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Trial questions benefits of organic nitrates for bone health

Several clinical trials have reported beneficial effects of organic nitrates on bone health, which could lead to a reduced risk of fractures. Some of these trials have been retracted because of scientific misconduct; however. A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that organic nitrates do not have clinically relevant

What is light therapy and what are its benefits?

It may be hard to imagine how sitting next to a bright light can make you feel better, but that’s exactly what you can expect with light therapy. One mental health expert at Harvard says a session usually involves having someone sit next to a light box that provides 10,000 lux worth of light —

What is CBD and what are its health benefits?

Increasingly, products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, a chemical component of cannabis, are popping up at grocery stores, gas stations, drugstores, and internet marketplaces. Celebrated for its purported therapeutic effects and legal when derived from hemp—a form of the cannabis plant—CBD can be found in shampoos, hand lotions, skin creams, and even dog treats. Far-reaching medical

Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students

Two new studies from MIT suggest that mindfulness—the practice of focusing one’s awareness on the present moment—can enhance academic performance and mental health in middle schoolers. The researchers found that more mindfulness correlates with better academic performance, fewer suspensions from school, and less stress. “By definition, mindfulness is the ability to focus attention on the

One day of employment a week is all we need for mental health benefits: study

As automation advances, predictions of a jobless future have some fearing unrest from mass unemployment, while others imagine a more contented work-free society. Aside from economic factors, paid employment brings other benefits—often psychological—such as self-esteem and social inclusion. Now, researchers at the universities of Cambridge and Salford have set out to define a recommended “dosage”

7 Health Benefits of Kale

Kale has been hot for some time. A search of #kale on Instagram yields more than 3.6 million hits. Along with an endless stream of green smoothies and juices, you’ll find health enthusiasts sporting t-shirts and hats proudly displaying cute sayings, like “kale yeah.” A kale cult has clearly emerged. But does kale really live up

Statins: Side effects, risks, and benefits

Statins are a type of drug prescribed to help people prevent or manage cardiovascular disease (CVD) and reduce their cholesterol levels. A study on statins released yesterday found that around half of patients the drugs did not have enough of an effect on so-called bad cholesterol. The study, which looked at 165,000 people prescribed statins,

Top MSM benefits for health

Typically, MSM supplements contain a synthetic form of MSM. The primary uses for MSM supplements include: arthritis joint pain muscle recovery after exercise allergy relief Many of MSM’s benefits have links to its anti-inflammatory action. Inflammation is a factor in many health conditions, including arthritis, allergies, and skin conditions. By reducing inflammation, MSM may be

Personalized treatment benefits kidney cancer patients

Personalized treatment plans may extend life expectancy for early-stage kidney cancer patients who have risk factors for worsening kidney disease, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology. Kidney, or renal, tumors are often discovered at an early stage and are frequently treated with partial nephrectomy, a surgical procedure in which the tumor

The 6 best seaweed benefits ranked

Types of seaweed include: nori kelp wakame kombu dulse blue-green algae, such as spirulina and chlorella This variety can make it easy to incorporate seaweed into different recipes. It is possible to eat too much seaweed, however, and some people should avoid it. The benefits of seaweed The following are the best health benefits of

Microdermabrasion: Benefits, uses, procedure, and risks

Microdermabrasion can exfoliate the skin, reduce signs of aging, and make the skin appear more even. The procedure is safe a person with any skin color. A healthcare professional usually performs the procedure, but some stores sell at-home kits. In this article, we will take a detailed look at microdermabrasion and its effects. We will

Study shows volunteering benefits those with lupus

Conventional wisdom has it that volunteering is good for you, and a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) shows that to be true for people with lupus volunteering in a peer support and education program. The study, “The Effect and Psychosocial Impact of a Longstanding Telephone Peer Counseling Service on Volunteers with Systemic Lupus

Muscle ‘switch’ may control the benefits of exercise

Some people respond well to both aerobic exercise and strength training, while others don’t. And some of us respond well to only one of those things, but not both. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have uncovered a surprising molecular “switch” that may help to explain why this happens. “We’ve identified an exercise-activated biological pathway

12 health benefits of lime water

The body needs water to survive and drinking enough is crucial for maintaining optimal health. Water ensures the human body is adequately hydrated. People stay hydrated by drinking liquids and consuming foods with high water content. The amount of water a person needs to drink varies according to: their age their sex the amount of

Poor air quality does not offset exercise’s heart benefits

Even in areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, regular physical activity reduced the risk of first and recurrent heart attack, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. “While exercise is known to reduce cardiovascular disease risk; pollution can increase