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Ginger Relieves Infected Root Canals

Ginger Relieves Infected Root Canals

A paste of ginger extract slashed infection colonies by two-thirds in a lab study of teeth extracted from Sudanese root canal patients.

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High-Intensity Workouts May Keep People Coming Back

High-Intensity Workouts May Keep People Coming Back

Sedentary Canadian adults that underwent high-intensity interval training found it more enjoyable that those who performed ongoing moderate exercise.

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Why Lyme Disease Ticks Thrive in the North

Why Lyme Disease Ticks Thrive in the North

Ticks love cool, high-humidity climates where they can reside on shrub and tree leaves, which explains why Lyme disease is far more common in Vermont than Alabama.

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Vitamin D Helps Babies Grow Strong Bones and Muscle

Vitamin D Helps Babies Grow Strong Bones and Muscle

Canadian infants given more than 400 IUD per day of vitamin D had stronger bones and muscle and less body fat at age 3.

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Inactive Lifestyle Accelerates Aging

Inactive Lifestyle Accelerates Aging

Women ages 64 to 95 with sedentary lifestyles had significantly shorter leukocyte telomere length, which is a marker for faster genetic aging.

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Healthy Eating Can Improve Bone Density in Women

Healthy Eating Can Improve Bone Density in Women

In a six-year Ohio State study, women that ate the most low-inflammatory foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, had less bone loss in their hips.

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California Wins Cancer Label Case Against Monsanto’s Roundup

California Wins Cancer Label Case Against Monsanto’s Roundup

A judge has ruled that California can require the chemical giant Monsanto to place a cancer warning label on its controversial Roundup weed killer.

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Not-So-Speedy Pedaling Boosts Benefits

Not-So-Speedy Pedaling Boosts Benefits

Biking a half hour to work improves brain function, but if pollution hangs in the air, a moderate pace of 8 miles per hour tests best for overall health.

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Prenatal Omega-3 Reduces Kids’ Asthma Risk

Prenatal Omega-3 Reduces Kids’ Asthma Risk

Babies born to mothers given 2.4 grams of omega-3 supplements in the third trimester of pregnancy had nearly a third lower risk of experiencing asthma by age 5.

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Even One Drink Daily Increases Melanoma Risk

Even One Drink Daily Increases Melanoma Risk

Brown University researchers found that each alcoholic drink consumed on average per day increased melanoma skin cancer risk by 14 percent.

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