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Wacky Health Tips

How can honey, black pepper, and egg shells help you?

(Newser) - Need to disinfect a wound? Use honey, not hydrogen peroxide. While hydrogen peroxide can prevent healing, honey is a good alternative because it's quite antibacterial. That's just one of the weird health tips rounded Listverse:
  • To stop bleeding: Clean your cut, then sprinkle black pepper on it and
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The Healthiest Ways to Watch TV

Mehmet Oz gives his top 4 tips

(Newser) - Dr. Mehmet Oz is getting a new show starting Sept. 14, inspiring Esquire to ask Oprah’s favorite physician how to watch the tube in the healthiest way possible. His recommendations:
  1. Drink water—Take advantage of the opportunity: you won’t mind its blandness when your focus is elsewhere.
  2. Munch
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Oprah Defends Show's Health Claims

(Newser) - Oprah's not happy about being the target of a Newsweek article that accuses her of peddling wacky, and dangerous, health tips, reports Hollyscoop. "I trust the viewers, and I know that they are smart and discerning enough to seek out medical opinions to determine what may be best for... More »

Madge's Make-up Artist: How to Look Fab at 50

Forget the rules, exude confidence

(Newser) - If anyone knows a thing or two about looking young, it's Madonna's makeup artist. Gina Brooke provides the Boston Globe with tips on how she keeps the 50-year-old pop star fresh, like a virgin:
  • Find the perfect cleanser and moisturizer to hydrate aging skin.
  • Eat food rich in vitamins C
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Drinking Water Myths Tough to Swallow

Health benefits, need to drink more unclear

(Newser) - With high-end restaurants offering diners tap water and concerns about the health and environmental impact of plastic bottles at an all-time high, NPR sets the record straight about some common myths related to drinking water:
  1. Not only is drinking 8 glasses daily not necessary, "nobody really knows" where that
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Skip Liplock, 'Go for the Heart' to Save a Life

Chest compressions key in heart attack CPR, says health group

(Newser) - Reluctant bystanders can skip mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if they witness someone collapse from a heart attack, but should attempt "hands-only" CPR to save a life, the American Heart Association has recommended.  With less than a third of cardiac arrest victims receiving any form of CPR before it's too late,... More »

Stay Heart Healthy at Work

Forbes suggests ways to keep workplace calm, healthy

(Newser) - Stressing out at work can negate the effects of that heart-healthy oatmeal you had for breakfast, Forbes reports. To avoid being that one of every three Americans with cardiovascular disease, adopt these work-day habits:
  1. Drink water instead of cola, coffee, or tea.
  2. Take the stairs; walk a few blocks at
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