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Spinach Could Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

The key to protecting your eyes from age-related macular degeneration may just be in what you eat.

Researchers in Australia have learned vegetable nitrites, which are found in abundance in beetroot and leafy green vegetables like spinach, could help reduce the chance of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

, November 05, 2018


Fish Oil Slows Breast Cancer Development

Researchers saw surprising results in mice prone to develop breast cancer when the mice were given omega 3 fatty acids.

Mice given a diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids had fewer and smaller tumors than those on a diet rich in omega 6 polyunsaturated fats. That’s what researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center found.

, October 29, 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


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


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


Exposure to Harmful Chemicals Linked to Restaurant Food

If you are eating restaurant food you may be getting more than you thought

A new study shows it’s not only what’s on the menu that should be a concern, but what comes with your meal at a restaurant that could affect your health. Researchers have determined people who eat out frequently are being exposed to high levels of phthalates in their food.

, April 09, 2018


Targeting Gut Bacteria to Fight Autoimmune Disease

Researchers have found a link between autoimmune disease and the gut microbiome

Targeting certain gut bacteria can suppress autoimmune disease according to new research at Yale University. Scientists found bacteria in the small intestines of humans and mice that can travel to organs and cause an autoimmune response, which researchers were able to stop through the use of antibiotics.

, March 12, 2018


Balancing the Immune Response to Tame Allergic Reactions

Food allergies are a serious concern for some but this study shows there is hope for optimism

Food allergies can be a life-threatening situation, but new research shows the danger could be mitigated by changing the body’s immune response. Scientists at Duke Health were able to reprogram the immune system of mice by using nanoparticles to deliver molecules to the lymph nodes that kept the mice from experiencing symptoms from exposure.

, February 26, 2018