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Citrus for Heart Health, Image: SarapulSar38/CanvaPro- A common flavanone called hesperidin found in citrus fruit may help protect against heart disease, according to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials published in...

Exercise is Good for Cholesterol, Image: Phonlamai/zoranm/Canva Pro- A new study has uncovered details as to why exercise is beneficial for heart health and blood lipid levels at any age. The study reported...

Develop a Stronger Voice to Build Emotional and Physical Strength, Image: - If, as an adult, it is challenging to express true thoughts and feelings to authority figures such as bosses and teachers or to a romantic partner, it is essential to...

How a Dentist Can Save Your Life, Image: - You read that right. Think of the last time you visited your primary care physician. How much time did he or she spend looking in your mouth? Most health-conscience people...

Blood Markers of Long COVID Identified, Image: Photocreo/Canva ProMay Help Scientists Develop Diagnostic Blood Test 
- Long COVID has left millions with ongoing fatigue, cognitive issues, heart rate and blood pressure variation, and other debilitating symptoms. Recent findings reported in...

Fluoride Exposure and<br />Cognitive Deficits in Children, Image: Africa images/Canva ProGrowing concern about the negative effects of fluoride exposure 
- Since 1945, cities and municipalities in the United States have added fluoride to community water systems to prevent tooth decay. As of 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that...

Cannabis Syndrome, Image: asilyAvramenko by Getty Images/undefined undefined by Getty Images/Canva Pro   - Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a rare, but growing, condition of repeated and severe...

Blood Test to Detect Parkinson’s Disease, Image: 076/Canva Pro/Volha Barysevich/ShutterstockFocuses on DNA Damage in Mitochondria 
- Researchers led by a team from Duke Health have developed a blood test to detect Parkinson’s disease, which afflicts 10 million people globally and is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. The illness causes...

Sleep Regularity for Longer Lif, Image: Alexandr Screaghin by Getty Images/CanvaPro - The findings from a study published in the journal Sleep highlight that sleep regularity, defined as the day-to-day consistency of sleep-wake timing, is a powerful predictor of...

Upcycling Plastics Into Soap, mages Source by Photo Images/Natalia Klenova/Canva Pro  - Plastic waste has become a global environmental crisis, leading scientists to explore innovative methods for reusing and transforming it. A research study published in the journal Science provides evidence of...

Vanishing Bananas, somnuk by Getty Images/CanvaPro- Every year, more than 100 billion bananas are consumed worldwide, 47 percent of which is the classic yellow Cavendish cultivar. According to...

Red Light Therapy to <br />Reduce Glucose Levels, Image: Pamela Carpenter/shutterstock.com- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 37.3 million Americans, or 11.3 percent of the population, have diabetes, which means the body does not produce enough insulin, causing...

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Using Artificial Intelligence, Image: PopTika/shutterstock.com- According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 million Americans and their families are living with Alzheimer’s disease. To determine if a person has the disease and rule out other possible causes of...

A Healthy Range Options for Functional Medicine Weight Loss  Options for Functional Medicine Weight Loss 
- Weight loss can be difficult for many underlying reasons: slowed metabolism, imbalanced hormones, loss of muscle mass, gastrointestinal tract issues and...

Acupuncture to Boost  Muscle Health, Image: Andrey_Popov/shutterstock.com - Muscle loss can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life, leading to decreased mobility and strength. A study published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies offers evidence that acupuncture may...

Promising  Developments  for Artificial  Kidneys, Image: Ben Schonewille/shutterstock.com- According to a paper published in Nature, researchers have made significant strides in the development of an artificial kidney. This exciting breakthrough offers...

Need a Heavy Metal Solution? Return to Plants, Image: 3 Plant-Based Remedies Help Cleanse Heavy Metals 
- Many people have metal inside of them and experience negative health effects from it. Toxic exposure to metals such as nickel and titanium from implants and surgically placed devices such as clips can...

A Nourishing Nest, Image: Edible Bird’s Nest Can Enhance Beauty from the Inside Out
- While eating the saliva of a bird from southeast Asia may not be the first choice for a health and beauty treatment, it can fly up on the list of natural remedies to...

Yoga for Prostate  Cancer Patients, Image: RealPeopleStudio/AdobeStock.comResearch Indicates Higher Quality-of-Life Scores 
- According to the American Cancer Society, about one man in eight will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, with six in 10 of these cases in men 65 years and older. Non-Hispanic Black men have...

Fermented Foods  for Brain Health, Image: zarzamora/ShutterStock.comMay Have Long- and Short-term Impacts Such as Reducing Stress 
- The consumption of fermented products is on the rise as drinks like kombucha and kefir have become popular. They are a source of tryptophan, an amino acid critical to producing serotonin, the brain chemical that...

Have You Cared for Your Brain Today?, Image: jannatulkoraise92616804The Body’s Command Center Controls Quality of Life with Age By Carrie Weidenbach 
- We don’t think about brain health as much as caring for the other parts of our bodies, like the heart, gut or even skin. However, to live a quality long life, taking good care of the brain is critical. Consider how...

Rise in Children With Autism, Image: Maryna_Auramchuk/ShutterStock.comCDC Partially Attributes to Improved Screening Access 
- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated statistics on the rate of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which has been on the rise. The data is based on...

Testing Acupuncture for  Long-Term COVID, Image: Andrey_Popov/ShutterStock.comUK Researchers Conducting Randomized Trial  
- Long COVID affects nearly 14 percent of adult patients that had COVID-19. It is characterized by symptoms lasting at least 12 weeks after the initial infection, including fatigue, brain fog and breathlessness. Although...

Children’s Physical Activity Declined Since Pandemic, Image: Samuel Borges Photography/ShutterStock.comLargely Attributed to Social Distancing and School Closures 
- In a new systematic review and meta-analysis published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers found that children’s physical activity has been greatly reduced by the...

Saving the Fading Night Sky, Image: sripfoto/ShutterStock.comDealing with Light Pollution 
- The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History "Lights Out" exhibit, in Washington, D.C., is helping people understand that light pollution is a global problem with broad impact. The effects of...

Seniors Want Fewer , Image: CGN089/ShutterStock.comA Growing Trend Dubbed “Deprescribing” 
- In a new National Poll on Healthy Aging by the University of Michigan involving adults aged 50 to 80, the vast majority of respondents expressed an interest in cutting back on prescription medications. Eighty percent would...

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