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    Dietary supplements are dominating the shelves of pharmacy retailers, with brands vying for the attention of health-conscious consumers. In fact, industry experts report that approximately 50% of American adults take dietary supplements. Despite the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) governing...
     
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    Results from the global Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs 2 study (DAWN2™) presented today at a symposium during the World Diabetes Congress of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), show that only 29% of people with diabetes report that their healthcare team ask for their input when making their...
     
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    Noise is a known factor for a loss of sleep and new studies show that sleep deprivation is linked to increases in obesity. Most people need between seven and eight hours of uninterrupted sleep a day. Being in a noisy environment can reduce the quantity and quality of a person’s sleep cycle leading to a state of...
     
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    Number of people with dementia in low and middle income countries compared to high income countries
    In a policy brief launched today, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has announced that the number of people living with dementia worldwide in 2013 is now estimated at 44 million (estimated at 35 million in 2010), reaching 76 million in 2030, and 135 million by 2050.  The policy brief entitled “...
     
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    Researchers link questionable sugar substitute to serious health risks
    Following the Food and Drug Administration’s recent decision that it no longer considers the manmade additive “partially hydrogenated oils,” (commonly referred to as “trans fat”) safe, consumer groups and independent doctors are now targeting the highly controversial sugar substitute high...
     
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    A new study published in Metabolism indicates a diet with walnuts may reduce cardiovascular disease risk by lowering non-HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein B (ApoB), two predictors of cardiovascular disease risk. Researchers at University of Munich Medical Center, Germany, investigated the effects of daily walnut...
     
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    As you prepare to enjoy Minnesota’s wonderful world of winter, remember that the common winter chore of snow shoveling can present the potential for spasms, strains, sprains, and other health problems, cautions the Minnesota Chiropractic Association™ (MCA) and the American Chiropractic Association (ACA)....
     
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    Anxiety refers to a persistent sense of dread and fearful anticipation. In the United States anxiety along with depression are the top two most common psychological problems. One psychologist reports an increase in recommending non-pharmaceutical treatments such as Relax-V for mild to moderate anxiety. Anxiety can...
     
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    New research suggests the presence of pet dogs may help to control hypertension in older adults
    The presence of a pet dog can significantly lower the blood pressure of its owner as they go about their day-to-day activities, according to new research by the University of Maryland. The study, which was supported by funding from the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition (WALTHAM®), looked at pet...
     
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    Avoid hazards in your home with these tips from Mister Sparky
    For many the time after Thanksgiving is filled with parties, entertaining, and decorating. Data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that with the holidays also come an increase in home fires. The most common causes involve cooking, Christmas trees, candles, and holiday decorations....