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9 most common risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease

Obesity, depression, and high blood pressure all have negative health ramifications — but a new study has revealed these conditions may also increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

US scientists claim to have grown a complete human brain in a lab

Scientists have grown an almost fully formed human brain in a lab. The researchers said the brain could help in expanding our knowledge of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Four cups of coffee a day can keep colon cancer from coming back

Drinking more coffee may keep colon cancer from coming back, find researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Costa Rican said to be 115 years old could be worlds oldest man

An elderly Costa Rican man reportedly born at the turn of the 20th century could be the worlds oldest person at 115.  Never married and without children, Jose Delgado is reportedly one of the healthiest patients at his nursing home.

A beer a day might keep the doctor away, researchers say

Sure, we were all going to continue consuming the refreshing foamy niceness that is beer; so why not feel healthy while we’re doing so? Turns out red wine normally takes most of the credit in the healthy-alcoholic-drinks department but beer has some merits too! Always keep in mind that the benefits an alcoholic drink may bring, can be cancelled out if not consumed in moderation. In this case, one or two beers are the recommendation. First off, let’s clarify that beer is as beneficial to heart health as wine; both drinks can lower bad cholesterol and keep blood clots from happening. They also share properties which help prevent Type 2 Diabetes.

Spicy food could extend your life, according to study

If you can’t seem to get your food spicy enough for your taste, you may be in luck on the survival front. Spices have been previously associated with anti-obesity, antioxidant, anti-inflammation, and anticancer properties, but new research took a look at the overall association between spicy foods as part of a daily diet and total risk of death.

Outbreak across 26 US states linked to human feces-contaminated cilantro from Mexico

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration issued a temporary ban on cilantro imported from the Mexican state of Puebla after reports surfaced it was contaminated with human fecal matter. Well, now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports over 384 people in 26 states have been affected by the poop-stained cilantro, starting as far south as Texas and as far north as Wisconsin. Clearly, reports of the parasitic gastrointestinal illness cyclosporiasis didn’t stop people from eating cilantro.

Costa Rica medical marijuana bill to be debated this month

A controversial medical marijuana bill is amongst 54 bills and initiatives that are scheduled to be read and debated in the extraordinary session of the Legislative Assembly, which begins on Monday and will continue through the month of August.

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