Want to Avoid Salt? Turn Up the Spice

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HealthDay News : 31-Oct-2017

If your taste buds lean toward spicy, you might be doing your heart a favor, new research suggests.

Spicy foods may increase salt sensitivity, thereby dampening the desire to consume heart-harming salty food, researchers in China say.

"High salt intake increases blood pressure and contributes to cardiovascular disease," said study author

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Health Tip: Avoid UV Radiation

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HealthDay News : 31-Oct-2017

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation coming from the sun is a major cause of skin cancer.

The American Cancer Society suggests how to minimize the effects of UV rays:

  • UV rays are strongest between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. If you must be outside during this time, stay in
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When It Pays to Quit, More People Stop Smoking

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HealthDay News : 30-Oct-2017

Financial rewards and personalized support can improve a smoker's chances of quitting, a new study finds.

"Our results show that a successful intervention to help [low-income] individuals quit smoking should be multifaceted and focus on both assisting with resources and, when possible, providing financial incentives," said lead author Dr. Karen Lasser.

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Teen E-Cig Use May Lead to Regular Smoking

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HealthDay News : 30-Oct-2017

High school students who use electronic cigarettes are more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes, a new Canadian study finds.

"Youth may be trying e-cigarettes before smoking because they are easier to access: until recently, youth could legally purchase e-cigarettes without nicotine, whereas regular cigarettes cannot be sold to young people

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Health Tip: Sleep Train Your Baby

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HealthDay News : 30-Oct-2017

Young infants need 12 to 15 hours of sleep a day, the National Sleep Foundation says. Ideally, those hours are consecutive.

After your infant reaches 4 months or so, you can train baby to sleep at night and not during the day, the Foundation says. It offers this advice:

  • Let
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