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22 Mediterranean diet recipes to improve your health
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  22 Mediterranean diet recipes to improve your health
By now most people know that many studies have linked a Mediterranean diet to a lower risk of cancer and Alzheimer's disease, better cardiovascular health, and a longer life. The building blocks of the Mediterranean diet are foods that are low in saturated fat, rich in healthy oils, and packed with fresh fruits and vegetables (plus exercise). But what exactly should you be eating for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks? These delicious Mediterranean diet recipes will give you lots of ideas.

  New 'floating yoga' workout combines yoga moves and paddleboarding
Paddleboarding is one of the hottest water sports of the summer. “You utilize 85 percent of the body’s muscle,” said April Yakaboski, owner of Aerial Fitness Hot Yoga in Riverhead, N.Y. “You’re constantly in a state of motion so you’re constantly balancing and stabilizing.” However, for those who wanted an extra challenge, Yakaboski created a brand new regimen. The new workout, called “Floating Yoga” incorporates yoga moves on a paddleboard.

  Imported hot sauces may contain dangerous levels of lead
Hot sauces imported from Mexico have been found to contain concerning levels of lead, according to Food Safety News. In a study published in the Journal of Environmental Science and Health, researchers tested the pH levels and lead concentration of 25 bottles of hot sauce imported from Mexico and South America. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), is believed to be the first to look into levels of lead in the popular condiment.

  Dannon criticized for using insect-based dye in yogurt products
International yogurt manufacturer Dannon has recently come under fire for including a not-so-pleasant ingredient in its yogurt products: bugs. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) – a nonprofit food watchdog group – Dannon uses an ingredient known as carmine to give some of its fruit-flavored yogurt a pink color. Carmine is a bright red dye derived from the aluminum salt of carminic acid, which naturally occurs in the scales of cochineal insects.

  Turning to hyperbaric oxygen therapy
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  Are 3D printers harmful to your health?
While 3D printers have been credited with some exciting medical advances – including their ability to create human ears and heart tissue - new research has revealed that commercially available desktop 3D printers could also pose a health risk to the people that use them. In a new study published in the journal Atmospheric Environment, researchers from the Illinois Institute of Technology have found that commercial 3D printers emit potentially harmful nanoparticles into indoor air, Medical News Today reported.

  Risky shortcuts taken during baby deliveries often not addressed
Most doctors, midwives and nurses who help deliver babies have observed their colleagues taking shortcuts or engaging in behavior that could compromise patient safety, but few speak up about the issue, a new study says. Researchers surveyed more than 3,200 doctors, nurses and midwives on labor and delivery teams, and asked if they had observed a colleague taking a shortcut, such as not washing handsor failing to change gloves.

  Women’s height linked to cancer risk, study shows
Height may be a disadvantage for some women when it comes to their risk for developing cancer. A new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarker’s and Prevention indicates that taller women are at a greater risk for contracting some forms of the disease. Furthermore, researchers said their findings held strong even when controlling for numerous other factors linked to cancer, such as body mass index (BMI).

  CDC urges doctors to recommend HPV vaccine
Federal health officials urged doctors on Thursday to become more active in recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to parents of adolescents. The sexually transmitted disease is blamed for an estimated 26,200 new cases of cancer each year – 17,400 of which are women. The announcement came as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released results of a survey on HPV vaccine coverage among girls aged 13 through 17.

  Bad sleep? Blame the moon
The moon could be to blame for a bad night's sleep, researchers now say. These findings are the first reliable evidence that lunar rhythms can influence sleep in humans, scientists added. The moon often gets blamed for madness on Earth. In fact, the Latin name for the moon, Luna, is the root of the word "lunatic."
  Napping: Helpful or harmful to your sleep?
As kids, we did everything we could to avoid taking a nap. But as adults, some days we would do anything just to get one. We recently received this question from a viewer: Dear Dr. Manny, Do afternoon naps help or disturb sleep later on in the night? Thanks,

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