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BENEFITS OF DRINKING LEMON WATER

Lemon is categorized as a plant, and its properties are often used to make medicine. According to the experts, lemon is used to treat scurvy, a condition caused by not having enough vitamin C. Lemon is also known for being effective in treating the common cold and flu, H1N1 (swine) flu, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), Meniere’s disease and kidney ...

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THE SECRET TO HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING

When you hear ‘high intensity training’ what are the first words that come to mind? Terrifying? Daunting? No thank you? When you hear “high intensity training” what are the first words that come to mind? Terrifying? Daunting? No thank you? What if I told you that you could complete a full body strength workout to complete exhaustion using high intensity ...

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Disruption of daily rhythms linked to mental health problems

People who experience disrupted 24-hour cycles of rest and activity are more likely to have mood disorders, lower levels of happiness and greater feelings of loneliness, research suggests. While the study does not reveal whether disruptions to circadian rhythms are a cause of mental health problems, a result of them or some mixture of the two, the authors say the ...

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SOOTHE BABY COLIC: 4 EASY INFANT MASSAGES

Find out how certain types of touch can calm even the most colicky infants No new parent needs to be told to cuddle and touch her baby. But did you know that specific kinds of touch can facilitate weight gain in preemies or help settle down baby colic? Research has shown that infant massage calms baby colic, improves sleeping patterns, ...

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WHY OUR KIDS ARE COMING IN LAST PLACE

New global research links income inequality to the poor fitness of America’s youth. The United States, anyone could reasonably argue, has the most accomplished elite athletes in the world. The best evidence? In Rio this past summer, young American men and women finished at a comfortable first place in the Olympic final medal tally. But what if we compared nations ...

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Want to take years off your face? These treatments can rejuvenate your skin

An increasing array of nonsurgical products and procedures aim to reduce the effects of time and sun exposure. Image: studiokovac/Thinkstock It’s often said that our lives are written on our faces. But if you feel like doing a little editing—erasing a few fine lines, softening a deep furrow, or evening out some patchy spots—there’s an increasing array of products and ...

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3 easy ways to boost your brain

Mind-bending puzzles aren’t the only route to improving memory and reason. Activities that engage your emotions and senses may be even better. Image: JDwow /Thinkstock Published: January, 2017 In the midst of promotions for commercial brain training programs to ward off age-related cognitive decline, a few studies are beginning to indicate that simple pleasures may be even more productive. You ...

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An aspirin a day for your health?

A daily low-dose aspirin may help prevent stroke and certain cancers, but the therapy carries certain risks you’ll want to discuss with your physician. It used to be that you would reach for an aspirin only if you had a headache or an achy joint, but current research shows that low doses of the drug may reduce your risk of ...

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Obscure Vomiting Illness Linked to Long-Term Pot Use

The rare syndrome can affect people who smoke many times a day, over a lengthy period Credit: pabloborca Getty Images For 17 years, Chalfonte LeNee Queen suffered periodic episodes of violent retching and abdominal pain that would knock her off her feet for days, sometimes leaving her writhing on the floor in pain. “I’ve screamed out for death,” said Queen, 48, who ...

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Trump Administration Halts Program That Evaluates Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Therapies

The initiative was terminated without any replacement offerings set up in its place   Credit: Getty Images The Trump administration has abruptly halted work on a highly regarded program to help physicians, families, and others separate effective “evidence-based” treatments for substance abuse and behavioral health problems from worthless interventions. The program, called the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, was ...

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