Archive for November, 2007

Instant Meditation

If you’d like to try meditation but aren’t sure how to start, here are some quick and easy tips for meditation on the go. Basic meditation in a quiet place: sit or lay in a quiet room without distractions like television or radio.

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Sugar and Your Skin

Sugar can be good for your skin on the outside — in the form of an exfoliating sugar scrub. However, the sugar you eat may be ruining your skin! Sugar in your bloodstream can attach to protein molecules to form advanced glycation end products (or AGEs).

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Amazing Meditation

Meditation really is amazing — studies have shown that meditation can have some impressive effects on the human body. A study from the American Journal of Cardiology found that people who practiced Transcendental Meditation actually lived longer than those who didn’t.

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FDA Panel Warns on Cold Medicines for Children Under 6

A FDA panel has warned that over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicines do not work in children and that they should not be used in children less than six years old. The medicines the FDA Panel is warning about includes decongestants, antihistamines and antitussives but not expectorants. Over a dozen cold products for infants were […]

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Alzheimer’s Blood Test Developed

The BBC reports that a new blood test can identify Alzheimer’s six years before symptoms of the disease start to show. The article says the blood test has a 90% accuracy The test identifies changes in a handful of proteins that cells use to convey messages to one another. The US researchers found it could […]

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Bird Flu Facts Update

Despite serious efforts to control the deadly H5N1 virus outbreaks continue. Humans also continue to catch and die from the virus although the much feared pandemic has not occured. Reuters collected these facts containg information from the OIE, WHO and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 30 countries have reported outbreaks in the […]

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