Dirty Dozen 2022: Produce with the most and least pesticides

Dirty Dozen 2022: Produce with the most and least pesticides

Strawberries and spinach continue to top the annual list of the “Dirty Dozen” fruits and veggies that contain the highest levels of pesticides, followed by three greens – kale, collard and mustard – nectarines, apples, grapes, and bell and hot peppers, according to the Environmental Working Group’s 2022 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. Cherries came in eighth this year on the list of the 12 most contaminated foods, with peaches, pears, celery and tomatoes rounding out the list. But…

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10 Ways to Ease Stress

10 Ways to Ease Stress

Stress refers to your body’s reaction to challenges and demands. Stress can be positive or negative and there are healthy ways to deal with it. Sleeping well is important in stress management. What is stress? Stress is the body’s response to a challenge or demand. Everyone experiences stress, which can be triggered by a range of events, from small daily hassles to major changes like a divorce or job loss. The stress response includes physical components such an elevated heart…

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If You’re Going To Google Your Health Symptoms, Here’s How To Do It Right

If You’re Going To Google Your Health Symptoms, Here’s How To Do It Right

Here’s how to spot bad medical information — and how to stop freaking yourself out as you do your research. Researching what’s going on with your body can quickly turn from empowering to frightening. Here’s how to make sure you’re getting the correct information. If the first thing you do when you feel a sniffle or twinge is head to the internet to try to figure out what’s going on, you’re in good company. Surveys suggest about 90% of patients…

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World Health Day

World Health Day

Are we able to reimagine a world where clean air, water and food are available to all?   Where economies are focused on health and well-being?   Where cities are liveable and people have control over their health and the health of the planet? What can you do to protect our planet and our health? Governments: Prioritize long-term human wellbeing and ecological stability in all decision-making. Prioritize wellbeing in all businesses, organizations, social and ecological goals. Keep fossil fuels in…

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5 Foods For a Strong Immune System

5 Foods For a Strong Immune System

There are a number of ways your lifestyle can enhance your immune system, but one of the most important is eating the right foods. So how do we choose? It seems like every few weeks there is a new immune-boosting superfood on the scene. But as an immunologist and functional medicine doctor, I’m here to tell you that any nutrient-dense food that’s rich in vitamins and minerals is an immune superfood. However, some foods seem to stand out from the…

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This Personality Trait Boosts Happiness

This Personality Trait Boosts Happiness

Acting out this personality trait makes people feel happier. Acting like an extravert makes people feel happier — even natural introverts, research finds. Both extraverts and introverts report greater well-being after a week spent being more talkative, assertive and spontaneous. It is the first study to report the benefits of acting like an extravert over such an extended period. The study also demonstrates that people who are naturally introverted can enjoy this exercise as much as extraverts. ‘Faux’ extraverts (people…

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The World’s Most Nutritious Foods

The World’s Most Nutritious Foods

After analysing more than 1,000 raw foods, researchers ranked the ingredients that provide the best balance of your daily nutritional requirements – and they found a few surprises. Many of us are paying more attention to our diets and how the food we eat can support our health. To help sort out the fact from the fiction, BBC Future is updating some of our most popular nutrition stories from our archive. Imagine the ideal food. One that contains all the…

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The Vitamin Deficiency Linked To Autoimmune Disorders

The Vitamin Deficiency Linked To Autoimmune Disorders

A vitamin that reduces autoimmune disease risk by almost one-quarter. Vitamin D supplementation over five years is linked to lower autoimmune disease risk of 22 percent, a study reveals. Inflammatory disorders such as thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, and polymyalgia rheumatica are examples of autoimmune diseases (AD). AD can lead to life-threatening complications and death as currently there are no cures for AD and only a few treatments seem to be effective. However, past research has highlighted that…

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New Artificial Intelligence Tool Detects Often Overlooked Heart Diseases

New Artificial Intelligence Tool Detects Often Overlooked Heart Diseases

Physician-scientists in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai have created an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can effectively identify and distinguish between two life-threatening heart conditions that are often easy to miss: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and cardiac amyloidosis. The new findings were published in JAMA Cardiology. “These two heart conditions are challenging for even expert cardiologists to accurately identify, and so patients often go on for years to decades before receiving a correct diagnosis,” said David Ouyang, MD, a cardiologist in…

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