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Lavender’s Soothing Scent Could Be More Than Just Folk Medicine

Trilobites In mice, researchers found that some components of lavender odor had effects on anxiety similar to taking Valium. ImageA lavender field in Valensole, France.CreditCreditEric Gaillard/Reuters Lavender bath bombs; lavender candles; deodorizing lavender sachets for your shoes, car or underwear drawer; lavender diffusers; lavender essential oils; even lavender chill pills …

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The Problem With Probiotics – The New York Times

Undaunted, researchers looked into whether probiotics might be beneficial in a host of disorders, even when the connection to gut health and the microbiome was tenuous. Reviews show that there is insufficient evidence to recommend their use to treat or prevent eczema, preterm labor, gestational diabetes, bacterial vaginosis, allergic diseases …

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