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Loss of antioxidant protein Nrf2 represses regeneration of muscle lost to aging

Posted March 10, 2014

Good news for lifelong exercisers: Along with its salutary effects on the heart, weight, and other facets of health, physical activity also helps to regenerate muscle mass, which tends to diminish as people age.

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Self-acceptance could be the key to a happier life

Posted March 10, 2014

Happiness is more than just a feeling; it is something we can all practise on a daily basis. But people are better at some ‘happy habits’ than others. In fact, the one habit that corresponds most closely with us being satisfied with our lives overall – self-acceptance – is often the one we practise least.

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Marijuana Reduces Anxiety But There’s a Catch

Posted March 10, 2014

The link between use of marijuana and anxiety has been a controversial one, with some experts saying the drug is associated with anxiety as well as depression and bipolar disorder while users often claim it relieves anxiety. Now scientists have made a new find showing how marijuana reduces anxiety, but there’s a catch.

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Must Know Facts about Using Senna

Posted March 10, 2014

Senna is a herb used to treat constipation due to its natural laxative effects. The leaves and the pods of senna are used to make alternative medicine remedies and can be found as liquid extracts, capsules and tablets. Other effective part of the plant are the roots, so the medicine is also found in the form of dried root .

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Lozenges show potential as novel resveratrol delivery system: Study

Posted March 10, 2014

Delivering resveratrol via a lozenge that dissolves in the mouth may increase the absorption of the red wine compound more than other dosage forms for absorption in the gut, according to new data.

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4 Health Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

Posted March 10, 2014

You know how poorly you feel when you don’t get enough sleep—but aside from making you feel more energized and productive, sleep also has crucial health benefits. Recent studies show what your mom has known for years: Not getting enough sleep has whole-body consequences that can affect your overall health. Here are four of the health benefits you can expect after a good night’s sleep, plus four tips that can help you get a little more shuteye.

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Six ways women can reduce their risk of stroke

Posted March 10, 2014

Studies have shown that women are more at risk of suffering a stroke than men, and for the first time, women and their physicians are now armed with evidence-based guidelines on how best to reduce those risks.

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Research suggests a diet rich in probiotics discourages colon cancer

Posted March 10, 2014

Good news: If you’re a fan of probiotics, another health benefit has been added to the ranks, this time concerning lowered colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. A known immune booster, probiotics also hinder harmful pathogens in the gut that can lead to cellular mutations. Not only that, certain species of beneficial bacteria form conjugated linoleic acid in the colon, which may inhibit the development of cancer through anti-inflammatory action.

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Go on a fast to improve brain health and live longer

Posted March 10, 2014

Mention the word, “fasting” and it’s bound to raise eyebrows. Some say it’s a great way to recharge our system and put our bodies on track while others are adamant that it’s harmful, suggesting that it throws our bodies out of whack. Where do researchers at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore side? They shun the latter statement, saying that fasting is good for us. So good, in fact, that it benefits our brains and promotes longevity. Take that, naysayers.

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New Research Emerges on Innovative Standardized Bean Extract

Posted March 10, 2014

In line with its tradition of a research-based company, Indena has carried out further studies on its products for the health food market and is pleased to bring at Vitafoods 2014 its latest innovative standardized bean extract of Phaseolus vulgaris L. – Beanblock. According to the most recent clinical results it shows high performance for the regulation of appetite and healthy blood sugar levels.

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