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Walnuts Keep You Feeling Full By Lighting Up The Brain

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

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

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

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

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

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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Consuming Walnuts Boost Good Bacteria

July 27, 2017 - 4:07am
Walnut consumption may increase the amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut, according to a recent animal study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
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Nearly 60 Percent Decline In Sperm Count In Richer Nations

July 26, 2017 - 5:38am
An analysis of research into male fertility suggests that there has been a steep decline in sperm counts for men living in richer nations.
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Decades Of Knee Surgery Have Been Misguided

July 25, 2017 - 5:37am
A team of UB physicians has published a study that challenges a surgical practice used for decades during arthroscopic knee surgery.
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Smoking Is Being Wiped Out Without Having To Ban It

July 19, 2017 - 4:28pm
Smoking rates have been slowly falling in Western countries for decades. Soon, the habit could be wiped out, without even having to ban it.
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Foreign Language Ignites Infants' Learning

July 18, 2017 - 3:16am
For years, scientists and parents alike have touted the benefits of introducing babies to two languages: Bilingual experience has been shown to improve cognitive abilities, especially problem-solving. And for infants raised in households where two languages are spoken, that bilingual learning happens almost effortlessly. But how can babies in monolingual households develop such skills?
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Drinking Coffee Could Lead To A Longer Life

July 14, 2017 - 5:52am
Here’s another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer.
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Chemo Making Cancer Worse Says Yet Another Peer Reviewed Medical Journal

July 12, 2017 - 6:58am
Yet another new study published in Science Translational Medicine shows that chemotherapy promotes cancer metastasis. 
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How You Run Reflects How You Feel

July 7, 2017 - 5:06pm
Love a good run, but keep getting leg injuries? That could be because the way we run puts the brunt of jogging's hard impact shocks on our lower limbs.
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Why Artists Think Differently Compared To Other People

July 1, 2017 - 5:11pm
When asked to talk about images of places, painters are more likely to describe the depicted space as a two-dimensional image, while architects are more likely to focus on paths and the boundaries of the space.
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Your Real Age May Be Older or Younger Than Your Years

June 28, 2017 - 6:44am
Age is a peculiar concept. We tend to think of it as the number of birthdays we have celebrated -- our chronological age. But this is just one indicator of the passage of time. We also have a biological age, a measure of how quickly the cells in our body are deteriorating compared with the general population. And these two figures don't always match up.
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Why Do Migraine Sufferers Find Relief In Darkness?

June 27, 2017 - 4:57am
People experiencing migraines often avoid light and find relief in darkness. A new study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has revealed a previously unknown connection between the light-sensitive nerve cells in the eye and centers in the brain that regulate mood and a host of physical parameters such as heart rate, shortness of breath, fatigue, congestion and nausea.
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Are You An Emotional Eater? The 7 Types of Eaters

June 26, 2017 - 5:38am
Reaching out for that bar of chocolate or potato chips when you're feeling low, upset or tired is a situation that most of us are familiar with. Emotional eaters tend to lose the least amount of weight and have the hardest time keeping it off. Food has the uncanny ability to make us feel better but to depending on it for emotional support does more harm than good in the long run. Whether you're a diet junkie, a comfort eater or a binger, most people fall under one of these categories. Here's how to snap out of your problematic patterns and find the right solution that works for you.
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Your Grandparents' Experiences Can Affect Your Genes

June 23, 2017 - 6:13am
Studies of human populations suggest that our health and longevity could be affected by the diets and experiences of our grandparents. For example, studies of a small community in northern Sweden where detailed historical records were kept found correlations between food availability for one generation and the mortality rate for that generation's grandchildren.
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How To Curb All Inflammation In Your Body

June 22, 2017 - 6:37am
Coping with modern life can sometimes feel like a remorseless treadmill. Many of us end up exhausted, with a vague feeling that all this pressure can't be doing us any good. But we do it anyway, driven by the notion that stress is for wimps. And there's always a glass of wine and a takeaway to look forward to at the end of the week. Big mistake. Far from being for wimps, physical and psychological stress are major triggers of a modern scourge that has been linked with every malady from heart disease, depression and chronic pain to neurodegenerative diseases.
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