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  1. Taking Vitamin D to Soothe IBS Symptoms

    Taking Vitamin D to Soothe IBS Symptoms

    Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a common disorder in the modern world, affecting around 12 percent of people in the United States and other developed countries. Although it is believed to be autoimmune-related, in which the immune system attacks parts of the large intestine, doctors and scientists have little idea of how to treat it. As a result, many...
  2. Eating Fish Weekly Boosts Kids' Intelligence and Improves Sleep

    Eating Fish Weekly Boosts Kids' Intelligence and Improves Sleep

    One of the most common parenting struggles occurs at the kitchen table. While most parents want their children to eat a healthy variety of foods, many children are picky eaters who make this a challenge. Introducing a variety of healthy foods is both time-consuming and expensive for many families. However, research suggests that nutrition is essential to both physical and...
  3. Proven: Diet and Gut Bacteria Affect Cancer Risk

    Proven: Diet and Gut Bacteria Affect Cancer Risk

    Every moment, there are trillions of microorganisms residing in your digestive system. Some of these species of bacteria are beneficial, while others are harmful. Though one of their main functions is to help you digest food, in the past few years scientific research has revealed that gut bacteria impacts many aspects of health, including your metabolism and immune system. For...
  4. How to Recognize the Telltale Signs of Burnout Before it's Too Late

    How to Recognize the Telltale Signs of Burnout Before it's Too Late

    Modern people may not be fighting lions and tigers, but we are under more stress than ever. From job-related stress to long commutes to balancing the demands of family and personal life, many just have too much on their plate. According to many psychologists, this is leading to a disorder known as burn out, which can have dire consequences for...
  5. Taking Supplements During Pregnancy May Reduce Autism Risk

    Taking Supplements During Pregnancy May Reduce Autism Risk

    The rates of autism have been increasing in the United States and other countries, from around 1 in 2000 in the seventies to approximately 1 in 150 now. Part of this increase is due to changing criteria for the diagnosis as well as increased awareness. However, there also appear to be other, currently unknown, reasons for the increased prevalence. Could health factors...
  6. Compounds in Blueberries Help Kill Cancer

    Compounds in Blueberries Help Kill Cancer

    Berries are a foodie trend that's not going away any time soon. Modern agricultural and food storage methods allow us to enjoy these small fruits year-round, so berries have become a regular part of many people's daily diet. This is especially true of blueberries, which could have some unexpected health benefits. According to new research, blueberries not only taste great but...
  7. Scientists Discover Snow Shoveling Boosts Risk of Heart Attack

    Scientists Discover Snow Shoveling Boosts Risk of Heart Attack

    For many people, the long dark months of winter are a reason to hole-up inside. For others, however, winter can also mean an increase in physical activity. There are many outdoor hobbies that require cold weather, such as skiing and sledding. In addition, for people in many areas, the cold weather brings an increase in chores such as shoveling newly...
  8. Scientifically Proven Ingredients for Maintaining Healthy Weight Into the New Year

    Scientifically Proven Ingredients for Maintaining Healthy Weight Into the New Year

    The holidays are a time for baked goods and treats, which means that they also are a time of weight gain for many people. It can be difficult to maintain a reasonable number of calories with so much delicious food being offered in workplaces, parties and holiday meals. By the time New Year's rolls around, most people are ready for...
  9. The "Man Flu" Myth: Do Men Really Get Sicker Than Women?

    The "Man Flu" Myth: Do Men Really Get Sicker Than Women?

    In general, men are often perceived as being the physically stronger (and thus possibly healthier) gender. However, their response to infectious illness appears to be an exception to the rule. Many people over time have noted that men subjectively report worse symptoms from colds, cases of the flu and other illnesses. The same illness that most women will work through...
  10. Gut Flora Influence Allergies and Immune System Health

    Gut Flora Influence Allergies and Immune System Health

    Have you ever talked about having a "gut feeling" about something? Your gut, particularly the bacteria that live there, may be more important to your health than most people realize. A lot has been written lately about probiotics and their impact on health. A surprising range of diseases, from depression to certain types of cancer, have been linked to imbalances...

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