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A symbol of Christmas, mistletoe has the potential to play a vital role as an alternative therapy for people affected by colon cancer.
Improving the ability of people affected by Parkinson's Disease to pedal on a stationary bike may strengthen connectivity in brain regions tied to motor functio
An active lifestyle helps preserve gray matter in the brains of older adults and could reduce the burden of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Canadian team transforms aged stem cells into cardiac tissue.
Baked goods help to reduce blood pressure levels, in people affected by peripheral artery disease.
Variation in low-level natural background radiation may exert a small, but significant, negative effects on DNA as well as several measures of health.
Vitamin D may help to battle cancers, by blocking cell growth and slowing the progression of pre-malignant tumors to malignancy.
Living in areas of high air pollution can lead to decreased cognitive function in older adults.
Oleuropein, the main polyphenol compound present in olive oil, induces anti-metastatic effects on human breast cancer cell lines.
Review confirms the value of omega-3 fatty acids in reducing the risk of heart disease.
Seniors who engage in regular physical activity are less likely to experience loss of brain volume and potentially retain cognitive skills.
People who lift weights are less likely to have metabolic syndromea cluster of risk factors linked to heart disease and diabetes.
Lift your mood by extending your normal exercise routine by just a few minutes
T cells become more responsive in exercising cancer survivors weeks after chemotherapy ends.
Soccer (football outside the US) helps men with high blood pressure to improve their fitness, normalize their blood pressure. and reduce their risk of stroke.
A regular exercise program that focuses on intensity of activity, rather than duration, may significantly reduce the risk of markers implicated in diabetes
As little as 6 months of exercise can improve memory, language, thinking and judgment problems by almost 50%, in people affected by stroke.
Daily physical activity can boost a person's mental health, via the psychological mechanisms known as the self-image hypothesis and the social interaction hypot
The very elderly and frail can enjoy the benefits of exercise in terms of their physical and cognitive faculties and quality of life after only three months.
Middle-aged adults who regularly engage in leisure-time physical activity for more than a decade may enhance their heart health.
#94 - Breathe Easy
People spend about 90% of their time indoors. Consequently. the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors that outdoors. Cut down on indoor triggers of allergies and asthma by following these simple tips:
• Remove pets from the home and thoroughly clean to eliminate their dander.
• Opt for leather furniture rather than upholstered pieces, since leather is an impervious material that is resistant to breeding dust mites.
• Eliminate carpet and drapes.
• Dust both vertical and horizontal surfaces weekly.
• Keep indoor humidity below 50% year round.
• Open windows for an hour each day during dry seasons to improve ventilation.
• Clean mold off shower curtains, bathroom and basement walls and other surfaces with a solution of bleach, detergent and water.
• Use a dehumidifier if your basement is damp or musty.
• Never allow smoking in the house.