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Fortified Foods Cut Into Supplement Use

Fortified Foods Cut Into Supplement Use

Nutritional supplements sales are growing nationwide, in spite of the fact that up to a fifth of U.S. adults often pass them up for fortified foods.

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Chinese Herbs Lessen Postpartum Blues

Chinese Herbs Lessen Postpartum Blues

A Chinese study pooling 47 clinical trials concluded that Chinese herbs are a safe, effective remedy that work either with antidepressants or alone.

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Aloe Vera Juice Allays Diabetes

Aloe Vera Juice Allays Diabetes

Data from nine clinical studies found that oral doses of aloe vera reduced two common markers of Type 2 diabetes.

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Fenugreek Eases Menopause

Fenugreek Eases Menopause

An extract of fenugreek husk sharply slashed the incidence of hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, headaches and mood swings in menopausal Indian women.

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Parents Use Complementary Health Care for Kids

Parents Use Complementary Health Care for Kids

The latest American survey on the subject found that almost one in nine children used complementary medicine or practices, such as fish oil, probiotics, chiropractic care and yoga, in the previous year.

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Exercise in Midlife Helps Preserve Mental Sharpness

Exercise in Midlife Helps Preserve Mental Sharpness

A Finnish twins study found that people that exercised physically in middle age were less likely to be cognitively impaired when elderly.

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Ayurvedic Program Improves Blood Chemistry

Ayurvedic Program Improves Blood Chemistry

Men and women that underwent a six-day ayurvedic detox and rejuvenation protocol showed measurable decreases in blood test markers for inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

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Early-to-Bed Kids at Less Risk of Obesity

Early-to-Bed Kids at Less Risk of Obesity

Young children that were tucked into bed before 8 p.m., when examined 10 years later, had less than half the obesity rate of those that had gone to bed after 9 p.m.

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Autism Risk Linked to Banned Chemicals

Autism Risk Linked to Banned Chemicals

Children born to mothers with high exposures to PCBs, DDT and other banned-but-still-present chemicals had a 50 to 82 percent greater chance of being born with autism.

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Early Job Satisfaction Supports Long-Term Health

Early Job Satisfaction Supports Long-Term Health

People that were dissatisfied with their jobs throughout their 20s and 30s were more likely to experience sleep problems, depression and excessive worry after age 40.

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