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Infertility, high blood pressure, varicose viens and back pain have been attributed to leg crossing – but what does the evidence say? Infertility, high blood pressure, varicose viens and back pain have been attributed to leg crossing – but what does the evidence say? Image from shutterstock.com

Monday’s medical myth: crossing your legs is bad for your health

Almost everyone crosses their legs, whether it’s conscious or unconscious, for custom, for comfort, for effect, to stop your legs splaying, to take pressure off a foot, or for no reason at all. But is…
Chocolate can be good for you … in moderation. Chocolate can be good for you … in moderation. AAP

Are regular chocolate eaters really thinner?

People who eat chocolate on a regular basis tend to be thinner, even when they do not exercise more often, a new study claims. But health experts have warned that the findings of the study, published today…

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Volunteering lowers hypertension

Seniors can lower their blood pressure by volunteering more than 200 hours each year. The Carmellon University study found…