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Magnesium cuts diabetes risk

Getting enough magnesium in the diet may reduce the risk of diabetes, especially for those who already show signs of heading that way.

Oct 20, 2014
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Spotting eye problems in pets

Pets don't have to read an eye chart to keep a driver's license or don prescription glasses to see the tiny text on a smartphone. But they still need eye care. In fact, animals experience many of the same ...

Oct 13, 2014
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Train your brain to prefer healthy foods

"I can resist anything except temptation." Anyone who has ever been on a diet can relate to that quip from Oscar Wilde. No matter what the fad diet du jour says, the only way to lose weight is to reduce the net number of ...

Oct 21, 2014
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The new challenges of parenting

In 1964, when the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development (then known as Child Study) became part of Tufts, a family was generally understood to consist of two parents, one of whom was ...

Oct 15, 2014
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Fighting epidemics with food

The deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa continues to spread, despite heroic efforts on the part of health-care workers. The death rate—estimated at 70 percent of cases—is staggering. Those patients who contract the ...

Oct 10, 2014
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Is coconut oil good for you?

There is no consistent body of data that I am aware of to indicate that coconut oil has documented specific beneficial effects; hence, there is no data that I'm aware of to suggest people should go out of their way to consume ...

Sep 29, 2014
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