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Be Wary of Dental Antibiotics

Be Wary of Dental Antibiotics

Preventive antibiotics are frequently prescribed by dentists for older patients with certain heart conditions, but Oregon State University researchers recently found that those antibiotics, which can expose patients to unwelcome side effects, are unnecessary 81 percent of the time.

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Lower Anxiety to Ease Allergies

In the study of 1,782 people, they also found that food and drug allergies were unaffected by psychosocial disorders.

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Try Maqui Berry for Dry Eyes

Try Maqui Berry for Dry Eyes

Maqui, tiny black berries that grow wild in the rain forests of Chile and Argentina, are beloved by small birds.

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Sleep Tight to Keep Ulcers at Bay

Sleep Tight to Keep Ulcers at Bay

About one in 10 Americans develops painful peptic ulcers, open sores in the lining of the stomach and duodenum, that are sometimes caused by an overgrowth of the Helicobacter pylori bacteria.

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Soak Up Rays for a Healthier Bowel

Soak Up Rays for a Healthier Bowel

Regular exposure to sunlight decreases the incidence of irritable bowel disease (IBD) in children, researchers from the Australian National University report.

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Be a ‘Warm’ Parent to Extend Kids’ Lives

Be a ‘Warm’ Parent to Extend Kids’ Lives

Cold or unsupportive mothering styles can harm a child’s health into adulthood, Loma Linda University researchers have found.

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Eat Vegan Without Compromising Stamina

Eat Vegan Without Compromising Stamina

For runners, food is fuel, and a new study lays to rest debates about which diet is best.

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Take It Easy on the Eggs

Take It Easy on the Eggs

Eating three to four eggs a week increases heart disease mortality by 6 percent and all-cause mortality by 8 percent, a new study found.

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Savor Cherries to Lower Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Savor Cherries to Lower Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Montmorency tart cherries in juice or capsules lower systolic blood pressure and insulin levels within hours, reducing factors that lead to metabolic syndrome.

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Use Probiotics to Shed Pounds

Use Probiotics to Shed Pounds

Probiotics significantly reduce body weight and fat mass, concluded a Chinese meta-review of 821 obese and overweight people.

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