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Month: March 2012

Popcorn packed with antioxidants

Popcorn, already known to be a good source of fiber, has higher levels of healthy antioxidants than some fruits and vegetables, according to new research. “Based on fiber, whole grains, and antioxidant levels, popcorn is the king of snack foods,” says Joe Vinson, PhD, professor of chemistry at the University of more »

Aspirin Significantly Reduces Risk of Cancer

Regular aspirin use significantly reduced risk of cancer, metastasis and cancer mortality, findings from the largest-ever analyses exploring the drug’s effects on cancer indicate. Overall, aspirin users had a 38% reduced risk of colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers compared with nonusers. Mortality risk was 15% lower and metastasis was 35% more »

Former pint-sized Mr. Universe turns 100

A former Mr. Universe, who is one of the tiniest winners of the body building contest, has turned 100 in India. Manohar Aich, who is 4 foot 11 inches tall, overcame  grinding poverty and a stint in prison, to achieve body building glory in 1952. Aich says the  secrets to more »

Want to heal faster? Get a cat!

If you want to heal faster, maybe you should get a kitty cat. According to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, scientists have discovered that the purring of cats is a natural healing mechanism. This could explain why cats survive falling from high buildings and may have helped more »