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Prenatal Yoga Reduces Caesareans and Labor Pain

Mothers-to-be that practiced yoga had fewer C-sections, fewer low-weight newborns, and milder and briefer labor pains.

Fruits and Veggies Boost Moods

Based on health data of 40,000 people, British researchers found that simply eating more produce measurably heightens mental well-being.

Exercise Improves Young Brains, Too

Aerobic activities improve the executive thinking skills of both young and old people, report Columbia University researchers.

Selenium and CoQ10 Provide Lasting Benefits

Twelve years after a study ended, senior participants that had taken CoQ10 and selenium had lowered their cardiovascular mortality risk more than 40 percent.

Household Cleaning Products Affect Babies’ Guts and Weight

Canadian toddlers in households that used chemical disinfectants at least once a week had disturbed gut microbes and higher body mass index scores than toddlers in households that used vinegar or other eco-friendly cleaners.

Smoking Bans Lower Blood Pressure

Non-smokers in areas that have banned smoking in public space have lower systolic blood pressure.

Curcumin Boosts Fertility in Men

In a 10-week study, infertile Iranian men that took curcumin experienced a significant increase in sperm count, concentration and motility.

Sugary Drinks Linked to Kidney Disease

African-American adults that consumed the most sugar-sweetened drinks were 61 percent more likely to develop kidney disease within 13 years than those with the lowest consumption.

Probiotics Ease Bipolar Disorder

Hospitalized bipolar patients that took probiotic supplements upon release were three times less likely to re-enter the hospital than those given a placebo.

Gut Susceptible to Food Additives

Testing of food additives in a Czech lab found that gut microbes with anti-inflammatory properties were easily harmed by additives, while microbes with pro-inflammatory properties were mostly resistant.

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