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Tax and Pricing Policies Spur Healthier Eating

If prices are lowered on healthy foods and taxes are raised on unhealthy choices, consumers shift to better eating habits, report Tufts University researchers.

Post-Stroke Exercise Improves Brain Function

Cognition improves in patients after a stroke with as little as 12 weeks of aerobic exercise and strength training, University of Pittsburg researchers report.

Tart Cherry Aids Runner Performance

Young adult distance runners in Texas taking a powered tart cherry supplement for 10 days improved their running time and reported a third less muscle soreness.

Colicky Babies Respond to Acupuncture

Swedish babies given acupuncture twice a week cried markedly less after only two weeks of treatment.

Combo Probiotics Ease Hay Fever

A combination of two probiotics reduced spring allergy symptoms in adults in a University of Florida study.

Ginger Relieves Infected Root Canals

A paste of ginger extract slashed infection colonies by two-thirds in a lab study of teeth extracted from Sudanese root canal patients.

High-Intensity Workouts May Keep People Coming Back

Sedentary Canadian adults that underwent high-intensity interval training found it more enjoyable that those who performed ongoing moderate exercise.

Why Lyme Disease Ticks Thrive in the North

Ticks love cool, high-humidity climates where they can reside on shrub and tree leaves, which explains why Lyme disease is far more common in Vermont than Alabama.

Vitamin D Helps Babies Grow Strong Bones and Muscle

Canadian infants given more than 400 IUD per day of vitamin D had stronger bones and muscle and less body fat at age 3.

Inactive Lifestyle Accelerates Aging

Women ages 64 to 95 with sedentary lifestyles had significantly shorter leukocyte telomere length, which is a marker for faster genetic aging.

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