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    A new study, released in the current British Journal of Nutrition, showed that consuming peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast can control blood sugar throughout most of the day, even after eating a high carbohydrate lunch. In addition to this "Second Meal Effect," peanuts and peanut butter caused a...
     
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    There is a growing body of evidence linking yogurt consumption to improved health, and additional research to identify the scientific link between yogurt and potential health benefits, is underway scientists say. International nutrition experts gathered at the First Global Summit on the Health Effects of Yogurt in...
     
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    Despite facing life-threatening situations everyday as part of their jobs, a new survey of National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) members shows the vast majority of firefighters have a greater fear of suffering injury or death from a heart attack and find heart-disease prevention – eating healthy and exercising...
     
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    Many companies across the United States allow their associates to bring their pets to work and understand the benefits of pets in the workplace.  Through its PETS AT WORK initiative, Purina is encouraging other companies to join this movement by participating in "National Bring Your Pet to Work Day" on...
     
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    Suneva Medical, Inc, a privately-held aesthetics company, and the National Association for Self-Esteem are acknowledging June's National Acne Awareness Month by teaming up to raise awareness around the emotional impact that acne scarring can have on an individual's self-esteem and confidence. Through the...
     
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    According to the results of a recent study conducted by researchers at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Western Human Nutrition Research Center, the Northwest Cherry Growers are pleased to announce that consuming about 45 (280 g) sweet Bing cherries significantly decreased circulating concentrations of specific...
     
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    On Saturday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2013 Update. The first-ever National Alzheimer's Plan, initially released in May 2012, was mandated by the bipartisan National Alzheimer's Project Act (P.L. 111-375), which Congress...
     
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    The good news is that seniors are living longer and plan to do so in the comfort of their own homes. The bad news is that millions of seniors are not taking simple steps to safety-proof their living environment to minimize potential injures.  About one third of the senior population over the age of 65...
     
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    Consuming 10 milligrams (mg) daily of S-equol delivered via a new fermented soy-based nutritional supplement alleviated menopausal symptoms, particularly the frequency of hot flashes and severity of neck or shoulder muscle stiffness, without impacting thyroid and certain sex hormone levels, according to clinical data...
     
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    A red kangaroo's battle with cancer
    Angie Kutchery, Animal Care Specialist at the Racine Zoo, is primary macropod specialist managing all aspects of care for the Zoo's red kangaroos and wallaroos. Kutchery describes an atypical situation in which she and the team rallied together to help one red kangaroo fight cancer. January 29, 2013 started as a...