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Ballet Dancing Boosts Senior Fitness and Energy

Ballet Dancing Boosts Senior Fitness and Energy

Australian seniors reported feeling more fit, energetic and flexible after taking 10 ballet classes over three months.

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Acupuncture Alleviates Autism in Children

Acupuncture Alleviates Autism in Children

When used alone or with other therapies, acupuncture lowered autism markers in Korean children.

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Cruciferous Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk

Elderly women that eat lots of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage have less plaque on their carotid artery walls.

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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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