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CDC: The U.S. Suicide Rate Continues to Rise

The U.S. suicide rate is the highest in 15 years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

The report found the suicide rate has been on the rise since 2000, and hit its highest point in 2009.

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Narcissism Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

Narcissists tend to be unpopular, for sure. And if researchers are to be believed, men with an overly-inflated sense of self could have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems, too.

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Does Marriage Make Men Healthier?

“It makes even less sense when you realize that being single is bad for your health.”

My friend Kim made this statement during a heated group discussion about men and marriage a few weeks ago.

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Home Monitoring May Help Reduce Costs for Heart Failure

Heart disease needs to be closely tracked in order to avoid such hospitalizations, and home-monitoring interventions may be especially useful, UCLA researchers say.

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Study: Diet Affects Brain Size

Omega 3 fatty acids and other nutrients such as vitamins C, D, E, and B, can prevent brain shrinkage according to a study in the December issue of the journal Neurology.

Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University found a definite correlation between nutrients found in vitamin and Omega 3 rich foods and the brain, though the exact benefits have yet to be determined.

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Pen Swimming in Stomach Acid for 25 Years Still Writes

Doctors at a U.K. hospital proved the pen is truly mightier than the sword, when they discovered a pen that was sitting in stomach acid for 25 years still writes.

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Can You Stop Future Heart Attacks by Checking Your Blood Pressure? — Health Check

Getting your blood pressure taken isn’t the most fun activity in the world, but now it looks like we have a better reason to get it measured than simply “because we have to.”

Sorry to freak you out, but scientists discovered blood pressure fluctuations in middle age may be a precursor to both heart attacks and strokes.

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Ex-Smokers Are Not Just Healthier, They’re Happier Too — Health Check

If you’ve decided to greet the New Year with a resolution to quit smoking, you may be dreading the stress and jitters often associated with nicotine withdrawal. But take heart! A new study says you’ll be healthier and happier.

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