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Zinc Combo Fights Aging Diseases

When Zinc combines with certain antioxidant compounds found in tea, coffee and other foods, it produces a type of enzyme that prevents the oxidative stress linked to such diseases as dementia and cancer.

Ashwagandha Normalizes Hypothyroid Levels

Eight weeks of ashwagandha supplementation effectively normalized the serum thyroid levels of women with subclinical hypothyroidism.

The Power of Thank-You Notes

People who receive heartfelt thank-you notes are typically surprised, happy and appreciative, reactions that the letter-writers tend to underestimate.

Walnut Leaves Improve Diabetic Health

Type-2 diabetes patients who took an extract of walnut leaf for eight weeks lost weight and had lower systolic blood pressure.

Sniffing Dogs Can Detect Malaria

Trained to detect malaria parasites in socks that West African children wore for one night, trained canines correctly identified 70 percent of the infected and 90 percent of the uninfected children.

Nuts Improve Blood Vessel Health

Munching on about two handfuls of either walnuts or almonds increased blood vessel dilation in overweight volunteers and lowered markers of arterial plaque.

Holy Basil Fights Tooth Infection

The herb reduced infection levels in children following root canals, which could help avoid antibiotic reactions and overuse.

Screen Time Doubles Kids’ Risk of Anxiety and Depression

Children and teens who spend more than seven hours a day on screens are twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety or depression.

Immigration to U.S. Lowers Healthy Gut Bacteria

The gut bacteria of immigrants accustomed to traditional diets became less diverse and less healthy within six to nine months of moving to the United States.

Changing Landscapes

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