Archive of: Health Brief and NAPC

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Mindfulness Meditation Can Hinder Onset of Alzheimer’s

Mindfulness Meditation Can Hinder Onset of Alzheimer’s

Adults with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor of Alzheimer’s, experienced increased activity between three key areas of the brain by practicing mindfulness meditation.

September 2014
Vitamin D3 Cuts Antibiotic Use by Elderly

Vitamin D3 Cuts Antibiotic Use by Elderly

Elderly people taking 2,000 IU a day of vitamin D3 were significantly less like to suffer infections that required antibiotics.

September 2014
Licorice Root Reduces Dangerous Fat

Licorice Root Reduces Dangerous Fat

People that took a licorice root extract for three months had fewer visceral fat cells and slimmer waistlines.

September 2014
Raisins Lower Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk

Raisins Lower Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk

In a 12-week study, men and women that munched on raisins rather than processed food snacks had lower blood pressure and better blood sugar levels.

September 2014
Tongue Diagnosis Reveals Sleep Disorders

Tongue Diagnosis Reveals Sleep Disorders

Pale and coated tongues are correlated with human sleep dysfunctions, say Korean researchers.

September 2014
Pre-K Education Linked to Better Health 26 Years Later

Pre-K Education Linked to Better Health 26 Years Later

South Carolina 4-year-olds who received a pre-K schooling focused on language skills had healthier hearts and no signs of metabolic syndrome at age 30.

September 2014
Antioxidant Supplements Improve Eye Health

Antioxidant Supplements Improve Eye Health

Austrian researchers found that a supplement of vitamins, minerals and herbs doubled the flow of blood and nutrients through the eye’s arteries in a mere two weeks.

September 2014
Yoga Boosts Hearts, Shrinks Waistlines

Yoga Boosts Hearts, Shrinks Waistlines

German scientists reviewing 44 studies concluded that hatha yoga improves blood pressure and other markers of heart health while also reducing waist circumference.

September 2014
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
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