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Old recommendations for treatment of jellyfish stings worsens the stings

2017-03-21 09:12

Researchers say present jellyfish sting recommendations may worsen stings. They have found vinegar and heat along with Sting No More Spray and Cream works best to treat jellyfish stings.

Jellyfish stings can ruin a nice day at the beach. Following old recommendations to treat painful jellyfish stings seems to only make things worse.

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There's now a brain health food guide from Canada

2017-03-16 08:38

Baycrest scientists associated with the University of Toronto have published a Canadian Brain Health Food Guide. The primary mission of this publication is to help adults who are over 50 years old preserve their thinking and memory skills as they grow older.

It is important to treat your brain well to maintain optimal cognitive functioning, particularly as you get older.

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Herbs can be used to treat anxiety naturally

2017-03-13 05:45

Anxiety is a terribly uncomfortable state of being which can be very costly for your productivity. Tranquilizers to treat anxiety generally cause more harm than good due to side effects. Effective herbal remedies for anxiety are therefore far more desirable than taking pills for this condition.

Anxiety can have devastating effects on your life when it escalates to crippling degrees of severity.

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Yogurt holds promise to help treat depression

2017-03-12 08:12

Researchers say a probiotic called lactobacillus which is found in yogurt can help to reverse symptoms of depression in mice. They are now planning to investigate if lactobacillus can help treat depression in people.

Depression is a horribly painful state of being which can be very costly for your life and which can even lead to suicide.

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Optimal nutrition is needed to prolong life with major diseases

2017-03-09 14:58

Researchers say many deaths from diabetes, heart disease and stroke are associated with diet. It is therefore necessary for those afflicted with these conditions to have optimal nutrition to prolong their lives.

In spite of a growing understanding of just how essential good nutrition is to overall good health there remains many people who adhere to very poor dietary habits.

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Why soy foods may be the key to heart health for many people

2017-02-22 16:00

Researchers say a micronutrient which is found in soy may have a significant heart protective benefit.

There has been a growing awareness of the connection between diet and the health of the heart. It appears foods with soy may benefit heart health.

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Try a Mediterranean diet and virgin olive oil for fighting heart disease

2017-02-15 08:15

Researchers say a Mediterranean diet with virgin olive oil may boost your levels of 'good' cholesterol and help fight heart disease.

Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. Sedentary lifestyles and poor diets with high levels of bad cholesterol have been associated with heart disease.

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Clean air may help prevent type 2 diabetes

2017-02-08 09:00

Research shows there is a link between air pollution and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. Therefore spending more time in clean air may help decrease the risk for this illness.

Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of death and rising rates of this serious metabolic disease are being seen.

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Natural highs from fresh air should be encouraged instead of "dripping"

2017-02-07 19:40

Yale researchers say that "dripping" has been tried by about 25 percent of teen e-cigarette users and this can have terrible health consequences. Teens like everyone else are much better off getting natural highs from fresh air in nature.

In a clever move to attempt to grab some of the profits from the lucrative cigarette industry e-cigarettes are being marketed as somehow being a more sophisticated and safer way to smoke.

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Good sleep is needed for good sex

2017-02-02 08:32

Researchers say good sleep can lead to good sex. It has been confirmed by research that there is an association between decreased sexual function in postmenopausal women and shorter sleep durations with increased insomnia symptoms.

The frustrations of aging for women are manifold with concerns about appearance and agility of their bodies, the functioning of their minds and their sexual desires.

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Cues may help you beat an obsession with junk food

2017-01-30 05:52

There seems to be a way out of the unhealthy junk-food eating cycle by using preventive cues.

Eating too much junk food is associated with obesity. It sometimes seems almost impossible to break out of an addiction to junk food. However, it appears cues can help beat this obsession.

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A magic bullet for good school performance may be fitness and nutrition

2017-01-29 06:07

Research has suggested that the grades of students are improved with fitness and adequate iron consumption.

Ambitious students are often searching for the best ways to improve their performance in school.

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Fruits, veggies, fish and whole grains nurture healthy bones

2017-01-27 06:34

A new study has suggested that anti-inflammatory diets which are generally high in fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains may enhance the health of bones and prevent fractures in some women.

As women age they are often confronted with the problem of loss of bone health which leads to bone fractures. Research shows that proper nutrition may help alleviate this problem.

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Manipulating the sugar in your diet may lead to better health

2017-01-21 09:27

Researchers have found the kind of sugar you consume, not just the amount, has an impact on problems with your health. In rats it has been determined fructose consumption for a long time causes more vascular and liver damage than sucrose consumption.

The craving for sugar seems to be addictive in nature. The sweet taste of sugar is loved by men, women and children worldwide.

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Chicoric acid may help with memory impairment in Alzheimer's

2017-01-16 18:14

Researchers have found a compound from chicory offers a possible treatment strategy for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders are devastating conditions which slowly rob people of their memory.

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Staying away from sunbeds offers protection from a deadly form of skin cancer

2017-01-15 21:05

Researchers say that people who use sunbeds get melanoma at a younger age.

Using sunbeds to get a tan has become a very trendy thing to do. Although the tan from sunbeds may make users appear to be healthier, using a sunbed is actually very risky.

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Keeping the heart fit keeps the brain fit

2017-01-15 08:11

Researchers have found that adults who are fitter have more brain activity and score better on memory tests.

The desire to maintain brain health as we age is universal in nature. Scientists have come to the realization that it's helpful to stay fit to maintain a healthy brain.

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Meats and nuts may help with Parkinson’s disease

2017-01-13 05:58

Researchers have found people who have types of early-onset Parkinson’s disease may benefit from increasing niacin in their diet. Some nuts and meats contain niacin.

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the nervous system which progresses slowly and affects movement.

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Fortified fish sauce offers good nutrition for mothers and children

2017-01-12 05:23

Researchers have found fish sauce provides mothers and young children in Cambodia with better nutrition.

Good nutrition is vital for good health in body and mind. Researchers have found vitamin fortified fish sauce is a good source of needed nutrition for mothers and children in Cambodia.

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The activity levels of preschool kids mirrors that of their parents

2017-01-11 05:42

Researchers say that there is an association between the physical activity of parents and the activity of preschool kids.

Clearly preschool kids are healthier when they lead active lifestyles just as is true for older kids and adults.

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A pigment in leafy greens preserves intelligence as you age

2016-12-19 12:22

Researchers have found that a pigment which is found in leafy green veggies helps to the preserve "crystallized intelligence" in the elderly.

There are concerns as people age that they will lose the power of their minds. Good nutrition is an essential component of maintaining a sharp mind as you age.

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Try sleeping well to decrease your desire for sugary and fatty foods

2016-12-08 05:21

Researchers have discovered a direct link exists between loss of REM sleep and the desire for sugary and fatty foods and so therefore sleeping well may decrease this desire for unhealthy food.

Getting adequate sleep is clearly very important for good health in body and mind. A lack of good sleep has been associated with many illnesses and a negative subjective feeling of well being.

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A little nuts daily can help you beat heart disease and cancer

2016-12-07 05:42

Researchers say eating just a handful of nuts daily lowers the risk of many serious diseases.

Nuts are a delicious and healthy food. The health benefits of eating nuts are actually incredibly good. Eating nuts daily in even small amounts can help you prevent many serious diseases.

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Platypus venom may be a good natural remedy for diabetes

2016-11-30 06:38

Researchers have discovered platypus venom may turn out to be a new treatment for type 2 diabetes in people.

Diabetes is a very troubling illness which has been on the rise. Researchers believe the venom from platypus may lead to a new treatment for type 2 diabetes.

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Teens should switch to nonsugary drinks

2016-11-29 06:14

Teens are killing themselves by drinking too many sugary soft drinks which is hurting their health.

Teens have been drinking enough sugary drinks a year to fill up a bathtub according to researchers. This is contributing to serious illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

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