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This Surprising Mineral Can Counteract The Effects Of Sugar

If there’s a good versus evil in the nutrition world, it’s salt versus sugar. The two white crystals look similar on the outside but are totally …

Can You Restore Your Vision Naturally? This Eye Doc Says Yes

If you have ever been diagnosed with an eye condition such as macular degeneration or cataracts, the doctor might have told you: "All we can do is …

Going Under Anesthesia May Impact Your Memory

Researchers conclude that middle-aged people have a higher risk of memory loss and cognition decline after undergoing surgical anesthesia.<p>You might …

Anesthesia

Blocking enzyme 'dramatically reverses' Alzheimer's in mice

Recent research reveals that targeting an enzyme called BACE1 can "completely reverse" the buildup of beta-amyloid plaque in the brain, which is a …

Scientists Have Discovered How Traumatic Experiences Actually Rewire The Brain

This is why they're so hard to forget.<p>For many people dealing with traumatic memories, cognitive behavioural therapy is the best shot at living an …

The Brain

If You Keep on Waking Up in the Middle of the Night, Your Brain Is in Trouble

The negative side effects of not getting enough sleep are well documented, but as it turns out, it isn’t just the duration of your snooze affecting …

More proof a low-calorie diet can effectively reverse type 2 diabetes

In early November, we reported how a team at Yale University had uncovered the key metabolic mechanisms responsible for lowering blood glucose …

How Much Does Eating Out Really Cost? Tips to Help You Stop Eating Out

Slash Your Food Bill: Stop Eating Out<p>Updated September 09, 2016<p>Eating out is easy. It's convenient and it's expensive. Food takes up a big portion of …

How to care for fruit trees in early winter

Fruit trees have been working hard all summer and autumn, generously filling our crumbles and freezers, and they have now sunk into dormancy. They don’t ask for much, but there are a few things we can do to see them in good stead for next year’s labours, seeing off pests and giving them a few …

Gardening

Want To Have The Best Tomatoes? Put These Things In The Holes Before Planting Them

When dealing with gardening and planting all of those fruits and veggies, the greatest satisfaction of every gardener is to see the final outcome or …

Cinnamon Has a Surprising Health Benefit

If you love cinnamon, add an extra shake to your next meal: new research shows that the popular spice boosts metabolism in mouse and human fat …

Mouthwash may kill beneficial bacteria in mouth and trigger diabetes, Harvard study suggests

Mouthwash may seem a beneficial, or at least harmless, addition to a daily tooth brushing routine.<p>But a new study suggests that swilling with anti-bacterial fluid could be killing helpful microbes which live in the mouth and protect against obesity and diabetes.<p>While mouthwash is supposed to target …

Diabetes

Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

"Feed a cold, starve a fever," so the saying goes. The results of a new study, however, suggest that "treat a cold, starve cancer cells" might be a …

7 Mantras for Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation and Hope

Earlier today, I was sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich for lunch when an elderly couple pulled their car up under a nearby oak tree. They …

Old Age

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

We Might Have Finally Found The Trigger For Autoimmune Diseases

What makes the body attack itself?<p>Scientists have identified a chain reaction that explains why our own bodies can turn against healthy cells, …

Could a weekly injection get rid of harmful belly fat?

Scientists may be on the verge of an effective new treatment for diabetes and obesity, after designing a drug that can be injected directly into …

Hair growth stimulated using stem cells

A team of researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles have managed to grow hair starting from stem cells, uncovering key …

Anxiety Isn't the Problem — Your Response Is

What do you think about when you hear the word <i>anxiety</i>? Perhaps you imagine the sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience when you are about to …

Tip: Trigger Point Technique For Posterior Shoulder

Place a firm ball under the posterior delt. Lift the arm for 15 to 45 seconds.<p>For this trigger point technique, use a use either a lacrosse ball or …

Hope for people with chronic Lyme? Scientists rush to develop new tests

Despite being treated with antibiotics multiple times for Lyme disease, Deborah Schlueter still experiences distressing symptoms, like a weakness on her right side and an occasional sensation that a bolt of electricity is spreading through her body. Her lingering symptoms are a mysterious side …

Learn How to Fix Faucet Drips, Leaks, Noises and Low Water Pressure

Learn How to Repair Common Water Faucet Problems<p>Updated November 14, 2017<p>Today’s water faucets have become more sophisticated, and the task of …

Build Your Dream Deck with One of These Free Do-It-Yourself Plans

9 Free Do-It-Yourself Deck Plans<p>Build Your Dream Deck with One of These Free Plans<p>Updated February 22, 2018<p>These free deck plans will help you build …

Staying out late two days a week is worse for your health than you think

Even if you get the recommended seven or more hours of sleep on the weekends, you may ruin your week if you pass out at 3am and wake up at 11. Researchers call this social jet lag: even if you get the same number of hours of sleep you’d get on a weeknight, your inconsistent bedtimes may still …

Sleep

How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age

As you age, some slowdown in memory and processing is to be expected. That can mean a forgotten birthday, an accidentally retold story, a temporarily misplaced wallet.<p>Such run-of-the-mill forgetfulness may increase over the years but is usually not — as you may fear — a sign that you’re on the road …

High Blood Pressure

Castor Oil Could Be the Secret to Thicker Brows and Longer Lashes

Oils have been an essential in many women's beauty regimens for years, but one that is often overlooked is castor oil. Castor oil is a vegetable oil from the plant ricinus communis and has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a wonder treatment for any beauty …

Eyesight continues to develop until your 40s, new study finds

Until now, researchers thought that the development of the human brain's visual-processing center stopped in the first few years of life. But a new …

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<i>Written by Ruth de Jauregui; Updated March 29, 2018</i><p>Native to tropical Central and South America, the avocado (Persea americana) was imported to Florida and California in 1833 and 1856, respectively. Avocados thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11. They are …

Older adults may not benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease

While there is evidence to support older adults taking statins for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease - such as to prevent a second heart …

Tip: Stop UTIs With This Herb

Urinary tract infections are painful, expensive to treat, and they can reoccur. Here's how to kill those bad bugs for good.<p>Pee-Pee and Poo-Poo<p>Urinary …

Women's Health