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Herbs Ease Polycystic Ovary Symptoms, Image: ZenFruitGraphics/Shutterstock.comIngesting a combination of five herbs while making healthy lifestyle changes significantly reduced symptoms of...

 

High-Fat Diet Risks Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Image: A high-fat diet increases the risk of relapse of multiple sclerosis in children by as much as 56 percent, reports...

 

Nature Videos Calm Prisoners, Image: Maximum-security prison inmates in Oregon that spent an hour a day for a year watching nature videos were involved in 26 percent fewer violent acts compared with...

 

Less REM-Stage Sleep Linked to Dementia Risk, Image: exopixel/Shutterstock.comPeople that get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a new...

 

Fruit Pesticides Lower Fertility in Women, Image:  All kind of people/Shutterstock.comA Harvard study of 325 women undergoing fertility treatments found that those consuming the most produce high in pesticide residues, such as...

 

4 Tips for Fighting Food Boredom, Image: Do you ever feel that the food choices this time of year seem boring? There is no local produce, the varieties of food are limited due to the seasons and you feel like you are eating...

 

 

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...

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