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Neck Pain Relief!

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Neck Pain Relief!

75% of Americans deal with neck pain at some point in their lives. In a study comparing spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) and prescription medication as treatment options, researches concluded that SMT was more effective both in the short and long-term. At the end of 12 weeks, 57% of participants in the SMT group reported at least 75% reduction in pain, while only 33% of the medication group had similar results. One year later, patients in the chiropractic group ...

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Walking and Smoking.

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Walking and Smoking.

Teens who increased the amount of time they exercised by at least 20 minutes (equivalent to a short walk) were more likely than their peers to resist lighting up a cigarette.

Journal of Adolescent Health, April 2013

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Heart Disease and Red Meat.

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Heart Disease and Red Meat.

Carnitine, a compound abundant in red meat and added as a supplement to popular energy drinks, has been found to promote atherosclerosis (hardening or clogging of arteries).

Nature Medicine, April 2013

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World’s Population To Stop Growing?

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World’s Population To Stop Growing?

A research team predicts that the Earth’s population will stabilize by 2050. The world population in 2100 will be within a range of 15.8 billion people (according to the highest estimates with a high fertility variant) and 6.2 billion (according to the lowest estimates with a low fertility variant). The lowest estimate is actually lower than the current world population of 7 billion. In fact, the world-wide fertility rate has already fallen by more than 40% ...

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Teenaged Smoking, Depression, and Osteoporosis.

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Teenaged Smoking, Depression, and Osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a costly health problem. Although it is primarily evident in postmenopausal women, its roots can be traced to periods of growth, including adolescence. A recent study showed that smoking and depressive symptoms in adolescent girls had a negative impact on adolescent bone growth and may lead to future low bone mass or osteoporosis and higher fracture rates in postmenopausal years.

Journal of Adolescent Health, April 2013

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