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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


Digital Media Usage Linked to ADHD in Children

The importance of limiting screen time is revealed in these study findings

Teens that spend a lot of time consuming digital media are twice as likely as their infrequent consuming peers to display symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). So says a new study conducted by the University of Southern California.

, July 23, 2018


More Oranges Means Less Macular Degeneration

Oranges can be a powerful weapon in the fight against this blinding condition

An orange a day keeps the ophthalmologist away is a new saying that could grow in popularity now that Australian researchers have discovered people who eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration.

, July 16, 2018


Healthy Mothers Are Less Likely to Have Obese Children

This research shows the power mothers have in helping the next generation maintain good health

The saying in parenting that behavior is more caught than taught seems to apply to a healthy weight range as well. The results of a new study published in the British Medical Journal show children are a lot less likely to be obese if their mother sticks to a healthy routine.

, July 09, 2018


Gut Bacteria May Be Linked to Depression

More evidence of the importance of the microscopic bacteria living in your intestines

The importance of a healthy gut microbiome is reinforced by new research that suggests depression and anxiety may be linked to gut bacteria in obese people. Noticing that obese people with type 2 diabetes were more likely to suffer from acute depression, researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School set out to understand what factors might be the cause.

, July 02, 2018


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