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Lack of Sleep Can be a Real Pain

Research shows how pain and lack of sleep can lead to a spiral of more pain and less sleep

New research from the University of California at Berkeley shows the body’s ability to manage pain is controlled in part by the amount of sleep it gets.

, February 04, 2019


Frequent Aspirin Use Increases the Risk of Bleeding

New research has people thinking about the risks of aspirin use because of hidden dangers

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that taking aspirin on a regular basis to prevent heart attacks and strokes can increase the risk of a major bleeding episode nearly 50 percent.

, January 28, 2019


Exercise is Beneficial Before Surgery

Being in shape before surgery is helpful in preventing damage that can occur as a result.

A new study shows people who exercise are less susceptible to the muscle and nerve damage that can typically occur when blood flow is restored to an area after being restricted like during surgery.

, January 21, 2019


A Child’s Sleep Impacts Their Health as a Teen

The sleep you get or don't get as a child could affect your weight as a teenager.

Children who don’t have regular bedtimes and don’t get sufficient sleep are more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI) as a teenager.

, January 14, 2019


Study Shows How Fiber Protects the Heart

The connection between the gut and heart health is built on a diet rich in fiber.

In a study published in the journal Circulation, researchers from the Experimental and Clinical Research Center in Berlin detailed how the short-chain fatty acid propionate was beneficial in limiting the damage of high blood pressure in mice.

, January 07, 2019


Green Leafy Veggies May Combat Fatty Liver Disease

Spinach and other green leafy vegetables may help a condition for which there is currently no known treatment.

Inorganic nitrate found in green leafy vegetables may help reduce the accumulation of fat in the liver. It was shown to be effective in keeping mice from a buildup of fat in laboratory experiments.

, December 21, 2018


Nutrition Scientist Discovers Longevity Vitamins

Nutrition researcher Bruce Ames says the key to healthy aging is adequate consumptions of what he calls “longevity vitamins.”

Using his own research and the findings of other scientists, Ames identified a key class of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients vital to longevity and staving off chronic conditions like heart disease, cancer and possibly neurodegeneration.

, December 17, 2018


Lack of Vitamin D Increases Depression Risk

The important of vitamin D in keeping depression at bay as people age is confirmed in the results of this new study.

Researchers at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland found a deficiency in vitamin D among the 4,000 study participants 50-years-of-age and older equated to a 75% greater risk of developing depression.

, December 10, 2018


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