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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


Meditation Shown to Improve Cognitive Ability

Meditation can have a dramatic impact on more than just your mental health

If you need to be at your sharpest mentally it might be worth your time to take a meditation break. College students who listened to a 10-minute meditation tape were able to complete simple cognitive tasks more quickly and accurately as a result.

, August 13, 2018


CT Scans Could Increase Risk of Brain Cancer

CT scans can be beneficial for imaging but damaging in other respects

New data seems to put doctors wishing to abide by their promise from the Hippocratic Oath to “do no harm” in a quandary regarding CT scans. That’s because the diagnostic imaging procedure that helps improve clinical outcomes could increase the risk of brain cancer, especially in younger patients.

, August 06, 2018


Intermittent Fasting Beneficial for Diabetes

Intermittent fasting was shown to have a positive impact on those with diabetes

If you like flexibility or have difficulty restricting your caloric intake on a daily basis then the results of a recent study might good news for you. Researchers in Australia found that diabetes patients on a 5:2 diet had comparable results in terms of weight loss and glucose control as those on a daily calorie-restricted diet.

, July 30, 2018


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