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Exercising Women Have Fewer C-Sections

Exercising Women Have Fewer C-Sections

Women that worked out regularly during pregnancy had fewer cesarean deliveries and a lower risk of hypertension and diabetes.

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Heavy TV Watching Linked to Poor Bone Health

Heavy TV Watching Linked to Poor Bone Health

Children between 5 and 20 years of age that watched more than 14 hours a week of TV had lower bone mineral content as young adults.

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Medical Errors Cause 250,000 Deaths a Year

Medical Errors Cause 250,000 Deaths a Year

Mistakes by doctors and communication breakdowns in hospitals are now estimated to cause a quarter of a million deaths annually in the United States.

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Senior Joggers Enjoy Youthful Metabolic Rate

Senior Joggers Enjoy Youthful Metabolic Rate

Runners older than 65 that run three times a week burn oxygen at the same rate as 20-year-old runners, thus expending a similar amount of metabolic energy.

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Diabetics Improve Using Sesame and Rice Bran Oils

Diabetics Improve Using Sesame and Rice Bran Oils

Diabetic patients that replaced their cooking oil with a blend of cold-pressed sesame oil and rice bran oil had lower blood glucose levels than patients taking the pharmaceutical glynase.

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Sweat Can Transfer Happiness

Sweat Can Transfer Happiness

In a double-blind study involving armpit pads and cameras recording facial expressions, Dutch researchers have found that positive emotions can be transferred from one person to another via human sweat.

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Vitamin D3 Boosts Gut Health

Vitamin D3 Boosts Gut Health

Austrian subjects given large doses of vitamin D3 had fewer disease-bacteria in their gut and better immunity markers.

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Acupuncture Eases Hot Flashes

Acupuncture Eases Hot Flashes

Menopausal women reported that their hot flashes dropped by 37 percent during six months of acupuncture treatments.

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Vegan Diet Benefits Kids’ Heart Health

Vegan Diet Benefits Kids’ Heart Health

Obese youngsters between the ages of 9 and 18 fared better in heart-health markers when adhering to a vegan plant-based diet than their counterparts following the American Heart Association diet.

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Black Raspberries Bolster Heart Health

Black Raspberries Bolster Heart Health

In a Korean study, the robust compounds in black raspberries significantly decreased artery stiffness and increased cells that help repair blood vessels.

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