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Archive for February, 2009

Yoga Provides Emotional Benefits To Women With Breast Cancer

Posted February 28, 2009

Women undertaking a ten week program of 75 minute Restorative Yoga (RY) classes gained positive differences in aspects of mental health such as depression, positive emotions, and spirituality (feeling calm/peaceful) compared to the control group.

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Another Blow to Magic Bullet Drugs: Statins Impair Brains

Posted February 28, 2009

Statin drugs can reduce soaring cholesterol levels, according to countless ads touting these supposed “wonder” drugs, that means they are brimming with health benefits because they lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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New x-ray machines may kill food bacteria, prevent outbreaks

Posted February 28, 2009

Researchers are experimenting with x-ray technology to zap dangerous bacteria that hide in foods such as leafy greens, tomatoes, ground beef and, most recently, peanuts. A new x-ray machine being tested at Michigan State University can reduce pathogens 99.999%, a higher percentage than traditional methods such as chlorine washes, food experts say.

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On the bright side: scientists test ‘happy’ gene

Posted February 28, 2009

Whether you see life as a glass half-empty or half-full may depend on a single, hormone-delivery gene, scientists in Britain reported Wednesday. Some folks, in other words, are likely hard-wired for happiness while others are genetically gluttons for gloom, they suggested in a study published in Britain’s Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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Mental exhaustion makes workouts harder: study

Posted February 28, 2009

Being mentally exhausted can impair a person’s exercise performance, a finding that may help explain why it is sometimes so hard to work out, British researchers said on Tuesday. They said people who did a mentally tiresome task just before exercising reached exhaustion much more quickly than when they had been mentally rested.

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Just being overweight can shorten lifespan: study

Posted February 28, 2009

Simply being overweight, but not obese, from an early age boosts the risk of premature death by a third — as much as smoking up to 10 cigarettes a day, researchers in Sweden reported Wednesday.

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Diabetes Linked to Depression During and After Pregnancy

Posted February 28, 2009

Low-income women with diabetes who are pregnant or recently gave birth face almost twice the risk of depression compared to women without the blood sugar disorder, a new study found. And, it didn’t matter whether the women developed diabetes before or during pregnancy, or if they were taking insulin or oral medications. The risk of depression was still much stronger for women with diabetes, the study found.

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More evidence links alcohol, cancer in women

Posted February 28, 2009

A study of nearly 1.3 million British women offers yet more evidence that moderate alcohol consumption increases the risk of a handful of cancers. British researchers surveyed middle-aged women at breast cancer screening clinics about their drinking habits, and tracked their health for seven years.

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Vitamin D Levels May Be Inversely Linked With Recent Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Posted February 28, 2009

Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels are inversely associated with recent upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), particularly in those with respiratory tract diseases, according to the results of a secondary analysis of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

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Health Freedom Groups Join in Launch of Grassroots Health Revolution Petition

Posted February 28, 2009

A new petition calling for revolutionary health care reforms and health freedoms was launched today at www.HealthRevolutionPetition.org

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