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BRIEF EXERCISE SPURTS OFFSET AGING: Brief spurts of exercise may offset the aging effect associated with stress, according to a study released by the journal, PLoS One. Fourteen minutes of exercise per day, three days per week may be sufficient to offset the aging effect of stress on telomeres, short pieces of DNA that shorten – or age – with time and stress. Tiny pieces of DNA known as telomeres tend to shorten over time in reaction to various forms of stress.

CAFFEINE AFFECTS GRANDCHILDREN’S BIRTH WEIGHT: A Dutch study examined the effects of a high intake of caffeine from coffee and tea during pregnancy on fetal growth and development. Babies of women with a high caffeine intake – defined as six or more cups a day – were smaller in length. More surprising,

Not only does having adequate blood levels of Vit D3 significantly reduce “flu” rates, it lowers attacks in kids with asthma. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Regular breast self-exam may be safer and more effective than mammograms. Breast awareness is critical to the all-important early detection of possible breast disease.  Men get breast cancer also, and it’s not rare in men, although it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, after lung cancer.

Apparently “standards of care” (the medical model’s sacred cow) are shifting.  The NY Times recently published a good article about PAP screenings.

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