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Acupuncture Lowers Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Acupuncture Lowers Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Chinese researchers have found that meth addicts experienced less anxiety and depression when they were treated with acupuncture during withdrawal from the drug.

October 2014
Yoga Practice Pumps Up Detoxifying Antioxidants

Yoga Practice Pumps Up Detoxifying Antioxidants

Three months of yoga, combined with breathing exercises and meditation, produced higher levels of antioxidants in India’s Air Force cadets.

October 2014
Water Fluoridation Gets Another Thumbs-Down

Water Fluoridation Gets Another Thumbs-Down

Municipal fluoridation has little effect upon cavities and carries cognitive, thyroid and enzyme disruption risk, a British meta-review of 92 studies has concluded.

October 2014
Energy Efficiency Improves Family Health

Energy Efficiency Improves Family Health

In two studies, families that installed energy-efficient heating systems had better sleep, less obesity, and fewer illnesses such as allergies and sinusitis.

October 2014
Lower Breast Cancer Risk by Eating Colorful Veggies

Lower Breast Cancer Risk by Eating Colorful Veggies

Women that eat lots of green and orange veggies loaded with carotenoids slash their breast cancer risk nearly in half, researchers have found.

October 2014
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
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
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