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The statin that raises your risk of diabetes and cataracts

The statin that raises your risk of diabetes and cataracts

Doctors often prescribe statins to help lower cholesterol. However, they come with a laundry list of worrying side effects, including a higher risk of dementia, kidney damage and muscle pain. Now we’re finding some statins can increase the risk for diabetes and cataracts…

Carolyn Gretton

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The one-a-day vitamin that slashed death from cancer

The one-a-day vitamin that slashed death from cancer

Taking a vitamin once a day seems a simple enough strategy for anyone to stick to. But how many times have you read about the amazing benefits of one vitamin in particular, got started enthusiastically and then just gave up the habit? This is one vitamin you can’t afford not to commit to…

Joyce Hollman

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The herb that helps you get your groove back

The herb that helps you get your groove back

When your adrenals are constantly stressed, this sets off an autoimmune inflammatory response in your entire body. If you’ve got thyroid problems as well, things can go south real fast. The result? Feeling hopelessly stuck — tired, overweight and unhappy. There’s a way out…

Virginia Tims-Lawson

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Get a whiff of this to put a stop to cognitive decline

Get a whiff of this to put a stop to cognitive decline

There’s an interesting connection between some neurodegenerative ailments, like Alzheimer’s and Parkison’s: the loss of smell. Knowing scent-detecting nerves trigger certain brain responses, research tested a whiff of a scent that may halt cognitive decline…

Carolyn Gretton

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The alternative fuel source that powers up your immune system

The alternative fuel source that powers up your immune system

A metabolic by-product you can trick your body into producing more of appears to supercharge immune cells as they fight infection and disease, research is finding. There are a couple of ways to get them going…

Joyce Hollman

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The symptom that pushes metabolic syndrome over the edge

The symptom that pushes metabolic syndrome over the edge

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of five conditions that can add up to serious health threats. You only have to have three to get a diagnosis. But one surprising factor not previously connected to the syndrome has been found to act on the body to accelerate aging and damage to your health…

Carolyn Gretton

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Is this the hair-thinning solution we’ve been waiting for?

Is this the hair-thinning solution we’ve been waiting for?

Have you looked in the mirror to realize your hair just doesn’t frame your face the way it used to? Is your forehead getting higher or your hair getting thinner? It’s likely the latter and happens to men and women. You might think it’s inevitable. You’d be wrong…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

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The diet that takes diabetes down, except when it doesn’t

The diet that takes diabetes down, except when it doesn’t

It can be tough to separate the good from the bad when choosing a diet plan. That’s why scientists are paying closer attention to the health impacts of certain ones. And when it comes to diabetes, they’ve discovered something interesting about plant-based diets…

Carolyn Gretton

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Tinnitus: Helping the brain learn to filter sound again

Tinnitus: Helping the brain learn to filter sound again

Less is known about what causes tinnitus than about the risk factors associated with it. That’s why people with the condition are often told nothing can be done about it. Luckily, researchers who understand how the brain filters sound haven’t given up…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

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Vitamin D’s ties to autoimmune and age-related fatigue

Vitamin D’s ties to autoimmune and age-related fatigue

You might feel fatigued after a long day of activities or a long night of poor sleep. But if daily fatigue is your constant companion, the cause may be a condition that’s zapping your energy or a vitamin deficiency — or both.

Joyce Hollman

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The one thing women should eat for healthy aging

The one thing women should eat for healthy aging

On average, women outlive their male counterparts by 6 years. And when it comes to the truly long-lived, those who live to at least 100, women make up 85 percent of the centenarian club. The challenge is decreasing the chronic disease that happens in those extra years…

Joyce Hollman

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The ancient herb that could reverse brain stroke damage

The ancient herb that could reverse brain stroke damage

For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine has praised one herb for supporting circulation and brain health. Now research is stacking up that this ancient herb could be the difference between losing or keeping cognitive abilities after a stroke.

Joyce Hollman

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The one brain change that matters more than tau and plaque

The one brain change that matters more than tau and plaque

Not long ago the amyloid hypothesis came into question. One reason: amyloid plaques are found in the brains of people with normal cognition. But did you know there’s an earlier sign of impending Alzheimer’s we may be able to do more about?

Joyce Hollman

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How a car ride raises BP as much as a high-sodium diet

How a car ride raises BP as much as a high-sodium diet

Long-term exposure to air pollution, like that caused by traffic, has been linked to dangerous health conditions, from heart disease to lung cancer. But what about in the short-term? You’ll be shocked at what a single car ride can do to your blood pressure…

Virginia Tims-Lawson