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Jean Harlow was voted one of the greatest actresses of the 1930s Golden Age by the American Film Institute and was the first movie actress to be on the cover of Life Magazine, even though she was a film actress for only 10 years and appeared in only 41 movies. She died at age 26. Marilyn Monroe admired her and copied her sexually-provocative behavior, and also died at a very young age.
At the time of Harlow's death, she was about to marry actor William Powell after three failed marriages. When she died on June 7... Read more
Several recent studies suggest that making lifestyle changes including losing weight, exercising and eating a healthful diet can help to prevent diabetes.
Six-year program reduces diabetes and heart attacks: For six years, 577 adults with high blood sugar levels followed a diet and exercise program to prevent and treat diabetes (The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, published online. 3 April 2014). Seventeen years later, compared to a similar group that had not been on the six-year diet and exercise instruc... Read more
Richard Feynman was most likely killed by the first atomic bomb explosion in Trinity, New Mexico in December 1942, even though it took 46 years for him to die from it in 1988. He was one of the greatest theoretical physicists of all time. He won the 1965 Nobel Prize in physics for his discoveries in quantum electrodynamics and could have won other Nobel Prizes for other discoveries. He also discovered new ways to use quantum computing and nanotechnology.
He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb during ... Read more
Knowing when to take your blood pressure can help you predict your likelihood of suffering a heart attack. We know that having high blood pressure markedly increases your risk for heart attacks. Blood pressure is usually lowest just before you go to bed at night and when you first wake up in the morning. People can have high blood pressure only during the day or only at bedtime or during both the day and at bedtime.
In a recent study, researchers followed 891 patients, average age 64, for 4.7 years, with both high ... Read more