Cheers to a new you

A new year means new possibilities, a fresh start and goals to meet. These are the most popular New Years resolutions, according to the University of Scranton’s Journal of Psychology:

  1. Lose weight
  2. Get organized
  3. Spend less, save more
  4. Enjoy life to the fullest
  5. Stay fit and healthy
  6. Learn something exciting
  7. Quit smoking
  8. Help others with their dreams
  9. Fall in love
  10. Spend more time with family

Too much jolt from a cup of joe

Many people use coffee for a daily energy boost, but how much is too much? According to the Mayo Clinic, a moderate dose of 200 to 300 milligrams, or about two to four cups of coffee a day, isn’t harmful. However, four or more cups a day may cause:

  • Fast heartbeat
  • Muscle tremors
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • Upset stomach
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia

Blood testing for ovarian cancer?

A recent study published in the journal Cancer reported that yearly blood tests may be able to identify the early stages of ovarian cancer by recording the levels of a protein called CA-125. Although there are no currently established screening tests for ovarian cancer, if clinical trials are able to confirm this research, a yearly blood test could become a standard screening routine for women.

Waiting for love

According to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau in 2012, 28.6 and 26.6 were the median ages for men and women, respectively, of couples getting married for the first time. The research shows an increase over the last 20 years in how long people are waiting to get married, as median ages were 26.5 for men and 24.4 for women in 1992.

Super snacking

Dont forget to pay attention to portion control during the big game. According to the Calorie Control Council, the average person consumes 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat from snacks during a SuperBowl party. Nationwide, potato chips alone account for 27 billion calories and 1.8 billion grams of fat consumed during the game.