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Man Claims He Has Not Had
Anything To Eat or Drink In 70 Years

April 30, 2010 | HumanBody
Scientists are studying an 82-year-old Indian man who claims he has not eaten any food or drink for 70 years.

While They Chase The
Virus, The House Crumbles

April 30, 2010 | Vaccines
A few points may be made in rebuttal to all these people who believe that they can be protected from every germ and virus if only they had yet another vaccine.

Can't Sleep? You May Be Experiencing One of Many Surprising Causes of Insomnia
April 30, 2010 | Sleep
Every night, millions have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Quite often this is caused by stress, anxiety, caffeine or overstimulation before bed. But there is another common cause that few people even know to consider -- a nutritional deficiency of one kind or another.

Eating More Chocolate?
You May Be More Depressed

April 30, 2010 | MentalHealth
You might eat chocolate because, well, you think it tastes darn good. But a new study, which finds a connection between eating chocolate and being depressed, raises questions about why people turn to the tasty treat.

Perfect Fruits To Feast On This Summer
April 30, 2010 | Nutrition
The summer is near and life will soon revolve around the Celsius talk. Here is a list of fresh fruits that will help you make the most of this season.

Parents Hammer Hotline as Hundreds of Adverse Flu Vaccine Reactions Reported
April 29, 2010 | Vaccines
More than 250 adverse flu jab reactions have now been reported in under-fives.

6 Factors That Can Kill Your Diet
April 29, 2010 | Dieting
So you have been dieting all this while and also keep a check on what you eat, still you feel you aren't losing much weight. Or does it come back after sometime? We help you find out 6 evil factors that doom your diet.

Got Some E.Coli in Your Lipstick?
April 29, 2010 | Toxins
Women are putting their health at risk by dabbing on lipstick, moisturizer and mascara from cosmetics tester packs at high street beauty counters.

Canadians Lead Longer and
Healthier Lives Than Americans

April 29, 2010 | Lifestyle
Compared to their neighbours south of the border, Canadians live longer, healthier lives. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Population Health Metrics has found this disparity between the two countries, suggesting that America's lack of universal health care and lower levels of social and economic equality are to blame.

The Four Bad Habits That
Can Age You By 12 Years

April 28, 2010 | Aging
Four common bad habits combined -- smoking, drinking too much, inactivity and poor diet -- can age you by 12 years, sobering new research suggests.

Anabolic Steroid Use Weakens
Heart More Than Previously Thought

April 28, 2010 | Drugs
Long-term anabolic steroid use may weaken the heart more than previously thought and may increase the risk of heart failure, according to research reported in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal.

Your Personality May
Dictate If Your Brain Shrinks

April 28, 2010 | Aging
Psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis have found an intriguing possibility that personality and brain aging during the golden years may be linked.

The Phenomenon of Death
April 28, 2010 | Lifestyle
We have seen that death is something permanent, something that is irreversible, and as yet, no one has ever been able to crack the mystery called death, nor has anyone been able to come back after death, to tell us what happens after one dies. So, what is death?

Loneliness Hurts Your Mind and Body
April 27, 2010 | Lifestyle
Loneliness doesn't just cause wear and tear on the psyche -- it may also affect blood pressure, as a new study reveals.

Scientists Can Make Cancer
Tumors Vanish In 10 Days

April 27, 2010 | Cancer
Scottish scientists have made cancer tumours vanish within 10 days by sending DNA to seek and destroy the cells.

Your Next Trip To The
Emergency Room May Kill You

April 27, 2010 | JunkHealthcare
If you’re over 65 a trip to the emergency room may actually kill you. A shocking new study reveals that seniors are likely to receive one or more inappropriate medications when they visit an emergency room. This, despite the fact that the risks of certain medications for those over 65 are well known and documented.

Doctors Sterilize Women By
Stealth in a Former Soviet State

April 27, 2010 | GovernmentAbuse
According to human rights groups, tens of thousands of young women like Zavidova have been sterilised without their consent in the authoritarian former Soviet state of Uzbekistan.

Genetically Modified Soy Linked
to Sterility and Infant Mortality

April 26, 2010 | GMO
Alexey V. Surov and his colleagues set out to discover if Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) soy, grown on 91% of US soybean fields, leads to problems in growth or reproduction. What he discovered may uproot a multi-billion dollar industry.

Cancer-Causing Viruses
Exploit Your Genetic Weaknesses

April 26, 2010 | Viruses
A genetic achilles heel that helps viruses invade the body and trigger cancer has been uncovered by scientists.

Why Antidepressants
Never Work For Depression

April 26, 2010 | Drugs
Here's some depressing recent medical news: Antidepressants don't work. What's even more depressing is that the pharmaceutical industry and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have deliberately deceived us into believing that they DO work.

Dermatologists Finally Recognizing
The Power of Astaxanthin

April 26, 2010 | Antioxidants
Dermatologists are now recognizing the benefits of a compound called astaxanthin. Found in red ocean plants and animals such as salmon, astaxanthin is the most effective and efficient free radical sponge in nature, which works to combat the free radicals created by skin exposed to ultraviolet rays.

Three Rules To Unlearn About Posture
April 26, 2010 | HumanBody
Though our moms used to "correct" our posture when we were growing up, it turns out that many of the rules we learned were wrong.

New Zealand Warns Against Flu Vaccines After Reports of Children Convulsing
April 26, 2010 | Vaccines
Doctors have been warned not to use popular flu vaccine Fluvax on preschoolers after reports of children convulsing.

The World's Largest Health Experiment:
What You Don't Know Can Kill You

April 23, 2010 | EMF
In the laboratory, chronic exposure to low level electromagnetic fields clearly affects growth and development, stress response, immune response and many neurological functions. This is not surprising because at the cellular level we are all electrical beings. Epidemiologic studies relate electromagnetic fields to birth defects, psychosis, childhood leukemias and to other cancers, especially brain and reproductive tumors.

Deadly Airborne Fungus Set To Spread
April 23, 2010 | Toxins
A deadly, airborne new strain of fungus has emerged in Oregon. It has killed nearly one out of four known affected people so far and might also attack animals ranging from dogs to dolphins. And it is likely to spread, researchers now warn.

The Psychiatric Drugging of Children
April 23, 2010 | JunkHealthcare
Of all the harmful actions of modern psychiatry, "the mass diagnosing and drugging of children is the most appalling with the most serious consequences for the future of individual lives and for society," warns the world-renowned expert, Dr Peter Breggin, often referred to as the "Conscience of Psychiatry."

Integrative, Complementary Treatment
for Cancer with Orthomolecular Medicine

April 23, 2010 | Healing
The use of large doses of nutrients for the treatment of cancer has not yet entered the mainstream of medicine, not in the Universities, nor in the medical journals, or in the wards, halls and corridors of hospitals. But it is beginning to do so, largely due to the persistence and dedication of Professor Linus Pauling.

Ten Simple Steps to a Better Life
April 22, 2010 | Lifestyle
From appreciating art to bonding with pets, simple tips can make all the difference in leading a better life.

Can't Control Your Weight Gain?
This Could Be The Reason

April 22, 2010 | YourWeight
Kept your calorie count in check and yet ended up piling on the weight? This could be the reason...

Brain Games May Not
Make You Smarter After All

April 22, 2010 | MentalHealth
People playing computer games to train their brains might as well be playing Super Mario, new research suggests.

3 Foods You Should Never Eat
April 22, 2010 | Nutrition
If you enjoy breakfast or lunch on-the-go, beware: Some "convenience foods" aren't worth it. You'll pay for it with added inches to your waistline. And those excess pounds lead to chronic diseases like obesity, cancer, and heart disease. Here are three foods that will put you on the fast track to fat.

Like Your Steak Well Done? You May
Be At Higher Risk For Bladder Cancer

April 21, 2010 | Cancer
People who eat meat frequently, especially meat that is well done or cooked at high temperatures, may have a higher chance of developing bladder cancer according to a large study.

Specific Smells May Alter
Lifespan and Physiology

April 21, 2010 | Aging
What does the smell of a good meal mean to you? It may mean more than you think. Specific odors that represent food or indicate danger are capable of altering an animal's lifespan and physiological profile by activating a small number of highly specialized sensory neurons say researchers.

Could Breast Milk Acid Beat Cancers?
April 21, 2010 | Breastfeeding
A substance found in breast milk can kill cancer cells, claim researchers

Three Ways to Turn Unhappiness Around
April 21, 2010 | Happiness
We all know people who never seem to be happy. Ask how life is and they’ll give a sad little shrug, and you just know that whatever they are about to say will not be cheerful. You might think that these folks are so committed to their unhappiness that they actually love being in that state, but is that really true?

Berries Reduce Diabetes
and Cardiovascular Risk

April 20, 2010 | Antioxidants
Berries rich in polyphenols decrease the postprandial glucose response of sucrose in healthy subjects, according to a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition.

Increased Risk of Tumors
From Hip Replacements

April 20, 2010 | Cancer
The 40,000 people with metal hips are to have their implants reviewed by the Medicines and Health care Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) over fears that debris from the metal is causing non-cancerous tumours, severe swelling and sinew damage.

Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus
Epidemics Are Linked To Aspartame

April 20, 2010 | Toxins
When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in 'aspartame' converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turns causes metabolic acidosis. The methanol toxicity mimics multiple sclerosis: thus people were being diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis in error. The multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, where methanol toxicity is.

Does a Man's Estrogen Level
Affect His Prostate Cancer Risk?

April 20, 2010 | Cancer
A high level of one type of estrogen in a man's body might increase his risk of developing prostate cancer. That is one surprising conclusion from a new study which also offers another novel finding - that high levels of the estrogen considered fuel for breast cancer might offer a protective benefit against prostate cancer.

Type of Dust Children Are Exposed To In
Early Life May Play A Key Role In Asthma

April 19, 2010 | Allergies
Bacterial populations found in household dust may determine whether or not a child living in that home develops asthma, according to research published in the April 2010 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Which Supplement Reduces
Cardiovascular Risk?

April 19, 2010 | Sunlight
Vitamin D supplementation should be considered for individuals with deficient levels, based on evidence that normalising those levels reduces cardiovascular risk, researchers said here at the 59th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

Vitamin, Calcium Supplements
Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

April 19, 2010 | Cancer
Vitamins and calcium supplements appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 101st Annual Meeting 2010.

Higher Vitamin D Levels
Tied to Better Mental Health

April 19, 2010 | Sunlight
Two new studies add to evidence that older people with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to suffer from cognitive impairment.

9 Surprising Symptoms of Stress
April 16, 2010 | Lifestyle
When was the last time you went through a period of stress? Can you remember the way your body reacted? Chances are you didn't feel quite like yourself. Health experts say that stress can come with some pretty surprising symptoms-from forgetfulness to nausea to skin rashes. Is your body sending you an S.O.S. that you shouldn't ignore?

Fluoride: Worse than We Thought
April 16, 2010 | Toxins
The truth, now becoming increasingly evident, is that fluoridation and the proclaimed benefit of fluoride as a way of preventing dental decay is perhaps the greatest "scientific" fraud ever perpetrated upon an unsuspecting public.

Simple Ways To Lose
Five Pounds Quickly Women

April 16, 2010 | YourWeight
Too lazy for a workout? No problem. Here’s a quick fix plan that will help you lose the first five pounds ... without trying hard at all.

Restricting Calories May
Double and Even Triple Lifespan

April 16, 2010 | Aging
Calorie restriction leads scientists to molecular pathways that slow aging, improve health.

Dirty Secrets About Organic Cosmetics
April 16, 2010 | Toxins
Consumer groups warn that when it comes to organic cosmetics and personal care products, you may not get what you expect.

Simple Carbs Pose Heart Risk for Women
April 16, 2010 | Nutrition
A diet rich in carbohydrates that are quickly transformed into sugar in the blood raises the risk of heart disease for women, a new Italian study finds.

Dentistry Journal Says Drinking Fluoridated Tap Water Helps You Avoid The Dentist
April 15, 2010 | JunkScience
The latest rubbish out of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) peer-reviewed clinical journal, states that the controlled addition of a fluoride compound to public water supplies is considered to be the most cost-effective way to prevent cavities and fight tooth decay.

Growing Concern Over Tainted Beef
April 15, 2010 | Toxins
Beef containing harmful pesticides, veterinary antibiotics and heavy metals is being sold to the public because federal agencies have failed to set limits for the contaminants or adequately test for them, a federal audit finds.

Brain Scans Show Women,
But Not Men, Fear Getting Fat

April 15, 2010 | YourWeight
A group of women in a new study seemed unlikely to have body image issues -- at least their responses on a tried-and-true psychological screening presented no red flags. That is until their brains were scanned.

How Positive Thinking
Can Transform Your Health

April 15, 2010 | Consciousness
Does thinking positively about yourself and your external environment actually produce a noticeable and positive change in your life? And can you cure yourself of disease simply by affirming yourself to be healthy and whole?

G. Edward Griffin Talks Candidly
About Aerosol Geoengineering

April 14, 2010 | Geoengineering
Geoengineering strategies are now recognized as malicious operations worldwide. G. Edward Griffin, author of The Creature from Jekyll Island, talks candidly with Michael Murphy from Truth Media Productions about strategic aerosol geoengineering.

Allergies Are Mysteriously Increasing
April 14, 2010 | Allergies
If you think you're seeing more people sneezing and tearing up this allergy season, you might be right. Studies show that allergies are on the rise in developed countries, including the United States -- not just seasonal allergies, but allergies of all kinds.

Canadian Government Wasted
Millions on H1N1 Fear Mongering

April 14, 2010 | PandemicFlu
The federal and Ontario government wasted millions of dollars with badly-timed advertising for H1N1 influenza shots, the local medical officer of health says.

Omega-3 DHA May Boost Male Fertility
April 14, 2010 | Fertility
Supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may reverse abnormalities in sperm associated with infertility, suggests a new study with mice.

Are You Ready To Create
New Emotional Energy?

April 14, 2010 | Consciousness
Are you ready to create a new emotional energy this year? Try an extra shot of happiness, laughter and joy! Delete all the negative energy from your life. Ask yourself, are your emotional patterns stuck in the past?

WHO Appoints H1N1 Cover-Up Committee
April 13, 2010 | PandemicFlu
Reports that the WHO is appointing an "independent" committee to investigate its own conduct in the H1N1 panic of 2009 has been tempered by the fact that one of the committee's members, John Mackenzie, was in fact one of the advisors who urged the WHO to declare a pandemic in the first place.

First Fluoride, Now Lithium Soon To
Be Added To Your Drinking Water

April 13, 2010 | JunkScience
Just in case the toxicity levels of fluoride were not sufficient in the water supply, Japanese researchers are now proposing that lithium could have a protective effect in drinking water.

Diet High in White Bread and Pasta
Double Chance of Heart Disease

April 13, 2010 | Nutrition
Foods which raise blood sugar levels quickly were linked to an increased risk of the potentially deadly condition.

3-Second Energy Boost
April 13, 2010 | HumanBody
Yawning is something we mostly stifle -- after all, it's embarrassing to yawn in the face of another as if to announce that you didn't get enough sleep or, worse, that you're bored. That's a shame -- because researchers have discovered that the humble yawn is a major contributor to mental alertness.

Pfizer Ordered to Pay Up
Over AIDS-Like Virus Infections

April 13, 2010 | BigPharma
In what is being hailed as a major victory for workers in the biotech and nanotech fields, a former scientist with pharmaceutical firm Pfizer has been awarded $1.37 million for being fired after raising the alarm over researchers being infected with a genetically engineered "AIDS-like" virus.

Intel Wants To Implant Devices
In People's Heads by 2020

April 12, 2010 | GovernmentAbuse
If the idea of turning consumers into true cyborgs sounds creepy, don't tell Intel researchers. Intel's Pittsburgh lab aims to develop brain implants that can control all sorts of gadgets directly via brain waves by 2020.

Artificial Light Disrupts Cell Division
April 12, 2010 | Sleep
Just one "pulse" of artificial light at night disrupts circadian cell division, reveals a new study carried out by Dr. Rachel Ben-Shlomo of the University of Haifa-Oranim.

Antioxidant-Rich Foods
for Cancer Prevention

April 12, 2010 | Cancer
To reduce your risk of all types of cancer, it's vital that you regularly eat foods that are rich in antioxidants.

Zinc Eases Female Anger and Depression
April 12, 2010 | Antioxidants
Daily supplements of zinc may reduce measures of anger and depression in young women, according to a new study from Japan.

You're Born a Copy but Die an Original
April 12, 2010 | HumanBody
The older we get, the more different we become. This is the conclusion of a study that followed people from their 70th to their 90th year of life.

Have You Zapped Your Microwave Yet?
April 12, 2010 | Toxins
We have known for years that the problem with microwaving food or water is not so much the radiation but the molecular corruption of the DNA so severe in the food that the body cannot recognize it.

Greenpeace Funded by the Political Class
April 12, 2010 | GovernmentAbuse
Far-left advocacy group Greenpeace receives large donations from rich and powerful people, enough to drown the entire notion of political independence and non-partisanship. The mechanism of receiving funding - through foundations - is the same as the opposition "right wing" organizations that it criticizes for funding bias.

Is it Healthier To Consume
Omega-3 From Fish or Supplements?

April 9, 2010 | Antioxidants
Researchers in Norway are kicking off a new project to investigate whether it is healthier to consume omega-3 from fish or supplements, and whether rancid oil is really best avoided.

Try Beetroot Juice For More Stamina
April 9, 2010 | Antioxidants
Drinking beetroot juice boosts your stamina, concludes a new study, which adds that the magical drink can help you exercise for up to 16 percent longer.

Human Gut Bacteria Different
in Japanese vs. North Americans

April 9, 2010 | HumanBody
Bacteria in the guts of some Japanese people are specialized for chowing down on seaweed - part of the daily diet in Japan - a new study finds. In contrast, the gut bacteria of North Americans appear to lack this special ability, at least in the individuals that have been studied.

More Than 30% of Cancers Would
Be Prevented With Healthier Lifestyles

April 9, 2010 | Cancer
Around 80,000 cases of cancer could be prevented every year if we abandoned our couch potato lifestyles and ate more healthily, say scientists.

6 Food Safety Predictions
April 9, 2010 | Nutrition
The Organic Center, a research institute focused on the science of organic food and farming, recently revealed concerns for the state of the food industry and agriculture.

Evidence That Nanoparticles
in Sunscreens Are Toxic

April 8, 2010 | Nanotechnology
Scientists are reporting that particle size affects the toxicity of zinc oxide, a material widely used in sunscreens. Solid zinc oxide was more toxic than equivalent amounts of soluble zinc, and direct particle to cell contact was required to cause cell death. Their study is in ACS' Chemical Research in Toxicology, a monthly journal.

Did Seasonal Flu Shots
Up The Risk for H1N1 Flu?

April 8, 2010 | PandemicFlu
The traditional seasonal flu vaccine may have increased the risk of infection with pandemic H1N1 swine flu, according to the results of four new studies by Canadian researchers.

Aminosweet: A Neurotoxin, Carcinogen
and Now The New Aspartame

April 8, 2010 | Toxins
A tsunami of bad publicity and ground root outcry has destroyed the public acceptance of aspartame and the sales are in the toilet. So why not change its name?

Music to Your Ears
April 8, 2010 | Sound
Nothing really engages the human brain like music. But music's effect on the brain may go far beyond enjoyment. In fact, more than 5,000 certified music therapists in the U.S. base their professional practice on the healing properties of music.

Activating Brown Fat Kick
Starts Your Metabolism

April 7, 2010 | Metabolism
Last year, researchers made a game-changing realization: brown fat, the energy-burning stuff that keeps babies warm, isn't just for the youngest among us. Adults have it, too (if they are lucky, anyway), and it is beginning to look like the heat-generating tissue might hold considerable metabolic importance for familiar and irritating trends, like our tendency to put on extra weight as we age.

Radiation Fears Are Clamping
Down on Dangerous CT Scans

April 7, 2010 | JunkHealthcare
A clampdown on clinics offering MOT health checks to the worried well – which can include whole body scans – was signaled by the government today, amid concerns over the exposure of healthy people to unnecessary radiation.

Frozen Chicken Breasts May Have
Mad Cow Risk, Say Food Safety Officials

April 7, 2010 | Toxins
Food safety officials are checking whether frozen chicken breasts on sale in the UK could be mixed with beef protein, thus posing a potential BSE (Mad Cow) risk.

Illegal Dioxin Levels Detected
In Thousands of Foods

April 7, 2010 | Toxins
Excessive levels of dioxins were detected in dozens of foods sampled over a nine-year period, said EFSA. But the food safety watchdog has challenged the significance of its own findings.

Eating Eggs For Breakfast Reduces Your Calorie Consumption Through The Day
April 7, 2010 | Nutrition
A new study demonstrates that eating protein-rich eggs for breakfast reduces hunger and decreases calorie consumption at lunch and throughout the day. The study supports previous research which revealed that eating eggs for breakfast as part of a reduced-calorie diet helped overweight dieters lose 65 percent more weight and feel more energetic than dieters who ate a bagel breakfast of equal calories and volume.

Soccer Not Only Improves Health and
Fitness, But Also Your Social Abilities

April 7, 2010 | Fitness
Soccer is a pleasurable team sport that provides an all-round fitness and can be used as treatment for lifestyle-related diseases. Men worry less when playing soccer than when running. Women's soccer creates we-stories and helps women stay active.

Shhh!!!, What If It Was Reported
That They Are Spraying Aluminum?

April 6, 2010 | Geoengineering
Could a Ban of Transparent Reporting at the Asilomar Conference be an Attempt to Cover-Up World-Wide Contamination From Stratospheric Aerosol Geo-Engineering Programs?

So-Called Healthy Habits
That Make You Sick

April 6, 2010 | Lifestyle
Consumers receive a steady stream of advice to drink lots of water, stay out of the sun, wash hands religiously, exercise regularly and on and on. Might we actually do ourselves harm with some of these seemingly healthful habits?

93 Percent of Medicinal Plants
Are Now Facing Extinction

April 6, 2010 | Herbs
Ninety three per cent of wild medicinal plants used for making ayurvedic medicines in the country are endangered and the government is trying to relocate them from their usual habitat to protect them.

Three Classes of Common Chemicals
May Affect Female Development

April 6, 2010 | Toxins
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that exposure to three common chemical classes -- phenols, phthalates and phytoestrogens -- in young girls may disrupt the timing of pubertal development, and put girls at risk for health complications later in life.

Think They Don’t Electroshock
People Anymore? Think Again

April 6, 2010 | JunkHealthcare
Ask the average person about the use of electroshock treatment in today's society and 9 out of 10 will respond, "They still shock people?"

If Sunscreen Prevents Skin Cancer, Why Are Skin Cancer Rates Rising At Record Pace?
April 6, 2010 | Cancer
Skin cancer rates are skyrocketing at a shocking pace… and the so-called experts are STILL blaming the sun for a problem manufactured right here on earth.

Potential Risk to U.S. Blood
Supply Being Investigated

April 6, 2010 | Viruses
An infectious virus linked to two diseases is drawing the attention of public-health officials, who are investigating the potential threat to the nation's blood supply.

3 Steps To Cure The Most
Common Health-Care Problem

April 5, 2010 | Sunlight
What do obesity, heart disease, depression, diabetes, and fibromyalgia have in common?

Lifestyle Routines Help You Sleep Better
April 5, 2010 | Sleep
Maintaining regular daily routines is associated with better sleep quality in older adults, a new study has claimed.

Billions of Dollars Would Be Saved Each
Year If More Women Would Breast-Feed

April 5, 2010 | Breastfeeding
The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says.

Can Blueberries Protect Your Muscles
From Damage During Exercise?

April 5, 2010 | Antioxidants
Antioxidant-rich extracts of blueberries may counter the detrimental effect of excessive exercise, according to new results from a new study from New Zealand.

What Influence Does Mom
Have on Baby's Obesity Risk?

April 5, 2010 | ChildHealth
Aspiring moms may be advised to achieve a healthy weight before they become pregnant, and to gain only the recommended amount of weight during their pregnancy. Now ongoing studies by Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-funded investigator Kartik Shankar and colleagues could provide new insights into those recommendations.

Benefits of Strawberries
April 5, 2010 | Antioxidants
They are the fruit of the season. Strawberries are a great option as they are rich in vitamins and minerals, low in calories, and widely available during this season.

Toxic Chemicals Are Affecting
Every System In Your Body

April 1, 2010 | Toxins
Toxic chemicals are invading every facet of our lives from our schools to our workplaces. They are gradually deteriorating every single system in our bodies and causing so many diseases, that it's now difficult to isolate exactly which chemicals are causing each disease. Here's a a small summary of major systems in the human body and the effect of common chemicals on each.

What's The Best Time To Workout?
April 1, 2010 | Fitness
Is it better to exercise in the morning, or later in the day? Perhaps your circadian rhythms should be your guide.

Need Better Sleep Quality?
Stick To A Daily Routine

April 1, 2010 | Sleep
A study in the April 1 issue of the journal Sleep found that the maintenance of daily routines was associated with a reduced rate of insomnia and improved quality of sleep in older adults living in a retirement community.

Magnesium May Be More Essential
To Your Health Than You Think

April 1, 2010 | Antioxidants
Calcium has received an enormous amount of attention. It's likely that every woman reading this article has been told by her doctor to get enough calcium. If asked what role calcium plays in health, nearly every woman would answer that calcium is necessary for strong bones. But what about magnesium? Did you know that this mighty mineral may be even more essential for health?


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