Twin Cities Edition

Archive of: Health Brief and NAPC

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Walnut Leaves Improve Diabetic Health

Walnut Leaves Improve Diabetic Health

Type-2 diabetes patients who took an extract of walnut leaf for eight weeks lost weight and had lower systolic blood pressure.

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Sniffing Dogs Can Detect Malaria

Sniffing Dogs Can Detect Malaria

Trained to detect malaria parasites in socks that West African children wore for one night, trained canines correctly identified 70 percent of the infected and 90 percent of the uninfected children.

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Holy Basil Fights Tooth Infection

Holy Basil Fights Tooth Infection

The herb reduced infection levels in children following root canals, which could help avoid antibiotic reactions and overuse.

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Nuts Improve Blood Vessel Health

Nuts Improve Blood Vessel Health

Munching on about two handfuls of either walnuts or almonds increased blood vessel dilation in overweight volunteers and lowered markers of arterial plaque.

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Screen Time Doubles Kids’ Risk of Anxiety and Depression

Screen Time Doubles Kids’ Risk of Anxiety and Depression

Children and teens who spend more than seven hours a day on screens are twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety or depression.

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Immigration to U.S. Lowers Healthy Gut Bacteria

The gut bacteria of immigrants accustomed to traditional diets became less diverse and less healthy within six to nine months of moving to the United States.

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Changing Landscapes

Changing Landscapes

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Stress Lowers Women’s Fertility

Stress Lowers Women’s Fertility

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

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Nettle Leaf Helps Inflammatory Bowel Patients

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.

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Daily Walks Make Kids Healthier

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.

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