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Botanicals With Strong Cognitive Benefits

Prevent Disease - May 23, 2018 - 5:27am
Some phytochemicals and botanicals have 'very promising' evidence for combating cognitive decline, according to a new systematic review of children.
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Can Egg Consumption Improve Bone Strength?

Prevent Disease - May 22, 2018 - 5:11am
Researchers at the University of Georgia sought to establish if eating eggs can improve bone strength and cognitive function in obese and normal weight children.
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Are All Calories Equal With Regards To Disease and Obesity?

Prevent Disease - May 18, 2018 - 11:37pm
While calories from any food have the potential to increase the risk of obesity and other cardiometabolic diseases, 22 nutrition researchers agree that sugar-sweetened beverages play a unique role in chronic health problems. The disease risk increases even when the beverages are consumed within diets that do not result in weight gain.
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Heart Attacks and Strokes Can Be Predicted By Our Gut Bacteria

Prevent Disease - May 16, 2018 - 6:32am
A novel relationship between our gut microbiome and atherosclerosis means the bacteria in our gut could be linked to risk of heart attack and stroke, say researchers.
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The Biggest Addictive Drugs To Humanity Are The Threats of Alcohol and Tobacco

Prevent Disease - May 14, 2018 - 4:51am
A new review published online in the journal Addiction has compiled the best, most up-to-date source of information on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and the burden of death and disease. It shows that in 2015 alcohol and tobacco use between them cost the human population more than a quarter of a billion disability-adjusted life years.
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Forgetting Things More As You Get Older?

Prevent Disease - May 11, 2018 - 5:47am
Yale University researchers can't tell you where you left your car keys -- but they can tell you why you can't find them.
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Artistically Creative People 90 Percent More Likely To Develop Mental Illness

Prevent Disease - May 10, 2018 - 6:02pm
Many studies have addressed the question of whether mental disorder is associated with creativity, but high-quality epidemiological evidence has been lacking. According to a study of people in Sweden, artistic education and may really increase the odds of experiencing mental health conditions.
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What Nonverbal Cues Tell Us If Others Find Us Pleasant, Attractive Or Not?

Prevent Disease - May 9, 2018 - 5:37am
How can you tell if someone likes you? New research led by University of Dayton associate professor of psychology R. Matthew Montoya helps answer that question by identifying a list of nonverbal behaviors to watch for -- identified by the most comprehensive analysis ever.
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Regenerative Ability Of Stem Cells Is Boosted By Fasting

Prevent Disease - May 7, 2018 - 3:24am
As people age, their intestinal stem cells begin to lose their ability to regenerate. These stem cells are the source for all new intestinal cells, so this decline can make it more difficult to recover from gastrointestinal infections or other conditions that affect the intestine. This age-related loss of stem cell function can be reversed by a 24-hour fast, according to a new study from MIT biologists. The researchers found that fasting dramatically improves stem cells' ability to regenerate.
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Walnuts Improve Gut Bacteria Improving Health

Prevent Disease - May 6, 2018 - 3:20am
In addition to a valuable source of nutrients including omega-3 fats, copper, manganese and many others, walnuts have incredible health benefits including prevention of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and even diabetes.
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Listening To Music With Children Enhances Their Relationships With Adults

Prevent Disease - May 5, 2018 - 12:43am
Researchers found that young men and women who shared musical experiences with their parents during childhood -- and especially during adolescence -- report having better relationships with their moms and dads as they enter young adulthood.
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5 Healthy Habits Increase Life Expectancy By Decade Or More

Prevent Disease - May 2, 2018 - 8:50am
Maintaining five healthy habits add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Med Diet Pattern Leads To Healthier Gut

Prevent Disease - May 1, 2018 - 8:44am
Eating a Mediterranean-type diet, rich in vegetables, fruits and nuts, olive oil, and legumes, may boost the diversity and composition of the gut microbiota, compared to a high-fat and high-sugar Western-style diet.
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Cannabis App Allows Users To Track How High They Are

Prevent Disease - April 26, 2018 - 2:36am
Scientists have developed a prototype for an app that's been designed for cannabis users so that they can determine whether or not they’re actually high. The app tests memory, attention and reaction -- traits that are often impaired by cannabis use.
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Programming Fat Cells Takes Only 24 Hours

Prevent Disease - April 25, 2018 - 7:14am
Although fat cells (adipocytes) normally function as part of the immune system and help control lipid accumulation, the extracellular environment in obesity traps a vicious cycle of inflammation, increasing risk of several major disease. 24 hours is all it takes for a so-called precursor fat cell to have its 'epigenetic recipe' on how to correctly develop into a mature fat cell, reprogrammed.
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Zero-Calorie Sweeteners Also Lead To Diabetes and Obesity

Prevent Disease - April 24, 2018 - 7:33am
Increased awareness of the health consequences of eating too much sugar has fueled a dramatic uptick in the consumption of zero-calorie artificial sweeteners in recent decades. However, new research finds sugar replacements can also cause health changes that are linked with diabetes and obesity, suggesting that switching from regular to diet soda may be a case of 'out of the frying pan, into the fire.'
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Cannabis Significantly Reduces Depression, Anxiety, and Stress

Prevent Disease - April 23, 2018 - 6:52am
In a first-of-a-kind study, Washington State University scientists examined how peoples' self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking different strains and quantities of cannabis at home.
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New Blood Pressure Guidelines Will Kill Millions More

Prevent Disease - April 20, 2018 - 7:50am
New limits, set by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology ignores the potential harms of slapping people with disease labels, according to an analysis published by Australian public-health experts. They estimate that up to 80 percent of newly diagnosed individuals will end up worse off.
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Why Is Your Blood Pressure So Affected By Salt?

Prevent Disease - April 18, 2018 - 6:45am
Salt is the most common and readily available nonmetallic mineral in the world. Yet some people are far more susceptible to the effects of salt than others and scientists are beginning to understand why. Why does a low salt diet increase the risk of death for some and not others?
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Memory Changes Every Time You Access It

Prevent Disease - April 17, 2018 - 6:18am
The fallibility of memory is something that is now well documented and publicized. Like it or not, you can't trust the contents of your brain and this is considered verbatim in a court of law.
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