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Month: September 2013

Making music makes children nicer: study

Making music makes children nicer: study

Music makes nicer kids: study Relaxnews     Saturday, September 7, 2013 Making music can make a young child nicer, more willing to help, and better at problem solving, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of West London said that they built on existing 2010 research from German researchers Sebastian Kirschner and Michael Tomasello, who found that making music can significantly improve positive social behavior in young children – meaning, they’re more cooperative, agreeable, and willing to help others. But…

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Foods that can fix your health problems

Foods that can fix your health problems

By Sarah Richards, Health.com     Fri August 30, 2013 A regular breakfast of 100% whole grain cereal with fruit and low-fat milk is great. for maintaining mood balance. (CNN) – Can’t sleep? Got the PMS blues? Before you open your medicine cabinet, step into your kitchen. “Real, whole, fresh food is the most powerful drug on the planet,” says the author of “The Blood Sugar Solution” cookbook, Dr. Mark Hyman. “It regulates every biological function of your body.” In…

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Exercise may help alleviate depression: review

Exercise may help alleviate depression: review

By Andrew M. Seaman    NEW YORK    Thu Sep 12, 2013    (Reuters Health) Exercise may help ease symptoms of depression, according to a fresh look at past research. Researchers who analyzed data from previous studies found people who exercised experienced a “moderate” reduction in their depressive symptoms compared to those who did other activities, such as using relaxation techniques, or received no treatment. “This review provides some additional evidence that there may be some benefit (to exercise),” Dr. Gillian Mead, the…

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Cilantro: More Than An Herb, It Can Purify Water Too

Cilantro: More Than An Herb, It Can Purify Water Too

By Alexandra Sifferlin     Sept. 12, 2013 The next time you find yourself facing some questionable drinking water, look for some cilantro. At least that’s what a team of U.S. and Mexican researchers made up of undergraduate students suggest. The research team, lead by Douglas Schauer of Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette, IN, along with colleagues from the Universidad Politécnica de Francisco I. Madero in Hidalgo, Mexico, have been studying the region of Tule Valley near Mexico City…

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Cooking tips to possibly lessen risk of arsenic in rice

Cooking tips to possibly lessen risk of arsenic in rice

By Monica Eng, Tribune Newspapers      October 03, 2012 Last month rice lovers got some bitter news. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Reports released studies showing “worrisome” levels of cancer-causing arsenic in many popular rices and rice products. Within days some doctors called for limiting rice consumption, especially in children. Consumer Reports suggested capping weekly servings to less than a cup of cooked rice for kids and about 11/2 cups of cooked rice for adults. And…

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Subtle cues help obese shoppers skip unhealthy choices

Subtle cues help obese shoppers skip unhealthy choices

By Anne Harding     NEW YORK     Fri Sep 6, 2013 (Reuters Health) – Subtle hints may help nudge people toward making healthier food choices at the grocery store, new findings suggest. Obese people heading into a store who were given a recipe flyer with a few health-related words spent less than one-third the amount on unhealthy snacks as those given the same flyer with unrelated wording, Dutch researchers found. And the flyer had an effect even if people weren’t…

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Why BMI Isn’t The Best Measure for Weight (or Health)

Why BMI Isn’t The Best Measure for Weight (or Health)

By Alexandra Sifferlin     Aug. 26, 2013        For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story Los Angeles Times BMI not a good measure of healthy body weight, researchers argue Fox News Body Mass Index (BMI) provides an easy way to measure obesity, but more doctors are questioning its accuracy and usefulness. BMI is supposed to estimate the amount of body fat a person carries based on height and weight, and categorizes people based on what is…

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The Top 10 Healthiest Seeds on Earth

The Top 10 Healthiest Seeds on Earth

by: True Activist      February 20, 2013   They come in all different sizes, shapes and colours. The seed is an embryonic plant itself and the origin of nutrition. A plant goes to great lengths to produce each seed and fill it with high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential oils and dormant enzymes. If you’re looking for a high quality, nutritious and filling snack, seeds are tough to beat. Let’s look at the ten healthiest seeds on Earth…

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4 Unexpected Health Benefits of Basil

4 Unexpected Health Benefits of Basil

Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati     September 4, 2013    While you might only think of basil as “nice in a pasta sauce,” would you believe that basil is not only delicious, but could help protect your heart? Read on to learn about the wonderful health benefits of eating basil! Vitamins and other important nutrients in basil: Vitamins: Vitamin K, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin A.* * Basil is either an excellent or very good source of all of these nutrients and vitamins. There are…

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The Skinny on Losing Weight with Green Coffee Beans

The Skinny on Losing Weight with Green Coffee Beans

The latest buzz brewing in the nutrition world is the recent link between green unroasted coffee beans and weight loss. A recent study found that overweight individuals lost a significant percentage of their body weight in a short amount of time when they consumed green coffee bean supplements on a daily basis. Let’s spill the beans on this exciting new information. The University of Scranton in Pennsylvania study, presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society, involved 16 overweight…

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