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Green tea extract stops tumor activity in breast cancer

Green tea extract stops tumor activity in breast cancer | alternative health | Scoop.it
Main ingredient of green tea can prevent and stop tumor growth Green tea’s popularity is soaring due to its numerous health benefits especially when it...
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Physical activity does not mitigate damaging health effects from continual sitting

Physical activity does not mitigate damaging health effects from continual sitting | alternative health | Scoop.it
Numerous studies have shown the health risks of sitting all day and physical activity is believed to decrease these risks however, a new study reveals that physical activity on its own may not do the trick. Avi Biswas, BSc, PhD candidate, University Health Network–Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, U
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Physicians less frequently offer lifestyle counseling for headaches

Physicians less frequently offer lifestyle counseling for headaches | alternative health | Scoop.it
Every year, nearly three-quarters of the population have headaches which result in lost productivity and costs of upward of $31 billion annually. In this new study, researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center characterized trends from 1999 through 2010 in the management of headache. Dr. Jo
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Sam’s Club offers free health screenings to empower your health

Sam’s Club offers free health screenings to empower your health | alternative health | Scoop.it
Many Americans strive each year to promise themselves to be healthier yet 67 million people have high blood pressure and thousands of people do not even know th
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. The first free health screening will take place on Saturday, January 10 from 11am-3pm

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Parents should not let their teens drive old cars

Parents should not let their teens drive old cars | alternative health | Scoop.it
Almost half of teens killed in car accidents had an old car Graduated driver licensing laws have been highly effective in reducing crash rates for younger teenagers. The risk of involvement in a police-reported or fatal crash for teenage drivers has declined substantially at the national level since
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Almost half of teen drivers killed on US roads in the past few years were driving vehicles that were 11 or more years old, and often lacking key safety features according to a new study by researchers from the Department of Research, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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Hormones change in expectant fathers

Hormones change in expectant fathers | alternative health | Scoop.it
Past studies have suggested that men’s hormones change once they become fathers, and there is some evidence that this is a function of a decline after the child's birth. One such study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences had showed hormone levels in fathers of
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A new U-M study is the first to show that expectant fathers can have lower levels of the hormones testosterone and estradiol even before their babies are born.

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The Remarkable Benefits of Tart Cherry Juice: 6 Proven Health Uses - Natural Alternative Therapies

The Remarkable Benefits of Tart Cherry Juice: 6 Proven Health Uses  - Natural Alternative Therapies | alternative health | Scoop.it
The 6 remarkable benefits of tart cherry juice, the medication it can replace, how to use it, dosages and how to get the real thing!
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Bicycle friendly US cities improve resident’s health

Bicycle friendly US cities improve resident’s health | alternative health | Scoop.it
Walking or biking to work is inversely associated with weight gain. Municipalities have invested in major infrastructure changes (e.g., greenways) to promote commuting by bicycle. The extent to which infrastructure changes influence commuting behavior is not known. Research led by the University of
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New research shows  that bike-friendly infrastructure changes were tied to increases in “active commuting” by bike-riding residents, which can promote
healthy weight and reduce cardiac risk.

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Dietary supplementation of walnuts combats Alzheimer’s

Dietary supplementation of walnuts combats Alzheimer’s | alternative health | Scoop.it
Walnuts just may reduce, delay, slow down or prevent the disease Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory a
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A new mouse study suggest that dietary supplementation with walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, or slowing the progression of, or preventing Alzheimer's disease.

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Stressful life events linked to low sperm count

Stressful life events linked to low sperm count | alternative health | Scoop.it
Men who are stressed out have lower sperm quality
Infertility is a common yet complex problem affecting approximately 10 -15 % of couples attempting to conceiv
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A new study reveals men who experience stressful life event have lower semen quality and job strain lowers levels of testosterone and sperm production. Unemployed men also have lower sperm quality.

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Higher fiber intake linked to lower risk of cardiovascular death

Higher fiber intake linked to lower risk of cardiovascular death | alternative health | Scoop.it
Every 10 grams of fiber lowered risk of mortality by 15%
Diet plays an important role in the cause of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease; however, secon
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Researchers from Boston find greater intake of dietary fiber, especially cereal fiber, after a heart attack is significantly associated with a lower risk of death from all causes and cardiovascular death.

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Exercise improves independence and quality of life in seniors

Exercise improves independence and quality of life in seniors | alternative health | Scoop.it
A double blind peer review found nurses can promote exercise in older patients to reduce social isolation, increase independence and improve quality of lifeNurses can promote exercise in patients to reduce social isolation, increase independence and improve quality of life
A double blind peer review measured the ef
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A double blind peer review found nurses can promote exercise in older patients to reduce social isolation, increase independence and improve quality of life

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Nutrition guidelines for the Olympics

Nutrition guidelines for the Olympics | alternative health | Scoop.it
Nutrition key to success at the Olympics for USA athletes
USOC nutritionists and dietitians play a joint role when it comes to making sure the athletes nutritio
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A proper eating program is just as important to athletes that participate in the games but is equally important for training.

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Overweight or obese people inhale more air pollutants

Overweight or obese people inhale more air pollutants | alternative health | Scoop.it
Overweight or obese adults found to inhale 7-50% more air per day
Overweight and obese adults can inhale more air pollutants compared to normal weight adults, m
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Researchers from the  University de Montréal's School of Public Health found that overweight or obese adults can breathe 7-50% more air per day compared to healthy weight adults, making them more vulnerable to air contaminants causing asthma and other pulmonary diseases,

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A daily avocado has cholesterol lowering effects

A daily avocado has cholesterol lowering effects | alternative health | Scoop.it
There are dozens of varieties of avocadoes. The rich and creamy Hass variety is the most popular type of avocado in the United States, and 95 percent of all avocados grown in the United States are produced in California, original home of the Hass variety. Avocados are a nutrient‐dense source of mono
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Research suggest that adding one avocado daily as part of a heart healthy diet decreases the bad cholesterol and raises the good cholesterol in overweight and obese individuals.,

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Daily blueberry consumption may reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness

Daily blueberry consumption may reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness | alternative health | Scoop.it
One cup daily fights the progression of prehypertension to hypertension Postmenopausal women have a high prevalence of hypertension and often develop arterial s
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Consuming more whole grains linked to lower heart disease mortality

Consuming more whole grains linked to lower heart disease mortality | alternative health | Scoop.it
Regardless of other dietary and lifestyle factors Higher intake of whole grains has been associated with a lower risk of major chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease; however, there is little evidence in regards to whole grains and mortality. In a new study res
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According to a new study every serving (28g/day)of whole grain consumption was lined with a 5% lower total morality and 9% lower cardiovascular disease mortality in US men and women regardless of other dietary and lifestyle factors.

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Firearm violence in the 21st century

Firearm violence in the 21st century | alternative health | Scoop.it
A brief review summarizes the basic epidemiology of firearm violence, a large and costly public health problem in the United States for which the mortality rate has remained unchanged for more than a decade. Dr. Garen J. Wintemute, MD, MPH, Professor of Emergency Medicine, and director of the Violen
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The mortality rate from firearm violence has remained essentially unchanged since just before the Turn of the twenty-first century but the patterns for suicide and homicide have changed dramatically, according  to a UC Davis study on the epidemiology of gun violence from 2003 to 2012.

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My Winter Staples for Natural Medicine

My Winter Staples for Natural Medicine | alternative health | Scoop.it
My #Winter Staples for Natural Medicine - #Natural-Medicine #Sickness -- http://t.co/iSWVg8RGqE
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Adults can obtain a healthier diet by cooking at home

Cooking at home is recommended as a healthy diet behavior A new study examines national patterns in cooking frequency and diet quality among adults in the USA, overall and by weight loss intention. Julia A. Wolfson, MPP, a CLF-Lerner Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and lead a
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Adults who frequently cook dinner at home consume a healthier diet regardless of weight loss intention according to new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research..

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Vitamin D can help manage acute asthma attacks

Vitamin D can help manage acute asthma attacks | alternative health | Scoop.it
Strong bones, improved mood, even more efficient weight loss…these are just a few things that Vitamin D does for us. But if it’s so good for us, why are so many people not getting enough of it? We have the signs you may be “D” deficient
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A new study finds asthmatics with vitamin D deficiency are 25 percent more likely to have an asthma attack.

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Adopting a healthy lifestyle can control or reverse heart disease

Adopting a healthy lifestyle can control or reverse heart disease | alternative health | Scoop.it
In this medical health video learn how heart disease can affect every aspect of your life. The key is to learn how to manage these changes. Watch this video and learn how diet and exercise can impact your life in a positive way.
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A new study has found that making healthy lifestyle changes during the 30s and 40s are associated with decreased risk of coronary artery disease but unhealthy lifestyle changes are associated with increased risk atherosclerosis in middle age.

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Resveratrol; All hype not beneficial

Resveratrol; All hype not beneficial | alternative health | Scoop.it
Resveratrol fails to protect against mortality, cancer and heart disease in older adults
Resveratrol, a polyphenol found in grapes, red wine, chocolate, and cer
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A new study of  men and women 65 years or older living in Tuscany had found a diet rich in resveratrol does not reduce all-cause mortality, inflammation, cancer or heart disease.

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Beer marinade effective in reducing harmful chemicals during grilling

Beer marinade effective in reducing harmful chemicals during grilling | alternative health | Scoop.it
Black beer found effective in removing harmful PAHs
Summer time will soon be upon us and American’s will be firing up the grill for those delicious grilled meat
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New research shows that black beer marinade had the strongest effect reducing the levels of eight major PAHs  by more than half (53%).

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Children’s Health is Deteriorating Won’t Be As Healthy As We Are

Children’s Health is Deteriorating Won’t Be As Healthy As We Are | alternative health | Scoop.it
The sad fact remains that our children will not be healthier by the time they reach adulthood as we were!

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“Heart Age” tool has people improving heart health

“Heart Age” tool has people improving heart health | alternative health | Scoop.it
“Heart Age” tool raises awareness promotes behavioral changes resulting in lower CVD risk
The cardiovascular disease (CVD) epidemic is a world-wide public healt
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The results of new study from Spain show that the use of the Heart Age tool to raise awareness of CVD risk promotes behavioral changes that result in a decrease of CVD risk.

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