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From posture to blood circulation, certain types of clothing can damage women’s health

From posture to blood circulation, certain types of clothing can damage women’s health

Is health being sacrificed in the name of style? According to consumer research by the British Chiropractic Association, this may be the case. From their findings, they discovered that almost three quarters or 73 percent of adults have suffered back pain that may have been caused by their wardrobe choices. One third or 33 percent of […]


Ornamental plant, shrubby bushclover, found to have antioxidant properties and potential as an anticancer agent

The shrubby bushclover (Lespedeza bicolor) can be viewed as either an ornamental or invasive plant, depending on where you’re from. A less common perspective is that it can be a medicinal plant. According to Dr. Sami Ullah, an assistant professor in the University of Peshawar‘s Botany department, this plant is worth keeping a close eye on. […]


Our ancestors survived on it: Hardtack bread is a staple survival food with a long shelf-life

Mention the phrase “survival food” and you’ll most likely think of foods sealed in #10 cans. Those are good and all, but the most they’ll last you are a few years. A true-blue survival food item is one that can last you the long haul, around a couple of decades or so. Impossible? Not at […]


Turn up your happiness dial with these simple tips: From sleeping more to eating chocolate, easy ways you can be happy NOW

Being happy isn’t always easy. Just like all other emotions, happiness can come and go at any given moment. But making it come to you is a whole lot easier than it seems. There are many ways to boost your happiness, and these are some of the ones that you can indulge in every day. […]


Boost your metabolism AND the microbiota in your colon with a small amount of prebiotics

Prebiotics are specialized plant fibers that are most known for nourishing gut bacteria. These can be found in cereals, grains, firm bananas, and legumes — most of which we’re told to eat plenty of on a daily basis. In fact, as a team of investigators from Kobe University has discovered, even small amounts of prebiotics can be highly […]


Bee propolis: One of nature’s most effective antibiotics

Though not as well-known as honey or pollen, bee propolis is a bee-derived product that has its own plethora of health benefits. Various cultures have recognized the amazing medicinal properties of this resinous combination of saliva, beeswax, and sap. From being used as an abscess treatment by the Greeks to the Assyrians applying it onto wounds to fight infections, bee […]

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Research confirms: Eating a variety of REAL food and staying physically active is the key to lasting brain health

Keeping your brain healthy well into old age can be difficult. But with the right combination of dietary and lifestyle choices, it’s completely manageable and feasible. That’s what a team of researchers from the Global Council on Brain Health(GCBH) has put forth in their report titled Brain Food: GCBH Recommendations on Nourishing Your Brain Health. What to eat and what […]


Researchers find just 7 minutes of exercise a day can prevent loss of mobility in the elderly

Seven minutes may not seem like much, yet it can mean a world of difference to the elderly. According to a study led by University of Florida researchers, seven minutes of exercise a day – or 48 minutes of exercise a week – can enhance the physical function of senior citizens. More than that, a mere seven minutes of […]


Exposure to outdoor light at night can increase breast cancer risk, claim researchers

Women who reside in areas with plenty of outdoor lighting at night may want to reconsider their living situation. The researchers behind a recent Harvard study uncovered a link between higher levels of nighttime outdoor lighting and increased risk of breast cancer, reported the “In our modern industrialized society, artificial lighting is nearly ubiquitous. […]

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses drowned toddler’s brain damage

After Eden Carlson almost drowned in her family’s pool in February 2016, she suffered brain damage that left her immobile and unresponsive to nearly all stimuli. Doctors informed her family that she would remain in that vegetative state for the remainder of her life. A little over a year later, the now-three-year-old Arkansas toddler is […]