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Study: How Often Do Happy People Have Sex? (Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola It’s often suggested — in media, movies, and the like — that the more sex you have the happier you’ll be. But is this really true? Researchers from Dalhousie University in Canada conducted a series of experiments to find out. The first study revealed the association between sexual frequency and well-being is

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Obesity Reaches Global Crisis Point (Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola In 2014, the obesity rate among American adults hit 38 percent — a 3 percent increase from 2012.1 In 2004, about 32 percent of adults fell in the obese category. While many still consider obesity primarily a cosmetic issue, the health ramifications of obesity are significant. The fact that 1 in 5

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5 Tactics for Surviving the Spring Allergy Season (Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola In much of the U.S., spring allergies may begin as early as February and last until summer. Tree pollen is a common springtime allergen, although often people have allergies to three or four species of trees and plants. Airborne mold spores represent another common culprit. Monitoring outdoor pollen counts can be helpful,

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U.S. Rolls Out New National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola It’s that time of year again. Spring is upon us, and summer — when sun exposure is at its peak — is just around the corner. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, this is a high-risk time of year for developing skin damage that can lead to melanoma, a deadly form

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Increasing Concern Over Antidepressant Overprescription (Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola The use of antidepressants is rarely more controversial than when they’re prescribed to children and adolescents. In 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a black-box warning on antidepressants, indicating that they were associated with an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in young people. In 2007, the FDA

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Regenerative Farming — One Solution That Solves Many Problems (Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola We face a number of very pressing problems in the world today. Water scarcity is getting worse as aquifers are drained faster than they can be refilled. Soil erosion and degradation is also rapidly worsening. Ditto for air and water pollution. Land is turning into desert at a rapid clip, and with

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Creamy, Buttery Eggplant Moussaka Recipe (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola If you love shepherd’s pie or any similar dish, I’m sure that you will love moussaka. This dish is made through layers of choice potatoes, zucchini, or eggplant, combined with a spicy meat mixture, and then baked with a butter sauce on top.1 Imagine the creamy goodness of the buttery crust and

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Sighing Is Actually Beneficial (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola A sigh is a long, deep breath, slowly inhaled and exhaled, which often occurs during times of stress, sadness, relief or exhaustion. While you may consciously decide to sigh as a form of emotional expression, your body also sighs spontaneously every few minutes as a way to reinflate your alveoli, the tiny

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Healthcare And The Importance Of Hope (Sat, 20 Feb 2016 16:17:31 +0000)

Hope is a tricky thing. On the one hand, false hope can lead patients to opt for painful, futile treatments at the end of life. On the other, unnecessarily bleak outlooks can lead to depression and inaction. When health is at stake, presenting information with the right amount of hope can guide patients away from

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One in 15 American Homes Is Affected by Major Lung Cancer Hazard (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Did you know that radon — a major cause of lung cancer,1 second only to cigarette smoking — may be lurking in your home, school, or office? According to the Environmental Protection Agency2 (EPA), hazardous levels of radon can be found in nearly 1 out of every 15 American homes. As noted

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