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New Genetically Modified Tomatoes May Soon Hit The Marketplace

Prevent Disease - 17 hours 25 min ago
Tomatoes were one of the first commercially available genetically modified (GM) crops ever. GM tomatoes are about to make a comeback in 2018 as Chinese and French researchers reveal details of how they genetically-engineered tomatoes to boost vitamins and other nutrients.
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Cannabis Can End The Use of Prescription Pain Killers

Prevent Disease - November 21, 2017 - 6:26am
Opioid prescriptions have jumped 300 percent in the last decade and they are the most commonly prescribed drugs on the market. They are the most dangerous and addictive drugs that often lose effectiveness with long-term use. Now a new study conducted by researchers at The University of New Mexico, involving medical cannabis and prescription opioid use among chronic pain patients, found a distinct connection between having the ability to use cannabis and significant reductions in opioid use.
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Researchers Discover Effective Natural Anticavity Herb

Prevent Disease - November 20, 2017 - 7:36am
As a natural traditional Chinese medicine, Galla chinensis has been widely used since ancient times for its astringency, stypticity, detoxification, and antibacterial activity. In a new finding, researchers in China report that active ingredients in the herb could one day lead to natural anti­cavity products.
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How Does Your Consciousness Make Everything Real?

Prevent Disease - November 17, 2017 - 5:05am
Does reality exist without us? Physicists have found it maddeningly difficult to write the observer out of quantum theory. Now some are contemplating a mind-boggling alternative: that a coherent description of reality, with all its quantum quirks, can arise from nothing more than random subjective experiences.
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75 Percent of Reishi Supplements Don't Actually Contain Reishi Mushroom

Prevent Disease - November 16, 2017 - 7:32am
Only a quarter of 19 supplement products labeled as Reishi mushroom purchased in the U.S. could be verified as genuine Reishi mushroom, says a new study that highlights quality issues in the category.
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Yerba Mate Enhances Cellular Energy and Metabolism

Prevent Disease - November 14, 2017 - 6:20am
In South America, Yerba Mate has been grown and taken medicinally for centuries. Researchers have shown that use of the herb over an extended period had significant effects on body weight and weight gain and was associated with lower levels of blood lipids and insulin in obese mice fed a high-fat diet.
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Ingredient In Cow's Milk Primary Causal Trigger of Type I Diabetes

Prevent Disease - November 13, 2017 - 7:55am
An ingredient in cow's milk has now been identified as a type 1 diabetes trigger in those with genetic risk factors, but researchers say they have been frustrated in efforts to make the findings available to the wider public.
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The Anti-aging Potential of Mushrooms

Prevent Disease - November 10, 2017 - 8:32am
Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to a team of Penn State researchers.
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Hearing Opinions Spoken Aloud Humanizes Person Behind It

Prevent Disease - November 7, 2017 - 7:37am
Specific aspects of speech, such as intonation and frequent pauses, may serve as cues that humanize the people who are speaking, making them seem more intellectual and emotionally warm than those whose opinions are written.
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Massage Increases Regrowth of Muscle Tissue

Prevent Disease - November 3, 2017 - 7:50am
Massage has been found to increase the regrowth of muscle tissue after an injury -- even when applied to the opposite, uninjured limb -- according to researchers from Colorado State University and the University of Kentucky.
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Ashwagandha Root Supports Thyroid Hormone Levels

Prevent Disease - October 31, 2017 - 7:56am
Ashwagandha has been used as an herbal remedy for hundreds of years to help the body deal with stress. Extracts from Ashwagandha root helps normalize levels of serum thyroid hormones, suggests a new pilot study from India.
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How Tart Cherry Juice Increases The Quality Of Your Sleep Time

Prevent Disease - October 30, 2017 - 7:41am
Along with providing the fruit's bright red color, the antioxidant compounds in tart cherries -- called anthocyanins -- have been specifically linked to high antioxidant capacity and reduced inflammation, at levels comparable to some well-known pain medications. Tart cherry juice was found to help extend sleep time by 84 minutes among study participants according to a new pilot study published in American Journal of Therapeutics.
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Healthy 90 Year-Olds Have The Same Gut Bacteria As 30 Year-Olds

Prevent Disease - October 26, 2017 - 3:02am
In one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, scientists have shown a potential link between healthy aging and a healthy gut -- finding that the overall microbiome composition of healthy elderly people was similar to that of people decades younger, and that the gut microbiota differed little between individuals from the ages of 30 to over 100.
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New Device Turns Cells Into Other Types Of Cells Required To Heal Disease

Prevent Disease - October 25, 2017 - 4:39am
Researchers have developed a device that can switch cell function to rescue failing body functions with a single touch. The technology, known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), injects genetic code into skin cells, turning those skin cells into other types of cells required for treating diseased conditions.
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A Father's Nutrition Affects The Survival of A Mother's Embryos

Prevent Disease - October 24, 2017 - 3:53am
The quality of the father's nutrition prior to mating affects the survival rate of embryos, according to a new study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
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Eating This One Food Strengthens Beneficial Brainwave Frequencies

Prevent Disease - October 23, 2017 - 7:28am
A new study by researchers at Loma Linda University Health has found that eating nuts on a regular basis strengthens brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions.
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6 Nutrition and Healthcare Myths

Prevent Disease - October 20, 2017 - 6:44am
Nutrition myths hasn't changed much in nearly 40 years. The people making these erroneous assertions tend to be very dogmatic in their views. The source of these misleading facts is most often practising medical doctors untrained in nutritional medicine, or those who are just plain out of date. Here are the most widely known fake news items in natural medicine that die hard.
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These Specific Techniques Allow You To Control Your Dreams

Prevent Disease - October 19, 2017 - 6:22am
New research at the University of Adelaide has found that a specific combination of techniques will increase people's chances of having lucid dreams, in which the dreamer is aware they're dreaming while it's still happening and can control the experience.
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Caesarean Sections Can Cause Microbiome Changes Which Lead To Obesity

Prevent Disease - October 18, 2017 - 5:18am
For the first time, researchers have shown that being born by C-section can contribute to obesity.
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Black Tea Linked To Weight Loss By Changing Gut Bacteria

Prevent Disease - October 17, 2017 - 4:18am
While the benefits of green tea polyphenols have long been touted, new research suggests that those found in black tea may also aid weight loss by acting as a prebiotic.
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