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Preterm Births Down After Coal Plant Shutdown

After a polluting coal-fired power plant was shut down, women living 30 miles downwind had a 28 percent lower chance of a pre-term birth.

Scientists Discover Alcohol-Cancer Link

British researchers have discovered why DNA mutation results from alcoholic consumption that’s linked to seven types of cancer.

Mangoes Carry Health Benefits

Two studies have found that mangoes fight inflammation and have properties useful in treating gastrointestinal disease.

People that Don’t Slight Sleep Eat Better

People that sleep more than seven hours a night are likely to eat less sugar, fat and carbohydrates the following day, British researchers report.

Healthy Oils Improve Good Cholesterol

In separate studies, virgin coconut oil, walnut oil and camlina oil improved cholesterol levels, making them good alternatives to olive oil.

Eye Contact Syncs Baby and Adult Brainwaves

When an adult looks into the eyes of a baby, a synchronization of brain waves occurs that supports early learning and communication skills, say Cambridge University researchers.

U.S. Midlife Women Choosing Natural Health Care

More than 80 percent of midlife women reported using complementary approaches in a recent survey, with herbal teas and vitamins the top choices.

New Guidelines Lower the Bar for Risky Blood Pressure

With new guidelines that define high blood pressure as being 130/80 instead of 140/90, nearly half of U.S. adults are considered at risk.

Acetaminophen Linked to Delayed Language Skills

Swedish moms that took acetaminophen during pregnancy gave birth to girls which 30 months later showed slower ability in acquiring language skills.

Seniors Eating Mediterranean Diet Retain Independence

Seniors that ate a diet high in veggies, fruit, whole grains, nuts and legumes were markedly more independent and less frail over a four-year period.