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Your Longevity May Be Based On How You Perceive Time

Prevent Disease - September 18, 2017 - 2:13am
Time perception is a construction of the brain. How fast we perceive time to be passing -- or "mind time" -- can be manipulated or distorted. Evaluations of time differ based on our state of being at the time of judgment. How you age and how long you live may depend on that perception.
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Consuming Folate Around Conception Reduces Risk of Autism From Pesticides

Prevent Disease - September 14, 2017 - 1:14am
Mothers exposed to pesticides who took high-doses of folic acid around conception reduced their risk of having children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study in Environmental Health Perspectives.
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Here's Why Forgetting Things Actually Makes You Smarter

Prevent Disease - September 13, 2017 - 7:44am
You're probably thinking you're a genius right? Well, you know those people who always boast about having a perfect memory? Maybe they shouldn't, because having total recall is totally overrated. That's according to a new paper in the journal Neuron, which concludes that forgetting things is not just normal, it actually makes us smarter.
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Cannabis Reduces Prescription Drug Use

Prevent Disease - September 11, 2017 - 7:29am
From 2000 to 2015, half a million people died from prescription drug overdoses. Stories continue to roll in daily about the lives claimed by prescription and non-prescription drug overdoses. Cannabis is not only excluded from the overdose drug list, but it reduces the use of dangerous prescription drugs.
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The People's Power Could Cut Electric Bills By 50 Percent

Prevent Disease - September 7, 2017 - 4:12am
Millions of people already sell electricity from solar panels back into the grid. New battery technology makes it increasingly practical for neighbors to store and share electricity.
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Antioxidants In Chocolate May Prevent Diabetes

Prevent Disease - September 6, 2017 - 6:17pm
Specific compounds within cocoa promote the release of insulin and help protect against the onset of type-2 diabetes (T2D), reports a new study in Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
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Teaching People To Visualize An Outcome More Effective Than Teaching People What To Do

Prevent Disease - September 3, 2017 - 5:33pm
An established but little known psychological theory is likely to improve performances across a range of activities, including sport, according to new research published that can be applied to amateurs or skilled performers alike says psychologist Dr Warren Mansell, from The University of Manchester.
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This Diet Cuts Liver Fat By More Than 20 Percent In Only Nine Days

Prevent Disease - August 30, 2017 - 5:57am
In a nine-day experiment, researchers from Touro University and UC San Francisco found that a diet with reduced sugar cut liver fat by more than 20 percent.
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Key To Weight Loss Success Is The Rate You Lose It

Prevent Disease - August 29, 2017 - 5:48am
The fastest way to gain weight quickly is often to lose it quickly. Losing steady as it goes appears to be the key to successful weight loss, according to a new Drexel University study appearing in the journal Obesity.
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Cardiovascular Failure 12 Times More Prevalent In Those With Vitamin D Deficiency

Prevent Disease - August 28, 2017 - 7:35am
More trials are needed to test vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of heart disease, say researchers behind a new study showing heart failure among the elderly is strongly associated with vitamin D deficiency.
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Bursts of Endorphins Are Released With This One Type of Exercise

Prevent Disease - August 25, 2017 - 3:20am
Researchers in Finland have found that when you’re working out, the level of endoprhins released in the brain directly correlates to the intensity of exercise you’re doing. That’s a good thing for people doing high intensity interval training, or HIIT, because HIIT can be miserable.
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Psychedelic Medicine Is The Topic For Discussion

Prevent Disease - August 24, 2017 - 6:32am
There is a growing body of evidence that some psychedelic drugs can be used to treat a variety of conditions. The potential, the people and the politics are all up for discussion.
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Hear Voices? Your Brain May Be Sharper Than The Rest

Prevent Disease - August 23, 2017 - 3:36am
Researchers in the United Kingdom say they've discovered that such individuals use unusual skills when their brains process sound and that such 'voice-hearers' may be able to detect disguised speech-like sounds more quickly and easily than folks who had never had a voice-hearing experience. It suggests their brains tend more readily to detect meaningful speech patterns in ambiguous sounds.
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Contrary To Popular Belief, Dietary Calcium Does Not Prevent Bone Loss

Prevent Disease - August 22, 2017 - 3:16am
Dairy products, specifically milk is one of the beverages still aggressively pushed as a health promoting food, especially relating to strong bones. However, Bone Mineral Density (BMD) and rates of bone loss showed no association with dietary calcium intake in men, according to a recent study in British Journal of Nutrition.
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Walnuts Keep You Feeling Full By Lighting Up The Brain

Prevent Disease - August 21, 2017 - 4:30am
Perhaps their brain-like shape should have been a giveaway. Scientists in Boston have shown that eating walnuts lights up a part of the brain associated with hunger and cravings. The good news is that instead of making us crave calories, walnuts appear to help make us feel full.
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How Hormones Influence Your Body and Mind

Prevent Disease - August 20, 2017 - 6:04am
We like to think we are in charge of our own behaviour -- that our thoughts are under our conscious control and that our actions are mostly reasonable. But our behaviour is also in the sway of an ancient system of mind control: hormones. These protein messengers are best known for their fundamental duty as regulators -- think of insulin and blood sugar, for example -- but they also bathe the brain in chemical information that tells us about the world around us and the people in it.
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Higher Amounts of Sugar, Salt and Fat In Gluten-Free Products Over Conventional

Prevent Disease - August 9, 2017 - 6:34am
A new study has found gluten-free products are often not as healthy as their conventional counterparts.
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Intense Physical Activity Can Be Done Safely At Any Age With Incredible Results

Prevent Disease - August 8, 2017 - 6:05am
Growing older may not have to mean growing frail. A preclinical study has revealed that brief periods of intense physical activity can be safely administered at advanced age, and that this kind of activity has the potential to reverse frailty.
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Natural Antioxidant Prevents Severe Flu

Prevent Disease - August 4, 2017 - 6:31pm
Microbes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system. Now, a new study shows that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds -- called flavonoids -- commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries.
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Soda Consumption Lowest In Over Three Decades

Prevent Disease - August 3, 2017 - 6:56am
Carbonated soda pop provides more added sugar in a typical 2-year-old toddler's diet than cookies, candies and ice cream combined. The good news is that soda consumption in the United States fell to a 31-year low in 2016, new figures reveal. 
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