Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Health Brief and NAPC

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Onions Healthy for Heart and Kidneys

Onions Healthy for Heart and Kidneys

Using six years of data from 12,000 people, Iranian scientists found that regular eaters of garlic and onions lowered their cardiovascular disease risk by 64 percent and chronic kidney disease risk by 32 percent.

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Teetotalers Enjoy Less Heart Disease

Teetotalers Enjoy Less Heart Disease

A Canadian meta-analysis of 45 studies found that former and occasional drinkers have a 45 percent greater risk of heart disease than non-drinkers.

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Overtime Hours Linked to Tooth Decay

Overtime Hours Linked to Tooth Decay

Japanese financial workers that worked more than 45 hours of overtime a month had more than twice the tooth decay as those with no overtime.

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Aerobics Improve Brain Function

Aerobics Improve Brain Function

People with mild cognitive impairment that exercised aerobically four times a week for six months had increases in overall brain volume and gray matter and enjoyed better cognitive functioning.

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Cranberry Prebiotic Promotes Gut Health

Cranberry Prebiotic Promotes Gut Health

The cell walls of cranberries contain a compound that acts as a prebiotic by feeding more nutrients to the “good bacteria” in our gut.

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Acupuncture and Herbs Ease Delirium in Patients

Acupuncture and Herbs Ease Delirium in Patients

Japanese cardiovascular patients admitted to an intensive care unit that received acupuncture and traditional herbal medicine daily along with conventional care had about a sixth the rate of delirium as a control group.

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Black Cumin Oil Helps Control Asthma

Black Cumin Oil Helps Control Asthma

Asthma patients given 500 milligrams of black cumin oil twice a day for four weeks had better functioning lungs and normalized levels of disease-fighting white blood cells.

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Resveratrol May Help Eye Health

Resveratrol May Help Eye Health

Chinese researchers have determined that oral resveratrol passes through the brain to the eyes, where it may prevent vision degeneration.

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Music Soothes Pain after Surgery

Music Soothes Pain after Surgery

Patients that listened to a half-hour of music soon after spinal fusion surgery reported lower levels of pain.

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Banning Trans Fats Lowers Heart Attacks

Banning Trans Fats Lowers Heart Attacks

Heart attack hospital admissions declined in New York counties that banned trans fat food in restaurants.

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