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    Oct
    2004

    Folate and Blood Pressure

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    High folic acid (folate) supplementation lowers women’s blood pressure. Data from two large studies involving 62,260 women between the ages of 43 and 70 and 93,043 women between the ages of 26-46 revealed important information…

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    Oct
    2004

    Arthritis Drug Pulled Off Market

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    The giant pharmaceutical company, Merck, pulled its arthritis drug Vioxx from the market after a study confirmed earlier concerns that it raises the risk of heart problems, including heart attacks and stroke. More than 80…

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    Oct
    2004

    How to Prevent the Flu, Naturally

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    Current news reports inform us that the flu vaccine will be scarce this year. Due to the contamination at a major vaccine production center, supplies are low and fear has erupted. Just how successful is…

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    Sep
    2004

    Reusing Cooking Oil Increases Blood Pressure

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    Health experts say that different types of cooking oils are better for you than others, and a new study suggests that the number of times you reuse cooking oils can also affect your health. Spanish…

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    Sep
    2004

    Cod Liver Oil May Benefit Baby’s IQ

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    Pregnant and breast-feeding women who supplement their diets with cod liver oil may help boost their children’s intelligence, according to new study findings. A type of omega-3 fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is…

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    Sep
    2004

    Seafood Linked with Reduced Bipolar Disorder Risk

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    A recent study has shown a link between greater seafood consumption and lower rates of bipolar disorders. The researchers reviewed population-based studies to identify the lifetime prevalence of bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, bipolar…

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    Aug
    2004

    Exercise May Reverse Heart Disease in Fat Kids

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    Our children are getting fatter, and even toddlers are showing early signs of heart disease such as high cholesterol and the beginnings of clogged arteries. But several researchers told a recent meeting of the American…

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    Aug
    2004

    Up to 20% of Drugs May Cause Unexpected Problems

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    Up to one fifth of all new prescription drugs may ultimately be recalled or produce potentially harmful side effects, a recent study concludes. “The safety of new agents cannot be known with certainty until a…

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    Aug
    2004

    Back to School – Nutrition for Kids

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    As you prepare to send your children back to school, there are many things you may be thinking of: new clothes, schoolbooks, and lunch boxes. Another thing you can think about is their nutrition. A…

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    Jul
    2004

    How a “Myers Cocktail” Can Relieve Stubborn Health Problems

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    The “Myers Cocktail” is an intravenous therapy consisting of various mixes of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It can be very useful in situations where oral nutrients or other therapies are not working. When nutrients…

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    Jul
    2004

    Peripheral Artery Disease Linked to Low Vitamin C

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    People with a severe form of arterial disease appear to have low levels of vitamin C in their blood regardless of their diet or smoking habits, study findings suggest. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a…

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    Jul
    2004

    Melatonin Relieves Stabbing Headaches

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    Melatonin supplementation may lead to relief of frequent stabbing headaches in three cases in a recent study. For example, in one case, a woman had a reduction in the frequency of stabbing head pains from…

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    Jul
    2004

    Short Bursts of Exercise Boost Mood and Energy

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    The benefits of exercise on body shape and the heart are well known, but a new study reports that as little as 10 minutes of moderate exercise daily can improve mood and reduce fatigue. The…

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    May
    2004

    Skip the Milk Chocolate, Dark Is Better

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    If you favor those milk chocolate bon-bons over the dark variety, you might be better off switching. Eating dark chocolate — but not milk chocolate — raises levels of antioxidants in the blood, which could…

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    May
    2004

    Fish Oil Helps Fight Heart Disease

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    Fish oil can help reduce deaths from heart disease, according to new reports released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Their reviews of the available literature found evidence that omega-3 fatty acids, the…

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