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Archive for September, 2009

The Neti Pot

Posted September 30, 2009

For a quick home remedy, doctors recommend irrigating the sinus cavity with a mild saline solution. One option is to snort warm salt water from cupped hands. But a more convenient approach is to use a neti pot, which resembles a small teapot and sells in most stores for about $10, usually with packets of dry saline solution included.

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Treating Dandruff Without Harsh Chemicals

Posted September 30, 2009

Youíve just combed your hair and you notice small white flakes on your shoulders. You have dandruff, a scalp condition characterized by flakes and itching. There are a number of shampoos which contain chemicals that are designed to treat dandruff, but there are natural alternatives you may wish to try first.

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Endosperm and whole grain rye breads are characterized by low post-prandial insulin response and a beneficial blood glucose p

Posted September 30, 2009

Rye products have previously been shown to induce comparatively low post-prandial insulin responses; irrespectively of their glycaemic indices (GI). However, the mechanism behind this lowered insulin demand remains unknown. An improved insulin economy might contribute to the benefits seen in epidemiological studies with whole grain diets on metabolic risk factors and weight regulation.

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Soft drinks may raise likelihood of fatty liver disease: Study

Posted September 30, 2009

People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease tend to drink larger quantities of soft drinks than those without the disease, according to new research published in the Journal of Hepatology. The Israeli scientists behind the study said that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an important emerging health issue which warrants exploration of possible risk factors to allow for earlier diagnosis and treatment.

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Choose Healthy Habits for Heart and Mind

Posted September 30, 2009

Whatís good for your heart may be good for your mind. A recent study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry found that risk factors for heart disease such as smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes may also be risk factors for dementia. Fortunately, by choosing healthy lifestyle behaviors a person may reduce this risk and stay sharp and healthy for life.

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Supplement could be the first therapy to slow Parkinson’s

Posted September 29, 2009

A vitamin supplement you can buy in pharmacies and health stores could be one of medicineís ëholy grailsí ñ it may slow the progress of Parkinsonís, the neurodegenerative disease. Researchers are going to test if the supplement, coenzyme Q10, will be the very first therapy to actually fight the disease, instead of just masking the symptoms, which every drug at the moment does.

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‘Drink’ a Healthy Breakfast of Aloe Juice, Nutritious Milkshake and Herbal Tea

Posted September 29, 2009

A cup of aloe juice, nutritious milkshake and herbal tea may be a good replacement for a heavy breakfast, claims a study. These three drinks apparently provide everything needed in the morning for energy, nutrition and hydration.

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Toad Venom In Cancer Treatment: Traditional Chinese Medicine Is Well-tolerated, Study Shows

Posted September 29, 2009

Huachansu, a Chinese medicine that comes from the dried venom secreted by the skin glands of toads, has tolerable toxicity levels, even at doses eight times those normally administered, and may slow disease progression in some cancer patients, say researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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MSU Scientist Helps Map Potato Genome; Move Will Improve Crop Yield

Posted September 29, 2009

It’s been cultivated for at least 7,000 years and spread from South America to grow on every continent except Antarctica. Now the humble potato has had its genome sequenced. “The potato is the most important vegetable worldwide,” said Robin Buell, an MSU associate professor of plant biology. She was part of the consortium that released the first draft sequence of the potato genome.

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How Xbox Can Help Fight Heart Disease

Posted September 29, 2009

Countless medical studies have concluded that playing too many video games can be harmful to one’s health. Now, however, it turns out that one of the more popular video-game consoles on the market, the Xbox 360, could be used to save lives.

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