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A Cup of Peppermint Tea Boosts Alertness

A Cup of Peppermint Tea Boosts Alertness

After sipping peppermint tea, people’s alertness and memory improved, while chamomile tea slowed thinking.

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Fracking Linked to Asthma Attacks

Fracking Linked to Asthma Attacks

A seven-year study in fracking-heavy Pennsylvania found that people living close to a fracking site were up to four times more likely to suffer asthma attacks.

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Cranberries Reduce Urinary Tract Infections

Cranberries Reduce Urinary Tract Infections

Pile on the cranberry sauce. Women given 500 milligrams of cranberry powder daily for six months had significantly fewer UTIs.

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Bright Lights Encourage Healthy Eating

Bright Lights Encourage Healthy Eating

Diners at a chain restaurant picked healthier choices from the menu when a dining area was brightly lit.

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Teens Hooked on Ear Buds Prone to Tinnitus

Teens Hooked on Ear Buds Prone to Tinnitus

Half of a group of 170 teenagers that used ear buds reported bouts of ringing or buzzing in their ears.

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Why Some Kids Grow Up with Fewer Allergies

Why Some Kids Grow Up with Fewer Allergies

Children that sucked their thumb or bit their nails had fewer allergies as adults, reports a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Silence De-Stresses the Brain

Silence De-Stresses the Brain

Studies increasingly link noisy surroundings to stress hormones and cognitive difficulties in children.

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Gut Bacteria Linked to Toddler Temperament

Gut Bacteria Linked to Toddler Temperament

Toddlers with diverse gut bacteria proved to be more curious and sociable and less impulsive than toddlers with fewer types of bacteria.

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Music Makes Exercise Easier

Music Makes Exercise Easier

Individuals that worked out to music rather than silence felt less fatigued and exercised more effectively.

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Acupressure Eases Fatigue in Cancer Survivors

Acupressure Eases Fatigue in Cancer Survivors

In a recent study, two-thirds of breast cancer survivors that used an acupressure routine on themselves slashed their chronic tiredness to normal levels.

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