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Pumpkin Compounds Inhibit Cancer Growth

Pumpkin Compounds Inhibit Cancer Growth

New studies from Italy and China confirm the ability of certain nutrients in pumpkins to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

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Air Pollution Harms Developing Brains

Air Pollution Harms Developing Brains

Fetal exposure to air pollution can thin the outer layer of a developing child’s brain and lead to later cognitive difficulties, say Dutch researchers.

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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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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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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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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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