Does running help or hurt your knees?

Does running help or hurt your knees? According to a recent research presented by the American College of Rheumatology in Boston, MA, running may actually help protect your knees from developing osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthritis is a joint disease affecting people who are middle aged or older.  There are many factors that could cause Osteoarthritis and these…

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Could fear of losing a job increase the risk of Asthma?

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, the combination of work stress and the fear of losing one’s job increases the risk of developing asthma. People who strongly believed that they were going to lose their job had an increased risk of developing asthma up to 60 percent.…

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Could a chemical in broccoli help treat a child with Autism?

Could a chemical call sulforaphane find in broccoli help treat kids with Autism? According to a clinical trial done by John Hopkins University School of Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, this chemical called sulforaphane is delivering positive results in improving some behavioral symptoms of autism. The findings are that this particular chemical could…

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How do you improve Gut Health?

I wrote a post yesterday on how a lack of diversity could increase breast cancer risk. Today I wanted to expound on how we actually go about improving our gut health? Here are a few things you can do to improve your gut health: 1. Exercise A Study done at the University College of Cork…

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Does poor gut health increase breast cancer risk?

According to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, women with diverse gut bacteria have a more favorable ratio of estrogen metabolites. These estrogen metabolites are associated with reduced risk for breast cancer. According to James Goedert, MD of the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute, women…

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Does worrying over getting sick make you sick?

I have told some of my loved ones about feeling this way, and they don’t seem quite to understand the concept. It’s not a good idea to worry about being sick or to take undue stress because of it. Those particular individuals will go unnamed, but they know who they are. According to a study…

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The Marketing of ADHD: Who really wins?

Dr. Keith Conners is a renowned psychologist and professor at Duke University. He is also someone whom I respect and admire. He championed A.D.H.D. to be recognized as a legitimate disorder. In an article published on December 14th, 2013 in the New York Times, Dr. Conners cited how disappointed he was with how doctors and…

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