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To Control Your Weight, Be a Healthy Vegetarian

Spanish scientists find that a mostly vegetarian diet with vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts and olive oil may help you control your weight.

How to Remove Splinters with Duct Tape

Soy Sauce Helps Ease the Pain of a Burn

Should You Eat Yogurt for a Healthy Colon?

Do Sweet Drinks Boost Your Risk for Cancer?

Are Diets and Supplements Useless for Your Heart?

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High Cholesterol

Is It Safe to Take Red Yeast Rice for High Cholesterol?

Most people who take red yeast rice to lower their cholesterol do well with it. But a few experience side effects such as muscle or nerve problems.

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Vegetables Linked to Improvement in Psychological Health

An analysis of ten studies indicates that people who start eating more vegetables and fruits could see an improvement in psychological health.

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Alternative Health

How to Prevent and Stop the Itch of Mosquito Bites FAST!

How do you prevent mosquito bites? Deet, picaridin, vitamin B1, Listerine? If your tricks fail, how do you stop the itch of mosquito bites? How about HEAT?

Home Remedies

10 Favorite Wart Remedies That Work!

We have been collecting wart remedies for 47+ years. We think you will find something that will work even on the most challenging hard-to-treat warts here.

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Alternative Health

To Stop a Nosebleed, the Key Is Cold on the Neck

Home remedies that apply cold on the neck in the form of keys, a cold butter knife or a pack of frozen peas, can help staunch a nosebleed.

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Can a Mediterranean Diet Protect Your Brain?

You don't have to live near the Mediterranean Sea to benefit from a traditional diet rich in vegetables, legumes, fruit and olive oil.

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High Blood Pressure (hypertension)

Will a High Dairy Diet Lower Your Blood Pressure?

In an experiment that pitted a high dairy diet against a low dairy diet, milk and yogurt lovers lowered their blood pressure significantly.

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An Unexpected Trick For Curing Hiccups

Have you ever heard of a teaspoonful of sugar to help with curing hiccups? What about pickle juice or sucking on an olive? We've got a new one: acupressure!

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Will Canela Cinnamon Help Control Blood Sugar?

Canela cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) can help control blood sugar, perhaps by reversing insulin resistance.

High Blood Pressure (hypertension)

Pomegranate Power Enhances Mitochondria and Cell Health

Could compounds created in your body from pomegranate have anti-aging properties? Swiss scientists think so. Pomegranate power goes back thousands of years!

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Alternative Health

Will Soy Sauce Ease Your Burn Pain?

For a minor kitchen burn, ease your burn pain with cold tap water. Then apply regular, not low-sodium, soy sauce for longer-lasting pain relief.

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Diabetes Risk No Lower with Vitamin D Supplements

Taking vitamin D3 supplements daily did not reduce volunteers' diabetes risk over two and a half years. Perhaps diet and exercise work better.