Pediatricians Say Scrap The Fruit Juice
May 29, 2017 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Fruit juice has been marketed (and in some cases, recommended by physicians) as a healthy, natural source of vitamins and calcium. Kids like the way it tastes -- in fact, children and adolescents continue to be the highest consumers of fruit juice and juice drinks, but nutritional benefits are very questionable.
Education Expert Finds Scheduling Every Free Moment For Children Prevents Self Discovery
May 22, 2017 | ChildHealth | J.Richardson
Are children scheduled to the max these days? Are there any waking moments that give children the freedom to express themselves in unstructured environments? Children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative, an education expert says.
Negative Thoughts Harm Your Health By Damaging DNA
May 19, 2017 | DNA | A.McCarthy
Lose your temper on the road? Frustrated with colleagues at work? You may be cutting your life short, warns molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn--who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2009--and health psychologist Elissa Epel, who studies stress and aging.
The Love Hormone Is Also The Crisis Hormone--Increases In Good Times and Bad
May 18, 2017 | Hormones | J.Richardson
Oxytocin plays an important role in bonding. It is often called the "love hormone" or "cuddle chemical", but American and Norwegian researchers have found out that it may as well be called a "crisis hormone."
Cannabis Prevents Brain Aging
May 17, 2017 | Memory | M.Torres
Memory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these aging processes in the brain. Low doses of the active ingredient in cannabis, THC, has the opposite effect on the elderly, reversing brain aging and restoring learning and memory.
People Use Visual Contructs In The Brain To Validate Their External World
May 16, 2017 | Consciousness | J.Summerly
Humans treat 'inferred' visual objects generated by the brain as more reliable than external images from the real world, according to new research published in eLife.
Mushroom Powders Linked To Heart Health Benefits
May 15, 2017 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Consuming portobello or shiitake powder may protect your arteries from the detrimental effects of a high fat diet, according to findings presented at Experimental Biology 2017.
The More Muscle, The Less Diabetes
May 9, 2017 | Prevention | N.Longo
If you have more lean muscle tissue, you have less risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Findings outlined by US and Chinese scientists provide further insights into how muscles use glucose in a feedback loop as well as its role in whole-body glucose balance.
Researchers Cure Type I Diabetes With No Side Effects
May 8, 2017 | Diabetes | A.McCarthy
The discovery, made at The University of Texas Health Science Center, increases the types of pancreatic cells that secrete insulin.
Empathy Heartbeat Training Helps You Read Other People's Minds
May 4, 2017 | Consciousness | H.Thomson
You really should listen to your heart. People who are more aware of their heartbeat are better at perceiving the emotions of people around them. What's more, improving this ability might help some people with autism and schizophrenia.
Why You Should Do The Opposite Of What Official Health Advice Recommends
May 3, 2017 | Prevention | C.Wilson
"People have told me what I do is dangerous. They have walked away from me at meetings," says David Unwin, a doctor practising in Southport, UK. Unwin suggests to his patients with type 2 diabetes or who want to lose weight that they do the opposite of what official health advice recommends. He advises them to stop counting calories, eat high-fat foods -- including saturated fats -- and avoid carbohydrates, namely sugar and starch. Telling people to avoid sugar is uncontroversial; the rest is medical heresy.
Gingko Biloba Protects Against Cognitive Effects of Heavy Metals
May 2, 2017 | Antioxidants | J.Battaglia
Ginkgo biloba, one of the oldest living tree species and best selling herbs, also protects the brain from the toxic effects of aluminium chloride exposure, which has been linked to diseases such as Alzheimer's and other cognitive impairments.