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Tocotrienols, a natural form of vitamin E found in wheat, barley, corn, rice and palm fruit, has been shown to lower high cholesterol and high blood pressure in seniors.
After surgery, 86 percent of patients engaged in music therapy eschewed opioids and other painkillers, compared to 26 percent in a control group.
Knitting can lower depression, slow the heart rate, reduce the likelihood of dementia and distract from chronic pain, research shows.
Dutch 6-year-olds that sang, listened to music and played an instrument one to two hours a week showed significantly enhanced cognitive abilities and better grades two and a half years later.
Acupuncture can significantly ease the dizziness, nausea and breathing difficulties that can affect some dental patients.
Adults on a reduced-calorie diet for two years evidenced the reduced oxidative stress that protects against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer and diabetes.
People with irritable bowel syndrome tend to be low in vitamin D, but symptoms can ease with supplementation, report British researchers.
Soil contains bacteria that kills melanoma cancer cells, say Oregon State University researchers.
A survey of 109 emergency room doctors found they frequently underestimated how often they prescribed opioids and that they prescribed fewer when alerted to the situation.
Dutch children that had been breastfed had a 45 percent lower incidence of asthma later in childhood.
Adults that were spanked as children turned out to have a higher risk of depression, suicide attempts, drinking and drug use, according to University of Michigan researchers.
A naturally occurring compound found abundantly in wild berries increases the cancer-fighting ability of sirtuin 6 enzymes.
People that meditated in a three-month retreat enjoyed cognitive gains in sustained attention that lasted to some degree for seven years.
Australian seniors reported feeling more fit, energetic and flexible after taking 10 ballet classes over three months.
When used alone or with other therapies, acupuncture lowered autism markers in Korean children.
Elderly women that eat lots of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage have less plaque on their carotid artery walls.
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.
A recent meta-study concluded that turmeric has proved effective in treating acne, mouth inflammation, itchy skin and psoriasis, among other conditions.
A diet rich in fish, potatoes, fruit, vegetables, legumes and olive oil significantly lowered the risk of aggressive prostate cancer in older Spanish men.
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.
A diet high in diverse fibers lowered blood sugar levels to normal for 89 percent of diabetes patients in a Rutgers University study.
Teens that spend the most time on digital devices tend to be unhappier, reports a San Diego State University study of a million teens.
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.
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.