Yale Professor Explains The Mysteries of Sleep
March 22, 2017 | Sleep | M.Chan
We spend one-third of our lives in bed, yet little is known about the purpose of sleep, says Dr. Meir Kryger, Yale professor of medicine and clinical professor of nursing. For more than 40 years, Kryger has been working to answer some of the remaining questions about sleep through innovative research and clinical practice.
Why Does This South American Population Have The Healthiest Arteries In The World?
March 20, 2017 | Nutrition |
The Tsimane people -- a forager-horticulturalist population of the Bolivian Amazon -- have the lowest reported levels of vascular aging for any population in the world, with coronary atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) being five times less common than in the U.S. An 80-year-old Tsimane has the same vascular age as an American in his or her mid-fifties, suggests a new report.
Possible Lurking Dangers Concerning Supplements
March 17, 2017 | Toxins | E.Dahl
Supplements all use some form of filler. However, which fillers are used and the quantity of fillers used can make a huge difference in the final product. You can find a complete list here, but we want to focus on Dimethicone and Magnesium Stearate/Stearic Acid.
Stress-Busting Chinese Herb A Natural Anti-Depressant Improving Cognition and Memory
March 16, 2017 | MentalHealth | M.Torres
The Chinese herb XingPiJieYu has been found to reduce the effects of chronic unpredictable stress, while also improving learning and memory, says a new study.
Separating Thoughts And Reality - 80 Percent Success Rate In Treating Depression
March 14, 2017 | MentalHealth | J.Battaglia
Most if not all negative thinking is based on fear and frequently develops into chronic depression which can damage our health and mental wellness. Depressed individuals "don't need to worry and ruminate," says Professor Roger Hagen, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) Department of Psychology. "Just realizing this is liberating for a lot of people."
Probiotics In Yogurt Reverse Depression Symptoms
March 10, 2017 | Nutrition | M.Chan
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have reversed depression symptoms in mice by feeding them Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacteria found in live-cultures yogurt. Further, they have discovered a specific mechanism for how the bacteria affect mood, providing a direct link between the health of the gut microbiome and mental health.
To Advance Science, Researchers Must Begin To Investigate The Unknown Rather Than The Known
March 9, 2017 | Consciousness | M.Torres
How does science advance itself? Moral judgments, aesthetic judgments, decisions about applications of science, and conclusions about esoteric concepts are outside the realm of science, but that doesn't mean that these realms are unimportant. Science in some respects has changed the world, but it's time that it begin changing itself.
Diet Responsible For 45 Percent of All Deaths From Heart Disease and Diabetes
March 8, 2017 | Prevention | S.Daniells
Omega-3s from seafood, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and whole grains are among the 10 dietary factors associated with an estimated 45% of all cardiometabolic deaths in the US, says a new study.
200 Studies Confirm That Every Pound Gained Increases Risk of Many Cancers
March 7, 2017 | Cancer | J.Summerly
A review of over 200 studies has revealed a substantial link between body fat and 11 different types of cancer, prompting calls for further research and tougher efforts to tackle the obesity crisis.
Paying Attention To The Perspective Of Others Is The Best Way To Read Them
March 6, 2017 | Lifestyle | J.Richardson
We tend to believe that people telegraph how they're feeling through facial expressions and body language and we only need to watch them to know what they're experiencing -- but new research shows we'd get a much better idea if we put ourselves in their shoes instead. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Conflicting W.H.O. Reports Concerning Antibiotics--What Are We To Believe?
March 3, 2017 | JunkHealthcare | E.Dahl
In light of global travel, society is like a dry forest susceptible to devastation. A new strain of bacteria could erupt and lignite the world with a pathogen that is resistant to all known medication. WHO recently identified 12 'priority pathogens' that are generally not dangerous, but can be deadly if the person infected happens to contract a drug resistant form.