Current Health Issues

Heliotherapy: Benefits of the Sun Far and Beyond Vitamin D

Heliotherapy: Benefits of the Sun Far and Beyond Vitamin D

Most are well aware that sunlight exposure is a means to increasing vitamin D levels, yet at the same time we are told to avoid sun exposure especially at midday as it has been implicated in skin cancer, skin damage and premature aging. The truth is that

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How regular SAUNAS could save your life: Getting sweaty even once a week halves the risk of dying from heart disease

How regular SAUNAS could save your life: Getting sweaty even once a week halves the risk of dying from heart disease

A sauna does more than build up a sweat – it can be a life saver, say researchers. Middle-aged men who take frequent saunas are around half as likely to die from heart conditions as those who do not, according to a new study.Regular sessions also appear

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Using iPads to pacify children may harm their development, say scientists

Using iPads to pacify children may harm their development, say scientists

It might be tempting to hand over an iPad to a screaming child when all else has failed to calm them down. But child psychologists say it may be stunting youngsters’ emotional development, because they do not learn how to control their emotions. Researchers at Boston University

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This Simple Blood Test Could Save Your Life

This Simple Blood Test Could Save Your Life

by Mark Hyman, MD The next time you visit your doctor for blood work, make sure that along with your lipid profile you request a C-reactive protein (CRP) test. CRP measures the degree of hidden inflammation in your body. Mounting evidence underscores the critical role that inflammation

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The Gut-Brain Link: How Your Headaches Might Stem From Your Digestion

The Gut-Brain Link: How Your Headaches Might Stem From Your Digestion

I thought I had it figured out. These complicated migraines that I spent years studying seemed to make so much sense on paper. First comes the prodrome, the 24-hour period of time that about 70 percent of migraneurs experience before their attack of disabling pain (1). For

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The cost of cancer drugs

The cost of cancer drugs

Lesley Stahl discovers the shock and anxiety of a cancer diagnosis can be followed by a second jolt: the astronomical price of cancer drugs The following is a script of “The Cost of Cancer Drugs” which aired on Oct. 5, 2014. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Richard

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Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You

Evidence continues to emerge, both scientific and historical, suggesting that the way in which the majority of us currently sleep may not actually be good for us. In 2001, historian Roger Ekirch of Virginia Tech published a paper that included over 15 years of research. It revealed

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How to Get Enough Calcium Without Dairy

When our third child started to eat solid foods, we found out that he had a pretty severe dairy allergy. He was born 5 weeks premature (that whole story and my other birth stories here) and I found out that allergies are more common with babies born

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9 Ingredients You Don’t Want Anywhere Near Your Mouth

9 Ingredients You Don't Want Anywhere Near Your Mouth

Article Source : http://www.mindbodygreen.com was presented by SMARTYPANTS When it comes to how to eat right, most of us are lost. We’re consuming far too many processed snacks, and we’re not getting enough of what we need, like greens. About 70% of us are omega-3 deficient (which can cause mood

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Reason Behind Increasing Food Allergies Discovered

Reason Behind Increasing Food Allergies Discovered

The Article was first published in http://www.kcet.org by Rick Paulas Try to remember grade school. (This may take either a few seconds or hours, depending on how far into the vault those memories are located.) Remember when it came time for lunch. Now, try to remember how many times

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