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A new and easy tool is showing up in U.S. grocery stores to help you navigate the nutritional content of your shopping list. The NuVal system, now available at 19 chains throughout the United States, rates individual food items on a nutritional scale of 1 to 100.

Saturday, 09 March 2013 23:33

Honey effective in treating chronic wounds

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Chemicals found naturally in certain honeys are good for treating bacterial infections, including bacteria strains that have become resistant to antibiotics, according to research out of Australia.

Scientists are narrowing down how certain chemicals found in red wine and chocolate can provide health benefits to those who consume them.

A large, recently-released study out of Spain shows people who follow a Mediterranean diet have a greatly decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. The study compared eating a diet rich in seafood, olive oil, whole grains, legumes, and nuts with low-fat diets and a more North American style of eating, heavy in saturated fats, sugars, and salt.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 21:44

Study: Alcohol consumption raises cancer risk

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Alcohol consumption—even in light to moderate levels—increases your risk of dying from a number of different cancers including mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, breast, colon and rectum, according to new research.

Sunday, 10 February 2013 20:50

Five top fitness tips for busy schedules

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Even the busiest of schedules have room for the addition of a few healthy habits that—in time—could lead to a gradual fitness routine and better overall health.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 14:47

Deep-fried foods linked to prostate cancer risk

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Some of the very foods associated with watching the upcoming Super Bowl, are also responsible for an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to a study released this week.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 14:05

Meal timing is key to weight loss

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A new study out of Europe shows people who eat their big meal later in the day lose fewer pounds than those who consume the bulk of their calories before 3 p.m.

Cold and flu season in peaking in many parts of the U.S., which has people looking for ways to either stay healthy or recover from a virus already caught.

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Our Pick Book:

Back in the Swing Cookbook


The grassroots, non-profit, national organization Back in the Swing USA is out with the Back in the Swing Everyday Lifestyle Cookbook.

This 300-page, full-color, hard-bound book is co-authored by Barbara C. Unell, founder of Back in the Swing USA and cookbook author, Judith Fertig.