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National Study Aims to Unlock the Secrets of Microbes

All those microscopic organisms living in and around our bodies play an important role in keeping us healthy. And just…

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Study Finds Antibiotics May Increase Infection Risk

The next time your doc prescribes a round of antibiotics, here is something you may want to think about: a…

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Toxins in the News: 3 Studies Making Headlines

Most days we give little thought to the thousands upon thousands of chemicals that surround us in our daily lives,…

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Are Happiness and Health Connected? Harvard Researchers Aim to Find Out

“We’re going to be trying to see if the old adage that happiness makes you healthier is true,” says Professor…

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U.S. Childhood Obesity Rates Still Rising, What it Means for Our Future

Despite reports of improvement in some areas of the country, it turns out our childhood obesity problem as a whole…

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Take this Study with a Grain of Salt… or a Twist of Lime

Following a recent study, researchers at Oregon State University have reason to believe that hops—one of the key ingredients in…

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Seniors: Why Avoiding these Medications May Benefit the Brain

Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine believe they may be one step closer to determining why a widely…

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Why is there Weed Killer in Your Breakfast?

Good question. And one the nonprofit group Alliance for Natural Health USA was asking after it tested about two dozen…

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Green Spaces Linked to Longer Lifespan, Better Mental Health in Women

A walk in the woods. A stroll through a city park. How often have you lost yourself in nature and…

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Does that Burger Come with a Side of Harmful Chemicals?

If it really is true that you are what you eat, it may be time for Americans to stop and…

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This Dangerous Heart Attack is Doing More Damage to Women

A particularly serious type of heart attack is killing up to twice as many women than men across the globe,…

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Kicking the Sugar Habit Can Quickly Lead to Better Health

Americans love sugar—and our kids are no exception. But our infatuation with the sweet stuff is wreaking havoc on our…

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Possible New Benefit of Cherries + One Sweet & Simple Recipe

Dark cherries contain natural compounds called anthocyanins that are known to benefit human health. Now, researchers in Australia believe those…

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The Great Milk Debate: Whole vs. Low-Fat or Skim

Since first introduced in the 1980s, the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans (including the most recent edition for 2015–2020) have…

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Stress Puts Men at Greater Risk for Depression

We often hear that men and women are “wired” differently, and those differences impact how we respond to certain situations.…

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