Want to Avoid Salt? Turn Up the Spice

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If your taste buds lean toward spicy, you might be doing your heart a favor, new research suggests. Spicy foods may increase salt sensitivity, thereby dampening the desire to consume heart-harming salty food, researchers in China say. “High salt intake increases blood pressure and contributes to cardiovascular disease,”…

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Can Good Looks Derail Your Job Hunt?

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Good looks may be a hindrance in the hiring process, a new study suggests. But before you feel sorry for attractive applicants, know that the finding only applied to lower-paying jobs. “Our research suggests that attractive people may be discriminated against in selection for relatively less desirable jobs,”…

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When It Pays to Quit, More People Stop Smoking

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Financial rewards and personalized support can improve a smoker’s chances of quitting, a new study finds. “Our results show that a successful intervention to help [low-income] individuals quit smoking should be multifaceted and focus on both assisting with resources and, when possible, providing financial incentives,” said lead author…

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