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Gut Bacteria Linked to Heart Transplant Success Rate

Increasing anit-inflammatory bacteria could increase long-term transplant success rate

More evidence of the importance of a healthy gut microbiome has been discovered as researchers have found a link between gut bacteria and heart transplant failure rates.

, October 15, 2018


Leftovers Can Trick You Into Eating More

Learn how the psychology of leftovers can fool you

As restaurant portion sizes have grown, weight-conscious diners wanting to control their intake have started taking more food home. But that choice is leading some well-intentioned people to overindulge because their mind is tricking them into letting their guard down.

, October 01, 2018


Cancer Patients Lose More Weight on Ketogenic Diet

The popular diet show promise for cancer patients

Cancer patients who followed a ketogenic diet were more successful in losing body fat and lowering their insulin levels compared to similar patients who followed an American Cancer Society-recommended low-fat diet. Those are the results of a study published by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

, September 24, 2018


Antibiotics Kill Immune Cells and Can Make Oral Infections Worse

This study shows how antibiotics can go too far and also kill good bacteria

A new study from researchers at Case Western University shows how antibiotics can actually do more harm than good by destroying good bacteria that would normally attack an oral infection and reduce inflammation.

, September 17, 2018


Inactivity is Common Around the Globe

It appears too many people are growing couch potatoes in their home garden

Survey results are in and 1.4 billion people or more than 25 percent of the world’s adult population is not getting enough physical activity according to researchers at the World Health Organization. While the global numbers are bad, it’s worse in America.

, September 10, 2018


Air Pollution Linked to Cognitive Decline

Dirty air is responsible for more than just breathing problems

It has long been known that air pollution can cause breathing problems and other physical ailments but a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences now shows air pollution could also affect your ability to think.

, September 03, 2018


Dehydration Affects Your Brain and Work Product

This study encourages you to keep hydrated if you want to be mentally sharp

New research shows your brain swells when you are dehydrated and your ability to perform routine tasks is diminished. Those are the findings of a group of exercise physiologists from Georgia Tech.

, August 27, 2018


Compound Found in Vegetables Shown to Prevent Cancer

More good news for vegetable lovers when it comes to cancer prevention

When you were younger you probably avoided broccoli, cabbage and kale or tried to feed them to your dog under the table. Research now reveals a better choice would have been to keep those veggies for yourself, unless you were trying to help your dog avoid colon cancer.

, August 20, 2018


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