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  1. Omgea-3 Fatty Acids Benefits - Linked to Preserving Memory

    Omgea-3 Fatty Acids Benefits - Linked to Preserving Memory
    A new study strengthens existing evidence to suggest that regular consumption of a Mediterranean-style diet is linked to preserving memory and thinking ability with aging in healthy people. Such diets are rich in foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids - including fish, walnuts, almonds, beans and leafy vegetables - and contain very little saturated fats, meat or dairy foods. Omega-3...
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  2. Can you Spot Autism?

    Can you Spot Autism?
    Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have figured out how to measure an infant's risk of developing autism at birth - by looking for abnormalities in the placenta. In the future this may allow earlier diagnosis and treatment of this developmental disorder. One out of 50 children in the US are diagnosed with autism every year, but the diagnosis...
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  3. Stress and Hair Loss

    Stress and Hair Loss
    Hair loss can take a devastating toll on a person’s self-esteem. And while many causes can be traced to genetics and unbalanced hormone levels, research shows that stress is, more often than not, the culprit. A 1998 study from Psychology Report fund that women under high stress are 11 times more likely to experience hair loss. A 1994 study from...
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  4. Insufficient Vitamin D Levels Linked To Severity Of Asthma In Children

    Insufficient Vitamin D Levels Linked To Severity Of Asthma In Children
    Did you know that up to a staggering 80 percent of American adults are vitamin D deficient? That’s a very disturbing statistic, considering that vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, mental impairment in older adults and cancer. In fact, many studies suggest that vitamin D plays a role in prevention and treatment of...
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  5. Regular Consumption Of Green Tea And Coffee Lowers Risk Of Stroke

    Regular Consumption Of Green Tea And Coffee Lowers Risk Of Stroke
    Green tea and coffee may lower risk of stroke, especially when both are regularly consumed, according to research published by researchers at Japan's National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center. The study authors asked 83,269 Japanese adults about their green tea and coffee drinking habits, following them for an average of 13 years. The participants were 45 to 74 years old, almost...
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  6. Erase Varicose Veins

    Erase Varicose Veins
    We’ve all seen them at point or another—those unsightly, purple, often bulging veins that can plague a woman’s or men's legs. But varicose veins are more than just a vanity issue…they are a sign that circulation to the legs has deteriorated, often leading to pain, heaviness, and even discoloration of the skin around the veins and ulcers. Fortunately, two common...
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  7. Does Faster 'Biological' Aging Mean A Higher Risk Of Age-Related Diseases?

    Does Faster 'Biological' Aging Mean A Higher Risk Of Age-Related Diseases?
    An international team of scientists led by the University of Leicester has uncovered evidence that links faster 'biological' aging to a higher risk of developing age-related diseases such as heart disease, multiple sclerosis and various cancers. The study team examined a particular feature of chromosomes called telomeres. Telomeres sit on the end of chromosomes and shorten a little each time...
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  8. Asthma Trigger Right On Your Plate?

    Asthma Trigger Right On Your Plate?
      While most people are aware that asthma attacks can be brought about by pollutants such as auto emissions, cigarette smoke, and smog, as well as typical allergens, including dust mites and animal dander, many don’t realize that food allergies can also play a role. The fact is 10 to 15 percent of all asthma attacks are food related, with...
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  9. Fungus Compound Benefits May Include Anticancer Activity

    Fungus Compound Benefits May Include Anticancer Activity
    Inspired by a chemical that fungi use to defend their territory, researchers at MIT and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have designed and tested 60 compounds derived from a fungus for their ability to kill human cancer cells - and excitingly, some of them were found to be quite potent. Many of the compounds tested are naturally produced...
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  10. Former Smokers Respond Well to New Treatment

    Former Smokers Respond Well to New Treatment
    A new analysis suggests that screening current and former smokers in the US for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) could prevent roughly 12,000 lung cancer deaths every year. The study authors hope this national estimate of preventable lung cancer deaths will help policy makers to better understand the benefits of LDCT lung cancer screening. Approximately 43 million Americans...
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