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Dogs May Be Able To Transmit Human Norovirus

Because the human norovirus can affect canines, it’s possible that dogs themselves can give the virus to humans, according to new research.

The finding was published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology.

Norovirus is the leading cause of food-borne illness in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

How to Pick Your Battles

Jacqueline Whitmore, an internationally-recognized etiquette expert, author and founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach, says healthy relationships hinge on a couple’s ability to know which issues are worth fighting over and which ones are worth letting go.  

She says knowing how to pick your battles is a skill worth mastering and offers these 15 pointers:

Staying Healthy Inside and Out

By Andrea Warshaw-Wernick

Living our lives to the fullest means getting serious about our health, bodies, and mindset. As women over the age of 50, we need to safeguard what we have and keep moving toward positive wellness.

Leading a long, healthy life requires diligence and hard work. Here are ten important life tips to get you started:

Green Tea & Apples Could Protect Health

Scientists from the Institute of Food Research in the UK have found evidence for a mechanism by which certain food compounds could help protect our health.

Dietary studies have shown that people who eat the largest amounts of fruit and vegetables have a reduced risk of developing chronic conditions, such as heart disease and cancer. There could be several reasons for this. Some fruits and vegetables naturally contain high amounts of compounds called polyphenols, which could provide protective health benefits.

Brain Changes as We Age May Be Doing Us Good

As we age, the physical make up of our brains changes. This development includes changes in neural processing in grey matter, but also in the deterioration of structural connections in the brain that allow communication between distinct brain regions so the brain is able to work as a well-wired network system.

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