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For the Entire Family!
5 Ways To Support Gut Health, Image: Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com When it comes to your overall health, the gut is not to be ignored. In fact, are you aware that your gut has its own “brain” or nervous system? The enteric nervous system has more nerve cells than...

Even For Those Who Exercise
Sitting is the New Smoking Even exercisers can be sedentary. Think how many hours a day are spent sitting at your desk, in your car or on the couch. The reality is that even those of us who do exercise an hour per day can...

Ways to Increase Longevity
Five Healthy Habits Add Years of Life, Image: Ljupco Smokovski/Shutterstock.com Analyzing why Americans have a lower life expectancy when compared to most other developed countries, Harvard researchers used...

Dangers with Phone and Tablet Screens
Blue Light Raises Cancer Risk, Image: rzymuR/Shutterstock.com Blue light—a range of the visible light spectrum emitted by most white LEDs and most tablet and phone screens—could be hazardous to our health, a new...

Health Benefits of Popular Holiday Dish
Yams Protect Against Liver Damage, Image: Serving yams with a holiday dinner helps protect liver health, new research...

Multiple Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness
Meditation Soothes Anxiety and Improves Focus, Image: Pavel Shlykov/Shutterstock.com Even a single mindfulness meditation session can significantly reduce anxiety and lower heart rates, Michigan Technological University research shows. Fourteen people with...

Reduces Anxiety and Depression
Rosemary Lowers the Blues, Aids Sleep and Memory, Image: pullia/Shutterstock.com In a double-blind, randomized study at Iran’s Kerman University of Medical Sciences, 68 university students took either...

Hostile Teachers Hamper Learning
Antagonized Students, Image: kckate16/Shutterstock.com Teachers that antagonize their students by belittling them, showing favoritism or criticizing their contributions can damage their...

Good Diets Prevent Hearing Loss
Eating Well Protects Hearing, Image: Daxiao Productions/Shutterstock.com A healthy diet can lower the risk of moderate to severe hearing loss by 30 percent or more, conclude researchers from...

Electronic device 95 Percent Effective
Breath and Urine Tests Detect Breast Cancer, Image: Early-stage breast cancer can be accurately detected via a simple breath test and urine sample, report researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Israel. Using...

Pumpkin Compounds Inhibit Cancer Growth, Image: topseller/Shutterstock.com In addition to being tasty, autumn’s pumpkin pie may also help prevent cancer. Two studies have...

May Lead to Impulsiveness and ADHD
Air Pollution Harms Developing Brains, Image: NYS/Shutterstock.com Fetal exposure to air pollution, even at levels considered safe by current standards, has been...

Contributes to Cardio and Metabolic Health
Eating Walnuts Boosts Gut Bacteria, Image: Tim UR/Shutterstock.com Eating a handful of walnuts daily boosts certain types of healthy gut bacteria that appear to contribute to...

Opens Door to Reducing Cardiovascular Disease
Gut Bacteria Linked to Artery Health, Image: metamorworks/Shutterstock.com A lack of diversity of gut bacteria is linked to hardening of the arteries, a new...

Tip-Of-The-Tongue Word Loss Not Associated With Memory Loss
Aerobic Fitness Helps Prevent Word Loss Tip-of-the-tongue word loss, an aggravation for many seniors and other adults, occurs less frequently in those with...

Cooking and Processing Limit Nutrients
Raw Fruit and Veggies Key to Mental Health, Image: Artem Kutsenko/Shutterstock.com Raw fruit and vegetables are better for mental health than canned, cooked or otherwise processed...