These Plant Chemicals Could Help Your Heart’s Health

By Yasemin Saplakoglu Drinking a cup of tea or eating a handful of berries a day may help protect against heart disease, a new study suggests. The research, presented November 10 at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions annual meeting, found that daily consumption of small amounts of flavonoids — compounds found in berries, tea,Continue reading “These Plant Chemicals Could Help Your Heart’s Health”

2018 Ig Nobel Prizes

cientific studies on the cleaning power of spit, a lone fruit fly’s ability to spoil wine, and cannibals’ caloric intake garnered top honors at the 28th Ig Nobel Prize ceremony. The seriously silly citations, which “honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then think,” were awarded on Sept. 13 at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre.Continue reading “2018 Ig Nobel Prizes”

Mediterranean diet could add years to your life

by MELISSA BREYER If there’s a single way of eating that persists in laying claim as one of the healthiest, it’s the Mediterranean diet. Experts continue to sing the praises of eating plenty of olive oil, plant foods, fish and wine. The latest research — following several years of headline-making studies — makes it hardContinue reading “Mediterranean diet could add years to your life”

Every alcoholic drink over the daily recommended limit shortens life by 30 minutes

Drinking will shorten your life, according to a study that suggests every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit will cut half an hour from the expected lifespan of a 40-year-old. Those who think a glass of red wine every evening will help keep the heart healthy will be dismayed.Continue reading “Every alcoholic drink over the daily recommended limit shortens life by 30 minutes”