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Archive for March, 2013

Another Key to Autism?

March 28, 2013
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This study looked at “whether metabolic conditions during pregnancy (diabetes, hypertension, and obesity) are associated with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, or impairments in specific domains of development in the offspring.” What the researchers found is that those mothers with diabetes, hypertension, and/or obesity increased the likelihood of their children being born with autism...
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Thyme for Acne?

March 26, 2013
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While the study isn’t published yet, some researchers from the U.K. have found that a tincture of thyme (thyme steeped in alcohol) is reportedly more effective at killing the bacteria that causes acne than standard chemical remedies. These findings may not be conclusive, but that doesn’t keep you from trying it for yourself or...
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Dairy Doesn’t Affect Stroke Risk

March 21, 2013
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Dairy products have sometimes been given a bad rap. While they are a good choice for those looking to consume their daily amount of calcium, some people believe they have negative health effects that can outweigh the positive ones. A study of more than 74,00 men and women over 10 years found that “consumption...
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Vitamin D for Menstrual Pain?

March 19, 2013
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A ground breaking study found that women who took high doses of Vitamin D could reduce their menstrual and related pain significantly. While further research is needed to confirm these results, these findings do offer an alternative to pain drugs for women seeking a natural way to address their discomfort. This would be in...
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Calcium = Lower Prostate Cancer

March 14, 2013
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While much has been published about how proper nutrition can reduce female specific cancers, male oriented cancers lack the same amount of data. A recent study found that men who consume larger amounts of calcium in their diet can reduce their risk of prostate cancer. Researchers noted that “calcium from food is associated with...
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Cognitive Ability: Use It or Lose It

March 12, 2013
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A new study found that people who continue to challenge their mental faculties keep their cognitive abilities more than people who don’t. Not surprisingly, “the results suggest that more frequent mental stimulation in old age leads to better cognitive functioning.” Researchers note that the specific activity is not important, as long as it stimulates...
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Antidepressants Increase Blood Pressure

March 7, 2013
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A new study found that the “use of antidepressants during pregnancy was significantly associated with increased risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension (high blood pressure).” The authors concluded that the antidepressant use could increase the risk of high blood pressure during pregnancy by as much as 50%. This is in addition to increasing the risk of...
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Sitting is Unhealthy for Older Adults

March 5, 2013
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It doesn’t matter how old you are, how much you weigh, your gender or even how much exercise you get, sitting more than 4 hours per day can increase your risk of dying. That’s the conclusion of a recent study of more than 222,000 people age 45 and older. Researchers found that the longer...
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