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Demographic analysis suggests a link between the month of a person’s birth and his/her potential longevity.
Johns Hopkins researchers successfully use nanoscale artificial fiber scaffolds to help coax stem cells into developing into cartilage.
Supplementation with a polyphenol-rich grape powder reduces inflammatory markers involved in cellular damage.
High job strain and active jobs correlate to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, among women.
Fragmented or interrupted sleep may predict future placement in a nursing home or assisted living facility, among older women.
Hyperhydration, rather than dehydration, may pose an underestimated health risk to athletes.
Among women, increased concentrations of phthalates in the body may raise risk of type-2 diabetes.
Nanoparticles, bound to compounds found in tea leaves, reduced tumors by 80%, in a lab animal model.
Green plants reduce city street pollution, cutting nitrogen dioxide (NO2) by 40% and particulate matter (PM) by 60%.
Innovative protocol converts cord blood cells into neuron-like cells that may prove valuable for the treatment of a wide range of neurological conditions.
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands, helps to alleviate menopausal symptoms.
Study results suggest that regularly taking certain supplements, including multivitamins, folic acid, iron, and copper, may increase the risk of death in older
Engaging in regular physical activity is associated with less decline in cognitive function in older adults.
UK study reveals that tall women may be at greater overall risk for cancer, with significant increases in risk for each four-inch increase in height.
Among older women, indoor air pollution associates with increased blood pressure.
Pre-menopausal women with the highest average intakes of folate from the diet are at a 40% reduced risk of developing breast cancer.
Among older women, Vitamin D supplementation extends longevity.
Daily physical activity, a low-fat whole-grain diet, low BMI, and other healthy behaviors significantly reduce a woman’s risk of sudden cardiac death.
Women who take supplements of vitamin D and calcium may be at a reduced risk of developing skin cancer.
`Yale University (US) researchers report that women who have more wrinkles have lower bone mineral density.
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25. Defend Against Atomic Pickpockets: Vitamin A
Antioxidant supplements (Vitamin A, C, E, and selenium) protect cells by neutralizing free radicals, atomic fragments that cause cellular destruction and produce metabolic waste.
Numerous studies point to the value of Vitamin A in boosting immunity, as it enhances Th2 [T-helper cell type 2] mediated immune responses, necessary for fighting bacterial and parasitic infections. In addition, several studies have shown that vitamin A is a potent stimulator of growth hormone production.