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If you stop by the golden arches with your little ones on Halloween, McDonald’s will be handing out free apple slices to trick-or-treaters under 12. The fast food chain hopes to promote apple slices instead of french fries as a choice with their new Happy Meals. | Huffington Post
A new study has found that women who tested positive for HPV, the sexually transmitted infection, were 2.3 times more likely to experience a heart attack or stroke than women with negative test resutls. The study out of Texas included 2,450 women, aged 20 to 59. | TIME Healthland
If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, taking Aspirin may reduce your risk. A new study discovered that participants with a genetic predisposition for this type of cancer benefited from taking two Aspirins a day for five years. | CBC
It tastes like broccoli, it looks like broccoli, but it’s being dubbed "super" broccoli. UK scientists have cross-bred traditional varieties of broccoli with a Sicilian variation. The result is non-GMO broccoli with a big dose of glucoraphin, a nutrient thought to ward off heart disease. It’s currently on sale in the US and the UK and marketed as Beneforte. | Sympatico Health & Fitness
Scientists are analyzing the DNA of cenetarians to help decode the secret to longevity. Whole-genome sequencing is being done on 100 healthy seniors to identify clues to their resiliency. The results are a first step to understanding the link between genetics and illness. | Sympatico Health & Fitness