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Dark Chocolate Guards Against Brain Injury

If you’re going to eat chocolate, make sure you’re eating the type of chocolate that could help guard against a common cause of sudden death… Researchers have discovered that epicatechin, a compound in dark chocolate, may protect your brain after a stroke by increasing cellular signals that shield nerve cells from damage. An hour and a half after feeding mice a single dose of epicatechin, animals that had ingested the compound suffered significantly less brain damage following an induced stroke.

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The Silent Epidemic — Legal Prescription Drug Abuse

Are you a junkie? Most people would automatically say “no,” but the face of the modern drug addict may shock you… Not a lot of attention is paid to prescription drug abuse. But nearly 20% of Americans have used prescription drugs for non medicinal reasons. Three quarters of those may be abusing prescription drugs. Between 1992 and 2002, the number of prescriptions written increased by 61%. In that same period, the number of prescriptions written for opiates increased by almost 400%.

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