Archive of: Health Brief and NAPC

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Parents’ Smoking Linked to Artery Damage in Children

Parents’ Smoking Linked to Artery Damage in Children

Even 25 years later, children of two smoking parents have thickened carotid arteries as a result.

August 2014
Heelless Shoes May Help Prevent Runners’ Injuries

Heelless Shoes May Help Prevent Runners’ Injuries

Running shoes without heels may reduce impact injuries in runners but increase the potential for injuries from ankle rolls.

August 2014
Medicinal Mushrooms Boost Athletic Performance

Medicinal Mushrooms Boost Athletic Performance

In a small Italian study, male cyclists that took cordyceps and reishi mushroom supplements enjoyed higher testosterone and cortisol levels post-race.

August 2014
Pine Bark Extract Reduces Perimenopausal Symptoms

Pine Bark Extract Reduces Perimenopausal Symptoms

Symptoms such as restless legs and hot flashes were reduced by using pine bark extract in two recent studies.

August 2014
Flaxseed Lowers Blood Pressure

Flaxseed Lowers Blood Pressure

Canadian researchers report that in six months, daily use of flaxseed reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

August 2014
Tough Family Life Linked to Chromosome Aging

Tough Family Life Linked to Chromosome Aging

Children raised in unstable or harsh conditions have shorter chromosomes, a condition linked to shorter lifespans.

August 2014
Essential Oils Effective in Fighting Candida, MRSA

Essential Oils Effective in Fighting Candida, MRSA

In recent studies, sage and dill essential oils inhibited Candida, and grapefruit seed extract and geranium oil dampened the spread of bacteria-resistant MRSA.

July 2014
Ginger and Turmeric Protect Skin from Sun

Ginger and Turmeric Protect Skin from Sun

A study of 15 herbal extracts found that ginger and turmeric absorbed many UVB rays before they damaged the skin.

July 2014
Dried Plums Prevent Bone Loss

Dried Plums Prevent Bone Loss

A mere 100 grams of dried plums daily boosts bone density in post-menopausal women.

July 2014
Fruits and Veggies Boost Kids’ Learning and Social Skills

Fruits and Veggies Boost Kids’ Learning and Social Skills

A new study reports that school children fed more produce have better learning skills and are better able to handle difficult situations.

July 2014
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