggests that fruits and veggies reduce death risk. More specifically, consuming...
  8. Little-Known Omega-6 Fatty Acid Benefits Heart Health, Atherosclerosis

    Little-Known Omega-6 Fatty Acid Benefits Heart Health, Atherosclerosis

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and is on the rise in the U.S., accounting for approximately one out of every three deaths. Considering the vast number of people affected by cardiovascular disease, it's no wonder that researchers continue to look for foods, vitamins and medications that will improve the health of the cardiovascular system. While we...
  9. E-Cigarettes Risks Include Stroke, Heart Attack and Cancer

    E-Cigarettes Risks Include Stroke, Heart Attack and Cancer

    E-cigarettes first rose in popularity as a means of kicking the tobacco habit, and they were originally thought to offer a healthier way to feed the addiction to nicotine. In just a few years, smoking e-cigarettes, or vaping as it's more commonly known, has grown to become a fad of its own. While adults do use these products, vaping has...
  10. 9 Surprising Things That Affect Heart Health

    9 Surprising Things That Affect Heart Health

    When it comes to optimizing overall health, taking care of your cardiovascular system should be one of your most pressing concerns. However, even if you have already adopted a healthier way of living, you may not be aware of some little-known things that affect heart health. For good or for ill, these lifestyle habits can have a bigger impact on...

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