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Only One in 10 Meet National Guidelines
U.S. Adults Not Eating Healthy, Image:  Kzenon /Shutterstock.comJust 9 percent of U.S. adults eat enough vegetables and only 12 percent eat enough...

Supplements Significantly Lower Risk
Expecting Moms Can Protect Against Autism, Image: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.comWomen that took the supplements prior to pregnancy were 61 percent less likely to have a child diagnosed...

Screentime Overdose, Image: irin-k/Shutterstock.com Teens that spend the most time staring at screens while playing games, texting, surfing the Internet or...

Anti-Inflammatory, Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Properties
Turmeric Helps Heal Skin Ailments, Image:  Poungsaed-Studio/Shutterstock.comResearchers at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, and the University of California, Sacramento, selected the 10 strongest...

Significantly Lower Risk Than Western Diets
Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer, Image: Timmary/Shutterstock.comIn a five-year study published in The Journal of Urology of 2,000 older Spanish men, those following a Mediterranean diet rich in...

Magnesium Factor May Explain Vitamin D Deficiencies
Take Magnesium With Vitamin D, Image: Tang Yan Song/Shutterstock.comVitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels. Thus, it remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans on...

Empathy From Loved One Helps
Holding Hands Reduces Pain, Image: Holding hands with a loved one reduces physical pain, report researchers at the University of Colorado and University of Haifa that studied the brainwaves of...

Device-Free Time, Image: Stanisic Vladimir/Shutterstock.comWhen we’re feeling angry, stressed or overexcited, just 15 minutes of being alone without a device can...

Scientists Discover Alcohol-Cancer Link, Image: anyaivanova/Shutterstock.comAlcohol has been linked to seven types of cancer, including breast and bowel, and scientists at...

Warming Planet Will Worsen Sleep, Image: Photoonlife/Shutterstock.comAs Earth’s climate becomes warmer, sleepless nights will increase for many, predicts a study from...

 

Pesticides Lower Birth Weights, Image: The danger of pesticide exposure for expectant mothers has been confirmed by a study of half a million people in...

 

Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors, Image: wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.comModerate-to-vigorous physical activity increases cognitive function and reduces fatigue in breast cancer survivors, concludes a...

 

Eating Apples and Tomatoes Repairs Lungs, Image: ULKASTUDIO/Shutterstock.comEating lots of fresh tomatoes and fruit, especially apples, helps heal damaged lungs of ex-smokers, reports...

 

Walking Speed May Predict Dementia, Image: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.comA recent study published in Neurology suggests there is a link between walking speed and the onset of dementia in...

 

Counseling AdolescentUsing Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) can be used to diminish internal resistances during wraparound sessions, says...

Energy Drinks Hurt Youth Health, Image: d1sk/Shutterstock.comMore than half of teens and young adults that have slaked their thirst with energy drinks report consequently suffering...