Archive for category Health

How Long Do You Want to Live?

SINCE 1900, the life expectancy of Americans has jumped to just shy of 80 from 47 years. This surge comes mostly from improved hygiene and nutrition, but also from new discoveries and interventions: everything from antibiotics and heart bypass surgeryto cancer drugs that target and neutralize the impact of specific genetic mutations.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The ultimate TV dinner

Can you survive four weeks eating only food advertised on TV?  Read the rest of this entry »

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What if the Doctor Is Wrong?

Some Cancers, Asthma, Other Conditions Can Be Tricky to Diagnose, Leading to Incorrect Treatments.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

Because of soil depletion, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Six common sun myths, exposed

Summer might be your great friend, but not  summer sun. Read the rest of this entry »

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5 habits of highly successful dieters

Eat less, exercise more. That’s the recipe for losing weight, and we all know it by heart. So if we want to get slimmer, and we know the formula, then why can’t we do it? Read the rest of this entry »

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Radical Life Extension Is Already Here, But We’re Doing it Wrong

We’ve already tacked three decades onto the average lifespan of an American, so what’s wrong with adding another few decades? Read the rest of this entry »

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