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Only One in 10 Meet National Guidelines
U.S. Adults Not Eating Healthy, Image:  Kzenon /Shutterstock.comJust 9 percent of U.S. adults eat enough vegetables and only 12 percent eat enough...

Supplements Significantly Lower Risk
Expecting Moms Can Protect Against Autism, Image: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.comWomen that took the supplements prior to pregnancy were 61 percent less likely to have a child diagnosed...

Screentime Overdose, Image: irin-k/Shutterstock.com Teens that spend the most time staring at screens while playing games, texting, surfing the Internet or...

Anti-Inflammatory, Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Properties
Turmeric Helps Heal Skin Ailments, Image:  Poungsaed-Studio/Shutterstock.comResearchers at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, and the University of California, Sacramento, selected the 10 strongest...

Significantly Lower Risk Than Western Diets
Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer, Image: Timmary/Shutterstock.comIn a five-year study published in The Journal of Urology of 2,000 older Spanish men, those following a Mediterranean diet rich in...

Magnesium Factor May Explain Vitamin D Deficiencies
Take Magnesium With Vitamin D, Image: Tang Yan Song/Shutterstock.comVitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels. Thus, it remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans on...

Empathy From Loved One Helps
Holding Hands Reduces Pain, Image: Holding hands with a loved one reduces physical pain, report researchers at the University of Colorado and University of Haifa that studied the brainwaves of...

Device-Free Time, Image: Stanisic Vladimir/Shutterstock.comWhen we’re feeling angry, stressed or overexcited, just 15 minutes of being alone without a device can...

Scientists Discover Alcohol-Cancer Link, Image: anyaivanova/Shutterstock.comAlcohol has been linked to seven types of cancer, including breast and bowel, and scientists at...

Warming Planet Will Worsen Sleep, Image: Photoonlife/Shutterstock.comAs Earth’s climate becomes warmer, sleepless nights will increase for many, predicts a study from...

 

Pesticides Lower Birth Weights, Image: The danger of pesticide exposure for expectant mothers has been confirmed by a study of half a million people in...

 

Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors, Image: wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.comModerate-to-vigorous physical activity increases cognitive function and reduces fatigue in breast cancer survivors, concludes a...

 

Eating Apples and Tomatoes Repairs Lungs, Image: ULKASTUDIO/Shutterstock.comEating lots of fresh tomatoes and fruit, especially apples, helps heal damaged lungs of ex-smokers, reports...

 

Walking Speed May Predict Dementia, Image: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.comA recent study published in Neurology suggests there is a link between walking speed and the onset of dementia in...

 

Counseling AdolescentUsing Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) can be used to diminish internal resistances during wraparound sessions, says...

Energy Drinks Hurt Youth Health, Image: d1sk/Shutterstock.comMore than half of teens and young adults that have slaked their thirst with energy drinks report consequently suffering...

 

Solving Skin Issues Simply and NaturallyMany natural, yet modern, solutions to skin challenges can be found now in single ingredients that are multi-functional. What we are seeing is...

Tips for Healthy Looking Skin, Hair and Nails, Image: Each person is unique when it comes to diet. Foods that create problems (food sensitivities) for some can be good for others. For example, grains such as wheat and corn can trigger inflammation...

Exercise Boosts Good Gut Bacteria, Image: Africa Studio/Shutterstock.comCardiovascular exercise improves a person’s healthy gut microbes even without making dietary changes, University of...

Facial Exercises Ease Midlife Signs of Aging, Image: Maksym Povozniuk/Shutterstock.comIn the first scientific study of facial exercise, 27 middle-aged women that performed specific facial muscle movements looked an average of...

Choosing Happiness, Image: Now, more than ever, people are concerned about wellness of mind. Mental wellness is a conscious effort to maintain a positively healthy...

Healthy Oils Improve Good Cholesterol, Image: kellyreekolibry /Shutterstock.comA spate of recent worldwide studies reveal several cholesterol-healthy alternatives to olive oil...

Body Makeover Trends, Image: Holly Cutler, America's Skin Saint®We caught up with Holly Cutler, America's Skin Saint™, about some of the trends and less-invasive therapies she's seeing today in Body Makeovers...

Third Person Self-Talk, Image: MaxFX/Shutterstock.comAs reported in Scientific Reports, two studies of 37 and 52 people at Michigan State University have discovered that talking to ourselves in the...

Eye Contact Syncs Baby and Adult Brainwaves, Image: Alexey Saxarov/Shutterstock.comWhen an adult looks into the eyes of a baby, a synchronization of brain waves occurs that could indicate an intention to communicate, concludes...

U.S. Midlife Women Choosing Natural Health Care, Image: SvetlanaFedoseyeva/Shutterstock.comIn a survey of 171 midlife American women, more than 80 percent reported using complementary and alternative medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine...

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