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Seniors who engage in regular physical activity are less likely to experience loss of brain volume and potentially retain cognitive skills.
Two United Nations agencies have mapped the intersection of health and climate in an age of global warming.
Dietary supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids boosts working memory, among healthy young adults.
Nearly a quarter of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis used complementary and alternative therapy (CAT).
Largest study to-date of extract of Echinacea purpurea suggests its efficacy to ward off the common cold.
A polysaccharide from Picea abies (spruce) may selectively enhance the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
People who lift weights are less likely to have metabolic syndromea cluster of risk factors linked to heart disease and diabetes.
Extract of mung bean (Vigna Radiata) is shown to counteract the life-threatening condition known as sepsis, persistent and constant inflammation that can cause
A glass of tomato juice helps to reduce inflammatory markers associated with heart disease and diabetes.
Long-term exposure to fine particulate matter decreases flow-mediated brachial artery dilation.
Increased magnesium in the diet may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.
Major changes to the profile of a person’s gut bacteria environment may associate with the development of type-2 diabetes.
Probiotics help college-age students to reduce the duration of common colds.
An aspirin a day associates with a modest decrease in mortality from cancer, particularly for malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract.
increased dietary intake of magnesium may help to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
Increased intake of Vitamins C and E, and the mineral selenium, associate with lower incidence of pancreatic cancer.
The dressing you choose to top your salad may affect how effectively your body absorbs nutrients from the greens.
Polyphenol-rich extracts from pomegranate peel may selectively enhance the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
Eating fish regularly may exert a protective effect against the third leading cause of death in the Western world.
Certain strains of lactic acid bacteria exert antimicrobial protection against oral pathogens.
#80 - Hugs & Snugs
Therapeutic touch is a healing modality employed by health practitioners and nurses to help relieve pain, depression, and anxiety. Various scientific experiments have shown that touch causes measurable and positive physiological changes in both the person doing the touching and the one receiving the touch. Hugging can be considered as a two-way version of therapeutic touch. It is a safe alternative to kissing (see Tip 73) and a wholesome, feel-good activity.