Forgetting is Crucial for MemoryAccording to new research, the role of forgetting certain information may be just as important as remembering.
Research conducted at the University of Toronto with the help of those at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), shows that forgetting certain information is actually quite important for memory ...More »
Musicians have Faster Reaction TimesLearning how to play a musical instrument may increase reaction times and alertness in aging adults.
A study by the University of Montreal's School of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology states that musicians have a faster reaction to sensory stimuli than do non-musicians. Simon Landry ...More »
Huntington's Reversed with CRISPRResarchers used CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing to eliminate mutant huntington protein aggregates in the brains of mice.
Emory University researchers have determined it is possible to reverse Huntington's disease pathology as well as motor symptoms by disrupting a specific gene in brain cells. Scientists have experienced ...More »
Metformin May Reduce Heart Risk for Type 1 DiabeticsMetformin may decrease long-term heart disease risk in middle-aged adults with type 1 diabetes and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
In a new global study, middle-aged adults at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and with type 1 diabetes may receive additional assistance with metformin treatments. The international trial called ...More »
Longer Life Span with Genetic MutationAccording to a new study, a deletion in d3-GHR, a growth hormone receptor gene, is linked to an average of ten extra years of life among men.
Pinpointing specific genetic factors tied to longevity in human beings has been quite the challenge. A recent study shows that whether or not there has been a deletion of the ...More »
Eating to Starve Prostate CancerResearchers identify natural compounds, including turmeric, apple peels and red grapes that could thwart and maybe even prevent the growth of prostate cancer.
University of Texas at Austin researchers have found natural compounds in specific types of food can starve or even prevent cancer. These ingredients and foods include turmeric, curry, red grapes ...More »
New Link Between Inflammation and Mental Illness FoundResearchers set out to determine how chronic inflammation affects the brain and found a mechanism that directly links inflammation to mental illness
Up to three-quarters of those plagued by systemic lupus erythematosus endure neuropsychiatric symptoms. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that is incurable at the moment. Medical professionals do not have a ...More »
Honey Compounds as Antibiotic AlternativeLactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey produce a myriad of active antimicrobial compounds.
Natural products such as honey have been applied against human infections and are a staple of folk medicine. Today, interest in honey as an alternative to antibiotics is peaking in ...More »
Health Risks of Sleeping in on WeekendsSocial jet lag, which occurs when you go to bed and wake up later on weekends than during the week, is associated with negative health outcomes.
What is “social jet lag”? That occurs when you purposely go to bed later and wake up later on the weekends compared with during the week. It has been found ...More »
10 Lesser-Known Foods for Brain HealthFeed your brain with these foods that have shown to be beneficial to cognitive health.
Certain foods have been shown to improve brain function, protect against age-related cognitive decline and encourage clarity and focus. Foods that are rich in essential brain nutrients can protect against ...More »
Researchers Discover ‘GPS’ NeuronA research team has identified a new type of neuron which may play a crucial role in our ability to navigate the environment.
A research team from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), in the Netherlands, has discovered brain cells that support the ability to navigate the environments. Understanding how these neurons aid the ...More »
Keys to Effective Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT)Recent advances in LED technologies increase the therapeutic effect of light therapy on cells with compromised mitochondrial function.
Low-level light therapy (LLLT) has vast potential in numerous therapeutic areas. However, despite a large body of evidence, LLLT has yet to receive wide acceptance in the scientific community. Some ...More »
Revolutionary Eye Drops to Treat Macular DegenerationScientists have developed eye drops that could spell the end of painful injections directly into the eye to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
University of Birmingham scientists have created a new type of eye drop that has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of one the top causes of blindness. The findings of ...More »
Minerals for Memory & MoodSupplemental iron and zinc can help to improve cognitive skills and enhance mood, among women who are deficient in these minerals.
Iron is essential for the formation of hemoglobin – the major component of red blood cells, and myoglobin – a molecule that transports oxygen in muscles. Zinc is a vital ingredient of ...More »
Fennel Reduces Postmenopause SymptomsStudy confirms the benefits of fennel in reducing postmenopause symptoms such as sleeplessness, hot flashses, vaginal dryness, and anxiety.
A recent study has confirmed that fennel helps minimize postmenopause symptoms. This herbal medicine is rapidly growing in popularity as it has helped countless women across the globe manage their ...More »
Vitamin C and Antibiotic Combo Can Kill Cancer CellsResearchers have shown that a combination of antibiotics and Vitamin C can destroy cancer stem cells before they promote the growth of fatal tumors.
Researchers in the United Kingdom may have found a way to destroy cancer cells with a combination of vitamin C and antibiotics. A University of Salford research team made use ...More »
Menopause Linked to Lung Function DeclineAge-related lung function decline accelerates with menopause, resulting in lung function similar to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for a decade.
European research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine by the American Thoracic Society states that since women are living longer these days, which means years ...More »
Benefits of AromatherapyEssential oils are a commonly used relaxation technique, but they can also be used to ease many health related issues.
Many people are aware of the effect various scents and smells have on how they feel, physically as well as emotionally. Pregnant women often experience nausea when they are exposed ...More »
Science-Backed Health Benefits of CinnamonCinnamon is not only one of the most delicious spices, it also is one of the healthiest.
Cinnamon is a spice that has been used to flavor foods for hundreds of years. The spice is used more in desserts or bakery, but it is also an ingredient ...More »
Gut Bacteria May Help Decrease StrokeCertain types of bacteria in the gut can leverage the immune system to decrease the severity of stroke. More »
Over-Drinking Water Can be FatalRecent study says drink water for thirst, rather than trying to get in 8 glasses, especially as drinking too much water can cause water intoxication.
There is a recent study that challenges the long-standing idea that it is "mandatory" for our health to drink at least eight glasses of water every day. Associate Professor Michael ...More »
Second Generation AI Possible After New Discovery About the Human BrainResearchers have discovered that individual neurons are capable of learning sequences.
University of Lund scientists have discovered that neurons possess vastly greater capacity than previously thought. It has been found that individual neurons can do more than just process a single ...More »
Seasonal Flu Infection May Increase Risk of Parkinson'sRecent study has provided further evidence supporting the idea that environmental factors, incluidng influenza may be involved in Parkinson's disease.
A new study has found the risk of developing Parkinson's Disease is higher in people who have been infected with the seasonal flu. Researchers suspect a particular strain of ...More »
Cooked Vs. Raw - How to Slow and Reverse the Aging ProcessIncorporating the right foods into your diet and preparing them in a manner that maintains the nutrients can help aid the aging process.
Did you know that cooking raw foods like carrots, or broccoli, can actually destroy enzymes that help aid the body’s digestive system. Some foods are better off ...
Allergy Breakthrough with Gene TherapyUsing gene therapy, scientists have been able to 'turn-off' the immune response which causes allergic reaction in animals.
It might soon be possible for a single treatment to provide life-long protection against harsh allergies including asthma. An immunology research team at The University of Queensland led by Professor ...More »
THC is a Double-Edged Sword for StressResearchers report that low doses of THC do reduce stress, but slightly higher doses - enough to produce a mild "high" - actually increased anxiety.
Marijuana users often state they use the drug to reduce stress. Yet few studies verify these claims. Recent research conducted at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois ...More »
Drinking Tea Alters Women's GenesNew research show that tea consumption in women leads to epigenetic changes in genes that interact with cancer and estrogen metabolism
New research from the University of Uppsala in Sweden has proven that drinking tea causes epigenetic changes in women. The team published their results in the Human Molecular Genetics medical ...More »
Your Brain Can Detect Diseases Before They Break OutA team of researchers has found evidence suggesting that our sense of smell and vision create awareness of disease in others before it even breaks out.
A new study conducted by the researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has concluded that the human brain is much better at discovering and avoiding diseases in their early stages ...More »
Does Burned Food Really Give You Cancer?Do you hesitate to eat a plate of barbecued food that has been blackened, because of the common belief that burned food could possibly cause cancer?
Acrylamide is a chemical molecule that forms when food is cooked at high temperatures. However, while it is known to be a potential carcinogen and toxic in its industrial ...
Natural Remedies to Dissolve Kidney StonesHere are some natural treatments that may help prevent or soothe the discomfort of kidney stones and facilitate the healing process.
Anyone who has ever passed kidney stones can relate in excruciating detail just how painful that process can be. People suffering from this event often end up in the emergency ...More »
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Preventing Osteoarthritis by Altering Metabolism
A new expert review reveals that osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with exercise and a healthy diet.Read the full article »
Low-Glycemic Diet for Macular Degeneration
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Intense Exercise Reduces Cellular Aging by Nine Years
Highly active adults have telomeres with a biological aging advantage of nine years over those who are sedentary, and a seven-year advantage compared to those who are moderately active.Read the full article »
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