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This simple test can set you on the road to a lifetime of better health

(BPT) – Here’s a sobering statistic for you: 20 percent of all deaths in the United States can be attributed to poor lifestyle factors and behavioral choices. It’s difficult to swallow, but fortunately new research also finds that those who take the time to establish a simple screening routine improve their chances of modifying their […]

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Want a memory boost? Try a hearing test

(BPT) – Intrigued by all the brain-training products out there to keep your mind sharp and spirits young? You may want to consider something else: A hearing test. That’s right. Mounting evidence links untreated hearing loss to impaired memory and diminished cognitive function. What that means is, if you keep brushing off that suspected hearing […]

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Blood test may help predict whether a child will become obese

Scientists have found that a simple blood test, which can read DNA, could be used to predict obesity levels in children. Researchers at the Universities of Southampton, Exeter and Plymouth used the test to assess the levels of epigenetic switches in the PGC1a gene — a gene that regulates fat storage in the body. Epigenetic […]

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Test 180 Scam

I hate to admit when I’ve been super-stupid, but this is one of those times. With all of the ads on TV about “declining testosterone levels” and various supplements intended to remedy the situation, I decided to do some investigation. One of the more heavily advertised supplements is called “Test 180” (also “Test 180X”), produced […]

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