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ILNESSES ARE MOST DIRECTLY RELATED TO OUR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS (12 MOST CHRONIC CONDITIONS OR THE DOZENS DISCOMFORTS)

- Asthma and allergies – Chronic fatigue syndrome – Depression – Fibromyalgia – Hypertension – Irritable bowel syndrome – Migraine headache – Phantom pain – Post traumatic stress disorder – Rheumatoid arthritis – Skin conditions ( especially, eczema and psoriasis) – Ulcer

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STAYING FIT REDUCES CANCER DEATH RISK

  Middle-aged men who stayed fit were less likely to die from three common cancers after being diagnosed than those who were out of shape, according the research by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. In a study of 17,049 men, those with good respiratory and cardiovascular fitness were more likely to survive prostate, lung more…

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PAINKILLERS INCREASE RISK OF CAR CRASHES

  People who take everyday doses of painkillers have a 20-to-40-per cent greater risk of crashing their cars, a Canadian study shows. According to research, published in the medical journal Archives of Internal Medicine, a driver on a low-dose painkilling regimen of 20 milligrams of morphine daily (the equivalent of two tablets of Tylenol-3 three more…

CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING DRUGS RAISE DIABETES RISK

  Health Canada has updated the labelling for statins – commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, to warn users they may be at a small increased risk of developing diabetes. Six statin drugs are marketed in Canada: Lipitor, Lovastatin, Crestor, Zocor, Pravachol and Lescol.

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EXERCISE CUTS WOMEN’S KIDNEY STONE RISK

  Women have another reason for exercise: It may help prevent kidney stones. The new research involved nearly 85,000 women 50 and older in the U.S. government-funded Women’s Health Initiative study. All had an exam to measure weight and height to measure body mass index. They also filled out annual surveys on what they ate, more…

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EXERCISE CAN BOOST YOUR SLEEP

  Researchers have discovered a “compelling association” between weekly physical activity and improved sleep quality – including reduced incidences of sleep apnea and insomnia. The relationship is so strong that simply adding 10 minutes of walking to your day is likely to improve your sleep. In a study of 1,000 adults ages 23 to 60, more…

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WORK STRESS AFFECTS MEN DIFFERENTLY

  Men who have very little control over their work life are at an elevated risk of developing high blood pressure. But women, in a similar job situation, don’t face the same health risk, according to a new Canadian study. The new study by the Institute for Work & Health and the Institute for Clinical more…

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FAST FOOD MAY BOOST RISK OF ASTHMA, ECZEMA

  A new study has found, that eating a fast-food meal more than three times a week, affects the immune system. For kids, that increases the risk of asthma and eczema. At the European study, researchers looked a survey data from two groups of children – 319,000 participants from 50 countries aged 13-14 and another more…

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ZINC SUCCESSFULLY BATTLES COLD

  Recent study published by Cochrane Collaboration found that zinc (lozenges or syrup) is beneficial in reducing the duration and severity of the common cold in healthy people, when taken within 24 hours of onset of symptoms. People taking zinc are also less likely to have persistence of their cold symptoms beyond seven days of more…

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SMOKING CAN DOUBLE A WOMAN’S RISK OF SUDDEN DEATH

According research based on an analysis of more than 100,000 women in US, even small to moderate amounts of cigarettes smoking daily – one to 14 per day – were associated with an almost two-fold increase in sudden death. The longer women smoked the higher their risk. Every five years of continued smoking was associated more…