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Make room for mushrooms

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Although you have undoubtedly run into lots of articles and health news stories touting kale(yuk!) or cabbage or tomatoes or fish or avocados to lower the risk of all sorts of chronic health problems, especially dementia, I doubt you will have come across too many articles promoting mushrooms as a food that might lower the […]

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Old drugs might still be effective

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Several studies have concluded that many drugs are still quite effective well past their expiration dates (so are people, but that’s another matter). So it’s no surprise, I think, that another small study done on 5 drugs used in Antarctica, to where it’s not a small thing to have to lug in new supplies, has […]

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Another myth misses the mark

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Everyone knows that exercising at night makes it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep, right? Well, maybe not. In a very small study of 11 middle-aged healthy male volunteers, researchers found not only that afternoon and evening exercise did not interfere with good quality sleep but also that exercise later in the day actually […]

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Watch out: If you’re into supplements

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Dietary and other health supplements are not regulated (I could stop right there but I’ll add a bit just for safety) nearly to the same extent as medications are. So if you’re one of the millions and millions of people who believe you need to take a supplement, here’s something to think about. First, you’re […]

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Berry berry good news

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A study in the over-named publication, The Journals of Gerontology Series A – has concluded that consuming blueberries regularly can lower blood pressure just as well as most blood pressure medications can. In this study, 40 healthy volunteers given a blueberry concoction to drink every day had their systolic blood pressure levels (that’s the upper […]