Archive of: Health Brief and NAPC

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Home Renovations Aggravate Childhood Asthma

Home Renovations Aggravate Childhood Asthma

The paint, linoleum, carpets and wall coverings used in home renovations seem to be linked to respiratory illness in children, two new studies suggest.

April 2014
Ventilation and Cleaning Hinder Indoor Pollutants

Ventilation and Cleaning Hinder Indoor Pollutants

High levels of dangerous indoor pollutants that emanate from cooking, cleaners and conventional furniture can be lowered by frequently ventilating and cleaning our homes.

April 2014
Tomatoes Prevent and Even Treat Liver Disease

Tomatoes Prevent and Even Treat Liver Disease

Heap on the tomato sauce. The latest study shows that the lycopene in tomatoes fends off fatty liver disease, liver fibrosis and liver and lung cancer.

April 2014
Supplements Could Save $70 Billion in Medical Costs

Supplements Could Save $70 Billion in Medical Costs

The right supplements could reduce the costs of heart, diabetes, vision problems and oseoporsis in the U.S. by nearly $70 billion in the next seven years.

April 2014
Orange Oil Calms Kids in Dental Chairs

Orange Oil Calms Kids in Dental Chairs

Children treated by dentists amid the aroma of orange essential oil had lower heart rates and stress hormone levels.

April 2014
Olive Leaf Outperforms Diabetes Drug

Olive Leaf Outperforms Diabetes Drug

Olive leaf extract outperformed a common diabetes drug in reducing insulin resistance in at-risk adults, according to a New Zealand study.

April 2014
Air Conditioning Cleans Up Indoor Air

Air Conditioning Cleans Up Indoor Air

Research in two Asian polluted-air cities found that air conditioning removed hefty amounts of pollutants from indoor spaces.

April 2014
Coconut Oil Manages Cholesterol, Shrinks Waistlines

Coconut Oil Manages Cholesterol, Shrinks Waistlines

In three studies, the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil reduced risky abdominal fat in both women and men.

March 2014
Chemicals Harm Pets, Too

Chemicals Harm Pets, Too

Alarmingly high levels of myriad toxic household chemicals found in cleaners and furniture have been found in blood samples of dogs and cats.

March 2014
Legumes Improve Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure

Legumes Improve Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure

A cup a day of beans helps the body digest carbs more slowly, which lowers the risk of blood sugar swings and heart disease.

March 2014
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