Yes, we know that eating more veggies, getting more exercise and controlling blood pressure are the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, but new research also points to some simple, surprising ways you can protect your ticker.
Why did Elvis Presley die sitting on the toilet? Whose flatulence is worse, men's or women's? How many pints of saliva do we produce every day? What causes morning breath? What three foods are most likely to kill someone? Do prisoners really smuggle stuff in their rectums?
No one likes talking about hemorrhoids, but they're obviously a problem for a lot of us: In 2012, more people searched Google for information on hemorrhoids than any other health condition.
Eating high-fiber foods helps you feel fuller, which helps keep your appetite in check - a good thing when you're trying to cut calories.
In a surprising reversal of what doctors have been telling older patients for 40 years, a new study suggests that eating a high-fiber diet to protect against the intestinal disorder diverticulosis doesn't work.
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