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Rosemary Lowers the Blues, Aids Sleep and Memory

Iranian students taking rosemary for a month saw their anxiety and depression drop and their memory and sleep improve.

Dark Chocolate Proven Healthier than Ever

Chocolate with at last 70 percent cacao can reduce stress and inflammation and boost infection-fighting cells and creativity.

Too Much Sitting Thins the Brain

Sitting for extended periods of time seems to thin out the medial temporal lobe, the part of the brain known for forming new memories.

Yams Protect Against Liver Damage

Certain compounds in wild yam root help protect liver cells against damage from free radicals.

Expecting Moms Need to Relax at Holidays

South Korean mothers-to-be whose first trimester occurred during the stressful New Year’s holiday delivered babies a third of an ounce lighter.

Five Healthy Habits Add Years of Life

People can live 12 to 14 years longer if they have a healthy weight, never smoke, exercise daily, eat healthy and drink alcohol only moderately, report Harvard researchers.

Raw Fruit and Veggies Key to Mental Health

Eating raw fruit and vegetables correlated more with psychological well-being in young adults than eating canned, cooked or processed produce.

Eating Well Protects Hearing

In a 22-year study of 33,000 women, Harvard researchers found that a healthy diet can lower the risk of moderate to severe hearing loss by nearly a third.

Pumpkin Compounds Inhibit Cancer Growth

New studies from Italy and China confirm the ability of certain nutrients in pumpkins to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Air Pollution Harms Developing Brains

Fetal exposure to air pollution can thin the outer layer of a developing child’s brain and lead to later cognitive difficulties, say Dutch researchers.
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