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By Amy Norton
(Reuters Health) – Though millions will turn to the herb echinacea for some relief this cold season, a study out Monday suggests they will get little, if any, benefit.
Based on their findings, the researchers say they cannot recommend the popular herbal remedy to cold sufferers. But they are not advising people against using […]

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By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD
WebMD Feature
Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries: flaxseed.
Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as […]

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CDC: Average American Gets Twice Recommended Sodium Intake
By Daniel J. DeNoon
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
Five high-sodium foods — not all of them salty tasting — are a big reason why nine in 10 Americans get way too much sodium every day.
New CDC data show that only 9.6% of U.S. adults limit their daily sodium […]

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(NaturalNews) Two out of every three store-bought chickens may be contaminated with bacteria that commonly cause human illness, according to a study conducted by the Consumers Union.
“Consumers still need to be very careful in handling chicken, which is routinely contaminated with disease-causing bacteria,” said Urvashi Rangan, the union’s director of technical policy.
Researchers conducted tests on […]

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