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DHA Boosts Elder Brain FunctionResearchers from Tianjin Medical University, in China, have discovered that regularly taking docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) improves...

Kids Going Online at Bedtime Sleep PoorlyA new study from King’s College London has found that children’s use of electronic devices close to bedtime can reduce their chances of a good night’s sleep. Researchers examined...

Correcting Behavior and Apnea with a Visit to the DentistSnoring and sleep apnea were once the brunt of jokes about married couples sleeping in separate beds. Now we know nighttime breathing disturbances can lead to a host of medical complications in...

Veggie, Fish and Nut Fats Preserve Heart HealthResearchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston, used data from previous studies to discern the association between...

Eye Health Nutrients Also Aid the BrainLutein and zeaxanthin are known key carotenoids for eye health, filtering out harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and helping to protect and maintain...

Relieving Preoperative AnxietyAnticipating surgery can be stressful, and many patients suffer from preoperative anxiety, which can cause serious...

Fenugreek Eases MenopauseA randomized, double-blind study from the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research, in Bangalore, India, has found that...

Chinese Herbs Lessen Postpartum BluesA study from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, in Beijing, reports that Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) can be an effective...

Aloe Vera Juice Allays DiabetesResearchers from the David Grant Medical Center, at Travis Air Force Base, in Fairfield, California, have found that oral doses of...

Fortified Foods  and Supplement UseA September 2016 survey from Packaged Facts, a division of Market Research Group, LLC, showed that as much as 20 percent of...

Infants Breathing Bad Air May Suffer as TeensA study from the Karolinska Institute of Environmental Medicine, in Stockholm, analyzed data on air pollution exposure and lung function in the first and...

Autism Risk Linked to Banned ChemicalsA study from Drexel University, in Philadelphia, has linked autism spectrum disorder with prenatal exposure to organochlorine...

Risks for Disgruntled Workers in Their 20s and 30sResearchers from Ohio State University, in Columbus, started with data from 6,432 participants in the National Longitudinal Survey of...

B Healthy After the HolidaysDuring and after the Christmas/Holiday season many of us experience stress. Nutrition can influence behavior, emotions, the ability to think, memory and even...

Parents Use Complementary Health Care for KidsThe 2012 National Health Interview Survey, published in 2015, included a survey on the use of complementary medicine practices. Nearly...

Keep Cognitive Impairment at BayA study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in July confirms that physical activity in midlife can...

Benefits of Detox and Rejuvenation ProtocolA clinical trial from the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine found that participants in a...

Keep a Healthy Bedtime ScheduleResearch from the Ohio State University College of Public Health, in Columbus, suggests that the risk of childhood...

Boosts AlertnessResearchers from Northumbria University, in England, have discovered that drinking peppermint tea can improve working and long...

Fracking Linked to Asthma AttacksResearchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health have found that individuals living close to a natural gas hydraulic fracking site have a significantly higher occurrence of...

Healthy Holiday StapleCranberries, a staple on most holiday tables, can help women reduce their risk of urinary tract infections (UTI). A recent study published in...

Lighting the Way to Nutritious FoodResearch published in the Journal of Marketing Research links bright light to healthier food choices. The study observed...

Ringing in Ears Linked to HeadphonesResearchers from the University of São Paulo Medical School, in Brazil, have found high levels of tinnitus, a ringing or buzzing in the ear, and...

Connection to Thumb SuckingA study in the journal Pediatrics, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, has found the common childhood habits of thumb sucking...

Diet, Environment and ExerciseIn 2000, an article in US News and World Report stated that 1 in every 6 children in America suffered from conditions such as autism, aggression, dyslexia and ADHD. The epidemic of...

8 Tips for Peace and Success In Your CareerYou truly can have the career and life that you envision, according to Anahid Lisa Derbabian, Licensed Professional Counselor, healer, and life coach, who helps people create...

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