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Spanking Linked to Mental Health Problems

Adults that were spanked as children turned out to have a higher risk of depression, suicide attempts, drinking and drug use, according to University of Michigan researchers.

Wild Berries Prove Anti-Cancer Prowess

A naturally occurring compound found abundantly in wild berries increases the cancer-fighting ability of sirtuin 6 enzymes.

Meditation Improves Long-Term Cognition

People that meditated in a three-month retreat enjoyed cognitive gains in sustained attention that lasted to some degree for seven years.

Ballet Dancing Boosts Senior Fitness and Energy

Australian seniors reported feeling more fit, energetic and flexible after taking 10 ballet classes over three months.

Acupuncture Alleviates Autism in Children

When used alone or with other therapies, acupuncture lowered autism markers in Korean children.

Cruciferous Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk

Elderly women that eat lots of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage have less plaque on their carotid artery walls.

Take Magnesium to Metabolize Vitamin D

Without adequate amounts of magnesium in the body, vitamin D supplements can’t be metabolized; high amounts may even increase the risk of vascular calcification.

Turmeric Helps Heal Skin Ailments

A recent meta-study concluded that turmeric has proved effective in treating acne, mouth inflammation, itchy skin and psoriasis, among other conditions.

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer

A diet rich in fish, potatoes, fruit, vegetables, legumes and olive oil significantly lowered the risk of aggressive prostate cancer in older Spanish men.

Sodas Lower Fertility

By drinking one or more sugary sodas a day, women are a quarter less likely to become pregnant and men are a third less likely to father a child.