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Simple Trick to Relieve Stress: Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Extra

By: Rick Ansorge The next time you’re feeling anxious or depressed, don’t take a prescription drug. Instead, try a safe and effective...

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New Treatments Offer Hope to Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Extra

Men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer often turn first to testosterone-depleting therapies, since male hormones help prostate tumors...

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Poor Sleep Linked to Shrinking Brain

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Extra

Not getting a good night’s sleep might be linked to shrinkage of the brain’s gray matter over time, new research suggests....

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Optimal Sleep Time Is 7 to 8 Hours

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Extra

Adults who say they sleep between seven and eight hours per night miss fewer work days due to sickness than others, according to a Finnish...

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Low-Carb Diet Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Extra

A low-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a low-fat diet,...

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Lengthen Your Life by Standing Up

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Extra

Spending less time sitting might increase your lifespan by keeping your DNA young, Swedish researchers say. More time spent on your feet...

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