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Archive of: Health Brief and NAPC

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Gut Bacteria Imbalance Linked to Chronic Fatigue

Gut Bacteria Imbalance Linked to Chronic Fatigue

In a Columbia University study, people with chronic fatigue syndrome were found to have an imbalance in the levels of certain gut bacteria.

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Milk Chocolate Also Benefits Heart Health

Milk Chocolate Also Benefits Heart Health

Harvard researchers found that people eating one to 12 ounces a month of milk chocolate – but less than 30 ounces – had a lower risk of irregular heartbeat.

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Pink Noise While Asleep Helps Memory

Pink Noise While Asleep Helps Memory

Random sound with more bass than white noise—known as pink noise—improved sleep brainwave patterns linked to memory retention in older adults.

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Alcohol Affects Our Heartbeat

Alcohol Affects Our Heartbeat

In a study during German Oktoberfest, arrhythmia showed up in the heart rhythms of 30 percent of drinkers, compared to 4 percent of the general population.

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Dear Diary Comforts the Elderly

Dear Diary Comforts the Elderly

Elderly volunteers that kept reflective journals on the dying process were better able to be companions for those in their final days.

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Tree Nuts Cut Colon Cancer Relapse

Tree Nuts Cut Colon Cancer Relapse

Two or more ounces of tree nuts a week sharply reduced cancer recurrence and premature death risk in patients with Stage III colon cancer.

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Long-Term Cell Phone Use a Health Risk

Long-Term Cell Phone Use a Health Risk

Swedish scientists have found an increased risk of glioma, a type of brain cancer, in cell phone users, with risks rising with the years and with frequency of use.

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Naps Boost Toddler Talk

Naps Boost Toddler Talk

Toddlers under age three that took the most daytime naps developed larger vocabularies over time, British researchers found.

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Tai Chi Eases the Blues

Tai Chi Eases the Blues

Weekly lessons in tai chi along with thrice-weekly home practice sessions significantly lowered depression in Boston Chinese-Americans.

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Regular Sleep Times Promote Health

Regular Sleep Times Promote Health

Picking a wake-up time and sticking to it is a way to train the brain to fall asleep, which boosts the sleep time helpful in appetite control.

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