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Black tea consumption linked to lower rates of diabetes

Black tea consumption linked to lower rates of diabetes | alternative health | Scoop.it
Countries with high tea consumption such as Ireland have low rates of diabetes A mathematical analysis from 50 countries reveals high consumption rates of black...
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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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Link found between added sugar and death from heart disease

Link found between added sugar and death from heart disease | alternative health | Scoop.it
Most US adults consume more added sugar than is recommended
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting the amount of added sugars you consume t
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According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers observed a significant link between added sugar consumption and increased risk for CVD mortality

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Meditation reduces psychological stress

Meditation reduces psychological stress | alternative health | Scoop.it
Mindfulness meditation shown to improve anxiety, depression and pain
Many people meditate to reduce psychological stress and stress-related health problems. To
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In a new analysis Johns Hopkins researchers found mindfulness meditation has a moderate improvement on anxiety, depression and pain.

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Seniors who keep physical active have improved overall health

Seniors who keep physical active have improved overall health | alternative health | Scoop.it
Becoming physically active later on in life has significant health benefits
Being physically active in older age is linked with healthy aging. Past studies have
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Older adults who become physically active later on in life can become a healthy ager up to seven fold.

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Short term aerobic exercise beneficial for brain health

Short term aerobic exercise beneficial for brain health | alternative health | Scoop.it
Exercise aids neuroplasticity in reducing biological and cognitive consequences in aging
Physical exercise, especially aerobic exercise has been shown to provid
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A new study suggests that even shorter term aerobic exercise promotes cognitive/brain health in aging adults.

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Video games have a positive influence on the brain

Video games have a positive influence on the brain | alternative health | Scoop.it
Video game training may be helpful in treating mental diseases such as PTSD
We all have heard of the downside of video gaming’s negative health effects such as
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German researchers find that platform games like Super Mario 64 causes increases in the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills and could be used to counteract known risk factors for mental disease.

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Lifestyle program improves heart health for people with abdominal obesity

Lifestyle program improves heart health for people with abdominal obesity | alternative health | Scoop.it
High-intensity interval training and the Mediterranean diet shows dramatic results
A study released at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress has revealed dramati
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A study released at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. finds high-intensity interval training combined with Mediterranean diet counseling improves heart health  of people with abdominal obesity.

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Life expectancy increases among Americans

Life expectancy increases among Americans | alternative health | Scoop.it
Americans today live 3.8 years longer compared to twenty years ago
Medical advances, new drugs and technologies have Americans living 3.8 years longer in compar
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A first of its kind study reveals Americans are living longer, reporting fewer symptoms of disease, have more energy and show fewer impairment in everyday tasks such as walking than a generation ago.
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Nasal spray a new approach to treat venomous snake bites

Nasal spray a new approach to treat venomous snake bites | alternative health | Scoop.it
Antiparalytics administered via nasal spray just may reduce the number of global snakebites
Snake bite is a neglected public health issue in many tropical and s
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Researchers from the California Academy of Sciences in collaboration with the Department of Anesthesia at the University of California, San Francisco, developed a new approach to treating venomous snakebites by administering antiparalytics through nasal spray.

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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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Greener urban areas linked to continuous mental health improvements

Greener urban areas linked to continuous mental health improvements | alternative health | Scoop.it
Environmental policies to increase urban green space may have sustainable public health benefits
Urbanization is a potential threat to mental health and well-be
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 In a new study from the University of Exeter Medical School, researchers showed that individuals who move to greener areas have significant and long-lasting improvements in mental health.

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Gastric acid medications like Zantac linked to vitamin B12 deficiency

Gastric acid medications like Zantac linked to vitamin B12 deficiency | alternative health | Scoop.it
Long term use of acid-suppressing medication may lead to malabsorption of vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12 is necessary for the production of red blood cells and plays
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Scientists from Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in a study found that use of previous or current commonly prescribed heartburn and ulcer medications was significantly linked to vitamin B12 deficiency.

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Obesity drugs result in greater weight loss

Obesity drugs result in greater weight loss | alternative health | Scoop.it
Medications used with lifestyle interventions, lead to greater mean weight loss
Thirty-six percent of US adults are obese, and many cannot lose sufficient weig
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 Medications approved for long-term obesity treatment ( (orlistat, lorcaserin, and phentermine/topiramate) when used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle results in greater mean weight loss.

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Allergy falsehoods revealed

Allergy falsehoods revealed | alternative health | Scoop.it
Common myths and misconceptions exposed during a myth-busting workshop
Allergies are a common occurrence in everyday life in many people’s lives, and misinforma
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Top ten misconceptions about allergies were presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology meeting such as egg allergy and vaccinations.

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Sexual activity; a significant exercise to burn calories

Sexual activity; a significant exercise to burn calories | alternative health | Scoop.it
Could sexual activity become part of a healthy lifestyle?
Health professionals are starting to recognize that sexual activity in humans could be an important as
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Researchers from the University of Quebec, Montreal, in a new study suggest that sexual activity may potentially be considered, at times, as a significant exercise.

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Most states put forth little effort to stop prescription drug abuse

Most states put forth little effort to stop prescription drug abuse | alternative health | Scoop.it
Prescription drug overdoses have double while many states with strategies ignore the problem
In the past twenty years biomedical research had made many advances
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A new report, Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic finds that 28 states and Washington, D.C. scored six or less out of 10 possible indicators of promising strategies to help curb prescription drug abuse.

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Mediterranean diet linked to slower cognitive decline

Mediterranean diet linked to slower cognitive decline | alternative health | Scoop.it
Greater adherence to diet lowers the risk for Alzheimer’s disease
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet has been associated with lower risk of various age-related d
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The first systematic review of publshed studies suggest that greater adherence to Mediterranean diet is associated with slower cognitive decline and lower risk of developing Alzheimer disease.

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