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Plant pigment can significantly reduce blood pressure

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new paper in Nutrition Reviews finds that intake of the flavonoid quercetin can greatly reduce high blood pressure in patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. Researchers here consulted multiple studies that assessed the impact of quercetin on blood pressure and glucose levels. Quercetin is a plant …

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Compassion training for parents may reduce their children’s stress

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison shows that the young children of parents who take part in a compassion-based training program develop lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol over time. Published recently in the Infant Mental Health Journal, the small preliminary …

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Decision aids may not reduce odds of hip, knee arthroplasty

(HealthDay)—Use of decision aids developed for shared decision-making does not appear to reduce the odds of hip and knee arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the January issue of Health Affairs. Vanessa B. Hurley, Ph.D., from Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies in …

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Mentholated popsicle can help reduce preoperative thirst

(HealthDay)—Use of mentholated popsicles can reduce the intensity and discomfort from thirst during preoperative fasting, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Patricia Aroni, Ph.D., R.N., from the State University of Londrina in Brazil, and colleagues conducted a randomized trial involving 40 patients …

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Study may explain how infections reduce autism symptoms

MIT and Harvard Medical School researchers have uncovered a cellular mechanism that may explain why some children with autism experience a temporary reduction in behavioral symptoms when they have a fever. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology For many years, some parents have noticed that their autistic children’s behavioral symptoms diminished …

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Heart-healthy diets are naturally low in dietary cholesterol and can help to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke

Space-filling model of the Cholesterol molecule. Credit: RedAndr/Wikipedia Reducing dietary cholesterol by focusing on an overall heart-healthy dietary pattern that replaces saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats remains good advice for keeping artery-clogging LDL cholesterol levels healthy. Such dietary patterns are naturally low in dietary cholesterol. Current research does not support …

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