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Dietary supplementation of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) helps to improve memory and reaction times, among healthy young men and women.
Combinations of estrogen-mimicking chemicals strongly distort hormone action found in the human body
Mindfulness meditation, which focuses the mind on the present, may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Viral and bacterial infections may lead to compromised cognitive skills.
For each additional 7 g of daily dietary fiber consumed, a person may lower their risk of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke combined by 7%.
Evidence links shortened telomeres to the risk of developing heart disease, multiple sclerosis and various cancers.
Among healthy people, vitamin D supplementation influences gene expression involved biologic functions.
Office workers carry biomarker of TDCPP - chlorinated tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate, or 'chlorinated tris' – a known cancer causing endocrine disruptor.
Parkinson's Disease patients who practice tai chi enjoy greater limits of stability and better sensory organization.
A stroke or transient ischemic attack by age 50 at least triples mortality risk over the subsequent decades.
Two United Nations agencies have mapped the intersection of health and climate in an age of global warming.
Extract of mung bean (Vigna Radiata) is shown to counteract the life-threatening condition known as sepsis, persistent and constant inflammation that can cause
Study results suggest that daily vitamin D supplementation can reduce the risk of aqcuiring respiratory infections in winter.
Severe influenza and exposure to high-intensity vibrations raise a person’s risks of developing Parkinson's Disease later in life.
People who drink hot tea or coffee are 50% less likely to carry methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their noses.
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that medical errors and hospital-acquired infections injure more people each year than airplane travel.
Exophiala species black yeast fungi show remarkable tolerance to heat, high salt concentrations, aggressive detergents, and to both acid and alkaline water.
Cellphones used by hospital patients and their visitors are twice as likely to contain potentially dangerous bacteria, compared to those of healthcare workers.
A study on mice shows that granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor significantly reduces symptoms and prevents death after a lethal dose of flu virus.
Dietary fiber may reduce the risks of death from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, or death from any cause over a 9-year period.
Tip #145 - Mind the Micronutrient
An essential trace element which is necessary for growth and protein synthesis, selenium acts as an antioxidant to protect cells from free radical damage that may contribute to aging and many age-related diseases. Johns Hopkins University of Public Health (Maryland, USA) researchers studied more than 13,800 subjects for 12 years, and found that a modest selenium level, between 130 and 150 ng/mL, associated with a reduced risk of death from all causes, including cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Be sure to incorporate selenium-rich foods into your daily diet. Brazil nuts are the richest dietary source of selenium. The mineral is also found in organ meats, tuna, seafood, brewer's yeast, fresh garlic, mushrooms, wheat germ, and some whole grains.