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Does Stretching Really Increase Flexibility?

By on November 27, 2014 in Natural News
Does Stretching Really Increase Flexibility?

Many amateur and professional athletes begin and/or end a workout by stretching to improve flexibility. Runners stretch their hamstrings before hitting the road, football players do static stretches as part of a pregame warmup, and yoga practitioners all cool down with stretches after sessions.  But does stretching really prevent improve flexibility and boost performance? The […]

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Selenium Found to Boost Cancer Treatment

By on November 26, 2014 in Natural News
Selenium Found to Boost Cancer Treatment

Selenium – naturally found in such foods as garlic and– may help in the fight against certain types of cancer, a new study shows. Melanoma, prostate cancer, and certain types of leukemia weaken the body by over-activating the immune system. But selenium slows down the immune over-response, improving cancer treatment in the long term, University […]

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Olive Oil Linked to Dramatic Heart Benefits

By on November 22, 2014 in Natural News
Olive Oil Linked to Dramatic Heart Benefits

More good news for fans of the Mediterranean diet:  New research shows that regular consumption of olive oil can drastically improve heart health — especially in people who have recently switched to the heart-healthy eating plan long favored by Italians and Greeks. The study — by researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and Lisbon and […]

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Most Heavy Drinkers Aren’t Alcoholics: CDC

By on November 21, 2014 in Natural News
Most Heavy Drinkers Aren’t Alcoholics: CDC

Nine out of 10 adults who drink too much alcohol are not alcoholics, according to a new government study. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that nearly one in three American adults is an excessive drinker, and most of them binge drink. In contrast, only about one in 30 adults are […]

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Working Night Shift Slows Metabolism: Study

By on November 19, 2014 in Natural News
Working Night Shift Slows Metabolism: Study

Working by night and sleeping by day may slow down the body’s metabolism, a small study suggests. Researchers found that when they put 14 volunteers on a schedule that simulated night-shift work, it quickly curbed the number of calories their bodies burned every day. On average, they expended 52 to 59 fewer calories on “night […]

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Daily Aspirin: Surprising New Finding

By on November 18, 2014 in Natural News
Daily Aspirin: Surprising New Finding

Daily low-dose aspirin therapy may not have significant heart-health benefits for older people, new research suggests. The study, which involved more than 14,000 Japanese people aged 60 to 85, found no major difference in heart-related deaths or non-fatal heart attacks and strokes between people who took aspirin and those who didn’t. “It indicates that primary […]

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Advocates Applaud Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘I Have Autism’ Disclosure

By on November 14, 2014 in Natural News
Advocates Applaud Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘I Have Autism’ Disclosure

Jerry Seinfeld is getting the ovation of his life for disclosing that he may have autism. Newsmax TV’s “Meet The Doctors” program reports this week that autism advocates are hailing the New York comedian’s revelation that he struggles with some of the hallmark symptoms of the mental-health condition, including social awkwardness. “I think, on a […]

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Cold, Flu Season: When to Avoid the Doc’s Office

By on November 14, 2014 in Natural News
Cold, Flu Season: When to Avoid the Doc’s Office

Taking a sick kid to the pediatrician’s office can sometimes do more harm than good, writes Melinda Moyer at Slate.com. A parent’s instinct is to take the child to the doctor at the first sign of illness, but there are times when staying home is actually safer. Most of the time, mild illnesses don’t require […]

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Flu Shot or Nasal Spray: Which Is Better?

By on November 13, 2014 in Natural News
Flu Shot or Nasal Spray: Which Is Better?

Public-health officials recommend that everyone over the age of 6 months get vaccinated against flu.  But Alicia Fry, a medical officer in the influenza division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains that different types of vaccine — a flu shot or a nasal spray — may work better for some people, The […]

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Prices Soaring for Many Generic Drugs

By on November 13, 2014 in Natural News
Prices Soaring for Many Generic Drugs

Market forces are dramatically driving up the cost of some generic drugs, prompting U.S. investigations into the pricing of what should be cheap alternatives to brand-name medications. Generics that should cost pennies per dose have undergone radical increases in price in recent years, said Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, author of a new commentary in the New […]

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