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Pet exposure may reduce allergy and obesity



Pet exposure may reduce allergy and obesity Research shows having a dog early in life may alter gut bacteria in immune-boosting ways Date: April 6, 2017 Source: University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Summary: If you need a reason to become a dog lover, how about their ability to help protect kids from allergies and obesity? A new study showed that babies from families with pets -- 70 per cent of which were...

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Maple Syrup Extract Enhances Antibiotic action



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} No more 'superbugs'? Maple syrup extract enhances antibiotic action Date: April 2, 2017 Source: American Chemical Society Summary: Antibiotics save lives, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with bacteria, while also spurring the creation of 'superbugs' that don't respond to known antibiotics. Now, researchers report a natural way that could reduce antibiotic use without sacrificing health: a...

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Herb Cooking Chart



Herb Cooking ChartFoodsComplementary HerbsBaked Goods (cookies, muffins, cakes)Anise, edible chamomile flowers (to decorate cakes), lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbena, mint, poppy seedBeansCoriander, garlic, ginger, marjoram, mint, parsley, oregano, rosemary, savoryBeefBasil, bay, chervil, garlic, oregano, parsley, savory, tarragonBreadsBasil, caraway, chives, dill, garlic chives, lavender, lemon balm, lavender, mint, poppy seed, rosemary, sage, thymeCarrotsChives, dill, ginger, parsley, rosemary, thymeCornBasil, coriander, dill, mint, oregano, parsleyEggsCelery, chervil, chives, dill, fennel, parsley, saffron, savory, sorrel, tarragon, thymeFish and SeafoodBasil, bay,...

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Prolonged sleep disturbance can lead to lower bone formation



    Prolonged sleep disturbance can lead to lower bone formation Date: April 2, 2017 Source: The Endocrine Society Summary: Insufficient sleep, a common problem that has been linked to chronic disease risk, might also be an unrecognized risk factor for bone loss.   Insufficient sleep, a common problem that has been linked to chronic disease risk, might also be an unrecognized risk factor for bone loss. Results of a new study will be...

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Diet can impact migraines



Diet can impact migraines Date: November 1, 2016 Source: University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Summary: Eliminating that morning 'Cup of Joe,' consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential headache triggers for individuals battling migraines, suggests a new report. Share: FULL STORY Eliminating that morning 'Cup of Joe,' consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential...

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Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache



Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache Date: January 4, 2017 Source: University of Eastern Finland Summary: Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headache, according to a new study. Share: FULL STORY Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headache, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in Scientific Reports. The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, KIHD, analysed the...

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Headache Disorders May Be a Risk Factor for the Development of New Onset Hypothyroidism



Suffering from headaches? You may be at increased risk for a thyroid condition Date: September 27, 2016 Source: University of Cincinnati (UC) Academic Health Center Summary: Sufferers of migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches or other headache disorders are at greater risk of developing a thyroid condition called hypothyroidism, according to a new study. Share: FULL STORY Sufferers of migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches or other headache disorders are at greater risk of developing a thyroid...

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Mediterranean diet linked to a lower risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder



Mediterranean diet linked to a lower risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder Date: February 1, 2017 Source: Universidad de Barcelona Summary: Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study. Share: FULL STORY Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, led by María Izquierdo...

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Drinking more water associated with numerous dietary benefits



Drinking more water associated with numerous dietary benefits, study finds Date: Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Summary: A new study has examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 US adults, and found the majority of people who increased their consumption of plain water by 1 percent reduced their total daily calorie intake as well as their consumption of saturated fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol. Share: For people who want to control their weight...

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Chair yoga is an effective alternative treatment for osteoarthritis



First study to show chair yoga as effective alternative treatment for osteoarthritis Date: January 11, 2017 Source: Florida Atlantic University Summary: The first randomized controlled trial to examine the effects of chair yoga on pain and physical function in older adults with osteoarthritis is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life while avoiding pharmacologic treatment or adverse events for the millions who suffer from the disease in their...

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Study tallies extra calories Americans consume in their coffee, tea



Study tallies extra calories Americans consume in their coffee, tea January 30, 2017 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign More than 160 million people in the US drink coffee or tea on a regular basis, and many of them use sugar, cream, flavored syrups or other calorie-laden additives in their drinks of choice. A new analysis reveals just how much Americans are adding to their caloric intake by spicing up or sweetening their coffee or...

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Experts reveal hidden dangers behind supplements



Experts reveal hidden dangers behind supplements February 6, 2017 Queen's University, Belfast Many herbal supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could be causing serious health risks, according to a team of experts. Many herbal supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could be causing serious health risks, according to a team of experts from Queen's University Belfast, Kingston University London and LGC. Emeritus Professor Duncan Burns, a forensically experienced analytical chemist from the Queen's University Belfast's...

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Amino acid function could be used to boost antioxidant levels



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Newly-revealed amino acid function could be used to boost antioxidant levels Date: December 14, 2016 Source: Kobe University Summary: A Japanese research team has become the first in the world to discover that 2-aminobutyric acid (2-AB) is closely involved in the metabolic regulation of the antioxidant glutathione, and that it can effectively raise levels of glutathione in the body when ingested. Share: FULL STORY Newly-revealed amino...

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Heartburn pills in pregnancy may be linked to childhood asthma



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Heartburn pills in pregnancy may be linked to childhood asthma Date: January 9, 2017 Source: University of Edinburgh Summary: Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests. Advice for expectant moms should not change based on these findings, the researchers say, but further studies are needed.   Children born to mothers who take heartburn...

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Yoga for lower back pain



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Yoga may have health benefits for people with chronic non-specific lower back pain Date: January 11, 2017 Source: Wiley Summary: Yoga may lead to a reduction in pain and functional ability in people with chronic non-specific lower back pain over the short term, compared with no exercise, a new systematic review suggests. However, researchers advise that more studies are needed to provide information on long-term effects....

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The secret slimming effect of sweet potato cooking water



The secret slimming effect of sweet potato waste Proteins in wastewater from sweet potato processing reduce fat levels, weight in mice Date: December 7, 2016 Source: Elsevier Summary: The sweet potato pie you eat during the holidays might not be good for your waistline, but according to a new study, the starchy water left over from cooking the sweet potato could have slimming effects -- at least in mice.   The sweet potato pie you...

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What vitamins, nutrients will help prevent glaucoma from worsening?



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} What vitamins, nutrients will help prevent glaucoma from worsening? Date: September 14, 2016 Source: Glaucoma Research Foundation Summary: A healthy lifestyle, consisting of balanced nutrition, moderate exercise, and appropriate rest is an important part of your overall health and well-being and can help prevent illness too. A recent study specifically suggests that diet that includes plenty of green, leafy vegetables may lower the risk of glaucoma....

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Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders Date: October 3, 2016 Source: Wiley Summary: A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness of complementary or alternative therapies-including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, fiber, and herbal medicinal products-for the treatment of bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional constipation, and ulcerative colitis.     A new review looks at the evidence behind the...

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Yogic breathing helps fight major depression



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Yogic breathing helps fight major depression, study shows Date: November 22, 2016 Source: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Summary: A breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga helped alleviate severe depression in people who did not fully respond to antidepressant treatments, reports a new study. A breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga helped alleviate severe depression in people who...

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Major finding identifies nitrogen as key driver for gut health



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Major finding identifies nitrogen as key driver for gut health Date: November 23, 2016 Source: University of Sydney Summary: Scientists are one step closer to understanding the link between different diet strategies and gut health, with new research presenting the first general principles for how diet impacts the microbiota.   Scientists are one step closer to understanding the link between different diet strategies and gut health,...

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