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Coconut oil: heart-healthy or just hype?

  Coconut oil: heart-healthy or just hype? Health benefits for heart disease are still unsupported. When a friend told me about “the wonders of coconut oil,” it sounded a bit like a Saturday Night Live sketch. It’s a health food. ...

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Is apple cider vinegar really a wonder food?

Photo: Shutterstock   Is apple cider vinegar really a wonder food? Rosemary Stanton Rosemary Stanton investigates the health claims associated with the apple cider vinegar diet fad. OPINION: Folk medicine has favoured apple cider vinegar for centuries and many claims ...

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There’s something in the water

PhD student Britt Huhmann measures arsenic in rice paddy soil using a field kit in Faridpur, Bangladesh. Photo: David Funkhouser   There’s something in the water MIT field study shows that arsenic in groundwater reduces rice yields in Bangladesh. Carolyn ...

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Are You Stressed?

Click for a full size image   Are You Stressed? How to Identify Stress and Help Your Heart While stress is not directly associated with heart disease, its impact on your overall health is undeniable. Stress not only affects your ...

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UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene

Maryam Fish‚ Gasnat Shaboodien and Sarah Kraus‚ the all-female team of researchers who made the discovery of the CDH2 gene. Photo: Michael Hammond Click for a full size image   UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene Fifty years after South Africa ...

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Cocoa for pleasure — and health?

  Cocoa for pleasure — and health? Massive study will try to determine benefits of much-loved, savory powder By Alvin Powell Yes, we love cocoa in winter, particularly around Valentine’s Day. But does cocoa love us? While you may want ...

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