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1/21/08

HealthWise at 5 for 1.21

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  • More Good News About Broccoli

Broccoli may help protect against heart disease.  In lab experiments at the University of Connecticut, researchers gave broccoli extract to rats for one month. When compared to the rats that ate a regular diet, those on broccoli had stronger hearts and less heart muscle damage. Experts say broccoli is chock full of antioxidants, vitamins and heart-healthy fiber.

  • Egg Allergies May Get Better With Time

A new study from Johns Hopkins may be of some comfort to the parents of children with egg allergies.  The allergy is real concern because eggs can be hidden in many places- from cakes to vaccines. The study indicated that 2/3 of kids with egg allergies will grow out of it.  After studying close to 900 kids with the allergies, researchers found that about 600 were not affected by eggs by the age of 16.  That's not to say that you should have your allergic child try eggs, your allergist can test for egg allergies again in the teen years.

  • Honey as a Wound Healer

Honey was once used as an ancient wound healing remedy, and according to a study in the International Journal of Clinical Practice, there's merit to that idea. Researchers say that honey has a number of properties that help it fight bacterial growth, like its high sugar content, hydrogen peroxide, and low moisture content. They say it may even be used to slow down the progression of tumors. But of course, it's important to check with your doctor before applying any substance to a wound.

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