70 Percent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors Are Inaccurate

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"High blood pressure is the number one cause of death and disability in the world," said medical researcher Jennifer Ringrose, who led the research study. "Monitoring for and treating hypertension can decrease the consequences of this disease. We need to make sure that home blood pressure readings are accurate." 


Italians Take to the Streets to Protest New Mandatory Vaccination Law

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'Readers from Italy have been contacting Health Impact News this past week, asking us to cover the massive demonstrations happening throughout Italy to protest a new mandatory vaccine law. This news has been censored from the U.S. corporate media.'


Adaptogen Highlight: Bacopa for the Brain and More

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'Preliminary research involving Bacopa monnieri extract revealed inhibition of cancer cell proliferation and retardation of tumor development in mice that received tumor cells.

Other research has revealed antibacterial activity and a potential use as a thyroid-stimulating therapy. In wound healing, Bacopa compounds known as bacosides have been shown to be more effective than the skin ointment nitrofurazone. Yet it is in the brain that its best known benefits occur.'


Why Playing An Instrument Protects Your Brain

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'A recent study conducted at Baycrest Health Sciences has uncovered a crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can help older adults retain their listening skills and ward off age-related cognitive declines. This finding could lead to the development of brain rehabilitation interventions through musical training.'


Ditch Sugar for a Sexy Brain - Life Extension Blog

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'I get it. I really do. The craze about cutting back on sugar comes with promises of weight loss and looking great in your beachwear this summer—and those promises do deliver. 

The benefits to the body of eliminating or reducing processed sugar intake have become indisputable: reduction in weight, healing from heart disease and diabetes, less joint aches and muscle pains, and better complexion.

All of this makes the journey through sugar detox worth it. However, there’s much more to this story than simply feeling better.'


Therapeutic Benefits of Mindfulness Practices for Mood Disorders

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'Thoughts become things.

This isn't just some hippie-dippy, crunchy-granola, new-age construct (and don't get me wrong, I live for all things hippie-dippy). This is scientifically validated fact, well established in the peer- reviewed literature.'


“Driving While Medicated” now a greater danger to society than driving drunk: Crashes from prescription meds up 100% in past decade!

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'The recent arrest of golfing legend Tiger Woods for driving under the influence of prescription drugs has put the issue of drugged driving back in the spotlight. 

Although initial reports indicated that Woods had been driving under the influence of alcohol, it was later confirmed that his readings for two breathalyzer tests were 0.00, and that his erratic behavior was actually caused by a cocktail of drugs prescribed after knee and Achilles tendon injuries, as well as a recent back surgery.'


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What Is Fasting? A Guide to the Different Types of Fasts

'A fast is a voluntary practice in which people go for extended or structured periods without eating and drinking for spiritual, medical, or weight loss reasons. Others fast to protest or raise awareness for causes. 

Fasts vary widely depending on the type you’re following. Some fasts allow water, tea, coffee, or other fluids during the fasting period, but dry fasts go without. A fast may be intermittent, or it may extend for multiple days.'