Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Health Brief and NAPC

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Ayurvedic Program Improves Blood Chemistry

Ayurvedic Program Improves Blood Chemistry

Men and women that underwent a six-day ayurvedic detox and rejuvenation protocol showed measurable decreases in blood test markers for inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

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Early-to-Bed Kids at Less Risk of Obesity

Early-to-Bed Kids at Less Risk of Obesity

Young children that were tucked into bed before 8 p.m., when examined 10 years later, had less than half the obesity rate of those that had gone to bed after 9 p.m.

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Autism Risk Linked to Banned Chemicals

Autism Risk Linked to Banned Chemicals

Children born to mothers with high exposures to PCBs, DDT and other banned-but-still-present chemicals had a 50 to 82 percent greater chance of being born with autism.

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Early Job Satisfaction Supports Long-Term Health

Early Job Satisfaction Supports Long-Term Health

People that were dissatisfied with their jobs throughout their 20s and 30s were more likely to experience sleep problems, depression and excessive worry after age 40.

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A Cup of Peppermint Tea Boosts Alertness

A Cup of Peppermint Tea Boosts Alertness

After sipping peppermint tea, people’s alertness and memory improved, while chamomile tea slowed thinking.

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Fracking Linked to Asthma Attacks

Fracking Linked to Asthma Attacks

A seven-year study in fracking-heavy Pennsylvania found that people living close to a fracking site were up to four times more likely to suffer asthma attacks.

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Cranberries Reduce Urinary Tract Infections

Cranberries Reduce Urinary Tract Infections

Pile on the cranberry sauce. Women given 500 milligrams of cranberry powder daily for six months had significantly fewer UTIs.

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Bright Lights Encourage Healthy Eating

Bright Lights Encourage Healthy Eating

Diners at a chain restaurant picked healthier choices from the menu when a dining area was brightly lit.

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Teens Hooked on Ear Buds Prone to Tinnitus

Teens Hooked on Ear Buds Prone to Tinnitus

Half of a group of 170 teenagers that used ear buds reported bouts of ringing or buzzing in their ears.

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Why Some Kids Grow Up with Fewer Allergies

Why Some Kids Grow Up with Fewer Allergies

Children that sucked their thumb or bit their nails had fewer allergies as adults, reports a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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