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Converting Temperature Fluctuations Into Electrical Power

Prevent Disease - February 20, 2018 - 6:21am
Thermoelectric devices, which can generate power when one side of the device is a different temperature from the other, have been the subject of much research in recent years. Now, a team at MIT has come up with a novel way to convert temperature fluctuations into electrical power. Instead of requiring two different temperature inputs at the same time, the new system takes advantage of the swings in ambient temperature that occur during the day-night cycle.
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Cause Does Not Always Precede Effect - Your Present Influences Your Past

Prevent Disease - February 19, 2018 - 5:57am
This idea that the future can influence the present, and that the present can influence the past, is known as retrocausality. It has been around for a while without ever catching on -- and for good reason, because we never see effects happen before their causes in everyday life. But now, a fresh twist on a deep tension in the foundations of quantum theory suggests that we may have no choice but to think again.
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Prevention Against Gallstones - Eat More Foods With Vitamin E

Prevent Disease - February 16, 2018 - 11:14pm
More than 90 percent of the population does not meet their recommended daily allowance of vitamin E. Researchers in Germany led by the University of Kiel found that subjects with gallstone disease had lower blood levels of vitamin E than those who did not have gallstones.
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Interested In Muscle? Eat Whole Eggs Rather Than Egg Whites

Prevent Disease - February 15, 2018 - 8:23pm
Egg yolks also contain over 80 percent of the overall vitamins and minerals that can be found within the egg as a whole. The yolk also contains enzymes which help the body absorb the protein in the white. People who consume protein from whole eggs or from egg whites after engaging in exercise differ dramatically in how their muscles build protein, a process called protein synthesis, during the post-workout period, researchers report in a new study.
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Long-Term Study Links Inflammatory Diet To Colorectal Cancer

Prevent Disease - February 13, 2018 - 6:51am
Men and women who consume processed meats, refined grains, sodas and other sugary beverages are more likely to develop colorectal cancer (CRC), reports a recent study in JAMA Oncology.
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Junk Science: Naturally Occurring Amino Acid In The Body Causes Cancer

Prevent Disease - February 12, 2018 - 3:34pm
Every once in while scientists will target a random nutrient with bizarre claims that it is cancer causing. This one happens to be found in asparagus, nuts and seafood. Oh, and it also naturally occurs in the human body.
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The Truth On What Energy Drinks Are Doing To Kids

Prevent Disease - February 9, 2018 - 6:43am
Teens who consume too many energy drinks are also known to suffer from dehydration, tremors, heat stroke and heart attacks. Now the focus is on behavior. Are energy drinks turning teens into hyperactive, unhealthy, disobedient delinquents? Public perceptions seem to be shifting towards believing that.
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Meditation Alone Will Not Make You A Better Person

Prevent Disease - February 8, 2018 - 5:59am
For as long as we have records on the benefits of meditation, claims have been made that we can become more compassionate and change how we behave towards others. Now new research has suggested meditation's role in making individuals better people is limited without working on our behavior in our daily experiences.
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Does Dim Light Make Us Dumber

Prevent Disease - February 7, 2018 - 7:17am
Spending too much time in dimly lit rooms and offices may actually change the brain's structure and hurt one's ability to remember and learn, indicates groundbreaking research by Michigan State University neuroscientists.
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Grapes Promote Resilience Against Depression

Prevent Disease - February 6, 2018 - 7:15am
In a study to be published online in Nature Communications, scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai describe an extensive analysis of novel grape-derived compounds, which might be developed as therapeutic agents for the treatment of depression.
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Is Weight Loss Contagious?

Prevent Disease - February 2, 2018 - 7:12am
People who make an effort to lose weight aren't just helping themselves, they may be helping others too.
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Vitamin D Eases IBS symptoms

Prevent Disease - February 1, 2018 - 7:02am
Vitamin D supplements could help to ease the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) that include bloating, stomach cramps and constipation, a UK review concludes.
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Fish Beat Flax For Cancer Prevention

Prevent Disease - January 31, 2018 - 7:16am
The cancer-fighting potency of plant- versus marine-derived omega-3s has always been debated. Omega-3s from fish pack a stronger punch than flaxseed and other oils when it comes to cancer prevention, according to a first-ever University of Guelph study.
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End Of Life Presents A Unique Perspective And Wisdom

Prevent Disease - January 26, 2018 - 7:01am
Wisdom is typically considered to be the fruit of a long life, the accumulation of experiences lived and lessons learned. In recent years, scientists have created a consensus definition of wisdom as a complex trait with several inter-related components, such as compassion, emotional regulation, spirituality and tolerance.
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How Curcumin Improves Memory and Mood

Prevent Disease - January 24, 2018 - 6:57am
Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping: Daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin -- the substance that gives Indian curry its bright color -- improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to the results of a study conducted by UCLA researchers.
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Another Animal Vaccine Study Shows Vaccines Do Not Prevent Disease

Prevent Disease - January 23, 2018 - 7:11am
The use of vaccines on animals is common throughout the world yet efficacy in disease prevention is scant. A new study shows that vaccines used by commercial fish farmers are not protecting fish from disease.
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How Belief In Our Limited Supply Affects Our Willpower

Prevent Disease - January 19, 2018 - 6:49am
Americans believe they have less stamina for strenuous mental activity than their European counterparts -- an indication that people in the U.S. perceive their willpower or self-control as being in limited supply, a new study suggests.
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Extracting Electricity From Temperature Differences

Prevent Disease - January 18, 2018 - 6:24am
What if you could run your air conditioner not on conventional electricity, but on the sun's heat during a warm summer's day? With advancements in thermoelectric technology, this sustainable solution might one day become a reality.
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Flawed Research Methods Exaggerate The Prevalence of Depression

Prevent Disease - January 17, 2018 - 6:38am
The common practice of using patient self-report screening questionnaires rather than diagnostic interviews conducted by researchers has resulted in overestimates of the prevalence of depression, according to an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)
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Being Bilingual Helps Autistic Children

Prevent Disease - January 16, 2018 - 7:06am
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to a new study which was recently published in Child Development.
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