A Case for the BluesExtracts from the wild lowbush blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium Ait. Inhibit the growth of bacteria that lead to gum disease, in a lab model.
A condition that occurs when bacteria form biofilms or plaques on teeth – often leading to inflammation, gum disease can turn into periodontitis. Previously, studies report that blueberry is an abundant ...More »
Change Your Commute to Change Your WeightSwitch to public transportation, walking, or cycling for the workday commute may help you shed excess pounds.
Means of “active transport” – taking public transportation, walking, or cycling – are sustainable modes of commuting that associate with society-wide benefits - most notably, by lowering the pollution burden. Such modes of ...More »
Calorie Restriction Modifies Risk Factors for Age-Related DiseasesSustained calorie restriction in humans has been shown to modify risk factors for age-related diseases and influence indicators associated with longer life span
Results of a 2-year-long human study of calorie restriction produced mixed results. The randomized-controlled Comprehensive Assessment of Long-term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy (CALERIE) study investigated the effects of ...More »
Fermented Milk Boosts Skin HealthMilk that has been fermented using a probiotic dairy starter may benefit the skin of young healthy women.
There has been much interest in the potential for using probiotic bacteria for treating skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis, however few studies have investigated their effect upon healthy skin ...More »
Sitting Linked to DepressionToo much sedentary time correlates to a greater risk of depression.
Amassing scientific literature suggests a multitude of life-enhancing – and potentially life-extending, benefits of movement. Conversely, having a sedentary lifestyle is thought to rob both quality, and quantity, of life. Long ...More »
Sharpen Your SensesZen meditation may improve sense of touch.
A type of mindfulness meditation, Zen meditation aims to quiet the mind and achieve deep concentration. Hubert Dinse, from the Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany), and colleagues studied a group of Zen-scholars ...More »
Pineapples Halt Harmful Gut BacteriaEnzymes found in roots and stems of pineapples show promise in the war against superbugs.
Scientists working to find new ways to treat antibiotic-resistant superbugs have discovered a possibility in the stems and roots of pineapples. A group of three enzymes known as bromelain were ...More »
Work Stress Raises Diabetes RiskJob strain can significantly increase a person’s risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
Previously, studies report that workplace stress can have a range of adverse health effects, especially raising the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Cornelia Huth, from Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen (Germany), and colleagues ...More »
Soothe Stress with ChocolateFifty grams of dark chocolate a few hours before a stressful event may reduce elevations in stress hormones.
Mounting scientific evidence suggest that consuming dark chocolate confers therapeutic health effects, most notably on cardiovascular parameters. Swiss researchers reveal that dark chocolate (125 mg of epicatechin) may reduce elevations ...More »
Choose These TunesListening to classical music prompts biological changes in the brain that may promote learning and memory.
Listening to music represents a complex cognitive function of the human brain, which is known to induce several neuronal and physiological changes. Chakravarthi Kanduri, from the University of Helsinki (Finland ...More »
New Supplement Can Shut Down Junk Food CravingsA gut bacteria-based supplement reduces food reward brain activity, dampening cravings for high-calorie foods.
Do you wish there was a way to take a simple supplement to curb your craving for those “naughty” foods that you desire but know are not good for you ...More »
Second Language Boosts the BrainImmersion in a second language in one’s elementary school years beneficially impacts the structure of the brain’s white matter.
A number of previous studies submit that bilingualism (familiarity with two languages) improves learning and cognitive processes. Christos Pliatsikasa, from the University of Kent (United Kingdom), and colleagues studied brain ...More »
Colorful Veggies Curb Oxidative StressCarotenoids may lower lipid and oxidative stress markers, among middle-aged men.
Lending fruits and vegetables their bright orange, red, and yellow colors, carotenoids are abundant in antioxidants, for which previous studies have associated a lower risk of premature death. P. G ...More »
Tank Up for HealthGazing into fish tanks may help lower blood pressure and heart rate, improve mood, and raise attention span.
Numerous studies suggest mental and physical health benefits of enjoying the outdoors. Deborah Cracknell, from Plymouth University (United Kingdom), and colleagues found that viewing aquarium displays led to noticeable reductions ...More »
Air Pollution Persists as Health Threat166 million Americans are at risk from the health effects of unhealthy air.
More than half of the people in the United States live in counties that have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution. The American Lung Association's "State of ...More »
Fructose Feeds FatThe simple carbohydrate is linked to increase in fat deposits and body weight.
Due in large part to an ever-increasing presence of high-fructose corn syrup in prepared foods, fructose – a simple carbohydrate derived from fruit and vegetables, has become a predominant component of ...More »
Anti-Aging Secret of Pomegranates Finally RevealedA molecule in pomegranates, generated by gut microflora, enables muscle cells to protect themselves against one of the major causes of aging.
Until recently, the scientific evidence that pomegranates are truly the superfood that we’ve all been led to believe has been unsubstantial. To add to this, some questionable marketing tactics ...More »
Fitness Fights CholesterolMaintaining a high level of cardiorespiratory fitness may delay age-related increases in blood cholesterol levels by up to 15 years.
Age-related changes in cholesterol are known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides all increase in middle-age and then decrease with advancing age, while ...More »
Pain: A Prevaling Part of Daily Life?Trends in the prevalence, severity, and duration of pain shed insights into non-drug approaches.
Severe and lasting physical pain drains quality of life. Richard L. Nahin, from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health (Maryland, USA), published ...More »
2 Muscle-Preserving FoodsCompounds in apples and green tomatoes may help muscles to retain mass and strength, in a lab animal model.
Approximately 1 out of 3 adults age 50 and older suffer from sarcopenia, a progressive loss of muscle mass and strength, which can affect a person's energy and ability ...More »
Too Much or Too Little Sleep Linked to InflammationNew study finds that longer sleep duration and sleep disturbances are associated with increases in markers of inflammation. More »
Protein Boosts Immunity to Viruses & CancerLymphocyte expansion molecule (LEM) modulates the proliferation of human T cells.
Scientists from Imperial College London (United Kingdom) report that a protein thought to have no known function and bears no resemblance to any other protein may have a central role ...More »
Plant Compounds Support Eye HealthCarotenoids may augment macular pigment and improve contrast sensitivity.
Carotenoids are plant-based molecules, consumption of which associate with an array of health effects in humans – most notably, potential antioxidant activity. Kwadwo Akuffo, from the Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland ...More »
Hidden Health Risk of Energy EfficiencyOccupants of energy-efficient homes may be at increased risk of asthma.
The majority of the houses of today are constructed to reduce energy use for heating and cooling. As such, proper ventilation becomes a concern. Assessing data collected on residents of ...More »
Lower Blood Pressure with BlueberriesEnjoying 1 cup of blueberries each day ameliorates arterial stiffness, among postmenopausal women with hypertension.
Postmenopausal women have a high prevalence of hypertension (high blood pressure), and often develop arterial stiffness – a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Sarah A. Johnson, from, Florida State University ...More »
Yoga Improves Arthritis SymptomsNot only may yoga help to keep arthritic adults moving, it may also improve mood and energy levels.
A leading cause of disability, arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults – many of whom are younger than age 65. Left unmanaged, arthritis compromises mobility, and can cause declines in quality ...More »
Nuts May Negate Death RisksConsuming 10 grams of nuts daily may lower death risk from respiratory and neurodegenerative diseases.
Previously, a number of studies report that consumption of various types of nuts may reduce risk of cardiovascular-disease related deaths. Piet van den Brandt, from Maastricht University (The Netherlands), and ...More »
Flex Your Brain PowerPhysical fitness improves cognitive flexibility, among older adults.
A number of previous studies report that higher cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and physical activity in aging associate with greater brain structural and functional integrity, and higher cognitive functioning. Agnieszka Burzynska ...More »
Safe Grilling Secret RevealedMarinating meats in beer before grilling them helps to reduce levels of cancer-causing compounds.
Previously, studies have suggested an association between consumption of grilled meats and a high incidence of colorectal cancer. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are substances that can form when meats are ...More »
Omega-3s Enhance Athletic PerformanceSupplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve nerve muscular function, reduce fatigue, and boost blood flow, among athletes.
An abundance of previous studies suggest that daily supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids may exert beneficial effects on exercise parameters. Evan JH Lewis, from the University of Toronto (Canada), and ...More »
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Anti-Aging Secret of Pomegranates Finally Revealed
A molecule in pomegranates, generated by gut microflora, enables muscle cells to protect themselves against one of the major causes of aging.Read the full article »
Too Much or Too Little Sleep Linked to Inflammation
New study finds that longer sleep duration and sleep disturbances are associated with increases in markers of inflammation.Read the full article »
New Non-Invasive Method to Terminate Cancerous Tumors
Newly patented treatment can kill up to 95 percent of cancer cells in 2 hours with a single dose and a beam of lightRead the full article »
NMN - The Latest Anti-Aging Drug to be Tried on Humans
The Keio University in Japan and Washington University in St. Louis will begin a joint clinical study to test the safety and effectiveness of nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) on a group of 10 healthy people.Read the full article »
Predictions in Technology and Health
Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again? What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 years - and most people don't see it coming.Read the full article »
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