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July 2, 2008

Watermelon: A Natural Viagra?

Don’t be fooled by this headline from WebMD Health News reporting a researcher who says that watermelon may be a natural Viagra.  My Take?
July 2, 2008

Tai chi helps older adults get good night’s sleep

Reuters Health is reporting a study in the journal Sleep that found that regular practice of tai chi, a Westernized version of the ancient Chinese martial […]
July 2, 2008

Smokeless tobacco ups oral cancer risk 80%

Reuters is reporting that World Health Organization’s cancer agency is concluding that using chewing tobacco and snuff is less dangerous than cigarettes, which is linked to […]
July 2, 2008

Green tea protects against heart disease

Reuters has published a story about Greek researchers who say a few cups of green tea each day may help prevent heart disease. The study, published […]
July 2, 2008

New York City restaurants go trans-fat-free

Reuters is reporting that New York City’s ban on trans-fats in restaurants, which took full effect on Tuesday, is the first of its kind among major […]
July 2, 2008

Report Suggests 85% of Sunscreens May Not Live Up to Marketing Claims

In its new report, the nonprofit Environmental Working Group says that 85 percent of sunscreens either inadequately protect from the sun’s rays or contain ingredients that […]
July 2, 2008

Exercise recommendations may not curb kids’ weight

Reuters Health is reporting on a UK study that suggests health experts generally recommend that children get at least one hour of moderate exercise each day. […]
July 2, 2008

Most people do not need colon cleansing (colonics)

A Los Angeles Times health column advises people not to believe that “our bodies [are] awash in ‘toxins,’… and that we should therefore go to dramatic […]
September 7, 2011

Report: Colon cleansing lacks evidence to support its use

In my best-selling book, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, in the chapter on “Colonics,” co-author Donal O’Mathuna, PhD, and I conclude: “There is no scientific basis […]
September 7, 2011

Fish oil supplements during pregnancy may help offspring fight off colds successfully

In past blogs I’ve written about some of the health benefits of fish oil supplements. Now a new study is saying if a pregnant woman takes […]
September 8, 2011

Smartphones really are habit-forming: Study

A new study seems to confirm the widely held belief that many smartphone users obsessively check their devices for e-mails, social media and news. Does this […]
September 8, 2011

Brain shrinkage associated with four factors. What can you do starting today to prevent this?

If you could do four things to dramatically reduce your risk of brain shrinkage (especially that caused by dementia, vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or stroke), would […]
September 9, 2011

Regular exercise boosts the brain, especially for kids

Regular workouts not only do your body good, they likely improve your mind as well, at least according to review of the data on the subject.
September 9, 2011

Even small amounts of aerobic exercise lowers coronary heart disease risk

More research is showing that even small amounts of aerobic exercise help lower coronary heart disease risk. The newest review was published in the journal Circulation, the journal […]
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