Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Health Brief and NAPC

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Silence De-Stresses the Brain

Silence De-Stresses the Brain

Studies increasingly link noisy surroundings to stress hormones and cognitive difficulties in children.

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Gut Bacteria Linked to Toddler Temperament

Gut Bacteria Linked to Toddler Temperament

Toddlers with diverse gut bacteria proved to be more curious and sociable and less impulsive than toddlers with fewer types of bacteria.

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Music Makes Exercise Easier

Music Makes Exercise Easier

Individuals that worked out to music rather than silence felt less fatigued and exercised more effectively.

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Acupressure Eases Fatigue in Cancer Survivors

Acupressure Eases Fatigue in Cancer Survivors

In a recent study, two-thirds of breast cancer survivors that used an acupressure routine on themselves slashed their chronic tiredness to normal levels.

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Exercising Women Have Fewer C-Sections

Exercising Women Have Fewer C-Sections

Women that worked out regularly during pregnancy had fewer cesarean deliveries and a lower risk of hypertension and diabetes.

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Heavy TV Watching Linked to Poor Bone Health

Heavy TV Watching Linked to Poor Bone Health

Children between 5 and 20 years of age that watched more than 14 hours a week of TV had lower bone mineral content as young adults.

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Medical Errors Cause 250,000 Deaths a Year

Medical Errors Cause 250,000 Deaths a Year

Mistakes by doctors and communication breakdowns in hospitals are now estimated to cause a quarter of a million deaths annually in the United States.

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Senior Joggers Enjoy Youthful Metabolic Rate

Senior Joggers Enjoy Youthful Metabolic Rate

Runners older than 65 that run three times a week burn oxygen at the same rate as 20-year-old runners, thus expending a similar amount of metabolic energy.

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Diabetics Improve Using Sesame and Rice Bran Oils

Diabetics Improve Using Sesame and Rice Bran Oils

Diabetic patients that replaced their cooking oil with a blend of cold-pressed sesame oil and rice bran oil had lower blood glucose levels than patients taking the pharmaceutical glynase.

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Vitamin D3 Boosts Gut Health

Vitamin D3 Boosts Gut Health

Austrian subjects given large doses of vitamin D3 had fewer disease-bacteria in their gut and better immunity markers.

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