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Pomegranate Seeds: A Natural Stimulant
To Encourage Uterine Contractions

January 28, 2010 | Antioxidants
The team identified beta-sitosterol - a steroid that can inhibit the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine - as the main constituent of pomegranate seed extract. The research suggests that pomegranate extract could be used as a natural stimulant to encourage the uterus to contract during labour.

Vitamin D Supplements
Fight Crohn's Disease

January 28, 2010 | Sunlight
A new study has found that Vitamin D, readily available in supplements or cod liver oil, can counter the effects of Crohn's disease.

An Alternative Way To Breathe Easier
January 27, 2010 | Healing
People in Eastern Europe have used halotherapy for respiratory complaints. Can a man-made cave in London do the same? The latest technique for combating cold and flu season should be taken with not just a grain of salt but a whole roomful. After all, that's the way it works.

A Disturbing Look at the Dairy Industry
January 27, 2010 | Nutrition
Most dairy enthusiasts would be horrified to know the conditions cows endure and how closely dairies are tied to veal operations and the rest of the meat industry.

Sunshine Vitamin Cuts Cancer Risk By 40%
January 26, 2010 | Sunlight
Having a higher level of vitamin D in your blood means you are less like to develop bowel cancer than those with low levels, according to scientists.

Blueberry Juice Improves
Memory in Older Adults

January 22, 2010 | Antioxidants
Scientists are reporting the first evidence from human research that blueberries -- one of the richest sources of healthful antioxidants and other so-called phytochemicals -- improve memory. They said the study establishes a basis for comprehensive human clinical trials to determine whether blueberries really deserve their growing reputation as a memory enhancer.

Omega-3 Linked To Younger Biological Age
January 22, 2010 | Nutrition
High blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids may slow cellular aging in people with coronary heart disease, suggests a new study.

The Health Benefits of Cumin
January 22, 2010 | Antioxidants
Cumin is a seed that has been used since antiquity. This traditional herb is known for its health benefits and medicinal uses for hundreds of years.

Many Teenagers Think Oats Grow on Trees
January 22, 2010 | Nutrition
Many children and young adults also believe eggs were a key ingredient in bread, the researchers said.

Playing Music Helps Premature
Babies Get Stronger, Gain Weight

January 20, 2010 | Healing
Playing Mozart music to premature babies seems to help them gain weight faster and become stronger, new research found.

Making Jet Fuel From Sea Water?
January 19, 2010 | Sustainability
The U.S. Navy could soon be sailing through an ocean of jet fuel if new research proves economical.

Counting of Calories Isnít Always Accurate
January 19, 2010 | Nutrition
Anyone who counts calories by using the figures on menus in fast-food restaurants or on the packages of frozen meals may want to count again. When researchers tested the food served in 29 chain restaurants and 10 frozen meals sold in supermarkets, they found that their calorie content averaged considerably more than the stated values.

Vitamin D Plus Calcium May
Protect Everyone From Fracture

January 18, 2010 | Sunlight
Daily supplements which combine vitamin D and calcium may reduce the risk of fractures for everyone, regardless of age or gender, say the results of a huge study.

Vitamin D Levels Not Sufficient In Winter
January 15, 2010 | Sunlight
Current recommended intake for vitamin D during winter months and need to be at increased by five, says a new study from California.

How to Get the Most Out of What You Eat
January 13, 2010 | Nutrition
A key principle to healthy eating is to eat nutrient-rich foods. Vegetables, fruits, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, and eggs are good examples of health-promoting, nutrient-rich foods.

Nutrition and Herbs for Prostate Health
January 13, 2010 | Herbs
Herbalist Michael Vertolli explains how to use your diet and herbs to treat inflammation and enlargement of the prostate.

Exercise Improves Cognitive Function
January 12, 2010 | Memory
Moderate physical activity performed in midlife or later appears to be associated with a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment, whereas a six-month high-intensity aerobic exercise program may improve cognitive function in individuals who already have the condition.

Is This The End of Food As We Know It?
January 12, 2010 | Sustainability
A new film paints an apocalyptic picture of a world reduced to tinned goods. But could it ever happen?

Grape Juice May Boost Memory In Elderly
January 11, 2010 | Memory
Daily consumption of Concord grape juice may enhance memory in older people with mild impairment in the brain function, says a new study from the US.

Calcium Channels On Your
Tongue Can Enhance Taste

January 11, 2010 | Nutrition
Calcium may not come to mind when you think of tasty foods, but in a study appearing in the January 8 issue of JBC, Japanese researchers have provided the first demonstration that calcium channels on the tongue are the targets of compounds that can enhance taste.

Vitamin D Prevents Heart
and Stroke-Related Deaths

January 7, 2010 | Antioxidants
Vitamin D deficiency may contribute to a higher number of heart and stroke-related deaths among black Americans compared to whites, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study.

How to Boost Green Tea Benefits
January 6, 2010 | Antioxidants
Green tea by itself is a potent source of healthy antioxidants known as catechins. But a new study indicates that adding citrus juice or vitamin C can significantly boost the bioavailability of those compounds, which have been linked to lowered cancer risk as well as improved heart and brain health.

Iron Compounds From Vegetable
Origin Can Enhance Its Bioavailability

January 5, 2010 | Nutrition
Iron compounds from vegetable origin that mimic iron from animal sources may enhance the bioavailability of the mineral and boost fortification programmes, says a new study from Unilever.

Licorice Root Wards Off Deadly Infections
January 5, 2010 | Immunity
As it turns out, children were not the only ones with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads over this past holiday season. In a new research report, a team of scientists shows how a compound from licorice root (glycyrrhizin from Glycyrrhiza glabra) might be an effective tool in battling life-threatening, antibiotic-resistant infections resulting from severe burns.


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