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Massage Relieves Chronic Back Pain, Image: Valua Vitaly/Shutterstock.comResearchers from Indiana University-Purdue University, in Indianapolis, set out to find out if massage therapy...

Eating Fruit Lowers Cardiac Risk, Image: Alliance/Shutterstock.comScientists from the University of Oxford and the Chinese Medical Academy studied...

Chinese Fungi Relieve Asthma Suffering, Image: eWilding/Shutterstock.comResearchers from Capital Medical University, in Beijing, China, tested the effectiveness of Cordyceps sinensis, a traditional Chinese...

Relaxation and Positive Feedback, Image: MJTH/Shutterstock.comSussex University researchers in the UK tested the brain activity of 17 healthy subjects as they listened to...

Maple Syrup Gives Good Gut, Image: MaraZe/Shutterstock.comResearchers from the University of Rhode Island have discovered that pure maple syrup contains...

Meditating Raises Spirits More than a Vacation, Image: PopTika/Shutterstock.comScientists from the University of California at San Francisco, and Harvard Medical School, in Boston, tested the effect of vacations and meditation on the genes o...

Sufficient Sleep Supports Immunity, Image: ASIA IMAGES GROUP/SHUTTERSTOCK.COMA study from the University of Washington, in Seattle, tested the relationship of immune system functioning to lack of adequate sleep. To rule out...

The Body’s FasciaFascia is a word that has received much attention in the last few years. There is even a yearly international conference to...

Post-Stroke Exercise Improves Brain FunctionResearch from the University of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania, has established that structured physical activity following a stroke can significantly...

Coal Phase-Out Boosts HealthThe province of Ontario began a complete phase-out of its coal-fired power plants in 2005, with all of them having...

Unique Inflamed Gut Linked to Type 1 DiabetesResearchers in Milan, Italy, have found that individuals with Type 1 diabetes display a unique inflammatory signature and microbiome in...

Colicky Babies Respond to AcupunctureResearch from Sweden has found that acupuncture helps reduce the crying of colicky babies. The study monitored 147 babies between...

Tax and Pricing Policies Spur Healthier EatingA meta-study from Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts, documents a revealing relationship between diet and...

Tart Cherry Aids Runner PerformanceA study of distance runners by Texas A&M University, in College Station, determined that short-term supplementation of dried tart cherry powder improved...

Acupuncture for Treating Chronic Pain ConditionsNo longer considered an exotic curiosity, acupuncture is now widely accepted by the medical community as well as...

Combo Probiotics Ease Hay FeverA study from the University of Florida, in Gainesville, has found that the probiotic combination of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria...