Wine kills germs that cause sore throats and dental plaque, says awesome study

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Yet another reason to pour yourself a glass.

We already know that wine is one of the greatest things in life, but did you know that it could actually keep you from getting sick? Yup, apparently wine is a fantastic disinfectant for bad mouth germs, which is just another reason why we should all be drinking more of the good stuff.

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Dental plaque used to probe diet of ancient people

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Ancient people ate far differently than we do.

While we may brush and floss tirelessly and our dentists may regularly scrape and pick at our teeth to minimize the formation of plaque known as tartar or dental calculus, anthropologists may be rejoicing at the fact that past civilizations were not so careful with their dental hygiene…

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Male-Pattern Baldness An Indicator Of Heart And Prostate Disease In Men

Male-Pattern Baldness An Indicator Of Heart And Prostate Disease In Men 

Male-pattern baldness increases risk of heart and prostate disease

When considering men’s health there is good evidence to suggest that baldness may be an indicator of both heart and prostate disease.  When compared to men with no hair loss at all, the risk of heart disease increased by 9 percent.  When a bald spot appears on the crown, relative risk jumps to 23 percent.  When all hair is gone from the top of the head, the risk rises by a worrisome 36 percent (Info from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School).  According to Australian researcher, men with bold spots at the top of their heads were 1 ½ times more likely to have moderate to high-grade prostate cancer before age 70 than those without such bald spots. 

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