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With so many products claiming to keep breath fresh and sweet-smelling, you'd think we'd never need to worry about oral hygiene. But chronic bad breath - also known as oral malodour or halitosis - affects about half of the population. When Bad Breath Is More Than Just Bad

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What You Should Do To Minimize Cell Phone Health Risks

For years debate has raged as to whether or not cell phones pose a health risk. Specifically, some health experts worry that prolonged cell phone use might cause cancer. Cell phone manufacturers and other cell phone proponents scoff at such worries, pointing to a number of large scale studies that have found no connection between cell phone use and cancer. Other health officials, however, counter these assurances by pointing to different studies that do indicate an increased risk of cancer among cell phone users.
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Health Tip of the Day

With winter on the way, many people start to use lip balms to protect against dry, chapped lips. However, most commercial lip balms can be bad for your health. That's because they contain potentially harmful ingredients such as petroleum and parabens, which can be swallowed once the lip balms are applied. Additionally, such ingredients can also seal in harmful bacteria on the lips, causing cold sores and allergic reactions. For a healthy alternative to commercial lip balms try applying alow vera gel to your lips.. Not only does aloe vera help to protect against dryness and chapping, it can also quickly reverse such symptoms, along with the pain that can accompany them.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Want to lower your blood pressure? Then reach for a piece of dark chocolate. That's the conclusion reached by a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, after researchers found that eating 30 calories of dark chocolate each day can significantly reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels in as little as 18 weeks. Best of all, none of the participants in the study who consumed 30 calories of dark chocolate a day experienced any weight gain. Read more health tips...
What's Up With My High Triglycerides?
Simply put, triglycerides are a normally-occurring type of fat in your body. In fact, they are the most common type of body fat and are also present in your blood. Triglycerides are also the most prevalent form of fat found in foods. continued inside...

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