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Helmet Laws.

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Helmet Laws.

900 Americans die each year in bicycle crashes, with three-quarters of the fatalities from head injuries. Bicycle helmets save lives but only 21 US states have laws requiring bicyclists to wear helmets. States with mandatory helmet laws have lower rates of fatalities/incapacitating injuries after bicycle-motor vehicle collisions than states without helmet laws.

Pediatric Academic Society, May 2013

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Brain Power Boost.

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Brain Power Boost.

Regularly consuming the healthy fats found in fish, extra virgin olive oil, and nuts may assist in maintaining cognitive functions in older individuals. British Medical.

Journal, May 2013

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Celery and Cancer Cells Mortality.

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Celery and Cancer Cells Mortality.

One way cancer cells thrive is by simply not dying as other cells are pre-programmed to do. Apigenin, a compound found in plant based foods like parsley and celery, has been observed in a laboratory setting to re-educate breast cancer cells to die as scheduled.

Ohio State University, May 2013

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Sleep Well.

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Sleep Well.

Increasing the number of hours adolescents sleep each night may reduce the prevalence of adolescent obesity. A recent study shows that fewer hours of sleep is associated with greater increases in adolescent body mass index (BMI) for participants between 14 and 18 years old. Increasing sleep from 8 to 10 hours per day at age 18 could result in a 4% reduction in the number of adolescents with a BMI above 25. This would translate to 500,000 fewer overweight ...

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Safer Teen Drivers.

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Safer Teen Drivers.

A new report on teen driver safety in the United States (US) shows encouraging trends. There has been a 47% decline in teen driver-related fatalities over the past six years. In the past three years, the number of teen passengers killed in crashes who were not wearing seat belts decreased 23%, the number of teens driven by a peer who had been drinking declined 14% , and 30% fewer teen passengers were killed in crashes involving a teen ...

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