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One in Five Americans Gets Hurt By Someone Else’s Drinking Every Year

The negative effects of secondhand smoke are well-documented—the CDC estimates that tens of thousands of nonsmokers die every year in the U.S. due to exposure to someone else’s cigarette habit. But a new study out Monday suggests that the secondhand effects of alcohol consumption are another source of serious harm, with one in five Americans hurt by another person’s drinking ...

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How to Try a Low Carb Diet for Weight Loss

People often turn to low-carb diets for quick weight loss. The high-fat ketogenic diet is especially popular among dieters who favor fast results in lieu of fruit, bread, or chips. But keto isn’t the only way to go low-carb. The diet’s main premise is to force your body into fat burning mode, or ketosis, by eating very few carbs. Dietitians ...

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How Much Vitamin D Is Too Much Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for the proper functioning of the body. Vitamin D is important for muscles, immune system and cell growth. Apart from reducing inflammation, Vitamin D also helps regulate blood pressure and is known to protect heart. It plays a major role in calcium metabolism. Calcium will be absorbed only in the presence ...

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Your July Financial To-Do List

For many people, summer offers the chance to enjoy some down-time and focus on the company of family and friends. But at this halfway point in the year, we recommend consumers also take a few moments to tend to their financial well-being. July is a good month to review your finances for the year so far and prepare for the ...

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A Tool to Help Home Microgrids Stay Off Grid as Long as Possible

Researchers at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) have developed an optimization tool for microgrids that allows homes to stay off grid as long as possible, generally using solar, storage and smart meters. The researchers recently received a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office, based on a grant from the US Department of Energy. The tool aims to optimize the ...

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How Many Bananas Should You Eat per Day?

Bananas are an incredibly popular fruit — and it’s no wonder why. They’re convenient, versatile, and a staple ingredient in many cuisines worldwide. Though bananas are a healthy, nutrient-dense snack, eating too many could be detrimental. This article explores how many bananas you should eat per day. Bananas are as delicious as they are convenient, but their nutritional value is ...

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What to know about flesh-eating bacteria infections

Carolyn Fleming of Ellenton, Florida, may have been the latest person to die of a flesh-eating bacteria infection, which she contracted infection swimming off the coast of Anna Maria Island in Florida, her family says. Cases of the deadly infection, called necrotizing fasciitis, may be on the rise because of climate change. In fact, a study published last month in ...

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Trump Makes History by Venturing into North Korea

President Donald Trump made history on Sunday when he stepped foot in North Korea and became the first sitting U.S. president to do so. Trump made the bold move just before an hour-long, closed-door meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to Politico. The largely theatrical move was meant to signal that the two countries have once again ...

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Biohackers Want To Upgrade Their Brains, Their Bodies And Human Nature

Even if you haven’t heard the term “biohacking” before, you’ve probably encountered some version of it. Maybe you’ve seen Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey extolling the benefits of fasting intermittently and drinking “salt juice” each morning. Maybe you’ve read about former NASA employee Josiah Zayner injecting himself with DNA using the gene-editing technology CRISPR. Maybe you, like me, have a colleague ...

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