Is there something inherently unhealthy about living in certain parts of the country? You might think that if you looked at epidemiological reports that track rates of certain diseases by locations where they are most common. Back in the 1960s, researchers found that people in certain southeastern states had the highest risk of stroke; those states became known as the "stroke belt." Now, a new study finds that people in many of those same states are also more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes.
It seems too good to be true: Something addictive is actually good for you. Unlike cigarettes, martinis and prescription painkillers, coffee offers a list of health benefits, and that list seems to be growing each year as more research is published on the subject. Here are some of the things that your cuppa joe protects you against: