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Negative Thoughts Harm Your Health By Damaging DNA

May 19, 2017 - 6:17am
Lose your temper on the road? Frustrated with colleagues at work? You may be cutting your life short, warns molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn--who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2009--and health psychologist Elissa Epel, who studies stress and aging.
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The Love Hormone Is Also The Crisis Hormone--Increases In Good Times and Bad

May 18, 2017 - 5:23am
Oxytocin plays an important role in bonding. It is often called the "love hormone" or "cuddle chemical", but American and Norwegian researchers have found out that it may as well be called a "crisis hormone."
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Cannabis Prevents Brain Aging

May 17, 2017 - 5:51am
Memory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these aging processes in the brain. Low doses of the active ingredient in cannabis, THC, has the opposite effect on the elderly, reversing brain aging and restoring learning and memory.
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People Use Visual Contructs In The Brain To Validate Their External World

May 16, 2017 - 6:57am
Humans treat 'inferred' visual objects generated by the brain as more reliable than external images from the real world, according to new research published in eLife.
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Mushroom Powders Linked To Heart Health Benefits

May 15, 2017 - 7:02am
Consuming portobello or shiitake powder may protect your arteries from the detrimental effects of a high fat diet, according to findings presented at Experimental Biology 2017.
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The More Muscle, The Less Diabetes

May 9, 2017 - 6:36am
If you have more lean muscle tissue, you have less risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Findings outlined by US and Chinese scientists provide further insights into how muscles use glucose in a feedback loop as well as its role in whole-body glucose balance.
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Researchers Cure Type I Diabetes With No Side Effects

May 8, 2017 - 6:11am
The discovery, made at The University of Texas Health Science Center, increases the types of pancreatic cells that secrete insulin.
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Empathy Heartbeat Training Helps You Read Other People's Minds

May 4, 2017 - 11:24pm
You really should listen to your heart. People who are more aware of their heartbeat are better at perceiving the emotions of people around them. What's more, improving this ability might help some people with autism and schizophrenia.
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Why You Should Do The Opposite Of What Official Health Advice Recommends

May 3, 2017 - 7:06am
"People have told me what I do is dangerous. They have walked away from me at meetings," says David Unwin, a doctor practising in Southport, UK. Unwin suggests to his patients with type 2 diabetes or who want to lose weight that they do the opposite of what official health advice recommends. He advises them to stop counting calories, eat high-fat foods -- including saturated fats -- and avoid carbohydrates, namely sugar and starch. Telling people to avoid sugar is uncontroversial; the rest is medical heresy.
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Gingko Biloba Protects Against Cognitive Effects of Heavy Metals

May 2, 2017 - 6:45am
Ginkgo biloba, one of the oldest living tree species and best selling herbs, also protects the brain from the toxic effects of aluminium chloride exposure, which has been linked to diseases such as Alzheimer's and other cognitive impairments.
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Curcumin Reduces Anxiety and Depression Even In People With Major Depression

April 28, 2017 - 5:39am
Dietary supplements formulated with highly bioavailable curcumin may allow for faster recovery after competition-level training, and blunt training-related decreases in performance , says new data presented at Experimental Biology.
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Creative People Physically See and Process The World Differently

April 27, 2017 - 6:49am
If you're the kind of person who relishes adventure, you may literally see the world differently. People who are open to new experiences can take in more visual information than other people and combine it in unique ways. This may explain why they tend to be particularly creative.
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Ashwagandha Improves Memory and Cognitive Function

April 26, 2017 - 6:08pm
Ashwagandha is an herb from India used for centuries as a body tonic for general health of the body and mind. Adults supplemented with ashwagandha root extract had improved memory test scores, researchers in India found.
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The Cannabis Frequency

April 25, 2017 - 5:55am
The Cannabis flower is a special one for many reasons. Not only for the relaxed, joyful, euphoric and creative sensations it brings, but for how it specifically expands our consciousness. When the user (i.e. receiver) is tuned into the cannabis frequency, that is, tuned into the plant's intention aligned with our own, awareness often grows into areas of the unknown which instantly changes our vibration.
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Sound Waves Enhance Deep Sleep and Memory

April 24, 2017 - 6:56am
Gentle sound stimulation -- such as the rush of a waterfall -- synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and improved their ability to recall words, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
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Psychedelics Create A Kind of Consciousness We Have Never Seen Before

April 20, 2017 - 4:14pm
More researchers are accepting the power of psychedelics with unprecedented potential to treat disease and psychological trauma, but most of all, to reorganize the brain and shift thought patterns. Measuring neuron activity has revealed that psychedelic drugs really do alter the state of the brain, creating a different kind of consciousness.
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'Use By' Food Dates Are Responsible For Billions In Food Waste

April 19, 2017 - 6:24am
Norbert Wilson who joined the Friedman School as a professor of food policy, has been investigating food waste, building on his past research on food choice, domestic hunger, food banking and the international trade of food products. What motivates people to spend good money on food they don't intend to eat?
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DHA vs EPA: Which Omega-3 Is Better?

April 18, 2017 - 5:54am
High-doses of the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may boost the Omega-3 Index (O3I) more than EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), says a new study.
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The Limitations of Children In School Is Also Their Strength

April 13, 2017 - 7:03am
Although adults can beat children at most cognitive tasks, new research shows that children's limitations can sometimes be their strength.
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80-Year Study Shows Happiness Is The Driving Force In Our Health

April 12, 2017 - 7:01am
How people describe both positive and negative events in their lives influences their perception of their own life. When scientists began tracking the health of 268 Harvard sophomores in 1938 during the Great Depression, they hoped the longitudinal study would reveal clues to leading healthy and happy lives. They got more than they wanted.
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