Monthly Archive: April 2016

Mediterranean diet wins again, helps bones

(CNN)The Mediterranean diet is well-known for its health benefits on your heart and waistline, but now your bones could benefit too, according to a new study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. In this study, researchers examined whether diet quality affects bone health in postmenopausal women. They found that women who ate a Mediterranean diet were slightly less likely to suffer from hip fractures. The Mediterranean diet is relatively easy to follow. It involves eating vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans and…
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Herbal life: traditional medicine gets a modern twist in Iran

Iranians have long used traditional remedies to cure all kinds of ailments – pennyroyal to soothe, chicory to purify, marjoram to lift the spirits. But a rapid recent growth in traditional medicine has led to problems with regulation Shahla pulls her wheeled suitcase behind her over the cobblestone streets of Istanbul. Inside are herbs and herbal products she has brought from Iran for her niece. As soon as she arrives, she opens the suitcase and hands them one by one:…
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How much sex should you be having?

(CNN)Are you having enough sex? You might have wondered if you should up your bedroom activity after reading about other couples’ resolutions to have sex every day or about all the health benefits of getting horizontal.   In what might be welcome news for everyone exhausted from work and frazzled from kids, research suggests you don’t have to get down every day to reap the rewards of sex, at least in terms of happiness and relationship closeness.   A recent…
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