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  1. Early Detection Of Alzheimer's Disease

    Early Detection Of Alzheimer's Disease
    According to researchers, a new method of blood testing offers significant promise as a way to detect Alzheimer's disease, years before patients begin showing symptoms such as memory loss and cognitive decline. A new test called ‘metabolomics’ can detect different so-called ‘metabolic signatures’ in blood plasma that signal the early presence of Alzheimer’s disease. In this study, researchers analyzed cerebrospinal fluid and plasma...
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  2. Is Krill Fish Oil Dangerous?

    Is Krill Fish Oil Dangerous?
    Did you know that Eskimos have a low incidence of heart attacks, even though their diet relies heavily on whale blubber? That’s because whale blubber is rich in omega-3 fats! You may have already heard of omega-3 and omega-6 fats, which are both essential polyunsaturated fatty acids. Your body needs both of these to function properly, but the human body cannot make...
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  3. Are Artificial Sweeteners Dangerous to Your Health?

    Are Artificial Sweeteners Dangerous to Your Health?
    Artificial sweeteners are normally used by diabetics and others trying to lower their sugar intake. However, new research suggests the popular sweetener sucralose modifies how the human body handles sugar in ways that may prove to be harmful and increase risk for type 2 diabetes. Conducted by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, this study tracked...
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  4. What are the Benefits of Dietary Flaxseed?

    What are the Benefits of Dietary Flaxseed?
    A recent clinical trial has found that dietary flaxseeds reduce tumor growth in breast cancer patients within weeks as affectively as chemotherapy. Health experts believe this is likely due to a class of phytonutrients known as lignans present in flaxseeds at levels up to 800 times that found in other plant foods. Earlier, 3 population studies on thousands of breast...
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  5. Fish Oil: A Miracle "Cure" for Stress?

    Fish Oil: A Miracle "Cure" for Stress?
      Omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil are believed to protect against heart disease - so much so that the American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fatty fish rich in omega 3 fats every week. In a new study, scientists from Michigan Technological University now show that fish oil may also protect the heart against the negative...
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  6. Can Vitamin C Kill Drug-Resistant TB Bacteria?

    Can Vitamin C Kill Drug-Resistant TB Bacteria?
    In a completely unexpected research breakthrough, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that vitamin C can kill drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in laboratory conditions. This means adding vitamin C to existing TB drugs could be used to successfully treat drug-resistant TB. TB is caused upon infection with the M. tuberculosis bacterium, TB infected roughly 8.7 million people...
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  7. Probiotics: Treatment For Hepatic Encephalopathy?

    Probiotics: Treatment For Hepatic Encephalopathy?
    Probiotics could emerge as a reliable therapy in the near future to manage hepatic encephalopathy (HE), after a new study found that they significantly slowed the development of this very difficult-to-treat disease. HE is caused by an accumulation of toxins in the blood that are normally removed by the liver. Typical symptoms include personality changes, intellectual impairment, confusion, altered consciousness...
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  8. The Risk Of Developing Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

    The Risk Of Developing Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
    A new study carried out by scientists from the Universities of London and Oxford may provide clues as to why the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) is influenced by month of birth - it seems that vitamin D levels and immune system development vary according to month of birth in newborn babies. MS is a disabling neurological condition which...
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  9. Can You Monitor Breast Cancer Treatment Progress?

    Can You Monitor Breast Cancer Treatment Progress?
    According to new research, microwave imaging can be used to successfully monitor the progress of breast cancer treatment. Not only that, microwave tomography can distinguish between breast cancer, benign growths and normal tissue. Breast cancer affects many women and early detection usually means fast and effective treatment. X-ray mammography is currently the most effective imaging approach used by clinicians for...
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  10. Brain Foods: How To Concentrate Better

    Brain Foods: How To Concentrate Better
    What are the brain foods and dietary supplements that can help sharpen your powers of concentration - even enhance your memory, attention span and brain function? There’s increasing evidence to suggest you can maintain a healthy brain by adding ‘smart’ foods and beverages to your diet. For instance, caffeine is a popular stimulant that energizes your brain and helps you to focus...
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