Twin Cities Edition

Archive of: Health Brief and NAPC

Title Issue
Happiness Comes Cheap

Happiness Comes Cheap

Researchers say that it’s the simple pleasures in life that have the most impact on one’s sense of well-being, not a lottery jackpot, flashy sports car or lucrative promotion.

March 2008
Relief after Surgery

Relief after Surgery

A study reports that a 20-minute evening back massage can help relieve pain and reduce anxiety following major surgery.

March 2008
Honey Soothes Children’s Cough

Honey Soothes Children’s Cough

Parents looking for a safe, effective alternative to over-the-counter cough medicine should give honey a try, says a new study.

March 2008
Defining the Neti Pot

Defining the Neti Pot

It looks like a funky miniature teapot, but looks can be deceiving. The neti pot (or netti pot) is an ancient yogic tool used to cleanse the nasal passages of mucus and pollutants.

March 2008
Avoiding Sugar Shock

Avoiding Sugar Shock

Research suggests that tather than cutting out starchy foods, dieters will do better to limit the amount of table sugar and corn syrup that they eat.

March 2008
Sexy, Feminist & Romantic

Sexy, Feminist & Romantic

According the researchers, the old view that feminists are unattractive, sexually disinclined, usually single or lesbian, and about as romantic as an old pair of socks seems to be an outdated thought.

February 2008
This Tea Lowers Cholesterol

This Tea Lowers Cholesterol

Scientists have found that a group of mate tea drinkers experienced a significant boost in the activity of an enzyme that promotes good cholesterol while lowering bad cholesterol.

February 2008
Paradigm Shift of the Heart

Paradigm Shift of the Heart

After years of studying near-death experiences, Dutch cardiologist Pim van Lommel concluded that “Nearly every near-death experience goes hand-in-hand with a life review, during which people gain insight into the consequences of their actions.”

February 2008
Keep Love Alive

Keep Love Alive

Researchers say that lean, physically active men have a 30 percent lower chance of impotence.

February 2008
For Kisses So Sweet

For Kisses So Sweet

Bad breath can spoil any kiss. But instead of reaching for the traditional peppermint breath mints, some scientists encourage us to consider the benefits of bark extract from the sweet magnolia tree.

February 2008