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Removing Mold & Mildew.

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Removing Mold & Mildew.
Mold and mildew build-up in the home can lead to a number of poor health outcomes. Experts from the Federal Emergency Management Administration offer the following suggestions for eliminating mold and mildew from your home: wear a mask, eye protection, and gloves while cleaning; make sure to have adequate ventilation; thoroughly clean an affected area before using disinfectant; and if you develop a reaction while cleaning, hire a professional.
Federal Emergency Management Administration, June ...

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Spinal Manipulations Reduce Myofascial Pain Sensitivity.

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Spinal Manipulations Reduce Myofascial Pain Sensitivity.
A study that included 26 participants recently assessed effects of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) on myofascial pain sensitivity. Investigators found that participants who received two consecutive SMT interventions 30 minutes apart experienced significant decreases in the pressure sensitivity of the associated myofascial tissues. The finding suggest the effects of SMT may have a dose-response relationship on the tissues that support and protect muscles and bones.
The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, ...

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Improves Blood Flow to the Brain!

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Improves Blood Flow to the Brain!
Using MRI, researchers observed that more aerobically fit children have greater blood flow to the hippocampus—a part of the brain that’s important for learning and memory. This adds to an ever growing body of research linking improved physical fitness to better cognitive function.
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, July 2016

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American Teens Report Drinking Fewer Soft Drinks.

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American Teens Report Drinking Fewer Soft Drinks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that teens in the United States (US) have reduced their soda consumption by almost a third in just two years. Experts from the CDC speculate that much of this reduction may be the result of a recent ban on the sale of sugary drinks in school vending machines.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2016

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Do Migraines Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

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Do Migraines Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?
An analysis of data collected from 115,541 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study II indicates that migraines may be an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The researchers found that women with a history of migraines had a greater risk for major cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks, strokes, and angina/coronary revascularization procedures compared to women who did not have migraines. The research team adds, “These results further add to the evidence ...

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