Health

How Himalayan Salt Lamps Work

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(Tim Russell/YouTube)

By Michael Edwards,  Organic Lifestyle Magazine Have you been wondering what the deal is with those salt lamps? It’s not just the nice ambient light. Salt lamps actually help...


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    Licorice Might Help You Lose Weight

    Who really needs another article about weight loss plans and products? We’re inundated with advertising on weight loss supplements and the last thing we need... Read more

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    How to Look Confident Even When You’re Not (Infographic)

    Even if situations arise that are stressful, the good thing about confidence is that acting like you have it is one way to gain it... Read more

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    Mosquitoes Prefer People With THIS Blood Type

    Have you ever caught yourself itching all over due to mosquito bites while your friend right next to you is enjoying the outdoors without a... Read more

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    Better Than Meds? 10 Reasons to Eat More Turmeric

    Turmeric, the main spice in curry, is arguably the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease. It has so many healing... Read more

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    NYC Health & Fitness Directory

    Shift Integrative Medicine Union Square Shift offers you an integrative approach that acknowledges not only the physical but also the spiritual, emotional, and energetic components... Read more

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    Benzos: A Dance With the Devil

    “It feels like I’m plugged into an electric socket, and every move I make shoots voltage throughout my body. I’m nauseous, and my stomach feels... Read more

  • A file photo of members of the New York Police Department (NYPD). Glen Hochman, a retired White Plans officer of 22 years, killed two of his daughters and himself on Feb. 21. The chilling murder-suicide exposes a dangerous problem in police departments, and chiefs’ attitude toward the mental health of their officers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    PTSD: The Hidden Toll of Policing

    One night eight years ago, Mark DiBona was in a very dark place. The police officer felt unappreciated, unhappy with his weight, emotional. He had... Read more

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    Pet Chickens and Poultry Are Causing a Salmonella Outbreak in the US

    More than 600 people have been infected with Salmonella as of July 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says as it is... Read more

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    Americans’ Concepts of Health and Beauty Revealed in Smithsonian’s Digitized Collection of Personal Care Products

    “Disfiguring humors, scrofula, humiliating eruptions, copper-colored diseases of the blood”—we might not be familiar with all of these conditions, yet over 100 years ago consumers... Read more

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    People With Anger Disorder Have Decreased Connectivity Between Regions of the Brain

    People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or impulsive aggression, have a weakened connection between regions of the brain associated with sensory input, language processing and... Read more

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    Sleeping Like a Baby Could Prevent Stress and Chronic Diseases

    An ongoing lack of quality sleep puts you at an increased risk for chronic conditions such as heart and kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and... Read more

  • (Pezibear/Shutterstock)

    Gratitude Is Good for the Heart and Soul

    A new study discovered the more grateful you are, the lower your risk of heart attack. Is there a recipe for gratitude? Learn what highly grateful... Read more

  • (aijiro/shutterstock)

    5 Ingredients That Make Your Deodorant Dangerous

    Using antiperspirant and deodorant has become second nature to most people. Advertisers have been making arguments against your natural balanced scent to convince you to... Read more

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    9 Tips for Running When It’s Hot and Sunny

    Running under a scorching hot sun or at a high humid place is not pleasant to say the least. The workout always ends with wet... Read more

  • A man in France continues to puzzle scientists nearly a decade after he was found to be living with just 10 percent of a typical human brain. (AOL Screenshot)

    Case of Man Missing 90% of Brain but Functioning Normally Stuns Scientists (Video)

    A man in France continues to puzzle scientists nearly a decade after he was found to be living with just 10 percent of a typical... Read more

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    13 Truths About Weight Loss

    Weight loss is a popular topic and a multi-billion dollar industry for a reason. I have found that it is the rare person who is... Read more

  • A file photo of members of the New York Police Department (NYPD). Glen Hochman, a retired White Plans officer of 22 years, killed two of his daughters and himself on Feb. 21. The chilling murder-suicide exposes a dangerous problem in police departments, and chiefs’ attitude toward the mental health of their officers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    PTSD: The Hidden Toll of Policing

    One night eight years ago, Mark DiBona was in a very dark place. The police officer felt unappreciated, unhappy with his weight, emotional. He had... Read more

  • (Farmgirlmiriam/Pixabay)

    Pet Chickens and Poultry Are Causing a Salmonella Outbreak in the US

    More than 600 people have been infected with Salmonella as of July 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says as it is... Read more

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    Americans’ Concepts of Health and Beauty Revealed in Smithsonian’s Digitized Collection of Personal Care Products

    “Disfiguring humors, scrofula, humiliating eruptions, copper-colored diseases of the blood”—we might not be familiar with all of these conditions, yet over 100 years ago consumers... Read more

  • (lmadstreetz/Flickr/CC BY)

    People With Anger Disorder Have Decreased Connectivity Between Regions of the Brain

    People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or impulsive aggression, have a weakened connection between regions of the brain associated with sensory input, language processing and... Read more

  • A man in France continues to puzzle scientists nearly a decade after he was found to be living with just 10 percent of a typical human brain. (AOL Screenshot)

    Case of Man Missing 90% of Brain but Functioning Normally Stuns Scientists (Video)

    A man in France continues to puzzle scientists nearly a decade after he was found to be living with just 10 percent of a typical... Read more

  • Aedes aegypti mosquitos sit inside a glass tube at the Fiocruz institute where they have been screening for mosquitos naturally infected with the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    In Medical Mystery, Caregiver Gets Zika From Man Who Died

      SALT LAKE CITY—A Utah man who became the first person in the continental U.S. to die after being infected with the Zika virus passed... Read more

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    Strokes Are 91 Percent Preventable, New Study Finds

    A new study suggests that strokes—a leading cause of death and disability across the globe—are highly preventable. Ten risk factors are associated with 91 percent of strokes—and... Read more

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    Consumer Alert: 300+ Health Problems Linked To Statin Drugs

    A growing body of clinical research now indicates that the cholesterol-lowering class of drugs known as statins, are associated with over 300 adverse health effects —... Read more

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    New Study Finds Connection Between Red Meat Consumption and Kidney Failure (Video)

    The consumption of red meat has been associated with a variety of health problems, and a team of researchers has found yet another. A study... Read more

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    Lack of Sleep Can Raise the Risk of Heart Attack

    Lack of sleep can greatly increase your risk of a heart attack. Shocked? You shouldn’t be, as lack of sleep has been linked to a number of... Read more

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    Want to Do Something Good for Your Health? Try Being Generous

    Every day, we are confronted with choices about how to spend our money. Whether it’s thinking about picking up the tab at a group lunch... Read more

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    Video: Prince Harry Gets HIV Test in London Clinic on Live Broadcast

    Prince Harry took an HIV test in a London clinic on July 14, which he shared live on the Royal Family’s Facebook page. The prince has been... Read more

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    The Truth About Epidural Side Effects

    The purpose of writing this article is to give light to some unknown facts about epidural side effects and also to give some natural alternatives... Read more

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    ‘This All Has to Stop’: Former Detroit Police Officer Calls for Compassion

    A former Detroit police officer wrote a moving post on Facebook in which she described how tough it is to be a police officer and called... Read more

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    Study: For People With Epilepsy, Suicide Rate Is 22 Percent Higher

    People with epilepsy have a 22 percent higher suicide rate than the general population, a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)... Read more

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    Recall: Betty Crocker Cake Mixes the Latest in Massive Contaminated Flour Recall

    General Mills is expanding its recall to include more products that possibly contain flour contaminated with E. coli. Continental Mills’ Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix and three... Read more

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    Diet That Mimics Fasting Helps Immune System Attack Cancer Cells

    LOS ANGELES—A low-calorie diet that mimics the effects of fasting has been shown to help strip away a protective barrier on breast and skin cancer... Read more

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    Drunkorexia 101: Increasing Alcohol’s Effects Through Diet and Exercise Behaviors

    While many people view college drinking as the norm, how students drink can place them at a higher risk for multiple problems. Drinking on an... Read more

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    22 Ways Drinking Soda Will Shorten Your Life

    Numerous studies have shown the negative health effects of drinking soda on your waistline and your teeth. Drinking soda however, has far more serious health... Read more

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    Study: Sleeping in a New Place Keeps Half the Brain on Alert (Video)

    Researchers now have a better understanding of why sleeping in a different place often makes people feel groggy afterwards. According to a study published in May,... Read more

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    9 Tips for Running When It’s Hot and Sunny

    Running under a scorching hot sun or at a high humid place is not pleasant to say the least. The workout always ends with wet... Read more

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    Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin C

    Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water soluble vitamin whose chemical structure is closely related to glucose. Most animals can, in fact, synthesise vitamin... Read more

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    The Only Vegan Ice Cream Recipe You’ll Ever Need

    By Tess Challis, Healing the Body Imagine a creamy dreamy soft ice cream that’s totally devoid of anything bad, and chock-full of everything good. You’re... Read more

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    20 Effective Tips to Lose Belly Fat (Backed by Science)

    Belly fat is more than just a nuisance that makes your clothes feel tight. Fat inside the belly area is also termed visceral fat, and... Read more

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    When you are looking for an efficient and effective way to work out, go to calisthenics. Calisthenics don’t require any equipment, so you learn to... Read more

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    Eating Yogurt Lowers Blood Pressure

    Eating yogurt at least five times a week can lower the risk of developing high blood pressure by almost a quarter. Data from studies involving... Read more

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    Cravings for High-Calorie Foods May Be Switched Off in the Brain by New Supplement

    Eating a type of powdered food supplement, based on a molecule produced by bacteria in the gut, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods such as chocolate,... Read more

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    Yoga: 4 Styles to Try

    If you live in or near any metropolitan area, you can probably chose from more than a dozen different styles of yoga. Here are four... Read more

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    15 Recipes – How to Pack the Perfect Vegan Picnic

    What makes for a good picnic? A nice, warm day, good friends and a green space, of course. But as for food, there are certain... Read more

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    Evidence Links Low Iron Levels to Restless Legs Syndrome

    If you have restless legs syndrome, commonly known as the heebie-jeebies, you could have low iron reserves. It’s a complex area, with many other factors involved,... Read more

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    Inactivity Reduces Your Muscle Strength up to a Third in Just Two Weeks

    A study from the University of Copenhagen shows that wearing an immobilizing knee brace for just two weeks caused men in their 20s to lose... Read more

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    7 Proven Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate (No. 5 is Best)

    Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the... Read more

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    This Is Why You Should Never Eat Tilapia

    We all have the notion that eating fish would be the better option over bacon when it comes to health. And the truth is, it... Read more

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    Coconut-Chia Ice Cream

    Easy recipes for chia pudding abound, but how about creamy, dreamy ice cream? Make a delicious dessert that fits into a healthy lifestyle using this... Read more

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    How Sauerkraut Is Leading a Food Revolution

    With suspicion surrounding staples such as eggs and the humble potato, along with the reconsideration of fats as not so bad, and the belated demonisation... Read more

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    Matcha – Even More Powerful Than Regular Green Tea?

    Green tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. It has all sorts of health benefits, such as weight loss and improved heart... Read more

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    Animal Exercises for Children

    We started life crawling, bending, and twisting, which means primal movements are very natural for children and also a super effective way to keep their... Read more

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    Rawberry Starbars Recipe

    By Tess Challis, Healing the Body One of my favorite ways to make guilt-free desserts is to use all raw, living food ingredients. Yet another... Read more

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    Ask most people what they believe constitutes ‘American Food’ and they’ll almost invariably answer: hamburgers, hotdogs and fries. All of which actually have European origins,... Read more

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    A Juice That Makes You Happy

    Are you prone to feeling down or suffer from depression? The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a diet with high intakes of fruits... Read more

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    Licorice Might Help You Lose Weight

    Who really needs another article about weight loss plans and products? We’re inundated with advertising on weight loss supplements and the last thing we need... Read more

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    13 Truths About Weight Loss

    Weight loss is a popular topic and a multi-billion dollar industry for a reason. I have found that it is the rare person who is... Read more

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    Western Counseling Gets a Boost From Eastern Wisdom

    For the last several decades, Westerners have been looking East for new approaches to health care. What was once the exclusive domain of hippies and... Read more

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    People have been meditating for millennia, but science is just starting to grasp what all the fuss is about. In an age where clinical trials... Read more

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    How Diet Pills Sank a Traditional Chinese Herb for Sinus Problems

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    NEW YORK—Norma Kamali radiates a rare beauty, a glowing gorgeousness that can only come from the inside. Full of energy, creativity, and a balanced sense... Read more

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    Licorice, the Sweet Root With Lots of Health Benefits

    Say “licorice” and most people think of those black, chewy ropes from a bygone era of candy. But licorice is also a plant related to... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine: How to Be Healthy in Summer

    The Chinese medicine element associated with summer is, not surprisingly, fire. The fire element is special because it provides that spark which inspires love for... Read more

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    Monk Fruit, the Multi-Faceted Sweetener

    Despite all the dangers of consuming too much sugar, we still love the sweet stuff. There are a lot of low-calorie sugar alternatives to choose... Read more

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    Acupuncture and Herbs Relieve Hay Fever

    Acupuncture and herbs alleviate hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Symptoms include postnasal drip, runny nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, and ear or throat irritation. Lishui... Read more

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    The Tongue Is a Map of the Body in Chinese Medicine

    Your tongue does more than just taste food and articulate words. According to traditional Chinese medicine, it is also a convenient diagnostic tool. Before X-rays,... Read more

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    Improve Your Posture in One Simple Step

    Want to improve your posture quickly, for free, with almost zero effort? I did it. So can you. I don’t deserve any credit for this accomplishment... Read more

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    Acupuncture Pain Killing Mystery Revealed

    Researchers have discovered that acupuncture causes a special biochemical reaction that reduces inflammation and muscle pain. The study, published in Molecular Neurobiology, investigated the effects of... Read more

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    Sexual intercourse is painful for some women, and one cause of the discomfort is due to a condition called Vulvodynia (vul-vo-DIN-ee-uh). You aren’t alone if... Read more

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    East-West Collaboration Imparts Chinese Health and Beauty Secrets

    Dr. Jingduan Yang never imagined he was going to be a practitioner of classical Chinese medicine when he was growing up in a small town... Read more

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    Gained Weight on the Diet That Your Friend Swore By? Here’s Why.

    I have never been much of a dieter, although there are times in my life when I probably should have.  There have, however, been times... Read more

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    Acupuncture Alleviates Knee Pain Due to Arthritis

    Acupuncture relieves pain, stiffness, and improves knee function for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Researchers from the Chengdu University of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) investigated the... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine: 5 Benefits of Tui Na Massage

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    Gratitude Is Good for the Heart and Soul

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    5 Ingredients That Make Your Deodorant Dangerous

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    Lime Juice and 8 Other Natural Ways To Quit Smoking

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    How Food Can Improve or Worsen Your Thyroid Function

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    Ginger Is Good For Morning Sickness Relief

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    Myrrh Oil: Benefits of This Holy Oil

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    7 Things Better Than Drugs for Health and Healing

    Natural medicine is an amazing field, full of inspiring stories and an ever-accumulating body of scientific research to support its increasingly popular view of health... Read more

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    How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden

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    Your Medicine is in Your Pantry

    Food has been the medicine of humanity since the dawn of time. Many herbs that we associate only with seasoning our food are, in fact,... Read more

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    How to Look Confident Even When You’re Not (Infographic)

    Even if situations arise that are stressful, the good thing about confidence is that acting like you have it is one way to gain it... Read more

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    Mosquitoes Prefer People With THIS Blood Type

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  • We have a very broad perspective on treatment options for pain - from nutritional therapies to acupuncture and regenerative medicine. Our goal is to choose the right combination for you. (photog/shutterstock)

    NYC Health & Fitness Directory

    Shift Integrative Medicine Union Square Shift offers you an integrative approach that acknowledges not only the physical but also the spiritual, emotional, and energetic components... Read more

  • (Eakachai Leesin/shutterstock)

    Benzos: A Dance With the Devil

    “It feels like I’m plugged into an electric socket, and every move I make shoots voltage throughout my body. I’m nauseous, and my stomach feels... Read more

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    Sleeping Like a Baby Could Prevent Stress and Chronic Diseases

    An ongoing lack of quality sleep puts you at an increased risk for chronic conditions such as heart and kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and... Read more

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    Do Kids Grow out of Childhood Asthma?

    When a child is diagnosed with asthma, parents usually have a number of questions. How serious is asthma? Will the child grow out of it?... Read more

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    Breastfeeding Dictator or Breastfeeding Enabler? Midwives’ Support Styles Can Make a Difference

    We have come a long way since the days when babies were whisked away from their mother at birth to be bathed and wrapped before... Read more

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    What is prostatitis? Quite simply, it is a prostate infection. This condition involves inflammation of the prostate, the small walnut-shaped male gland that produces seminal... Read more

  • Volter Longo, professor and director of the USC Longevity Institute at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. (John Skalicky)

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    Strokes are the second most common cause of death worldwide. Moreover, stroke is a leading cause of disability and so preventing strokes in the first place—what’s called... Read more

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    Think of pain as being your “harm alarm,” a signal designed to get your attention, to motivate you to escape whatever is causing it. After... Read more

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    The Easiest Way to Stop Wasting Time and Increase Productivity

    This past weekend, I spoke at a conference that–I kid you not–was called “The Bad Ass Mentor’s Retreat.” Seriously. Organized and hosted by my old... Read more

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    I Have Cellulite and I Still Love My Body

    I have cellulite and I still love my body. Can you imagine?! Loving your body despite it’s very common and normal imperfections? Giving yourself grace instead... Read more

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    The GAPS Diet & Histamine Intolerance

    Histamine intolerance is a growing concern today, and awareness is slowly growing amongst practitioners. The GAPS™ Protocol is a digestive healing protocol that does wonders... Read more

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    7 Surprising Reasons You May Be Losing Hair

    Hair loss is surprisingly common – and not just among men. Women can also lose their hair, which can be very noticeable. While most people... Read more

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    Recovering From Grief, One Color at a Time

    Guilt, anger, despair, a sense of injustice, and a river of tears: These are some of the emotions that can haunt someone who has suffered... Read more

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    Case of Man Missing 90% of Brain but Functioning Normally Stuns Scientists (Video)

    A man in France continues to puzzle scientists nearly a decade after he was found to be living with just 10 percent of a typical... Read more

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    New Study Finds Connection Between Red Meat Consumption and Kidney Failure (Video)

    The consumption of red meat has been associated with a variety of health problems, and a team of researchers has found yet another. A study... Read more

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    Study: Sleeping in a New Place Keeps Half the Brain on Alert (Video)

    Researchers now have a better understanding of why sleeping in a different place often makes people feel groggy afterwards. According to a study published in May,... Read more

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    How Nature Resets Our Minds and Bodies

    What is it that sets natural environments apart from others? Why shouldn’t a quiet streetscape have the same effect as a quiet natural landscape, for... Read more

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    Seagulls Found Carrying Dangerous Superbug (Video)

    A superbug that can resist one of the strongest known antibiotics has been found in a very mobile carrier. One recently published study has confirmed... Read more

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    Two Women Became Temporarily Blind After Smartphone Use In Bed (Video)

    Over the years, smartphone screens have gotten brighter, and while that’s generally a helpful thing, it can come with a surprising side effect – temporary... Read more

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    5 Ways to Beat Your Sugar Addiction

    Here are the top ways to reduce sugar cravings. There are really four main steps. You need to get more fiber, more protein, more healthy... Read more

  • A recently published study led by Harvard University has found that a buildup of amyloid beta, a protein commonly believed to contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, could also indicate evidence of past efforts to fight off infections. (AOL Screenshot)

    Study Finds Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease And Infections (Video)

    A suspected contributor to Alzheimer’s disease could be the result of past fights to ward off infections in the brain, finds a recently published led... Read more

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    Run on Fat: Cereal Killers 2

    Endurance athletes have been told for decades that carb loading is necessary to perform at the top. To suggest otherwise has long been regarded as... Read more

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    New Study Warns Swaddling Babies Could Lead to Increased Risk of SIDS (Video)

    A popular way of wrapping babies in blankets could be leading to higher risks of sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS. Swaddling is... Read more

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    The Most Common Kinds of Coincidences

    There’s not a lot of great data out there on what kinds of coincidences happen to people, mostly because the stories are often so singular... Read more

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    Are Medical Errors Deadlier Than Strokes and Alzheimer’s?

    A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine says medical errors should rank as the third-leading cause of death in the United States—and highlights how... Read more

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    Tips From Jason Glass: Improve Your Golf Game by Warming Up

    The Masters just wrapped up, which means spring golf is right around the corner. The most important thing you can do to start the 2016... Read more

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    Raising a Generation of Pill-Poppers; How Abuse of ‘Uppers,’ ‘Downers,’ and Stimulants Threatens an Entire Generation

    Far from being recognized for their potential health hazards, ADHD drugs have gained a reputation as “cognition enhancers” among students and young professionals. Narcotic painkillers,... Read more

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    Whole Milk May Have a Surprising Health Benefit

    A study, which was published late March in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, found that dairy fat may help prevent type 2 diabetes. The authors analyzed blood... Read more

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    Irish Man Opens Up About His Depression, the Internet Listens

    A depression sufferer opened up about his mental health on Facebook. And it went viral. Posted on April 13, the video has—as of April 15—garnered... Read more

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    Ketogenic Diet May Be Key to Cancer Recovery

    To some, a ketogenic diet amounts to nothing less than a drug-free cancer treatment. The diet calls for eliminating carbohydrates, replacing them with healthy fats and protein. ... Read more

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    6 Secrets for Six Pack Abs

    Most of you already have a six pack abdominal wall. The problem is that it is covered up with a few inches of fat that... Read more

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    Completely New Models of Dementia Care Are Emerging Across the Globe

    The documentary special “Dementia—The Unspooling Mind” explores innovative models of care for dementia sufferers in Thailand and the Netherlands.  These unique residential complexes are the... Read more

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    5 Things that Trigger Thyroid Problems

    Thyroid function can impact your body in a number of ways. It can cause anxiety, irritability, depression, weight gain, brain fog, and fatigue. The thyroid... Read more


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