Levy D, Wobbrock J, et al. "The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation Training on Multitasking in a High-Stress Information Environment," Proceedings of Graphics Interface, May 2012.
Meditation training can help people working with information stay on tasks longer, while improving memory and reducing stress.
Exposure to low doses of BPA during gestation has long-lasting effects on the brain and social behaviors, in a lab animal model.
Increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids may markedly decrease the risk of heart failure.
Older men and women who walk slowly are more likely to experience mild cognitive impairment.
Resveratrol improves strength and endurance, in lab models.
A diet that reduced fat intake, decreased cholesterol levels, and switched to low carbohydrates was paralleled by in an increase in cholesterol levels.
An indicator of poor oral hygiene and a potential source of dental infections, the amount of dental plaque may predict death from cancer.
Polyphenol-rich extracts from pomegranate peel may selectively enhance the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
Daily supplements of vitamin C may decrease heart rate during exercise, thereby reducing the perception of fatigue and exertion.
Difficulty falling or remaining asleep puts people at increased likelihood of developing high blood pressure.
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4. Smoke Out Stroke
Cigarette smoking is a major, preventable risk factor for stroke. The nicotine and carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke reduce the amount of oxygen in your blood. They also damage the walls of blood vessels, making clots more likely to form. Indeed, a study by University of Minnesota researchers published in 2011 warns that smoking causes genetic damage within minutes of inhaling. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), compounds present in tobacco smoke, quickly form toxic substances that prompt DNA mutations that cause cancer...