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Doctors Swab C-Section Babies with Bacteria from Mom

It is widely believed that newborns receive their first dose of bacteria from their mothers as they travel through the…

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Being in Nature Soothes the Brain

Writer—and city dweller—Florence Williams recently agreed to a unique experiment: she headed into the wilderness with cognitive psychologist Dr. David…

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Gut Health Can Be Passed Along, Fiber is the Key

Imagine for a moment that what you eat might have an impact on the intestinal health of your children. And…

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Concerned about Heart Health? Choose Your Fats Wisely, Study Says

Here’s the thing about fats: they’re not all bad. And when it comes to heart health, it’s all about balance.…

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Do You Know These 7 Habits for a Healthy Heart?

When it comes to heart health, some things are just worth repeating. Like the fact that heart disease is still…

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Need a Good Reason to Get Out More? Being Social Benefits Your Gut

Listen up, introverts! Here is something you may want to consider. Not only have previous studies linked frequent social interaction…

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Even a Little Sugar May Harm Your Liver in the Long Run

As it turns out, simply switching to a healthier diet may not be enough when it comes to supporting liver…

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Popular Heartburn Drugs May Be Harmful to Healthy Kidneys

More than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month, and millions more suffer from heartburn symptoms every…

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Go Ahead, Hit Snooze: 2 New Studies Tout the Benefits of Sleep

Nowadays it seems the busier our lives get, the more we put off getting a good night’s rest. But countless…

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Is Stress Wiping Out Your Good Bacteria?

More than 100 trillion microbes live and work in harmony inside the human body (mainly in the gut) to help…

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CDC Says Obesity Still on the Rise, Women Slightly Worse Off

For a short time, experts thought the U.S. obesity problem may have been stabilizing—and possibly heading toward a decline—but a…

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Early Exercise Bolsters Gut Bacteria, Improves Health Later

According to a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder, being physically active in our early years may benefit…

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Healthy Eating: Let’s Talk Portion Size

If making healthier choices about what you eat and drink is among your New Year’s resolutions, it helps to know…

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Common Pesticide as Harmful as Secondhand Smoke to Kids

Despite years of studies linking a class of pesticides called organophosphates to significant health problems in humans, the chemicals are…

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Too Good to Be True? New Study Says Americans Eating Healthier

While we still have significant strides to make toward improving the American diet, even small, positive changes can lead to…

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