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Treating Headaches Naturally: The Triggers

Treating Headaches Naturally
Do you ever feel like headaches just happen, with no rhyme or reason?  Many people simply feel unlucky, and suffer excruciating pain as a chronic fact of life. The best home remedy for treating headaches naturally is found in making lifestyle changes. Locating and controlling common reasons for headaches mean you can reduce the duration and frequency of your headaches. Triggers can include alcohol, certain food and beverages (especially caffeine), changes in weather, bright lights, certain medications (such as birth control), noise, smells, smoking, and stress. Understanding dietary, environmental, and personal triggers is the first step toward taking control and treating headaches naturally. Headache Triggers Alcohol Alcohol can trigger two types of headaches: an attack within a few hours and a delayed attack, such as a hangover. Attacks which happen within a few hours, typically start between 30 minutes and 3 hours after your first drink. While some studies show red wine...
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Millennial Mindset: The Worried Well

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Adult millennials, the coveted 18- to 32-year-old demographic, highly value happiness. However, according to a new US survey by Allidura Consumer and GSW, both part of inVentiv Health, and Harris Poll there appears to be big tension between the aspirations for happiness (97% say it's important) and the well-documented way millennials are currently living: more stressed, anxious, and depressed than any other living generation. The online survey of 3,530 teens and adults, including 2,015 adult millennials, uncovered behaviors and attitudes about health that are unique or consistent across generations. The goal was to better understand today's health consumers in order to inform and facilitate better interactions with brands. "As society shifts its focus from relying on HCPs to treat disease to taking individual responsibility for prevention and wellness, we wanted to understand how attuned millennials are to their health now, and how it factors into their everyday decision making," said...
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Olive Oil Benefits, Terminology, and Uses

Olive Oil Benefits, Terminology, and Uses
More than half of olive oil users agree that choosing an olive oil is confusing because they aren't sure of olive oil benefits, terminology, and uses. In fact, only 25% say they are "very knowledgeable" about olive oil, according to a new study conducted by the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) of more than 2,000 olive oil users. Currently, only 4 in 10 US consumers use olive oil, accounting for about 15% of the retail volume sales compared with other cooking oils. The NAOOA is sharing its findings, tips on how to help consumers increase their olive oil knowledge, and reminding health experts gathered at the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo in Atlanta of the mounting evidence of olive oil's health benefits. Setting the Record Straight "There remains a lot of work to be done to help make olive oil a mainstay...
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Massage Therapy Heart Health Benefits

Massage Therapy Heart Health Benefits
Many people already view massage as an important approach to relieving muscle pain or as a means to relax. However, working with a qualified massage therapist can also play a significant role in improving cardiovascular health as evidenced by a growing body of research, according to the American Massage Therapy Association. Massage therapists share the goal of all healthcare team members – providing customizable, personalized care to help clients or patients reach and maintain their best health. Incorporating regular visits to a massage therapist into an individualized care plan can relieve stress (a major contributor to heart problems), lower blood pressure, and lead to a decrease in recovery time following a cardiovascular procedure. A multitude of recent research shows a direct correlation between massage therapy and improved cardiovascular health. In a 2013 study in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine , researchers concluded massage therapy could serve as an effective intervention...
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iPad Screenings Detect Early Signs of Glaucoma

iPad Screenings Detect Early Signs of Glaucoma
Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to healthcare, according to a study released yesterday at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In this study, researchers from the University of Iowa, the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Michigan, and the Tilganga Eye Institute in Nepal used a free peripheral vision assessment app to screen approximately 200 patients in Nepal for glaucoma using an iPad. The results show promise for screening populations that have limited or no access to traditional eye care and certain ethnic groups that have a high risk of developing the disease. Early Signs of Glaucoma Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, affecting more than 60.5 million people. The disease...
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Healthier Product Choices Available to Consumers

Healthier Product Choices Available to Consumers
More than 30,000 healthier product choices have been made available to consumers between 2002 and 2013, according to the 2014 Health & Wellness Survey released yesterday by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). The new choices represent an additional 10,000 in just the last four years. "Consumers want to eat better and they want to do so in a way that fits their lifestyles. The 2014 GMA Health & Wellness Survey demonstrates that the industry has responded to this need in a significant way. America's food and beverage companies have made available to consumers thousands of new and reformulated product choices that are less in calories, fats, sugar, and sodium to help them build healthy diets for themselves and their families," said GMA president and CEO Pamela G. Bailey. The 2014 GMA Health & Wellness Survey data was collected and analyzed by Georgetown Economic Services. Sixty-nine companies, representing more than half of...
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