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July 2, 2008

Watermelon: A Natural Viagra?

Don’t be fooled by this headline from WebMD Health News reporting a researcher who says that watermelon may be a natural Viagra.  My Take?
July 2, 2008

Tai chi helps older adults get good night’s sleep

Reuters Health is reporting a study in the journal Sleep that found that regular practice of tai chi, a Westernized version of the ancient Chinese martial […]
July 2, 2008

Smokeless tobacco ups oral cancer risk 80%

Reuters is reporting that World Health Organization’s cancer agency is concluding that using chewing tobacco and snuff is less dangerous than cigarettes, which is linked to […]
July 2, 2008

Green tea protects against heart disease

Reuters has published a story about Greek researchers who say a few cups of green tea each day may help prevent heart disease. The study, published […]
July 2, 2008

New York City restaurants go trans-fat-free

Reuters is reporting that New York City’s ban on trans-fats in restaurants, which took full effect on Tuesday, is the first of its kind among major […]
July 2, 2008

Report Suggests 85% of Sunscreens May Not Live Up to Marketing Claims

In its new report, the nonprofit Environmental Working Group says that 85 percent of sunscreens either inadequately protect from the sun’s rays or contain ingredients that […]
July 2, 2008

Exercise recommendations may not curb kids’ weight

Reuters Health is reporting on a UK study that suggests health experts generally recommend that children get at least one hour of moderate exercise each day. […]
July 2, 2008

Most people do not need colon cleansing (colonics)

A Los Angeles Times health column advises people not to believe that “our bodies [are] awash in ‘toxins,’… and that we should therefore go to dramatic […]
October 12, 2011

Hormone therapy patches safer than pills?

As you may know from my previous blogs, millions of women looking to ease menopause symptoms turn to hormone replacement therapy (HRT)–also called hormone therapy (HT). […]
October 12, 2011

Only 3 of 10 supplements for sexual dysfunction pass quality testing

Only three out of ten supplements selected for testing that are for sexual enhancement passed ConsumerLab.com’s latest quality testing.  
October 11, 2011

Salt From the Sea or the Earth: Is One Better?

So, for adding small amounts of salt to your food, should you use salt from the earth or salt of the sea (sea salt)? Recently a […]
October 10, 2011

Study says cohabiting parents do kids harm

Unmarried, cohabiting parents may be putting their kids at risk for a host of personal problems according to a new report from the University of Virgina’s […]
October 10, 2011

Waiting an hour after dinner before sleep reduces stroke risk

A new study suggests that waiting at least an hour after dinner before going to sleep reduces your risk of stroke by about two-thirds.
October 7, 2011

Chocolate may reduce heart disease, stroke risk

ABC World News reported that “chocolate may be a kind of secret weapon against heart disease.” So, what’s the scoop?
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