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Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity, Study Suggests

Posted January 16, 2015 HealthDay Being sedentary may be twice as deadly as being obese, a new study suggests. However, even a little exercise — a brisk 20-minute walk each day, for example — is enough to reduce the risk … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About Mosquito Bites

Not all mosquitoes bite There are about 170 different mosquito species in North America (and 3,500 worldwide),  but not all of them bite humans. Of those that do, it’s only the females who are bloodsuckers—they use the protein to produce … Continue reading

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Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer’s, Studies Suggest

Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer’s, Studies Suggest (from HealthDay News) — Eye tests could be used to identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, two new studies suggest. In one study, early results from 40 participants who … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Diet May Lift the ‘Fog’ of Celiac Patients, Study Says

(From HealthDay News) — The “brain fog” experienced by many celiac disease patients seems to improve as their intestines heal after adopting a gluten-free diet, a small new study suggests. Australian scientists found that banishing gluten — a protein found … Continue reading

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Oil Pulling: Is There a Kernel of Truth? « WebMD Newsroom

Oil Pulling: Is There a Kernel of Truth? By Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH In a short time, I’ve gone from wondering ‘what is this crazy new fad of oil pulling?’ , I’ve gone from wondering ‘what is this crazy new … Continue reading

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Latest Updates: Global Reaction to the Death of Nelson Mandela – NYTimes.com

Desmond Tutu, the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his battle against apartheid, reflects on Nelson Mandela’s “moral courage.” The essay begins: Never before in history was one … Continue reading

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Sun Damage and Lip Care

Sun Damage and Lip Care.

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Eating junk food makes a bad mood worse: Study

Eating junk food makes a bad mood worse: Study Unhealthy eating behaviours could cause women already in a bad mood to feel even grumpier, according to new research. Led by researchers from Penn State in the USA, the new research … Continue reading

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General health & wellness (and not disease concerns) top list of supplement use reasons

General health & wellness (and not disease concerns) top list of supplement use reasons ‘Improving’ and ‘maintaining’ overall health are the top reasons for consumers to use supplements, according to new data from the National Institutes of Health. A paper … Continue reading

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Are vitamin D levels linked to mental health?

Low levels of vitamin D may be associated with an increased risk of depression in mid-life, says a new study from University College London in the UK. The study, which indicates correlation and not causation, found that people with vitamin … Continue reading

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