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Body Symmetry Correlates with Male Strength

Body Symmetry Correlates with Male Strength

German men whose left and right sides match in measurements were found to have stronger handgrips. Facial symmetry suggests additional benefits.

January 2015
Eucalyptus Oil Inhibits Spread of TB

Eucalyptus Oil Inhibits Spread of TB

Several compounds in eucalyptus oil halted the spread of tuberculosis germs by 90 percent in a University of Illinois study.

January 2015
Low Magnesium Levels Linked to Kidney Disease

Low Magnesium Levels Linked to Kidney Disease

People with low levels of magnesium in the blood—which can result from diarrhea, chronic stress and certain medications—run the risk of serious kidney disease.

January 2015
Legumes, Nuts and Corn Cut Risk of Breast Cancer

Legumes, Nuts and Corn Cut Risk of Breast Cancer

Girls that ate lots of peanut butter, legumes ad corn during their teens later had one-third the risk of breast cancer as their young-adult peers, reports a Harvard study.

January 2015
Yoga Breathing Helps Ill Kids’ Lungs

Yoga Breathing Helps Ill Kids’ Lungs

Hatha yoga breathing exercises, done three times a day for 10 months, strengthened the lungs of Brazilian children with muscular dystrophy.

January 2015
Secondhand Smoke Damages Children’s Hearing

Secondhand Smoke Damages Children’s Hearing

Mounting research points to damage to the middle-ear cells of children exposed to secondhand smoke. Exposure to diesel gas has a similar effect.

January 2015
Phototherapy Reduces Knee Pain

Phototherapy Reduces Knee Pain

Patients receiving 12 pulsed laser phototherapy sessions experienced much less pain and a better quality of life.

January 2015
Dignity First

Dignity First

A major report has found that the U.S. healthcare system poorly addresses the concerns of the dying and their families.

January 2015
Mistletoe Extract Benefits Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Mistletoe Extract Benefits Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A three-times-a-week dose of European mistletoe lengthened the survival rate of patients with highly advanced pancreatic cancer to 4.6 months, compared to 2.7 months for a control group.

December 2014
Cell Phones and Router Microwaves Stress Plants

Cell Phones and Router Microwaves Stress Plants

Parsley, celery and dill weed plants exposed to microwave radiation had thinner cell walls and smaller mitochondria.

December 2014
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