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Daily consumption of ginger may reduce the risk of many chronic conditions, including high blood
pressure and coronary heart disease, says a new paper from Chinese researchers.



Soy isoflavones in foods or supplements, and some herbal remedies may help reduce menopause symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness, according to a review of 62 studies.



Cranberry capsules lowered the risk of UTIs by 50 percent. In the cranberry treatment group, 19 percent of patients developed a UTI, compared with 38 percent of the placebo group.
However, the researchers point out that since a cranberry capsule provides the equivalent of 8 ounces of cranberry juice, a patient would need a lot of pure cranberry to prevent an infection.

You could be one of the millions of people deficient in the essential mineral, iron. Iron helps make red blood cells which carry oxygen throughout the body. Almost half of girls and almost one in four women have low iron intakes. A study found exercise enthusiasts were found to be at risk of anemia.



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Get to Know Coconut Oil
Is coconut oil part of your everyday health regimen? It should be! This versatile oil has an impressive list of health benefits, and research continues to grow supporting its role in heart health, blood-sugar control, and more.

Even a Little Daily Activity May Boost Colon Cancer Survival: Study
Just a half hour a day of moderate physical activity could be potent medicine for patients with advanced colon cancer, preliminary research suggests.
FDA Offers Guidance on Fish Intake for Kids, Pregnant Women
A new U.S. government guideline classifies fish into three categories of safety to help pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers and parents of young children make healthy choices.
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