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Month: January 2012

Spices Stops Blood Clots Better Than Drugs

Spices Stops Blood Clots Better Than Drugs

By Barbara Minton Spices do a whole lot more than liven up food. Research has found that the active ingredients in several common spices can help keep you alive by preventing platelet aggregation and blood clot formation up to 29 times better than aspirin, offering a much safer alternative to anti-clotting drugs such as Plavix. And they do it without side effects. Scientists in India have done extensive testing to determine the health benefits of spices traditionally used in Indian…

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Getting a cat ups allergy risk in adults

Getting a cat ups allergy risk in adults

By Frederik Joelving NEW YORK | Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:15pm EST (Reuters Health) – While having a cat as a kid may protect against future allergies, getting one in adulthood nearly doubles the chances of developing an immune reaction to it — the first step toward wheezing, sneezing and itchy eyes. That’s according to a study that found people with other allergies were at extra high risk of reacting to a new feline in the house. “If you are…

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Health Basics: How do you live to be 110?

Health Basics: How do you live to be 110?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 by: S. D. Wells (NaturalNews) Tell someone you’re over 100 years old, and they might assume the worst right away, guessing that you have a dozen medication bottles next to the bed and that your health is quickly deteriorating. How could it be that a man who’s going on 111 and taking no medication,who simply eats fresh vegetables, olive oil, honey, cinnamon, garlic and chocolate, can bounce around his kitchen like he’s half his age? When…

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Study: If Postmenopausal Women Lose Weight, They’re Better Off if They Keep It Off

Study: If Postmenopausal Women Lose Weight, They’re Better Off if They Keep It Off

By Rita Rubin WebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Dec. 16, 2011 — As you draw up your New Year’s resolutions, new research may provide added incentive for some older women to not only lose weight, but to keep it off. The study of postmenopausal women suggests that when they regain weight — and previous research suggests about 80% of dieters eventually do — they don’t recover as much lean mass as they lost. As a result,…

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Insomnia Can Be Dangerous, But There’s Rest for the Weary

Insomnia Can Be Dangerous, But There’s Rest for the Weary

Behavioral Therapy, Prescription Drugs More Effective Than Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids in Treating Insomnia, Report Suggests By Rita RubinWebMD Health News Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Jan. 19, 2012 — If you find yourself tossing and turning most nights, unable to fall asleep, you’re in good company. Insomnia, which is twice as common in women as in men, affects 6% to 10% of adults. It’s the most common sleep disorder, yet often goes undiagnosed and untreated, according to a new report….

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Need to Exercise More? Think How It Will Help You Now

Need to Exercise More? Think How It Will Help You Now

Shifting from long-term to short-term gains will resonate better, experts say By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) — Health and fitness experts have for years tried to entice people to exercise more by flogging long-range benefits such as losing weight or avoiding long-term illness caused by chronic disease. They might have been going about it all wrong. Research now appears to show that “improve your heart health” may be a less effective message than “feel better…

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The Medicinal Wonder of Flaxseed

The Medicinal Wonder of Flaxseed

By Sayer Ji – Wake Up World 20th January 2012 Flaxseed has remarkable therapeutic properties, with over 50 potential applications in the prevention and treatment of disease, as documented in the peer-reviewed biomedical literature itself* Flaxseed’s role in breast cancer is one of the more compelling areas of research, considering this is the #1 form of cancer afflicting women today, and that most women still equate “prevention” with subjecting themselves to annual breast screenings involving highly carcinogenic 30 kVp gamma…

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Exercise Linked to Better Performance in School

Exercise Linked to Better Performance in School

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Tue Jan 3, 2012 (Reuters Health) – Kids who get more exercise also tend to do better in school, suggests a new analysis of past studies published this week. Playing on sports teams and having more time to run around during recess is known to be good for kids’ physical health, but whether it also gives them a mental boost has been a subject of debate — especially as schools cut physical activity time…

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9 Secrets of Natural Weight Control

9 Secrets of Natural Weight Control

Not one solution by Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen You may not have the metabolism of an ectomorph, but you can reach your optimal weight by applying some simple habits to your life. These nine secrets may change the way you think about eating and exercising. But remember—there’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to reaching your ideal weight. In fact, some of these secrets may even be contradictory. Research shows that everyone has different exercise and food personalities, and what…

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How Your Body Stays Young

How Your Body Stays Young

January 11, 2012 Diana Herrington Do you know that your body is 15 ½ years old? You probably have had more birthdays than that – I certainly have. “According to recent research, that’s the average age of your body – your muscles and guts, anyway. You might think that you have been around since the day you were born, but most of your body is a lot younger,” says Gaia Vince at New Scientist magazine. The reason the average age…

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