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Scurvy, Depression, Slow Healing – Over 7 Signs You’re Vitamin C Deficient

Scurvy, Depression, Slow Healing – Over 7 Signs You’re Vitamin C Deficient

March 19, 2013 | by

The body gives several warning signs when vitamin C deficiency has reached dangerous levels. Paying attention to these sings could save your life. Here are over 7 signs of a vitamin C deficiency.

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Black Tea Consumption Linked to Decreased Diabetes Risk

Black Tea Consumption Linked to Decreased Diabetes Risk

February 25, 2013 | by

Results of a recent study indicate that the incidence of type 2 diabetes is lower in places where a great deal of black tea is consumed.

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Fish Oil Found to Boost Female Libido

Fish Oil Found to Boost Female Libido

February 24, 2013 | by

Researchers have found that women who are experiencing a low sex drive may find the solution in omega-3 fatty acids, or fish oil.

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Obese Mothers Found to Transfer Insufficient Vitamin D Levels to Offspring

Obese Mothers Found to Transfer Insufficient Vitamin D Levels to Offspring

February 23, 2013 | by

The vitamin D and weight loss connection has been found before, but even newer research is drawing a link. According to a new study, obese mothers are passing along extremely low levels of vitamin D to their unborn child. It is possible that vitamin D becomes trapped inside the fat tissue so that there is less available to circulate through the body.

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Parasite Found in Kitty Litter may Cause Mental Illness

Parasite Found in Kitty Litter may Cause Mental Illness

February 22, 2013 | by

According to new research out of Sweden, a very common cat litter parasite, known as Toxoplasma gondii, may contribute to mental illness. Between 30-50% of the world population is infected with Toxoplasmosis, caused by exposure to the parasite in question.

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Researchers Link Secondhand Smoke with Increased Dementia Risk

Researchers Link Secondhand Smoke with Increased Dementia Risk

February 20, 2013 | by

A joint international study between researchers in the UK, USA, and China suggests that second-hand smoke could increase the risk of severe dementia. Previous studies have found that environmental smoke can cause lung cancer and coronary heart disease in non smokers, however, this is the first study to show a strong link between passive smoke and syndromes of dementia and cognitive decline.

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Blueberries, Strawberries Cut Heart Attack Risk by 1/3

Blueberries, Strawberries Cut Heart Attack Risk by 1/3

February 19, 2013 | by

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia found that women could cut their risk of heart attack by almost one-third simply by eating blueberries or strawberries three times per week. Both these berries are loaded with dietary anthocyanins and powerful dietary flavonoids that help keep plaque off of arteries and provide other cardiovascular benefits.

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Loneliness Similar to Chronic Stress, Leads to Health Complications

Loneliness Similar to Chronic Stress, Leads to Health Complications

February 16, 2013 | by

A new study has found that people who are socially isolated have elevated latent herpes virus reactivation and more inflammation proteins in their body as a result of the stress of being alone.

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Grape Seed Extract Outperforms Chemo in Killing Advanced Cancer Cells

Grape Seed Extract Outperforms Chemo in Killing Advanced Cancer Cells

February 15, 2013 | by

Patients with colorectal cancer may benefit from the cancer-growth-inhibiting power of grape seed extract. Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center report that the more aggressive the cancer cells are, the more effective the grape extract works at targeting and stopping the growth.

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Weight Loss Tip: Chew Your Food and Eat Slowly

Weight Loss Tip: Chew Your Food and Eat Slowly

February 12, 2013 | by

One study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reminds us of how eating slowly can be an extremely simple weight-loss solution.

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