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Think Before You Ink

How to Make Body Art Safe and Reversible APRIL THOMPSON  Few things in life are more permanent than a tattoo. Yet those most likely to change their life course—in careers, relationships or fashion styles—are also most inclined to get inked. Nearly 40 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 25 have at least one tattoo, according to a ... Read More »

Call for Worldwide Protection from Wi-Fi Radiation

Possible Cause of Cancer   In May, 190 scientists from 39 nations appealed to the World Health Organization (WHO) to “exert strong leadership in fostering the development of more protective EMF guidelines…” The letter was developed by a committee that included professors from Columbia University, Trent University, the University of Washington and the University of California, Berkeley. It was then ... Read More »

Happy Couples Sleep Closer Together

Proximity at Night Linked to Contentment in Relationships   Researchers from the UK’s University of Hertfordshire conducted a study that measured the relative relationship satisfaction between couples and their sleeping proximity. More than 1,000 people were surveyed for the study. The researchers found that 55 percent of couples that typically faced each other but did not touch while sleeping were ... Read More »

Sad Music Can Lift Our Mood

Melancholy Tunes Improve Spirits Astudy from Free University, in Berlin, has determined that listening to sad music may actually lift our mood. The researchers conducted a survey of 772 people, 44 percent of which were musicians, asking each subject about their emotional responses after listening to sad music. While 76 percent felt nostalgic, more than 57 percent of the respondents ... Read More »

Pistachio Nuts Help Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Artery Health

Food for the Heart Anew study published in the journal Nutrition found that eating pistachio nuts may improve cholesterol parameters, increase glycemic (blood sugar) control, decrease artery stiffness and improve overall blood vessel health. The study tested 60 adults with poor cholesterol lipid levels. They were randomly split into two groups—one (control) was given lifestyle modifications (LSM) while the other was given ... Read More »

Produce Produces Heftier Newborns

Fruits and Veggies Linked to Healthy Birth Weights   A review of research from the Center for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety finds that the quantity of food consumed by pregnant women for increasing a baby’s birth weight is less important than what types of foods she eats. After systematically analyzing 11 relevant studies, the researchers found that higher birth weights—associated ... Read More »

Reasons to Not Go to the Dentist

There are so many reasons not to visit a dentist.  And yet there are now very compelling reasons to have a healthy mouth.  Everyday there are more and more medical studies showing a clear link between gum disease and cancer, diabetes, chronic inflammation, heart disease – the list goes on and on.  One researcher believes that at least half of ... Read More »

Youthful Skin Without Injectables

  No matter how humble, spiritual, or psychologically liberated we may be, few of us feel happy about the effects of aging. Most of us want to look better, feel better and, if it were possible, turn back the hands of time. Dr. Mariana Boneva suggests that a multi-faceted, holistic approach creates the most natural looking, luminous and long lasting results. ... Read More »

Get Back To Being You, With Prolo

By Larisa N. Likver, MD  Back or neck pain, arthritis, tennis elbow, sprains and strains … few of us get through life without suffering some sort of joint injury. Left untreated, those injuries never properly heal, resulting in chronic pain that can be physically and psychologically debilitating. But surgical repair comes with its own set of risks. There is a natural, ... Read More »

Flaxseed Oil Soothes Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is typically accompanied by pain, numbness and reduced mobility in the hands and wrists. Research published by the Tehran (Iran) University of Medical Sciences in the DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences has determined that the application of external linseed oil—also referred to as flaxseed oil—can reduce pain and increase mobility for syndrome sufferers. The research tested 100 patients with ... Read More »