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    The benefits of dark chocolate for your arteries

    Researchers studied the ability of people with peripheral arterial disease to walk on a treadmill, and they found that after eating dark chocolate, they were able to walk further, but that milk chocolate did nothing.

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    Seven reasons for falsely elevated blood pressure readings

    As many as 20% of people have “white coat hypertension” in which their pressure is artificially raised when they are around doctors. This post reviews other factors that can raise your pressure artificially, and what you can do about them.

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    The relation between cinnamon and Parkinson’s Disease

    A recent mouse study published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology showed significant benefits in Parkinson’s disease. Cinnamon has also shown potential health benefits for other diseases, including diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

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    A simple way to cut the risk of a dangerous cancer

    Daily low dose aspirin therapy is already used by millions to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, and a recent research study showed a possible additional benefit—a significant decrease in the risk of pancreatic cancer. But daily aspirin use itself is not without risks.

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    What happens to your body when you are sleep deprived?

    There are significant negative effects from even one night of poor sleeping, but people who are chronically sleep deprived run a higher risk of heart disease, obesity, cancer, stroke, and diminished sperm quality.

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    Nine characteristics of eating disorders in men

    Eating disorders are often thought, both by the public as well as many doctors, as only affecting young girls, but an increasing number of men are being diagnosed. Nine characteristics of ED in men are discussed.

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    Breast cancer in men: five questions

    Breast cancer can also occur in men, though much less commonly than in women. The symptoms, treatment, and prognosis is similar to that for women, but it is important that men be aware of the symptoms and seek treatment without delay.

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    Be careful with cat bites

    A recent study from the Mayo Clinic showed that cat bites to the hand are particularly dangerous. One-third of victims required hospitalization, and often surgery to resolve the infection. Wounds near joints and over the wrist were most problematic.