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10 Powerful Things That Extend Your Life

Prevent Disease - August 17, 2018 - 3:45pm
Differences in lifestyle patterns rather than mortality or health outcomes appear to have immense research potential in gauging life expectancy. How do patterns in thought, actions, supplements, and diet interact, synergize, or interfere with one another? Here's a look at 10 powerful things that influence our aging processes.
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Boxers or Briefs? What's The Verdict on Loose or Tight-Fitting Underwear?

Prevent Disease - August 13, 2018 - 4:49am
One type of underwear exposes men to significantly higher sperm concentrations and total sperm counts when compared to others according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The findings of this study, conducted in the Fertility Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital, suggest that certain styles of men's underwear may inhibit production of sperm.
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Breaking Rules Frees Up Your Mind, Makes It Easier To Be Creative

Prevent Disease - August 9, 2018 - 12:55pm
Want to compose a great symphony, write a classic novel, come up with a brilliant new app? Cheat on your taxes first, or on your poker buddies. It's easy--and fun, too. That's the unsettling implication of a new study released by the Association for Psychological Science and conducted by business professors at Harvard University and the University of Southern California.
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What Separates Leadership and Delegate Decision-Making?

Prevent Disease - August 7, 2018 - 5:29pm
Leaders are more willing to take responsibility for making decisions that affect the welfare of others. In a new study, researchers at the University of Zurich identified the cognitive and neurobiological processes that influence whether someone is more likely to take on leadership or to delegate decision-making.
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Why Does Ginger Work So Well For Bad Breath?

Prevent Disease - August 2, 2018 - 12:02am
Ginger stimulates saliva flow and digestive activity, settles the stomach, relieves vomiting, eases pain from gas and diarrhea, and is effective as an anti-nausea remedy. Scientists have now found the constituent in ginger responsible for eliminating bad breath.
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Smaller Plates Don't Help You Eat Less When You're Hungry

Prevent Disease - August 1, 2018 - 4:17am
Tricking the brain into eating less by serving food on a smaller plate doesn't necessarily work, according a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers, who found that when people are food-deprived, they're more likely to identify a portion size accurately, no matter how it is served.
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Hack Your Unconscious To Boost Your Memory and Learning

Prevent Disease - July 31, 2018 - 4:34pm
It seems like hard conscious work, but much of the learning process goes on deep in the mind. Here are the top tips to improve how you recall facts
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Over 50 Industrial Chemicals Found In Average Pregnant Woman

Prevent Disease - July 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Scientists at UC San Francisco have found a way to screen people's blood for hundreds of chemicals at once, a method that will improve our ability to better assess chemical exposures in pregnant women, and to identify those exposures that may pose a health risk.
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Is Showering or Bathing Better For Your Health?

Prevent Disease - July 26, 2018 - 6:33am
A randomised intervention study from Japan has compared the physical and mental health effects of daily full-immersion bathing with showering. The participant-reported results add practical insight to theories in which is more favourable.
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Are People Who Are More Prone To Guilt More Trustworthy?

Prevent Disease - July 23, 2018 - 4:12am
New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that when it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner, one of the most important factors is the anticipation of guilt.
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More Evidence CT Scans Increase Brain Cancer Risk

Prevent Disease - July 20, 2018 - 6:08am
More evidence from a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that CT scans increase the risk of brain tumors.
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The Way You Think Physically Changes The Structure of Your Brain

Prevent Disease - July 18, 2018 - 6:25am
The way people think and act not only affects the way the brain operates, but also its shape, according to researchers at the University of Zurich (UZH). They found that each brain has physical properties as unique as fingerprints that can alter over time.
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One Way To Increase Your Beneficial Bacteria Without Any Food

Prevent Disease - July 13, 2018 - 7:16pm
It turns out that exercise can do more than slim down your waistline and boost heart health. It might also make what’s inside your gut healthier, according to a new study by San Francisco State University.
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Psilocybin Mushrooms Help Addicted Cocaine Users Stop

Prevent Disease - July 9, 2018 - 5:21am
Unlike with alcohol or nicotine, pharmacological options are not available to individuals addicted to cocaine. However, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham believe the tool to help individuals treat their addiction may very well exist in nature.
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Expecting A Stressful Day Harmful To Your Mindset

Prevent Disease - July 5, 2018 - 8:04pm
There may be some truth to the saying "getting up on the wrong side of the bed," according to Penn State researchers who say starting your morning by focusing on how stressful your day will be may be harmful to your mindset throughout the day.
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Open Relationships Just As Satisfying As Monogamous Ones

Prevent Disease - July 3, 2018 - 4:29pm
A new University of Guelph study has revealed that people in open relationships are as happy as their coupled-up counterparts.
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Improve Your Language Skills With Music

Prevent Disease - June 29, 2018 - 4:50am
Many studies have shown that musical training can enhance language skills. However, it was unknown whether music lessons improve general cognitive ability, leading to better language proficiency, or if the effect of music is more specific to language processing.
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Women Ingesting Probiotics Can Decrease Their Bone Loss By Half

Prevent Disease - June 28, 2018 - 3:40pm
For the first time in the world, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton.
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Your Brain Anatomy Plays A Role In Determining Your Food Choices

Prevent Disease - June 25, 2018 - 6:07am
Our indulgence in delicious but unhealthful food may not necessarily reveal a character flaw. Rather, our ability to exercise self-control is linked to our neurobiology, according to a study that has been published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
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Algorithm Predicts Who Will Win A Debate

Prevent Disease - June 21, 2018 - 5:40am
Northeastern professor Lu Wang believes that the right mix of linguistic analysis, artificial intelligence, and data visualization can produce more meaningful debates. Understanding what makes a persuasive argument is at the heart of an interdisciplinary project she is leading.
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