Organic Milk Contains Heart-Healthy Fats: Study
Organic milk contains a healthier balance of heart-healthy omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids compared with conventionally produce milk, according to a new study.
Organic Food Tastes Better: Survey
People find food tastes better when they think it is organic, a new study finds. Researchers from University of Gävle in Sweden offered 44 participants two identical cups of coffee, telling them one was organic. When asked which one tasted better, most of the subjects...
Grape Seed Extract Kills Cancer Cells
Researchers at the University of Colorado have shown that a synthesized version of the most active component of grape seed extract - B2G2 - causes prostate cancer cells to die while leaving healthy cells unharmed. The study will be published in the journal Nutrition and...
8 Natural Flu-Fighting Antivirals
The cold and flu season is here. Even though Old Man Winter hasn't officially arrived, he barged in the back door bringing colder-than-usual weather to many parts of the United States Thanksgiving week. The cold weather, combined with stress and holiday crowds, will raise...
Migraines Linked to Plastic Cups, Bottles
The gender-bending chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) that's already tied to a variety of health problems, including heart disease, obesity, infertility and cancer, could also be the cause of your migraine headaches. The chemical is used in everyday products such as plastic water...
Oxygen Treatment Helps Spinal Cord Patients: Study
Breathing treatments that provide low levels of oxygen may help people with certain types of spinal cord injuries walk longer distances at faster speeds, new Canadian research indicates.
After the low-oxygen treatment, people with less severe spinal cord injuries were able to...
Yoga and Meditation Ward Off Disease: Harvard Scientists
Scientists are getting close to proving what yogis have held to be true for centuries -- yoga and meditation can ward off stress and disease. John Denninger, a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, is leading a five-year study on how the ancient practices affect genes and...
Chemical in Plastics Tied to Premature Births
Chemicals called phthalates, found in plastics and cosmetics, may be linked to a raised risk of babies being born early, suggests a new study.
Researchers found that women who delivered babies before 37 weeks gestation had higher levels of phthalates in their urine, compared...
Top 3 Supplements You Need the Most
Researchers say there are three crucial nutrients that are most important when considering supplements. "As long as you eat a well-rounded diet, you need to add only a few key nutrients to ensure good health and prevent disease," David Katz, M.D., director of the Yale...
Nontoxic Therapy Puts Lupus in Remission: Study
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed an experimental, nontoxic therapy they claim suppresses Lupus in blood samples of people with the autoimmune disease.
Tea Found to Aid Weight Loss, Stop Cancer
A dozen new articles from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition have shown tea promotes weight loss and prevents the progression of cancer and other chronic illnesses.
Rickets Makes Shocking Comeback in UK
Rickets, the childhood disease that once caused an epidemic of bowed legs and curved spines during the Victorian era, is making a shocking comeback in 21st-century Britain.
Rickets results from a severe deficiency of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium. Ricketswas...
Japanese Superfood Prevents Flu Infection
Scientists have an unlikely new weapon against the flu. Bacteria found in the traditional Japanese food Suguki - a pickled turnip - has been found to help prevent influenza infection.
Two Pesticides Linked to Endometriosis
Two pesticides are associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, a common health problem that occurs in up to 10 percent of reproductive-age women, according to a new study.
In endometriosis, tissue that lines the uterus grows outside the womb, leading to pain and...
Protect Yourself From Fake Supplements
A shocking new study has found many supplements on the market are fake. But one of the nation's top holistic doctors notes most supplements do not pose a risk and that there are steps consumers can take to protect themselves.
Phosphorus in Food Raises Kidney Disease Risk: Johns Hopkins
Losing belly fat and limiting processed foods and other sources of dietary phosphorus might help reduce your risk of kidney disease, a new study finds.
Phosphorus is added to many processed foods to enhance their flavor and extend their shelf life. High levels of phosphorus...
Don't Let Switch From Daylight Saving Time Wreck Your Sleep
Don't forget to turn your clock back an hour this weekend, and try some simple tips to get more restful sleep.
The switch from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time officially occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, and it moves one hour of daylight fromthe evening to the morning.
Flaxseed Lowers Blood Pressure: Study
Eating a bit of flaxseed each day might help lower high blood pressure, a new study suggests.
Researchers said it's too early to swap out blood pressure medication for the fiber-filled seeds just yet. But if future studies confirm the new results, flax might be a cheap way to...
4 Seasonal Vegetables to Eat Now
Four seasonal vegetables - pumpkin, kale, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage - are among the most nutrient-rich choices on grocer produce shelves right now. Here's why you should add them to your cool-weather meals.
Imported Spices Have Double Salmonella Risk: FDA
The Food and Drug Administration says that almost 7 percent of imported spices over a three-year period were contaminated with salmonella.
In a report released Wednesday, the FDA says testing of imported spices between 2007 and 2010 showed that spices were twice as likely...
12 Chemicals You Never Want to See on a Household Product Label
Two environmental and health advocacy groups have compiled a list of 12 toxic hormone-altering chemicals in common household products that should be avoided.
Outdoor Activities Combat Mental Health Woes: Research
If you're struggling with stress, anxiety, or worry, get back to nature, advise British health experts.
The mental health charity Mind just released a report showing scientifically backed findings on the mental health benefits of ecotherapy - programs designed to promote...
Listening to Music Eases Pain: Study
More than 40 percent of people say listening to music can help alleviate pain, with songs by Elton John, Robbie Williams and Simon and Garfunkel among the favorites, a new British survey out Thursday said.
Music seems to have an even bigger impact for younger people, with...
Doctor Discovers Drug-Free Way to Beat Chronic Pain
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., was a young medical school student when he suddenly started feeling overwhelming exhaustion and pain. This was something much more serious than the fatigue felt by most hard-working medical students. "I had contracted fibromyalgia," he says. "I had...
Study: Choose Calcium-Rich Foods Over Supplements
To keep your bones strong, forgo calcium supplements in favor of yogurt, milk, and other calcium-rich foods, suggests a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Published last week, the new study finds that calcium supplements may increase risk of heart attack....
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