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Pomegranates' Promise Against Cancer

Pomegranates' Promise Against Cancer A 2008 study at the University of California at Los Angeles demonstrated that a type of antioxidant found in pomegranates may contribute to prostate health. Now another study published in Cancer Prevention Research may show that the antioxidants found in pomegranites may also inhibit the deve... Read More

The U.S. Surgeon General Envisions Optimal Medicine

The U.S. Surgeon General Envisions Optimal Medicine Dr. Regina Benjamin, the Surgeon General of the United States, discusses Optimal Medicine as a new vision for health - a vision in which people take responsibility and care for the own health. It is a vision that sees health as a positive, not about disease or illness, but about a living a fun... Read More

Optimal Sleep for Optimal Health

Optimal Sleep for Optimal Health A study published in the latest issue of the journal SLEEP has found that either a decrease or an increase in sleep duration is associated with an elevated risk of mortality. In a 2008 study published in the journal of SLEEP researchers reported that either a decrease or an increase in sleep d... Read More

Ginger Appears to Relieve Chemotherapy-Related Nausea

Ginger Appears to Relieve Chemotherapy-Related Nausea Simple ginger root seems to dramatically ease the nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy, a recent study demonstrated. The research, which was revealed at a news conference sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), validates what has been standard practice in homes around th... Read More

Childhood Allergies Tied to Low Vitamin D Levels

Childhood Allergies Tied to Low Vitamin D Levels In a recent study published in the online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology children who had lower levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of developing allergies. This study was done by researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Read More

Studies Confirm: Chiropractic Care Works for Back Pain

Studies Confirm: Chiropractic Care Works for Back Pain For low back pain suffers, new research offers an old solution: chiropractic manipulation is more effective as a treatment for back pain than common treatments like painkillers. What the researchers found that chiropractic manipulation, "appears to be no better or worse than other existing the... Read More

Green Tea Promotes Healthy Gums

Green Tea Promotes Healthy Gums Men who drink green tea appear to have greater periodontal health than those who don't, a recent study revealed. And it seems the more green tea they drink, the better their gum health is. Periodontal disease is a chronic condition in which the gums and bone supporting the teeth are inflamed. ... Read More

Binge Drinking Can Temporarily Weaken Immune System

Binge Drinking Can Temporarily Weaken Immune System Binge drinking can weaken the immune system and undermine the body's ability to fight infection for at least 24 hours afterwards by inhibiting certain signaling molecules that launch pro-inflammatory responses, according to research published in the journal BMC Immunology. Read More

Yoga Alleviates Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Yoga Alleviates Posttraumatic Stress Disorder By relieving stress, the practice of yoga aids in recovery from posttraumatic stress disorder, two recent studies showed.In one experiment, conducted by Bessel van der Kolk, a psychiatry professor at Boston University School of Medicine, and published in the annals of the New York Academy of S... Read More

Relationship Between Obesity and Testosterone Levels

Relationship Between Obesity and Testosterone Levels Endocrinologists at the University of Buffalo have published a report in Diabetes Care that 40 percent of obese participants involved in the Hypogonadism in Males (HIM) study had lower-than-normal testosterone readings. In addition, the study revealed there was an inverse relationship between ... Read More

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