Today in Research: Why You Need to Eat More Fish; Advil Routines

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Today in research: linking stockbrokers with psychopath tendencies, examining whether all parents have a favorite, which seafood helps prevent strokes, and everyone has a different Advil routine.

  • If your seafood habits are more varied than just 'Fish and Chips,' you're in luck.  Outside of the fried batter and grease meals, eating fish was linked by a very large meta-analysis (i.e. a review of prior research) to a better likelihood of avoiding a terrible stroke. If you want to do the math even further, Reuters breaks down the numbers from the research: "Eating three extra servings of fish each week was linked to a six-percent drop in stroke risk, which translates to one fewer stroke among a hundred people eating extra fish over a lifetime." Fish sandwiches, also unfortunately, don't help reduce a stroke risk. [Reuters Health]
  • Everyone has a different Advil routine, and that's just fine. There is no best way or perfect amount of ibuprofen to take for your killer headache, confirms a meta-analysis conducted by University of Oxford scientists. And, unsurprisingly, it found that "Certain pain medications which worked to relieve pain for certain individuals were barely noticeable for others," relayed NPR, which quoted the lead author of the study giving very "if at first you don't succeed..." advice to finding the right painkiller. [NPR - Health Shots]

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