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Lack of Sleep Leads to Lack of Thought Control

If you have trouble with unwanted thoughts maybe you should improve your sleep.

Researchers have discovered lack of sleep significantly affects your ability to stop unpleasant and unwanted thoughts from entering your mind.

, October 26, 2020


Veggies That Can Keep Your Arteries Clear

Learn which vegetables protect you from calcium build up in your arteries.

Australian scientists found older women who ate more cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts were much less likely to have extensive calcium build-up on their aorta, which is a key marker for structural blood vessel disease.

, October 19, 2020


Lack of Vitamin D Could Stunt Growth and Increase Obesity

Vitamin D is critical for growth and development according to new research.

Scientists from North Carolina State University found that zebrafish deprived of vitamin D during a critical growth phase were half the size of the others studied and also had significantly more fat reserves.

, October 12, 2020


Yoga and Meditation Shown to Reduce Chronic Pain

Yoga and meditation could be used as an alternative to medication for chronic pain.

A total of 89 percent of respondents in an eight-week study said yoga and meditation helped them find better ways to cope with their chronic pain.

, October 05, 2020


A Weighty Solution to the Issue of Insomnia

It seems insomnia can be reduced if you add a little weight to the problem.

Researchers in Sweden found study participants reported significantly reduced insomnia severity, better sleep maintenance, a higher daytime activity level, and reduced symptoms of fatigue, depression and anxiety when sleeping with a weighted chain blanket.

, September 28, 2020


Vitamin C Linked to Muscle Retention over Age 50

Vitamin C is important if you want to avoid sarcopenia as you age.

Researchers from the University of East Anglia in England discovered the seniors they studied who had the highest levels of vitamin C circulating in their bloodstream also had the highest levels of muscle mass.

, September 21, 2020


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Antibiotics Use

The use of antibiotics could lead to health issues down the road for patients.

Researchers in Sweden and the U.S. have found the use of antibiotics, especially those with broad spectrum microbial coverage, is associated with an increased risk for new-onset inflammatory bowel disease and its subtypes, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

, September 14, 2020


Nomophomia Means Poor Sleep for Most College Students

A new phenomenon is causing college students to lose sleep.

Research shows many students lose sleep because of a condition called nomophomia, which is the fear of being detached from mobile phone connectivity.

, September 04, 2020


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