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To Restore Soils We Need To Feed The Microbes
August 15, 2017 | NaturalLiving | M.Wallenstein
Our soils are in trouble. Over the past century, we've abused them with plowing, tilling and too much fertilizer. What many think of as "just dirt" is actually an incredibly complex mixture of rock-derived minerals, plant-derived organic matter, dissolved nutrients, gases and a rich food web of interacting organisms.

Higher Amounts of Sugar, Salt and Fat In Gluten-Free Products Over Conventional
August 9, 2017 | Nutrition | M.Chan
A new study has found gluten-free products are often not as healthy as their conventional counterparts.

Intense Physical Activity Can Be Done Safely At Any Age With Incredible Results
August 8, 2017 | Prevention | K.Foster
Growing older may not have to mean growing frail. A preclinical study has revealed that brief periods of intense physical activity can be safely administered at advanced age, and that this kind of activity has the potential to reverse frailty.

Natural Antioxidant Prevents Severe Flu
August 4, 2017 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Microbes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system. Now, a new study shows that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds -- called flavonoids -- commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries.

Soda Consumption Lowest In Over Three Decades
August 3, 2017 | JunkFood | J.Battaglia
Carbonated soda pop provides more added sugar in a typical 2-year-old toddler's diet than cookies, candies and ice cream combined. The good news is that soda consumption in the United States fell to a 31-year low in 2016, new figures reveal. 

Consuming Walnuts Boost Good Bacteria
July 27, 2017 | Nutrition | M.Chan
Walnut consumption may increase the amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut, according to a recent animal study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.

Nearly 60 Percent Decline In Sperm Count In Richer Nations
July 26, 2017 | Fertility | A.McCarthy
An analysis of research into male fertility suggests that there has been a steep decline in sperm counts for men living in richer nations.

Decades Of Knee Surgery Have Been Misguided
July 25, 2017 | JunkHealthcare | K.Foster
A team of UB physicians has published a study that challenges a surgical practice used for decades during arthroscopic knee surgery.

Smoking Is Being Wiped Out Without Having To Ban It
July 19, 2017 | Prevention | C.Wilson
Smoking rates have been slowly falling in Western countries for decades. Soon, the habit could be wiped out, without even having to ban it.

Foreign Language Ignites Infants' Learning
July 18, 2017 | ChildHealth | A.McCarthy
For years, scientists and parents alike have touted the benefits of introducing babies to two languages: Bilingual experience has been shown to improve cognitive abilities, especially problem-solving. And for infants raised in households where two languages are spoken, that bilingual learning happens almost effortlessly. But how can babies in monolingual households develop such skills?

Drinking Coffee Could Lead To A Longer Life
July 14, 2017 | Nutrition | J.Battaglia
Here’s another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer.


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