Antibacterial Soap Linked to Breast Cancer
Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical commonly used in soaps and other consumer goods, has been linked to breast cancer, in new laboratory research. The study is the latest to raise concerns about the antimicrobial agent, which some manufacturers have stopped using amid growing concerns.
9 Healthy Habits You Can Do in One Minute or Less
Healthy habits don't have to be a challenge, nor do they have to take a big chunk out of your day. Many changes to your daily routine can take less than a minute but can add up to big results. Try these nine healthy habits than you can do in a minute or less.
Cleveland Clinic Starts Offering Herbal Medicine
The Cleveland Clinic has opened an herbal-medicine clinic and is dispensing herbs along with conventional medicines.
Massage Can Improve Circulation for 3 Days, Researchers Find
Massage therapy can help ease sore muscles and improve blood flow for people who are active as well as for those who do not exercise, a small study finds.
Those effects can last for more than 72 hours, researchers found.People with poor circulation or limited ability to move...
Mother's Low Vitamin D Linked to Child's Cavity Risk
Women's low vitamin D levels during pregnancy are linked to a higher risk of cavities in the teeth of their toddlers, according to a new study done in Canada.
Previous studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency among mothers can lead to defects in the enamel of their...
Ginseng Found to Stop Flu
Georgia State University researchers say they have identified a potentially potent new weapon against the flu virus: Ginseng.
Juice Maker Takes Heat From Supreme Court Over Misleading Labeling
U.S. Supreme Court justices sharply questioned a lawyer for Coca-Cola on Monday,asking why a juice label touting pomegranate and blueberry should not be considered misleading if the drink contained only a tiny amount of the fruits.
Officially, the case was about whether a...
Yoga Eases PTSD Symptoms: Study
Women enrolled in a small study reported a reduction in symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a series of yoga classes.
However, women in a comparison group that didn't take the classes also reported a similar decline in symptoms, researchers found.
GMO Labeling Bill Moves Forward in Vermont
The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make the state the first in the United States to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified crops.
We are really excited that Vermont is going to be leading on this, said Falko Schilling,...
Antibacterial Soap Could Make You Sick: Study
Antimicrobial chemicals in soaps and other household cleaning products may actually promote bacterial infections that take hold in the human nose, new research shows.
FDA: Just Because It's Sweet Doesn't Mean It's Honey
Honey mixed with sugar might be sweet, but it is not honey.
Food companies and other producers who add sweeteners to honey have to alert consumers by labeling their products as a blend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday.
Only manufactures that do not...
One Serving of Beans a Day Lowers Bad Cholesterol: Study
Eating beans, lentils and other legumes may help you cut down on LDL bad cholesterol and lower your risk for heart disease,a new review suggests.
Canadian researchers examined 26 U.S. and Canadian studies that included a total of more than 1,000 people. Their analysis showed...
Milk Eases Women's Arthritis: Study
Milk may be a useful weapon against arthritis of the knee for women, but the same can't be said for yogurt or cheese, a new study says.The more low-fat or fat-free milk women drank, the slower the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee, according to the study funded by...
Is Your Tap Water Lowering Your IQ?
Tap water containing even low levels of arsenic has been shown to lower IQ, according to a new study of Maine schoolchildren.
Crib Mattresses Emit Harmful Chemicals: Study
Chemicals from crib mattress may expose infants to high levels of harmful volatile organic compounds as they sleep, according to new research by the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
Coffee Is Good for Your Liver
Consuming two or more cups of coffee daily can cut the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by two-thirds, according to new research.
Eating Cabbage, Broccoli Lowers Inflammation: Study
In a study of more than 1,000 Chinese women, those who ate the most cruciferous vegetables had substantially less inflammation than those who ate the fewest. Cruciferous vegetables include cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, kale and cauliflower, and eating them...
Acupuncture More Effective Than Antidepressants: Study
Acupuncture has been found to be more effective than antidepressants in improving depressive symptoms, while producing fewer side effects.
25 Drug Companies Phase Out Animal Antibiotics
Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
Citing a potential threat to public health, the agency in December asked 26 companies to...
Top 7 Herbal Sleep Aids for Insomnia
Insomnia is a sleep disorder more common in adults. Causes vary. Patients of insomnia can use melatonin, a natural sleep aid. Apart from over-the-counter medication, home remedies and herbs are effective in treating insomnia.
Simple Home Remedy for Female Incontinence
If you suffer from urinary incontinence, you may be able to ease your symptoms by simply increasing your intake of magnesium. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study at Israel's Tel Aviv University found that 55 percent of women who took 350 milligrams of magnesium...
Medical Marijuana Eases MS Symptoms: Experts
Medical marijuana pills and sprays might ease the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but most other alternative therapies do little to lessen the pain and muscle rigidity that often accompanies the disease,according to new guidelines.
To reach that conclusion, an expert panel...
Should Chef's Bare Hands Be Allowed to Touch Food?
As the happy hour crowd poured in on a recent weeknight, the kitchen and bar staff at Hock Farm restaurant scrambled to meet the incoming orders. One used her hands to toss locally grown Romaine hearts with anchovy dressing in a metal bowl, while another, facing diners from...
Don't Blame Food Additives for Hives
Food additives are blamed for a lot of ailments - including rashes, hives, and other allergy-like skin reactions. But a new study finds there is no connection between chronic skin eruptions and additives like dyes, preservatives, emulsifiers, and flavor enhancers.
Probiotics Found to Protect Kids From Daycare Illnesses
A trial in Mexico suggests probiotics may help protect kids from the mild, but seemingly constant, illnesses they pick up in daycare.Preschoolers given a daily probiotic for three months had markedly fewer respiratory infections and bouts of diarrhea compared to classmates...
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