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Stress Lowers Women’s Fertility

Women with the highest levels of self-reported stress are 13 percent less likely to conceive within a year.

Nettle Leaf Helps Inflammatory Bowel Patients

In a 12-week clinical trail, Iranian patients with inflammatory bowel disease that received a nettle leaf extract had lower markers of inflammation in the blood and a better quality of life.

Daily Walks Make Kids Healthier

A Scottish program called The Daily Mile, which allowed school kids to walk or run 15 minutes a day, improved overall fitness and lowered body fat.

Beet Juice Boosts Stamina

Heart failure patients that took beetroot juice supplements exercised longer and harder.

Eating Mediterranean Diet Helps Save Eyesight

A study of 4,500 French and Dutch adults found that those that ate a Mediterranean diet lowered their risk of late-stage, age-related macular degeneration by 41 percent.

Low-Nutrition Foods Linked to Cancers

Europeans eating foods with lower nutritional quality had a significantly greater incidence of certain types of cancer.

Artificial Sweeteners Harm Gut Microbes

Israeli and Singapore researchers found six popular FDA-approved artificial sweeteners to be toxic to digestive gut microbes.

Optimism Linked to Better Heart Health

People that are optimistic tend to have healthier exercise and eating habits, making them less likely to die of heart disease, report Harvard researchers.

Expecting Moms Need to Relax at Holidays

South Korean mothers-to-be whose first trimester occurred during the stressful New Year’s holiday delivered babies a third of an ounce lighter.

Meditation Soothes Anxiety and Improves Focus

A single mindfulness meditation session reduced anxiety levels for participants in a Michigan study, evident even a week later, and breath-based meditation enhanced mental clarity in an Irish study.

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