August 2014


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Memorial day is the unofficial start of summer and avoiding a few nasty surprises can help you breathe easily during the next few months. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is calling attention to five asthma and allergy triggers that can derail your fun this summer.

To read the full article 5 Surprising Summer Allergies, click here.
stopsmoking120x170.jpgMove over patches and gums - fruits and vegetables may help smokers quit the habit. For the study, published in the June 5 issue of Nicotine and Tobacco Research, researchers looked at 1,000 adult smokers aged 25 and older and surveyed them on their smoking and eating habits. Then the smokers were called 14 months later to find out how much they had smoked in the past month.

To read the full story Eating Fruits and Vegetables Might Help Smokers Quit, click here.
fructose120x170.jpgRats fed fructose-laced drinking water for six weeks performed more slowly in a maze-navigating task, UCLA researchers have found. They think the effect is due to changes in the way the brain responds to insulin  as a result of exposure to fructose.

To read the full article Fructose Makes Rats Dumber. What Sugars Should We Avoid?, click here.
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Results of a 14-year study conclude that coffee-drinkers live longer than people who don't partake. Jeff Glor and Rebecca Jarvis spoke with author Robert Davis, Ph.D. for more.

To read the full article Coffee Drinkers Live Longer: Study, click here.
apnea150x170.jpgSleep apnea may prove to be a treatable cause of high blood pressure, according to research released today that suggests wearing a special breathing mask at night may protect apnea patients from the hypertension.

To read the full article Sleep Apnea Treatment May Prevent Hypertension, click here.
sleepapnea156x170.jpgTwo new studies have found that people with sleep apnea, a common disorder that causes snoring, fatigue and dangerous pauses in breathing at night, have a higher risk of cancer.

To read the full article Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Cancer Risk, click here.