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Organics Boast More Nutrients, Fewer Toxins

Organics Boast More Nutrients, Fewer Toxins

Organically-grown foods have one-third the pesticide levels of conventionally grown crops and 20 to 40 percent more antioxidants.

November 2014
Looking at Beautiful Art Bumps Up Brain Activity

Looking at Beautiful Art Bumps Up Brain Activity

Beautiful paintings produced more appreciation in people and more varied brain activity than photographs of similar scenes, Japanese researchers found.

November 2014
Lead Lurks in Lipsticks and Skin Whiteners

Lead Lurks in Lipsticks and Skin Whiteners

Heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium have been found in substantial quantities in some skin-whitening products and in most lipsticks.

November 2014
Algae-Based Cosmetics May Ward Off Inflammation and Cancer

Algae-Based Cosmetics May Ward Off Inflammation and Cancer

Added to cosmetic formulas, marine algae like kelp and spirulina have been found to protect skin cells.

November 2014
Honey and Ginger Beat Antibiotics in Fighting Superbugs

Honey and Ginger Beat Antibiotics in Fighting Superbugs

Ethiopian researchers have found that honey and ginger extracts are better than antibiotics in combatting superbugs like MRSA and E. coli.

November 2014
Treadmill Desks Boost Job Performance

Treadmill Desks Boost Job Performance

A yearlong study found that treadmill work-desks boosted job performance in the view of both workers and their bosses.

November 2014
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
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
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
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
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