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Natural approaches to help shed pounds confer health benefits that last up to 10 years.
Motor function and balance in stroke survivors improve with group yoga sessions starting as late as six or more months after the stroke.
Supplementation with chlorella, a single-cell green algae cultivated for its bioactive substances, increases Natural Killer (NK) cell activity.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections doubled at academic medical centers in the US in a five-year period.
Large-scale population based study suggests that people with anxiety depression, and other mental health problems have a higher risk of early death.
Adult stem cells extracted from one's own fat tissue, then cultured into sheets, and rolled into tiny vessels performed as well as natural blood vessels.
In both healthy adults and those with mild cognitive impairment, daily injections of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) improved cognition.
Meta-analysis of 34 studies indicates a significant association of shift work with myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke.
Curcumin, the spice compound that gives curry its yellow color and pungent flavor, is emerging as a prime candidate as a natural treatment for Alzheimer's.
Link between climate change, ozone loss and possible increase in skin cancer incidence.
Harvard Medical School (US) team urges that the elimination of physical inactivity could reduce global rates deaths by all causes by at least 5.3m annually.
Phobic anxiety associates with shorter telomeres – a marker of a cellular aging, in middle-aged and older women.
A study analyzing 75 years of statistical data suggests that death rates in the United States are dropping.
People who have access to medical care that is comprehensive, readily accessible, and patient-centered are at lower risks of death.
Men who are physically fit in their 40s, and maintain that fitness level for a decade, reduce their risk of all-cause death by 30%.
US Census Bureau Report finds that more Americans are living to 90 and beyond, and by 2050 their ranks could reach almost 9 million.
Men who experience persistently moderate or high levels of stressful life events over a number of years have a 50% higher mortality rate.
Among older women, Vitamin D supplementation extends longevity.
Tel Aviv University (Israel) team reports that people who have a good peer support system at work may live longer than people who don't maintain a peer support
Results of a study in mice have cast doubt on the well-respected theory that calorie restriction promotes longevity.
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32. Head Off Headaches, Joint Pain, Heart Disease, and Cancer
A compound found in olive oil, called oleocanthal, has anti-inflammatory properties much like those associated with the painkiller ibuprofen, an NSAID (see Tip 40), found U.S. researchers in 2005. Oleocanthal inhibits COX enzymes responsible for the inflammatory response implicated in headaches and joint pain. This study not only supports that regular consumption of olive oil might have some of the long-term health benefits of ibuprofen, but may help explain olive oil's widely reported health benefits such as in lowering the rates of heart disease and cancer in populations that consume it in large quantities (such as Mediterranean countries). The study authors conclude that "Our findings raise the possibility that long-term consumption of oleocanthal may help to protect against some diseases."