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Zinc Orchestrates Immune Response

Ohio State University researchers say zinc balances out the immune response in cells, preventing excessive inflammation and protecting against harmful infections.

Meditation Helps Heal Traumatized Veterans

In an eight-week study, vets that meditated daily for brief periods experience sharp reductions in symptoms of stress such as drinking, insomnia and depression.

Mindful Meditation Relieves Inflammation

In a new study, markers of the inflammation linked to many chronic diseases dropped via a mere eight weeks of meditation.

A Tribute to the American Elderberry

The International Society for Horticultural Science has named the elderberry its 2013 Herb of the Year.

Working Out Hot Flashes

A simple, no-cost measure may reduce this bothersome menopause symptom.

A Wise Man’s Gift for Arthritis Sufferers

Frankincense, an aromatic resin obtained from Boswellia trees native to Africa, is an age-old herbal remedy that may help alleviate this painful condition.

Antibiotics Overused for Sinus Infections

A new medical study suggests that antibiotics, though commonly prescribed, may not be necessary for basic (acute) sinus infections.

Nuts Help Neutralize Metabolic Syndrome

Find out which raw varieties help protect against this precursor to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

EFT Relieves Veterans’ Post-Traumatic Stress

Emotional Freedom Technique’s (EFT) gentle tapping relieves stress and encourages the body-mind to self-heal.

Vitamin D Curbs Depression

A large study links low levels of this vitamin with low moods—learn which one you and your health care practitioner may need to assess.
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