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Friday, September 14, 2012

Top News Stories: September 9-13

Red Wine

Non-alcoholic wine boosts heart health, toxic cleaning products, marijuana linked to testicular cancer, and more of this week’s top news stories.

Non-Alcoholic Red Wine May Boost Heart Health
No need to reach for the pinot if you’re looking for a heart-health boost: a study published in Circulation Research shows that non-alcoholic red wine may be more effective than regular wine at lowering blood pressure in men who are at high risk for a heart attack. Read more

Breakthrough Changes Thinking About DNA
A massive research effort has uncovered the extremely complex method behind how the genome works and found that what had once been considered “junk” DNA plays an important role. Read more

Many Cleaning Products Said to Contain Toxins
The Environmental Working Group has released a report stating that many common household cleaning products contain toxic substances linked to asthma, allergic reactions, cancer, and a host of other health problems. Read more

Smoking Marijuana Tied to Testicular Cancer
Men who have smoked marijuana have been found to be twice as likely to get an aggressive form of testicular cancer than those who abstained, according to a recent study. Read more

Acupuncture Pain Relief is Real
Though some may scoff at ‘alternative’ remedies such as acupuncture, the relief it offers from chronic pain is real, though somewhat modest. Read more

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