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Archive of: Health Brief and NAPC

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Hostile Teachers Hamper Learning

Hostile Teachers Hamper Learning

Students’ test scores dropped by as much as 5 percent when taught by teachers that belittled or criticized students or showed favoritism.

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Eating Walnuts Boosts Gut Bacteria

Eating Walnuts Boosts Gut Bacteria

A daily handful of walnuts aids gut bacteria linked to heart, metabolic and gastrointestinal health.

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Gut Bacteria Linked to Artery Health

Gut Bacteria Linked to Artery Health

In a study of 617 middle-aged female twins, British researchers found that those with more diverse gut bacteria had more flexible arteries.

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Breath and Urine Tests Detect Breast Cancer

A simple, inexpensive breath and urine test accurately detected biomarkers for breast cancer in 95 percent of women.

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Aerobic Fitness Helps Prevent Word Loss

Tip-of-the-tongue word loss occurs less frequently in aerobically fit seniors, British researchers found.

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Music Reduces Need for Post-Surgery Opioids

Music Reduces Need for Post-Surgery Opioids

After surgery, 86 percent of patients engaged in music therapy eschewed opioids and other painkillers, compared to 26 percent in a control group.

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Natural Vitamin E Lowers Heart Risks

Natural Vitamin E Lowers Heart Risks

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.

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Knitting Releases the Blues

Knitting Releases the Blues

Knitting can lower depression, slow the heart rate, reduce the likelihood of dementia and distract from chronic pain, research shows.

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Acupuncture Soothes Dental Anxiety

Acupuncture Soothes Dental Anxiety

Acupuncture can significantly ease the dizziness, nausea and breathing difficulties that can affect some dental patients.

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Calorie Restriction Slows Aging

Calorie Restriction Slows Aging

Adults on a reduced-calorie diet for two years evidenced the reduced oxidative stress that protects against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer and diabetes.

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