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What are the benefits of cold and hot showers?

What are the benefits of cold and hot showers?

People around the world have been using water therapy, or hydrotherapy, for centuries. The temperature of the water they use may have different benefits for health. Most studies into the health benefits of cold and hot water have used water immersion therapy. During water immersion therapy, a person immerses their body, or a part of […]

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How to remove dead skin from the face

How to remove dead skin from the face

The skin naturally renews itself every 30 days or so. This process happens when the outer layer of the skin, or epidermis, sheds dead cells and replaces them with new ones. Dead skin cells shed through normal daily activities, such as pulling clothes on and off. A person is unaware when old skin cells fall […]

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Mindfulness training may lower blood pressure

Mindfulness training may lower blood pressure

Long believed to be a calming activity, a new study provides evidence of the benefits of mindfulness in reducing high blood pressure. Share on PinterestA recent study uses mindfulness to address hypertension. There is anecdotal evidence that meditation and mindfulness training may be able to reduce high blood pressure and hypertension. However, clinical confirmation of […]

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Passing kidney stones: 2-drug combo may relieve pain

Passing kidney stones: 2-drug combo may relieve pain

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, may have found a combination of drugs that can relieve the pain of passing a kidney stone. They performed their study in pigs. Share on PinterestNew research may help alleviate kidney stone pain. Anyone who has ever passed a kidney stone knows that it can […]

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Cancer drug shows promise in Parkinson’s disease safety trial

Cancer drug shows promise in Parkinson’s disease safety trial

Nilotinib, a drug that regulators have approved for the treatment of leukemia, has shown promise in a small clinical trial of people with Parkinson’s disease. Share on PinterestAn approved leukemia drug holds promise for the treatment of Parkinson’s. The main purpose of the trial was to assess the repurposed drug’s safety and tolerability and how […]

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Male scientists more likely to present findings positively

Male scientists more likely to present findings positively

A recent analysis of gender differences in research reporting has found that female scientists are less likely to use positive language to frame their findings than their male counterparts. Share on PinterestThere are some key gender differences in the way that scientists present their findings. Clinical articles with male first or last authors were more […]

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How to reduce food waste

How to reduce food waste

Food waste contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and wastes the water and other resources it takes to grow the food. While the average consumer is not a large environmental polluter compared to large corporations, finding ways to reduce food waste throughout the day can help a person avoid contributing to the problem. In this article, […]

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What is a heavy metal detox?

What is a heavy metal detox?

Having an excess amount of heavy metals can negatively affect the human body. Some foods and medicines can help remove heavy metals from the body. Using such substances for this purpose is known as a heavy metal detox. Having small amounts of some heavy metals, such as iron and zinc, is essential for a healthy […]

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Keto diet: 1-week meal plan and tips

Keto diet: 1-week meal plan and tips

When following a keto diet, some people may find it difficult to work out the right foods to eat and when to eat them. Meal plans can help people get used to the diet or stick with it. The keto diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet. Potential benefits of the keto diet plan […]

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Pressure points to help you fall asleep

Pressure points to help you fall asleep

Acupressure is a component of traditional Chinese medicine that may help ease some symptoms of health issues, including insomnia. Acupressure is a relatively new subject of scientific research. However, a handful of studies suggest that it may be a safe way to get more or better sleep. To use a pressure point, apply gentle but […]