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Chinese Fungi Relieve Asthma Suffering

Chinese Fungi Relieve Asthma Suffering

Chinese asthma sufferers reported fewer symptoms and improved lungs after taking a fungi-based traditional Chinese medicine for three months.

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Meditating Raises Spirits More than a Vacation

Meditating Raises Spirits More than a Vacation

Women between ages 30 and 60 that were novice meditators had less depression and stress markers after six days of meditating while at a resort than peers just vacationing there.

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Natural Sounds Soothe the Brain

Natural Sounds Soothe the Brain

British researchers found that listening to natural sounds led to relaxed brain patterns, while artificial sounds activated stress.

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Maple Syrup Gives Good Gut

Maple Syrup Gives Good Gut

The inulin in pure maple sugar encourages the growth of desirable bacteria in the gut, say researchers from the University of Rhode Island.

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Coal Phase-Out Boosts Health

Coal Phase-Out Boosts Health

Both premature deaths and hospital admissions caused by air pollution have dropped sharply since Ontario systematically closed down its coal-fired power plants.

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Tax and Pricing Policies Spur Healthier Eating

Tax and Pricing Policies Spur Healthier Eating

If prices are lowered on healthy foods and taxes are raised on unhealthy choices, consumers shift to better eating habits, report Tufts University researchers.

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Unique Inflamed Gut Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

Unique Inflamed Gut Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

Italian researchers have found gut inflammation in Type 1 diabetics linked to 10 specific genes, raising hopes for treatment.

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Post-Stroke Exercise Improves Brain Function

Post-Stroke Exercise Improves Brain Function

Cognition improves in patients after a stroke with as little as 12 weeks of aerobic exercise and strength training, University of Pittsburg researchers report.

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Tart Cherry Aids Runner Performance

Tart Cherry Aids Runner Performance

Young adult distance runners in Texas taking a powered tart cherry supplement for 10 days improved their running time and reported a third less muscle soreness.

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Colicky Babies Respond to Acupuncture

Colicky Babies Respond to Acupuncture

Swedish babies given acupuncture twice a week cried markedly less after only two weeks of treatment.

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