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Infants Breathing Bad Air May Suffer as Teens

Infants Breathing Bad Air May Suffer as Teens

A Swedish study found that 15-year-olds that had been exposed as 1-year-olds to high levels of air pollutants had more difficulty getting air through their lungs.

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Reflexology and Imagery Relieve Preoperative Anxiety

Reflexology and Imagery Relieve Preoperative Anxiety

Israelis facing surgery that received reflexology massages, acupuncture and guided imagery exercises beforehand experienced a 60 percent drop in anxiety levels.

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Chinese Herbs Lessen Postpartum Blues

Chinese Herbs Lessen Postpartum Blues

A Chinese study pooling 47 clinical trials concluded that Chinese herbs are a safe, effective remedy that work either with antidepressants or alone.

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Fortified Foods Cut Into Supplement Use

Fortified Foods Cut Into Supplement Use

Nutritional supplements sales are growing nationwide, in spite of the fact that up to a fifth of U.S. adults often pass them up for fortified foods.

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Aloe Vera Juice Allays Diabetes

Aloe Vera Juice Allays Diabetes

Data from nine clinical studies found that oral doses of aloe vera reduced two common markers of Type 2 diabetes.

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Fenugreek Eases Menopause

Fenugreek Eases Menopause

An extract of fenugreek husk sharply slashed the incidence of hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, headaches and mood swings in menopausal Indian women.

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Parents Use Complementary Health Care for Kids

Parents Use Complementary Health Care for Kids

The latest American survey on the subject found that almost one in nine children used complementary medicine or practices, such as fish oil, probiotics, chiropractic care and yoga, in the previous year.

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Exercise in Midlife Helps Preserve Mental Sharpness

Exercise in Midlife Helps Preserve Mental Sharpness

A Finnish twins study found that people that exercised physically in middle age were less likely to be cognitively impaired when elderly.

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Ayurvedic Program Improves Blood Chemistry

Ayurvedic Program Improves Blood Chemistry

Men and women that underwent a six-day ayurvedic detox and rejuvenation protocol showed measurable decreases in blood test markers for inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

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Early-to-Bed Kids at Less Risk of Obesity

Early-to-Bed Kids at Less Risk of Obesity

Young children that were tucked into bed before 8 p.m., when examined 10 years later, had less than half the obesity rate of those that had gone to bed after 9 p.m.

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