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Glyphosate Self-Testing Now Available

A new test available for $119 allows tap water, urine and breast-milk testing for levels of the controversial Roundup pesticide commonly found in food and farm water run-offs.

Stress Ramps Up Inflammation

Dwelling on a stressful event—such as a public speaking performance—raises levels of C-reactive protein, an inflammation marker linked to heart disease.

Social Isolation Linked to Earlier Death

A study of 3 million people concluded that people that are lonely and isolated have as great a risk of early death as heavy smokers, alcoholics and the obese.

Hatha Yoga Boosts Brainpower

In just two months of three-times-a-week yoga classes, older adults improved their cognitive functions, reaction times and working memory.

Antisocial Insects

Ants won’t bother your picnic or barbecue if you use natural materials like cinnamon and garlic to keep them at bay.

Meditation Improves Brain Health

Harvard researchers report that a mere eight weeks of mindfulness meditation increases memory and learning capacity.

Heart Disease Detected Early with Breath Testing

A simple breath test that identifies volatile gases can quickly and efficiently reveal the presence of heart and arterial disease.

Memory Works Better Reading Real Books

Two studies have found that adults and children are able to comprehend and remember the stories better that they read in paper form rather than on a digital device.

Register Receipts Low Risk for BPA

BPA, a hormone disrupter, seems to have only a slight additional effect on people that handle cash register receipts.

Mind-Body Therapies Stimulate the Immune System

Meditation, tai chi, qigong and yoga, along with other mind-body approaches, effectively reduce inflammation and boost antiviral immunity, Tufts researchers found.
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