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Take Magnesium to Metabolize Vitamin D

Take Magnesium to Metabolize Vitamin D

Without adequate amounts of magnesium in the body, vitamin D supplements can’t be metabolized; high amounts may even increase the risk of vascular calcification.

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Turmeric Helps Heal Skin Ailments

Turmeric Helps Heal Skin Ailments

A recent meta-study concluded that turmeric has proved effective in treating acne, mouth inflammation, itchy skin and psoriasis, among other conditions.

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Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer

A diet rich in fish, potatoes, fruit, vegetables, legumes and olive oil significantly lowered the risk of aggressive prostate cancer in older Spanish men.

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Sodas Lower Fertility

Sodas Lower Fertility

By drinking one or more sugary sodas a day, women are a quarter less likely to become pregnant and men are a third less likely to father a child.

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Fiber Lowers Blood Sugar

Fiber Lowers Blood Sugar

A diet high in diverse fibers lowered blood sugar levels to normal for 89 percent of diabetes patients in a Rutgers University study.

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Screentime Overdose Means Unhappy Teens

Screentime Overdose Means Unhappy Teens

Teens that spend the most time on digital devices tend to be unhappier, reports a San Diego State University study of a million teens.

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Expecting Moms Can Protect Against Autism

Expecting Moms Can Protect Against Autism

Mothers that took folic acid or multivitamins before pregnancy were 61 percent less likely to have a child diagnosed with autism, and those that took these supplements during pregnancy lowered the risk by 73 percent.

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Holding Hands Reduces Pain

The brainwaves of couples tend to synchronize when they are in each other’s presence, and holding hands markedly lowers pain levels—especially if the man is empathetic.

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Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors

Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer survivors that regularly perform moderate-to-vigorous physical activity show improved attention, memory and multitasking abilities.

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Warming Planet Will Worsen Sleep

Warming Planet Will Worsen Sleep

Rising temperatures could cause six additional nights of poor sleep per 100 people by 2050 and 14 by 2099, say scientists.

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