Health, Fitness & Food

In a recent study, researchers explored the hypothesis that a low-carb diet improves brain function. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological condition characterized by cognitive decline. In recent years researchers have attempted to produce medications to help treat the disease, but the majority of them have had no significant effects. Now researchers are looking at alternative
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New research on mouse neural stem cells investigates the effects of nicotine on the brain with short and long-term use of e-cigarettes. Cigarettes, which contain the highly addictive drug nicotine, are harmful and have been shown to cause oral, throat, and respiratory system cancers.  Electronic cigarettes, or vapes, are currently marketed to cigarette smokers as
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A recent study investigated the link between air pollution and hypertension, heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Researchers in Lithuania published a study in the Journal of Public Health that explains how air pollution and living in apartment buildings may be associated with an increased risk of hypertension. In most developing countries cardiovascular diseases,
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Sleeping more may be good for your health, according to The Journal of Sleep Research. Studies have shown the connection between lack of sleep and a higher risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, obesity, and even mortality.  In a recent study, researchers aimed to see the beneficial effects of getting more sleep
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A recent study finds that coffee consumption is not associated with stiffer arteries. New research from Queen Mary University of London has investigated how coffee affects the arteries. The results contradict previous evidence that drinking coffee is responsible for stiffer arteries. The study included over 8,000 people in the UK were divided into three groups
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Researchers evaluated the effect of not drinking enough water and its association with increased calorie intake from sugar-sweetened beverages, in children and young adults. Sugar-sweetened beverages are generally loved among children and many young adults and these drinks make up a large percentage of daily calories consumed. The human body requires water to thrive, about
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In a recent study, researchers assessed the advantages an extrovert at work experiences, compared to introverts. What is the difference between extroverts and introverts? Extroverts tend to be viewed as sociable, outgoing, and leaders. Introverts tend to be viewed as reserved, calm, and observant. Extraversion and introversion in the workplace is a frequently studied topic.
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A recent study investigated the relationship between poor sleep quality, depressed mood, and age, and the decline in working memory capacity and precision. Psychological research is often thought to explain and simplify the workings of the human mind. With more in-depth, sophisticated investigations, it appears that our knowledge of the human mind increases. In a
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A recent study examined the effects of soy protein on low density lipoprotein (LDL) and total cholesterol. Recently, the FDA has decided to re-visit data surrounding soy protein and its ability to decrease cholesterol. In 2006, a scientific advisory Committee of the AHA determined that the claim that soy protein decreases cholesterol was not sufficiently
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Researchers conducted a meta-analysis to determine if switching individuals with type 2 diabetes to liquid-only diets would impact their cardiometabolic risk. Cardiometabolic risk is a condition in which individuals have low blood levels of high-density cholesterol (good cholesterol), as well as high levels of triglycerides. Individuals with cardiometabolic risk typically express insulin resistance and have
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Cycling is great for environmental and physical health. But how safe are bicycle lanes for cyclists? Researchers recently assessed the passing distances between vehicles and cyclists in Australia to determine any needs for improvement. In metropolitan cities, cycling seems like the most logical method of transportation for the regular working Joe. Cyclists not only cut
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