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    Foods to fight off cancer

    Have you ever wondered what types of food could help fight cancer off and make you healthier? Here is the list to help you:   1.No single food can prevent cancer, but the right combination of foods may help make a difference. At mealtimes, strike a balance of at least two-thirds plant-based foods and no more than one-third animal protein. This “New American Plate” is an important cancer fighting tool, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. Check out better and worse choices for your plate.   2.Fruits and vegetables are rich in cancer-fighting nutrients — and the more color, the more nutrients they contain. These foods can help…

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    A revolutionary initiative for healthy living

    Healthy living is getting taken seriously Fresh4Less promotes healthy eating, wellness in Northumberland County Bulk produce purchase program saves participants money and encourages cooking from scratch A new initiative that encourages healthy eating among residents in Northumberland County, N.B., is off to a good start. Fresh4Less members pay a one-time $5 registration fee and purchase a $10 or $20 order of fresh produce. People save half of what it would cost if the produce was purchased in a grocery store because it’s purchased in bulk. The program was launched Oct. 4. “It’s been awesome. Some of those smaller communities, we really didn’t expect to get more than a dozen registrations, but Baie-Sainte-Anne has close to…

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    Miracles of meditation in your health

    Healthy living from Transcendental Meditation New research reveals how a 4-month transcendental meditation program led to a significant reduction in stress and trauma symptoms among male inmates, suggesting the technique may be an effective treatment for prisoners, veterans, and other individuals at high risk of post-traumatic stress. Lead author Dr. Randi Nidich, director of the Center for Social and Emotional Health at the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, IA, and team publish their findings in The Permanente Journal. According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, around 6 in 10 men and 5 in 10 women in the U.S. will experience trauma at some point in their lives,…

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    An age limit discovery to the human species

    Limit to human life may be 115 (ish) By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News website Human life spans may be limited to a maximum of about 115 years, claim US scientists. Their conclusions, published in the journal Nature, were made by analysing decades of data on human longevity. They said a rare few may live longer, but the odds were so poor you’d have to scour 10,000 planet Earths to find just one 125-year-old. But while some scientists have praised the study, others have labelled it a dismal travesty. Life expectancy has been increasing relentlessly since the nineteenth century – due to vaccines, safer childbirth and tackling…

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    Future of Osteoarthritis treatment looks good

    Nanoparticle injections may be future of osteoarthritis treatment Mouse study shows particles may reduce inflammation, stop destruction of cartilage. Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition that affects at least 27 million people in the United States, and at least 12 percent of osteoarthritis cases stem from earlier injuries. Over-the-counter painkillers, such as anti-inflammatory drugs, help reduce pain but do not stop unrelenting cartilage destruction. Consequently, pain related to the condition only gets worse. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown in mice that they can inject nanoparticles into an injured joint and suppress inflammation immediately following an injury, reducing the destruction of cartilage. The findings…

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    Know the difference between stroke and heart attack

    Stroke vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference Written by Brian WuReviewed by Katie Mena, MD Heart attacks and strokes are life-threatening medical emergencies. They may share some similarities, but they are very different medical conditions. It is important to understand the signs and symptoms of each to ensure immediate treatment. The quicker a heart attack or stroke is recognized, the better the chances of survival and a full recovery. Contents of this article: What is a heart attack? What is a stroke? Symptoms of heart attacks and strokes Treatment for heart attack and stroke What is a heart attack? A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a…

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    coffee can actually prevent you from diseases

    Could coffee reduce women’s risk of Dementia?   Today is International Coffee Day, and what better way to celebrate than providing our readers with some positive news about one the nation’s favorite hot drinks; a new study suggests that older women who drink two to three cups of coffee daily may be at lower risk of dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment. Researchers have long suggested that caffeine – a mild stimulant present in coffee, tea, and cola – has cognitive benefits. A study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience in 2014, for example, identified a link between coffee intake and improved long-term memory. The new findings – recently…