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In a recent study, researchers found that drugs routinely prescribed for allergies, heart disease and Parkinson’s are linked to higher stroke risk. The study was...

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Everyone has some blood pressure, so that blood can get to all of the body’s organs. Usually, blood pressure is expressed as two numbers, such...

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Complementary practices such as meditation and mindful breathing helped patients manage chronic pain and in some cases reduced the need for medication such as...

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An increasing number of people choose a low-gluten diet, even though they are not allergic to the dietary substance. This trend has sparked public debate...

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For consumers, parents and even teens, understanding terminology and the truth about e-cigarettes can be confusing. Currently, inaccurate information is wildly spread about the safety...

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Despite new findings, the jury is still out on whether omega-3 supplements reduce heart...

A recent widely-reported study has reignited debate around whether omega-3 supplements reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The study showed a particular form...

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In a new study, researchers found the strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems. The research was...

Meditation and music may alter cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease

In a new study, researchers found that a simple meditation or music listening program may alter certain biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer's Disease...

Mindfulness apps could improve our mental health

A University of Otago study has found that using mindfulness meditation applications (apps) on phones is associated with improvements in people's mental health. In a...

Scientists make breakthrough in treatment of restless legs syndrome

New research published in the Journal of Physiology presents a breakthrough in the treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). RLS is a common condition of...

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