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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections doubled at academic medical centers in the US in a five-year period.
Large-scale population based study suggests that people with anxiety depression, and other mental health problems have a higher risk of early death.
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In both healthy adults and those with mild cognitive impairment, daily injections of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) improved cognition.
Meta-analysis of 34 studies indicates a significant association of shift work with myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke.
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Link between climate change, ozone loss and possible increase in skin cancer incidence.
People with diabetes experienced significantly worse cognitive decline over a 9-year period, and higher HbA1c further contributed to the impairments.
Female athletes perform worse than males on visual memory tests, and report more symptoms postconcussion.
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Older women who lifted weights demonstrated significant improvements in memory tasks after 6 months.
Anew stem cell in the adult brain is capable of proliferation and forming into several different cell types.
Long-term meditators have larger amounts of gyrification – "folding" of the cortex, which may allow the brain to process information faster.
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Among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a 3-month long program of computer-based cognitive training activated the areas of the brain involved in the performa
Even at typical exposure levels, airborne fine particulate matter may have serious consequences for heart and brain health.
Age-related delays in neural timing are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training.
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32. Head Off Headaches, Joint Pain, Heart Disease, and Cancer
A compound found in olive oil, called oleocanthal, has anti-inflammatory properties much like those associated with the painkiller ibuprofen, an NSAID (see Tip 40), found U.S. researchers in 2005. Oleocanthal inhibits COX enzymes responsible for the inflammatory response implicated in headaches and joint pain. This study not only supports that regular consumption of olive oil might have some of the long-term health benefits of ibuprofen, but may help explain olive oil's widely reported health benefits such as in lowering the rates of heart disease and cancer in populations that consume it in large quantities (such as Mediterranean countries). The study authors conclude that "Our findings raise the possibility that long-term consumption of oleocanthal may help to protect against some diseases."