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Declining Memory and Learning Deficits Linked To Canola Oil

December 12, 2017 - 7:51am
After the public health scare in the 1970s over animal fats, sales of vegetable oils of all types increased. It was the established wisdom that those oils high in polyunsaturated fatty acids were especially beneficial. However, more research into vegetable oils continues to surface showing their damaging effects on health. A new study published online in the journal Scientific Reports shows that consumption of canola oil in the diet with worsened memory, worsened learning ability and weight gain.
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The Microbiome In Your Body Thrives With Regular Physical Contact

December 11, 2017 - 7:02am
Hugging helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. Gut bacteria also appears to thrive with regular physical contact, suggests new sata that shows 'huddling' actions lead to a synchronised microbiome.
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Consuming Allergens During Pregnancy Protects Babies Through Mum's Milk

December 6, 2017 - 6:27am
Consuming common allergens during pregnancy and breastfeeding could help protect against food allergies in children by passing on certain protective proteins through breast milk, say researchers.
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Nothing Is 'Hard', Only Your Resistance To It

December 5, 2017 - 6:10am
Fear is born out of uncertainty. We feel resistance, therefore, when we overcomplicate and over-exaggerate.
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Does Your Diet Success Depend On Your DNA?

December 4, 2017 - 6:55am
Weight loss strategies are effective if they are customized to on an individual's biomarkers to use personalized nutrition to help people achieve greater weight loss success. We can add one more thing to the list of traits affected by genetics: how our bodies respond to a particular diet.
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Not The Amount, But Where Your Fat Is Stored Critical For Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes Risk

November 29, 2017 - 6:53am
During the past 20 years researchers have learned that people with apple-shaped bodies (fattest in the abdomen) have a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke than those with pear shapes (fattest in the hips, buttocks, and thighs). The current study looked at the differences in fat distribution patterns among overweight and obese men and women and their associated cardiometabolic risk.
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Researchers Discover How Antibiotic Power of Garlic Fights Chronic Infections

November 27, 2017 - 6:33am
Garlic is probably nature's most potent food. It is one of the reasons people who eat the Mediterranean diet live such long healthy lives. An active sulphurous compound found in garlic can be used to fight robust bacteria in patients with chronic infections, a new study from the University of Copenhagen indicates.
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New Genetically Modified Tomatoes May Soon Hit The Marketplace

November 23, 2017 - 5:32am
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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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