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Microsoft XP Support Ends

April 17th 2014 20:37

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From April 8, Microsoft will no longer be offering support for their Windows XP operating system. This includes security updates, which help protect your computer.


For more information, including what to do if your computer is still running Windows XP, visit the Microsoft website.
















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These two adult beverages -- one that wakes people up in the morning and another that relaxes them in the evening -- may help keep the mind young: coffee and red wine.

According to research, these two beverages -- if enjoyed in moderation -- might help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease.


Staying Sharp
The recent news is no reason to start a coffee or wine habit. But if they're already part of your beverage repertoire, you might be interested to know that both seem to contain ingredients that could help ward off dementia. Animal studies show that something in coffee may help trigger the release of a special growth factor -- granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) -- that recruits cells from bone marrow to help sweep out beta-amyloid deposits. (Those are the pesky plaques that cause Alzheimer's symptoms.) And the polyphenols in red wine may have similar benefits, reducing levels of peptides that contribute to Alzheimer's plaques. (Related: Do you forget things simply because you're distracted? Find out what the symptoms of adult ADHD are.)

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The substances in coffee and wine may also help strengthen the brain, either by helping it forge new connections or protecting it from the neurotoxic effects of Alzheimer's plaques. Ready for a younger, sharper mind?


Make it fully leaded. In studies, decaf coffee didn't provide the same benefits. Of course, if you're caffeine sensitive, coffee probably isn't for you at all.


Enjoy responsibly. Heavy or binge drinking -- even with polyphenol-rich red wine -- is linked to worse cognitive performance. Limit yourself to one drink a day if you're a woman, or one to two drinks a day if you're a man.















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by: Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD
3 Tricks to Break Your Junk Food Addiction

Not long ago we saw a headline that perked up our spirits. It read, "Doughnut chain’s next-year forecast falls short." Healthier days ahead, right? Wrong. Further reading revealed the fried-dough seller’s profits actually grew by 34%. It was just that financial forecasters thought they would do even better! People, wake up! This stuff is killing you!

"But, Doc," you say, "I have to have it. Just one!" We know how hard it is to go cold turkey and we want to help you get over your junk food addiction as fast as you can. Try these three tricks.

Related: Give your favorite junk foods a makeover.

Trick #1: Schedule snacks two to three hours after each meal. Then you won't get blindsided by fat and sugar cravings -- that’s what a fast food addiction is, after all. You can block those urges by eating (instead of a doughnut) plain, lowfat Greek yogurt with fresh or frozen fruit (no sugar added) or some lean protein, such as sliced turkey. This keeps blood sugar levels steady -- easing cravings -- and helps you lose weight!

Related: Revamp your snack habits.

Trick #2: Become a label reader. Stay clear of anything with added sugars or syrups, trans or saturated fats. And beware of power/energy/nutrition bars and energy drinks: they may contain taurine, sugar, excess fats (even good fats have 9 calories/gram), and sometimes alcohol.

Trick #3: Choose smart sweets. Dried (prunes) or fresh fruit (cherries) give you the sugar boost you're looking for and benefit your bones and cardiovascular system. Nuts (walnuts, almonds) are loaded with protein and healthy, appetite-satisfying fats. Eating nuts can improve your vision, too.








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