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It seems that getting a flu vaccine can help reduce your chances of having a heart attack. According to Mercola.com, a recent British study claims that flu shots can reduce risks of heart attacks by 19%. However, critics doubt the credibility of the study, saying that the researchers revealed insufficient data to the public. Find out why critics have misgivings about the results of this particular study.

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If you’re going to use a laptop computer, see to it that you won’t place it on your lap. Researchers at the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland have found that using your laptop on your lap for a very long period of time can burn your skin. They said prolonged exposure to heat from the gadget can cause “toasted skin syndrome” or even skin cancer. They added that men are at a higher risk since the heat generated by laptop computers can affect sperm production. Learn more about this story by checking out Ethan Huff’s article on NaturalNews.com.

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If you want to maintain a healthy body, you should really think about the kind of food that you’re putting into your mouth. Citing board-certified clinical and holistic nutritionist Dr. Liz Lipski, Nancy Desjardins of HealthLady.com says that our digestive system can be considered the second brain because two-thirds of our immune system is wired to it. This means that whatever you will eat will ultimately affect the way your body fights off diseases and infection.

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Did you know that ginger has many uses aside from making your dishes extra tasty? Apparently, people across the globe have been using this popular spice over the years to treat or prevent various medical conditions such as yellow fever, malaria, arthritis, and seasickness. And according to NaturalNews.com, ginger also contains various nutrients that the body needs to function properly.  

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For some people, getting an hour’s worth of sleep is enough to keep them going while others can’t survive without getting a shut eye for at least ten hours. However, experts warned that having not enough or too much sleep can be potentially dangerous to your health. According to Anthony Gucciardi’s article in NaturalNews.com, getting too little and too much sleep can raise your risk of developing heart diseases and diabetes. He says experts are recommending sleeping for seven hours a day, including naps and quick shut-eyes. Read this post now and discover the added health benefits of getting a 7-hour sleep a day.

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Having a nasty cold can really ruin your day. You can’t concentrate on your work because you’re drowsy and you can’t interact well with other people because you’ve been sneezing all day long. So if you don’t want to catch a cold virus, experts suggest getting more exercise. According to Mercola.com, a study on 1,000 people reveals that those who engage in more physical activities are 50% less likely to catch a cold. It also shows that if someone who exercises regularly did get a cold virus, his symptoms are less severe as compared to those who live a sedentary life.

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Everyone knows that swimming is a great way to keep your body in shape. However, you should carefully consider where you’re going to take a dip because doing it in an indoor pool might be dangerous to your health. Read Amelia Bentrup’s article on NaturalNews.com and find out why swimming in a chlorinated indoor pool can do more harm than good to you.

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It looks like the government wants pharmaceutical companies to quickly develop new drugs. In its latest post, Mercola.com reveals that the government is considering spending almost $2 billion to help researchers and biotechnology companies create new drugs and vaccines. It usually takes about six to nine months to develop vaccines but the Obama administration reportedly wants to shorten the process in time for the “flu season” this autumn.

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If you love munching on nuts then this article is perfect for you. Citing the latest study conducted by experts at the Loma Linda University in California, David Gutierrez of NaturalNews.com reports that eating nuts can lower your cholesterol levels. Including a healthy amount of nuts in your diet can also reduce your risk of developing lower coronary heart disease. Read this article now and discover the other benefits of eating nuts.