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You should think twice before putting another packet of artificial sweetener in your coffee or tea. According to Nancy Desjardins of HealthLady.com, aspartame can cause serious problems to your health. Citing her interview with Mission Possible World Health International founder Dr. Betty Martini, she reveals that this popular sugar substitute is more dangerous than you think it is. Find out what the harmful effects of excessive consumption of aspartame are and discover why you need to avoid it at all cost by reading Nancy’s article.

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If you’re going to use a laptop computer, see to it that you won’t place it on your lap. Researchers at the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland have found that using your laptop on your lap for a very long period of time can burn your skin. They said prolonged exposure to heat from the gadget can cause “toasted skin syndrome” or even skin cancer. They added that men are at a higher risk since the heat generated by laptop computers can affect sperm production. Learn more about this story by checking out Ethan Huff’s article on NaturalNews.com.

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It seems that getting a flu vaccine can help reduce your chances of having a heart attack. According to Mercola.com, a recent British study claims that flu shots can reduce risks of heart attacks by 19%. However, critics doubt the credibility of the study, saying that the researchers revealed insufficient data to the public. Find out why critics have misgivings about the results of this particular study.

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Did you know that taking calcium and health supplements can lower a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer? Citing a research conducted by experts at Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, David Gutierrez of NaturalNews.com reports that women who take calcium and vitamin supplements are 40% less likely to have breast cancer. Read this post and find out how taking health supplements can prevent such a debilitating disease.

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Apparently, money can motivate a person to change his or her lifestyle for the better. A new study conducted by experts at the University of Michigan shows that most people are likely to commit various healthy lifestyle changes when offered some monetary rewards. It also reveals that some individuals may even permanently integrate their newly acquired health habits into their family’s way of living. Learn more about this interesting story by checking out NaturalNews.com’s latest post.

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It seems that taking a dip at the pool after a good workout is a big no-no if you seriously want to lose weight. According to Mercola.com, a study conducted by Australian researchers reveals that cooling off at the swimming pool after doing some exercise may increase your appetite. Instead, experts recommend doing something else if you want to cool down after a workout. What is the better alternative to taking a dip after flexing your muscles? Read on to find out.

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If you don’t want to suffer from arthritis as you grow older, you might want to start eating broccoli now. According to NaturalNews.com, a team of experts at the University of East Anglia has found that cruciferous vegetables, particularly broccoli, can prevent osteoarthritis. They said these vegetables contain sulforaphane that blocks enzymes that cause the destruction of the joints in osteoarthritis.

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Looking for a better and healthier alternative to your caffeine-laden energy drink? If you do, then you should try drinking beetroot juice. Based on a study published on the Journal of Applied Physiology, beetroot juice can significantly improve a person’s stamina and energy levels without the added side effects. The researchers have found that cyclist who drank beetroot juice were able to ride 20% longer than those who took a placebo blackcurrant juice. Check out Mercola.com to read the rest of this interesting article.

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Taking showers may be potentially dangerous to your health. Citing a study carried out by researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder, NaturalNews.com reveals that showerheads serve as breeding grounds for certain types of bacteria that can cause respiratory diseases. The researchers reportedly found that levels of mycobacterium avium, or m. avium, in showerheads were 100 times higher than the average found in tap water. Read this post and discover what the bacteria m. avium can do to your health.