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9/4/02

HealthWise at 5 From 9.4

  • Water and Heart Disease

Wetting your whistle with water can do more than just keep you hydrated. New research suggests people who drink plenty of water are less likely to die from Heart Disease. A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology found dehydration tends to thicken the blood, boosting the likelihood of a heart attack. The study found men who drank five or more glasses of water a day were 54% less likely to have a heart attack, for women the number was 41%.

  • More Teens Drinking Milk

Got milk? Apparently teenagers do. New research shows milk consumption, especially flavored varieties is up among teenagers for the first time in almost six years. A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found teens who consumed flavored milk, drank more milk overall and fewer soft drinks. They also had healthier diets in general. Researchers say the upward trend in milk consumption stems from more milk products showing up in teen friendly places like vending machines and convenience stores.

  • Toilet Trainer

A new product could make toilet training easier for both children and their parents. The Tot-Co Trainer looks and sounds just like a real toilet. The little toilet's design claims to help children potty-train faster and features a tissue dispenser, an area for wet wipes and a handle that makes a realistic flushing sound. The seat also fits over a full-sized toilet seat. For more information (click here ).

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