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Nickel allergy on the rise

May 8, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — The number of people living with an allergy to nickel is on the rise, partly due to the popularity of costume jewelry and the common use of nickel in body piercing ornaments. In fact, experts estimate that the number of people with a nickel allergy has increased by as much […]

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The good news about chocolate

March 18, 2013

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by Stan Kalson  —  Cacao, the plant that is the source of chocolate, originated with the Olmec Indians around 1500 B.C. Cacao products have been winning fans since the Aztec leader Montezuma introduced the first chocolate beverage to the Spanish conqueror Cortez, who subsequently took it to Spain. The Mayans and Aztecs used cacao in […]

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Morning people are happier

December 7, 2012

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by Cathy Beggan —  A new study from the University of Toronto suggests what many people have suspected all along: Morning risers are happier than their late-night counterparts and have a more positive and upbeat outlook. The results took into account the habits of two groups — young adults and older adults — and identified […]

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Easing Inflammation

September 2, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Inflammation is usually a normal process whereby the body responds to stress by sending more blood and macrophages to an area and secreting certain chemicals, such as histamine, that irritate the tissues to a degree. This is part of the normal response to stress. — However, problems can develop if […]

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Health updates: Hot flashes and chocolate

March 5, 2012

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The following is new information regarding a new study on acupuncture and hot flashes, and healthy limits for chocolate. Acupuncture beats drug to treat hot flashes Acupuncture works as well as Effexor, a drug commonly used to combat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms that can accompany breast cancer treatment. In fact, the benefits of […]

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Chocolate: Feel good, lose weight and be healthy

March 5, 2012

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by Julia Busch —  Can you “have your cake and eat it, too?” Apparently yes — if you’re talking chocolate. Chocolate lovers can indulge their passion, guilt-free, says research reported in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. Derived from the fruit of the cacao tree, flavonol-rich dark chocolate may lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol […]

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Health benefits of dark chocolate

February 24, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  From the moment chocolate was discovered, it was considered valuable, divine and decadent. Chocolate candies as we know them today were invented in the 1860s by Cadbury. Consuming as little as one square of dark chocolate per day can provide numerous health benefits. Dark chocolate contains saturated fats (stearic acid and […]

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Natural treatments for herpes simplex virus

February 23, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Anyone who has ever suffered through a herpes simplex virus (HSV) outbreak can attest to the roller coaster of emotions that can make the situation worse than it needs to be. It is unfortunate that something that affects nearly 80 percent of adults often leaves infected individuals feeling ashamed and […]

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