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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 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 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
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
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
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
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
This study adds evidence to the claim vitamin D is one of the most important for good health
You can chalk up another benefit for higher levels of vitamin D as a new study shows it’s associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. That’s according to a new report from researchers at the University of California San Diego.
June 25, 2018