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moderate exercise can vastly reduce a woman’s risk of osteoporosis and stroke

Engaging in just a little bit of moderate exercise regularly can help women avoid developing heart disease or bone loss, according to multiple recent studies. Researchers from the Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope in Duarte, California, found Read more …

45 percent of common sunscreen ingredients interfere with the normal functioning of sperm cells

Researchers have found that a myriad of ultraviolet (UV) filtering chemicals in common sunscreens disrupt the functioning of normal sperm cells and mirror the effects of the female hormone progesterone. Head author of the study Niels Skakkebaek, MD, DMSc, a Read more …

Does Grilling Cause Cancer?

So you’re planning a Memorial Day barbecue and you want to at least nod to your health. You love a juicy burger or corn on the cob or shrimp kebabs on the grill, but you’ve also heard that grilling can Read more …

Wire Bristle Brushes Are A Barbecue Health Hazard

As we dust off our barbecues in preparation for Memorial Day weekend, researchers offer a word of caution: check your food before eating – it may be tainted with wire bristles from grill-cleaning brushes. If swallowed, they can cause severe Read more …

Three Black Adoptees on Racial Identity After Growing Up in White Homes

Does love know no color? The ad campaign for Kevin Costner’s new film Black or White definitely supports that idea, pushing the hashtag #LoveKnowsNoColor while promoting the transracial custody drama. Black or White pits a child’s white maternal grandfather (Costner) Read more …

Benefits Of Healing Naturally With Pure Coconut Oil

Many people rely heavily on over-the-counter drugs to find relief for today’s common ailments, from a minor headache to skin infections. What many probably do not know is that coconut oil is fast becoming an alternative to a more natural Read more …

Cardamom fights against cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure

Cardamom is often referred to as the “Queen of Spices” that brings a sweet, floral flavor to foods and drinks.  It is widely used as a digestive aid, a natural breath freshener and is rich in phytonutrients, high in manganese Read more …

Statin medication connected to mood swings, aggression in women

When you’re given even a commonly prescribed medication for a specific condition like high cholesterol, asthma or acne – or even if you’re a woman planning to take birth control pills – you should always be on the lookout for Read more …

Cancer from coloring? Scientific research group says food dye may be carcinogenic and promote allergies

An eye-opening report, published by The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), brings forth new evidence on the toxicity of nine synthetic dyes commonly used to color food and beverage products. The report, “Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Read more …

Have Younger Looking Skin With These Anti-Aging Foods

As we age and begin to feel our own mortality, many of us secretly fantasize about a “fountain of youth” that we can drink from, and which will turn back the clock on Father Time. But so far, no such Read more …