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Betty White Turns 95: What's The Secret to Her Longevity?

Jan 18, 2017
Sylvia Booth Hubbard

"I have a two-story house and a very bad memory. I am up and down those stairs all the time. The time. There's no spare time, so I'm active all the time. I think that forces you to stay well.” – Betty White

(Hollywood, CA) — [Newsmax Health] Betty White turns 95 years young on January 17, and she's still razor sharp, healthy, and enjoying life. What's her secret? You might be surprised. It's not a strict diet: She's not a vegetarian, and her favorite foods are hot dogs and French fries...





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Towards Managing Your Pain Without Fear of Addiction

Jan 18, 2017
News Staff

Researchers hope their work will lead to the development of a new class of pain medications.

(Portland, OR) — [Oregon Health & Sciences University] OHSU research suggests an avenue for developing treatments for chronic pain that harness the medicinal properties of cannabis while minimizing the threat of addiction. (Photo Credit: Public Domain Pictures)

The study, conducted in a rodent model, provides additional rationale for the development of therapeutics using cannabinoid receptors to treat chronic pain, which afflicts about 30 percent of the U.S. population. OHSU investigators studied the function of two forms of cell membrane receptors that bind cannabinoids that occur naturally within the body, called endo-cannabinoids...





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12 Ways to Uncover Dangerous Toxins in Your Home

Jan 18, 2017
Dr. Don Colbert

Inflammation is the cause of nearly all diseases – understanding how toxins in the home and the diet affect health is extremely significant.

[Dr. Colbert] Ongoing exposure to toxins in the home can affect the body systems which regulate immunity, digestion, breathing, and hormones. When the cancer-causing toxins are removed from the existing environment, overall health of each resident can be improved substantially. (Photo Credit: Flickr)

Research studies confirm the existence of toxins in the following items which affect health. Awareness is important to create an action plan to better living.

  1. Clothing, Cloth, Cleaning Supplies – Synthetic materials may be filled with formaldehyde. This chemical is well known for causing various cancers (lung, nasal, liver, and kidney). Other products which may include formaldehyde include paints, thermoplastics, glues, lacquers, and cleaning products...




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The Vitamins in Your Tears: Soon, There May be "Tear-Based" Devices to Check Levels

Jan 17, 2017
News Staff

"Your body cannot manufacture vitamins, and vitamins reflect available food sources in your body. That's what makes them good indicators of nutritional health." -- Maryam Khaksari

(Houghton, MI) — [Michigan Technological University] Babies cry easily, but those tears may help shed light on the role and potential uses of vitamins in tears. Maryam Khaksari, a research specialist at the Chemical Advanced Resolution Methods (ChARM) Laboratory at Michigan Tech, is the lead author of a paper on the subject recently published in Experimental Eye Research. (Photo Credit: Flickr)

"Our goal was to seek the viability of establishing measurable units of tears for nutritional assessments," Khaksari says. "Your body cannot manufacture vitamins, and vitamins reflect available food sources in your body. That's what makes them good indicators of nutritional health...





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