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Leafy Greens Lower Risk for Heart Disease, Image: StudioPhotoDFlorez/Shutterstock.comLeafy greens, which are rich in vitamin K, have again been shown to provide outsized benefits for heart health. Researchers from...

Gooseberries are Good for the Gut, Image: Anna_Pustynnikova/Shutterstock.comResearchers from Malaysia’s Islamic Science University tested 30 patients with gastrointestinal issues, dividing them into...

Physical Activity Deters Alzheimer's, Image: stockyimages/Shutterstock.comAccording to a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers discovered the risk of dementia can be halved by engaging in physical activities like...

Saunas Lower Blood Pressure, Image: exopixel/Shutterstock.comUniversity of Eastern Finland research on 1,621 men found that four to seven saunas per...

Teen Marijuana Use Fosters Depression, Image: tomertu/Shutterstock.comResearch from the University of Pittsburgh followed 158 boys and young men until the age of 22. Brain scans revealed that...

Positive Outlook Powers Osteoarthritis Patients, Image: EXOPIXEL/SHUTTERSTOCK.COMResearch at Penn State University published in the journal Health Psychology shows that being more enthusiastic and optimistic about...

 

Eating Meat Raises Diabetes Risk, Image: Research from Duke University Medical School indicates that eating red meat and poultry increases risk for Type 2 diabetes...

Big 10 Common Symptoms of Mold Biotoxin IllnessMold biotoxin illness (CIRS, or chronic inflammatory response syndrome) is caused by prolonged exposure to mold and...

 

Big Breakfast, Image: iprachenko/Shutterstock.comA study of more than 50,000 people in the Czech Republic by the Seventh-Day Adventist Loma Linda University, in California, found that...

Moderate Exercise Guards Against Depression, Image: Syda Productions/Shutterstock.comIn Exercise and the Prevention of Depression, a study of 33,908 adults in Norway by the University of New South Wales, researchers found that one...

Zinc Inhibits Throat Cancer, Image: Best_photo_studio/Shutterstock.comResearch from the University of Texas at Arlington reported that zinc supplements can inhibit or slow the growth of esophageal...

Chocolate and Olive Oil Help Heart Health, Image: A study of 26 people determined that eating a combination of dark chocolate and olive oil improved cholesterol levels and blood...

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism, Image: MaxFXBillion PhotosA study showed that children born to mothers taking antidepressants during pregnancy had more than a 4 percent risk of autism, compared to less than...

Sunlighten Infrared Dome, Image: “Patients are looking for effective ways to supplement lifestyle and dietary changes to detoxify, lose weight, and improve their overall health," says Dr. Doug Cutler....

Love Yourself Healthy, Image: There is a lot you can do for the heart, but it also has a mind of its own! The heart has a busy job, taking care and running the entire...

Sugar Linked to Depression, Image: zhuk _ ladybug/Shutterstock.comIn 2002, researchers from Baylor College found that higher rates of refined sugar consumption were associated with higher rates of...

Mercury/Autism Brain Research Alert, Image: Widi Design/Shutterstock.comAs the debate rages between health officials and vaccine critics about possible links to autism, mercury seems to be a specific bone of contention. It has long been present in the form of...

Generosity Cheers Mind, Body and Spirit, Image: EtiAmmos/Shutterstock.comA Swiss study gave volunteers $25 a week for four weeks, and told half of them to spend the money on themselves and the others to spend it to benefit others. Subsequent brain scans revealed...

The Value of  Silence, Image: Whether we realize it or not the constant barrage of noise, advertising and other options can cause “decision fatigue” creating a sense of...

Sparking Health, Image: DDS doesn’t only mean “doctor of dental surgery.” It also refers to a blend of Chinese and Western therapies available at...

Milk Chocolate Also Benefits Heart Health, Image: iadams/Shutterstock.comHigh-cacao dark chocolate contains high levels of flavanol, a compound known for its heart health benefits, but less is known about diluted foods such as...

Gut Bacteria Imbalance Linked to Chronic Fatigue, Image:Ben Schonewille /Shutterstock.comFifty healthy patients and 50 with chronic fatigue syndrome were tested for bacteria and immune molecules by...

Pink Noise While Asleep Helps Memory, Image: Africa Studio/Shutterstock.comResearchers from Northwestern University have found that acoustic stimulation using pink noise...

Tree Nuts Cut Colon Cancer Relapse, Image: Oleksandr Lysenko/Shutterstock.comResearchers from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute examined nutrition and cancer recurrence data from...

Naps Boost Toddler Talk, Image: g-stockstudio/Shutterstock.comResearchers from the University of Oxford, in the UK, have found that infants that take more daytime naps tend to develop a...

Holiday Mindfulnesshat, another thing to do this month? Who has time? During the busy seasons of life, we tend to mark off “to do” lists but forget to take care of our bodies except for sleep, which happens when they drop into bed after...

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