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Tricks of People Who Don’t Get Sick, Snoring and Health Problems, Music and Memory

admin - February 1, 2013



Looking for the latest health news? Start with the weekly news roundups from Life Line Screening. Below, we examine recent headlines featuring secrets of people who never seem to get sick, snoring and health problems and music’s effect on memory.

 

Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick 

Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick | Life Line Screening BlogIt seems like this time of year, everyone’s coming down with something. Some people even get sick more than once. So how do the lucky few who seem to never get sick escape the germs that many of us succumb to?

In this article by MSN Healthy Living, some of the secrets of people who never get sick are unveiled. These immune-boosting tips can help people avoid getting sick and include things like getting a massage, taking a cold shower, eating ginger, washing your hands frequently, and taking vitamin C and zinc supplements, which some studies show are helpful for preventing viruses.

Taking action to avoid getting sick is a smart, safe way to keep your body healthy this winter. What are your tricks for avoiding illnesses like the common cold and flu? Share with us in the comments, or read the full MSN article here.

 

Could Snoring be a Sign of Stroke and Heart Disease?

For most of us, snoring is annoying simply because it can keep us from getting a good night’s rest. Whether it’s you or your bed partner that snores, new research says it may actually be a loud, annoying alarm bell for something much more serious.

Following a study conducted by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, snoring has been found to be a major risk factor for conditions like stroke and heart attack. The most surprising part of the results shows that snoring is a bigger risk factor than smoking, being overweight or having high cholesterol.

How is this possible? The research shows that snoring can reveal damage to the carotid arteries, which are responsible for supplying oxygen-filled blood to the brain. The study results were submitted to the journal The Laryngoscope or you can read about them here.

 

Music’s Effect on Long-Term Memory 

Among Alzheimer’s patients near Indianapolis, music therapy has been shown to trigger memories that the disease has stolen. When music is played, the Alzheimer’s patients are quick to get up on their feet and start dancing.

“Music stores itself in the long-term memories very deep in your brain,” said Amanda Janz of the Alzheimer’s Association in this news article. “And even though you have residents who are not able to communicate effectively anymore with words, somehow they can still remember music that was a big part of their lives when they were younger.”

Working on keeping your brain sharp is a great way to proactively prevent memory loss and avoid conditions like Alzheimer’s. Read about easy ways to keep your brain sharp  or read the full news story on music’s effect on memory here.

 

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