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Exercise for ADHD

July 30, 2015
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Exercise can be another way to improve your child’s behavior. Researchers reviewed scientific studies to determine to what extent exercise can impact ADHD symptoms. They found that “aerobic exercise had a moderate to large effect on core symptoms such as attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity and related symptoms such as anxiety, executive function and social...
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Omega-3 for Good Behavior

July 28, 2015
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There is a lot of discussion about how proper nutrition can affect behavior, particularly with children. This study looked to see if “omega-3 supplementation over 6 months will reduce behavior problems in children both at the end of treatment and at 6 months post treatment.” The study group consisted of children 8-16 years old divided into...
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Drugs Increase Elderly Fall Risk

July 23, 2015
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Along with other harmful side effects, many drugs can increase the risk of falling for elderly. Recently published, researchers note that “the results from this study indicate that GPs (general medical practitioners) need to be reminded that there is a connection between FRID (fall-risk-increasing drugs) use and falls among elderly patients of enough clinical...
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Yoga for PMS

July 21, 2015
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Premenstrual Syndromes (PMS) includes a wide variety of symptoms that women experience between ovulation and their period. These can include mood swings, irritability, fatigue and depression. Approximately 75% of women have experienced PMS. A study was conducted to see if yoga exercises could help with PMS symptoms. After dividing subjects into groups, researchers found...
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Vitamin D Increase Senior Muscles

July 16, 2015
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Retaining muscle strength is very important for older adults. Loss of muscle strength can contribute to lack of mobility, falls and the inability to perform daily tasks. Researchers have found that “the supplementation of vitamin D alone in postmenopausal women provided significant protective factor against the occurrence of sarcopenia (loss of muscle size and...
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Exercise is Healthier than Dieting

July 14, 2015
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According to the American Heart Association, between 20-25% of all U.S. adults suffer from Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). MetS is an ailment typified by high blood sugar, elevated blood pressure, excessive body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol. People with MetS increase their risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. A recent study compared exercise...
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Less Drugs = Healthier Kidneys

July 9, 2015
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Almost everything you consume goes through your kidneys, including any drugs you take. Not surprisingly, drugs can take a toll on the kidney function. A recent study found that “avoidance of polypharmacy (taking multiple drugs) was associated with an improvement in renal (kidney) function.” As everyone knows, all drugs have side effects. In addition,...
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Garlic for Your Immune System

July 7, 2015
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Garlic has long thought to have many health benefits. A comprehensive study looked at how different garlic preparations may benefit immune function and inflammatory disorders. Researchers noted that “in this review, we assess the most recent experimental results, which indicate that garlic appears to enhance the functioning of the immune system by stimulating certain...
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Overweight Hard on Your Lower Body

July 2, 2015
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If you (or someone you know) suffers from constant joint pain in their lower back, knees or feet, one of the issues may be your weight. Researchers examined obese adults and found that “multisite pain was common, with 26.3% of participants reporting pain at two sites, 31.6% at three sites and only 20% were...
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Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Pneumonia?

June 30, 2015
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According to a new study, seniors with vitamin D deficiency appear more likely to contract pneumonia. Researchers found that “the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was ~80% in patients hospitalised with CAP (community-acquired pneumonia). Vitamin D deficiency was also a significant predictor of increased 28-day all-cause mortality.” This study underscores the importance of sufficient...
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