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Safe grilling can prevent summer illnesses from food

Grilling foods in summer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every six Americans will become sick from a foodborne pathogen during any given year, which makes preparing foods for outdoor cooking and grilling them safely an important priority for every family.

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Underage drinking is a huge moneymaker, analysis finds

Underage drinking

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, (NIAAA), millions of young people every year are more likely to have problems in school, engage in risky behaviors, become victims of physical or sexual assault, or get hurt or killed in accidents as a direct result of alcohol use.

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Chores for a bigger brain

Older couple doing chores stock photo

Although many people see household chores as completely mundane and mindless tasks, that may not be the case for older adults. Researchers in Canada recently found that seniors who spent more time doing chores also had greater brain size in key areas – a strong positive predictor of cognitive health.

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Double the risk

Married couple cardiac risks

Being married to someone with cardiovascular disease makes the other spouse more than twice as likely to have heart disease as well, although the relative risk is higher among husbands than wives, according to a study recently presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session.

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Mushrooms may lower cancer risk

Mushrooms for dinner stock

Mushrooms can be an afterthought at mealtime, often added as a last-minute ingredient to salads, sprinkled over pizzas or served as a side with steaks. But when they are eaten frequently, these vitamin- and antioxidant-rich vegetables may significantly lower your risk of cancer, according to a new study.

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