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Bitter Melon Eases Knee Pain
Patients with knee osteoarthritis who took a bitter melon supplement for three months had significantly less pain, lower analgesic use, and reduced body weight and blood glucose levels.
Harmful Bacteria Linked to Certain Showerheads
Mycobacterium that lurk in showerheads are more often found in homes using municipal water, using plastic showerheads, and in certain regions of the country.
Zinc Combo Fights Aging Diseases
When Zinc combines with certain antioxidant compounds found in tea, coffee and other foods, it produces a type of enzyme that prevents the oxidative stress linked to such diseases as dementia and cancer.
Ashwagandha Normalizes Hypothyroid Levels
Eight weeks of ashwagandha supplementation effectively normalized the serum thyroid levels of women with subclinical hypothyroidism.
The Power of Thank-You Notes
People who receive heartfelt thank-you notes are typically surprised, happy and appreciative, reactions that the letter-writers tend to underestimate.
Walnut Leaves Improve Diabetic Health
Type-2 diabetes patients who took an extract of walnut leaf for eight weeks lost weight and had lower systolic blood pressure.
Sniffing Dogs Can Detect Malaria
Trained to detect malaria parasites in socks that West African children wore for one night, trained canines correctly identified 70 percent of the infected and 90 percent of the uninfected children.
Screen Time Doubles Kids’ Risk of Anxiety and Depression
Children and teens who spend more than seven hours a day on screens are twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety or depression.
Nuts Improve Blood Vessel Health
Munching on about two handfuls of either walnuts or almonds increased blood vessel dilation in overweight volunteers and lowered markers of arterial plaque.
Holy Basil Fights Tooth Infection
The herb reduced infection levels in children following root canals, which could help avoid antibiotic reactions and overuse.
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