Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Antioxidants could fight respiratory effect of H1N1 flu and other Health Matters

Antioxidants fight H1N1 respiratory damage in studies
A series of new studies from University of Alabama researchers, published November 2009, show how antioxidants could help fight respiratory complications of H1N1 flu. Respiratory damage from the virus has taken a toll, leading to death in otherwise healthy individuals. Through a series of experiments, the researchers found that antioxidants, the type found in plant based foods, prevent lung damage from the H1N1 virus. Read more

BPA in canned food awaits FDA decision
The FDA will soon decide what level of BPA in canned food is safe for human consumption. Concerns about BPA and canned food liners and in baby bottles has raised health concerns among consumers. According to an online study from Consumer Reports, BPA was found in most name brand canned food; even some that are labeled “BPA free”. Read more

Gaining competency keeps us happy
A study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, October 29, 2009, shows that gaining competency by learning new skills can lead to long term happiness. Learning something new might make us frustrated in the moment, but ultimately leads to greater day to day happiness. The study also showed that feeling connected to others is an important psychological need that can lead to self satisfaction and well-being.
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