Antacid and antibiotics raise allergy risk in children

May 14, 18 Antacid and antibiotics raise allergy risk in children

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Addressing the root cause of your child’s acid reflux or frequent illnesses instead of a pharmaceutical quick fix could save you both bigger headaches down the road — a large study shows antacid and antibiotic use in early childhood significantly raises the risk of developing allergies. Researchers looked at the records of almost...

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Try new veggies and fruit to boost healthy gut bacteria

May 14, 18 Try new veggies and fruit to boost healthy gut bacteria

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Want to improve your mood, health, and brain function? An ample and diverse supply of healthy gut bacteria has been shown to be essential, and that is best obtained through eating lots of different kinds of produce. Try going out of your comfort zone in the produce aisle and incorporating some new varieties of vegetables and...

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Want to trash your lungs? Use basic cleaning products

May 14, 18 Want to trash your lungs? Use basic cleaning products

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Smoking is bad for you and cleaning house is good, right? Wrong, if you use conventional cleaning products — you may as well smoke. A new study shows the lung decline over 20 years caused by using conventional cleaning products, which have no federal regulations for health or safety, equals that of smoking 20 cigarettes a day. The...

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Exercise turns back the clock on older hearts

May 14, 18 Exercise turns back the clock on older hearts

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Our muscles stiffen as we age, including the heart muscles. However, a new study showed that middle aged adults who took up moderate- to high-intensity exercise developed the heart flexibility of someone 15 to 20 years younger. But there is a sweet spot in midlife for this to work. Similar studies on 70-year-olds did not produce...

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