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Posted on 02/12/2012 by B.G.H.B

A new study suggests that extending nightly sleep in mildly sleepy, healthy adults increases daytime alertness and reduces pain sensitivity. "Our results suggest the importance of adequate sleep in various chronic pain conditions or in preparation for elective surgical procedure... [»]

Posted on 01/12/2012 by B.G.H.B

While most of the blame for childhood obesity is placed on the marketing practices of food manufacturers, research by Nancy Childs, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, suggests that more attention should be given to the in-store marketing activities... [»]

Posted on 30/11/2012 by B.G.H.B

Milk May Incorporate Omega 3

Not everyone has a taste for fish, even though it is a natural source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. And while a growing number of omega-3 enriched foods may net health benefits for people who resist the lure of salmon or sashimi, milk remains the product that has gotten ... [»]

Posted on 29/11/2012 by B.G.H.B

The formula, which is available as an online calculator, estimates the child’s obesity risk based on its birth weight, the body mass index of the parents, the number of people in the household, the mother’s professional status and whether she smoked during pregnancy. Click h... [»]

Posted on 29/11/2012 by B.G.H.B

Visceral, or deep belly, obesity is a risk factor for bone loss and decreased bone strength in men, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "It is important for men to be aware that excess belly fat is not o... [»]

Posted on 28/11/2012 by B.G.H.B

Dana Carpender Book Out Now

American low-carb expert writer Dana Carpender has just released her latest book, titled 500 Paleo Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Recipes for Weight Loss and Super Health. The paperback features 336 pages full of recipes for people who are either paleo veterans or just getting st... [»]

Posted on 27/11/2012 by B.G.H.B

A new review of existing studies points toward a potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent dental caries, or tooth decay. The review, published in the December issue of Nutrition Reviews, encompassed 24 controlled clinical trials, spanning the 1920s to the 1980s, on app... [»]

Posted on 26/11/2012 by B.G.H.B

People with Parkinson's disease benefit from exercise programs on stationary bicycles, with the greatest effect for those who pedal faster, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Functional connectivity magn... [»]

Posted on 21/11/2012 by B.G.H.B

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered that dozens of adults with an elevated need for sleep have a substance in their cerebrospinal fluid that acts like a sleeping pill. The results are scheduled for publication online Wednesday by the journal Scienc... [»]

Posted on 20/11/2012 by B.G.H.B

Health professionals may soon have a new method of diagnosing Parkinson’s disease, one that is noninvasive and inexpensive, and, in early testing, has proved to be effective more than 90 percent of the time. In addition, this new method has the potential to track the progressi... [»]

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