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High folate intake, lower glaucoma risk Exfoliation glaucoma (EG), caused by exfoliation syndrome, a condition in which white clumps of fibrillar material form in the eye, is the most common cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma and a leading cause of blindness and visual impairment. Effective strategies for preventing this disease are lacking. Elevated homocysteine, which may […]
What are the health benefits of papaya? The papaya, a previously exotic and rare fruit, is now readily available at most times of the year. Papayas grow in tropical climates and are also known as papaws or pawpaws. Their sweet taste, vibrant color and wide variety of health benefits are just a few reasons […]
Social media: how does it really affect our mental health and well-being? In 1971, the first email was delivered. More than 40 years on, social media has taken the world by storm. Social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are now used by 1 in 4 people worldwide. Such activity may seem harmless, […]
This delicious smoothie uses the Plant Head Protein. Plant Head is a gluten free protein powered that is gluten free, soy free, preservative free, and raw vegan. Really, this excellent protein comes in chocolate and vanilla flavor. 1 scoop chocolate Plant Head Protein (or other chocolate protein powder) 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1 banana 12 […]
Eating Rice Boosts Diet Quality, Reduces Body Weight, and Improves Markers for Health In a study published online in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Nutrition Sciences, lead author Theresa Nicklas, DrPH, of Baylor College of Medicine, analyzed the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey datasets from 2005-2010 and evaluated the association of rice consumption […]
Green tomatoes may hold the answer to bigger, stronger muscles Natural compound from green tomatoes stimulates muscle growth, improves muscle strength and endurance, and protects against muscle wasting.Using a screening method that previously identified a compound in apple peel as a muscle-boosting agent, a team of University of Iowa scientists has now discovered that tomatidine, […]
Can Hyssop Ease Asthma Symptoms? Asthma is on the rise, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. As of 2009, one in 12 people in the United States now suffers from this respiratory disorder, compared with one in 14 people in 2001. For help in easing asthma symptoms and enhancing respiratory health, […]
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Can Diet Sodas Make You Gain Weight? If you want to lose weight, drinking diet soda probably won’t help. Diet sodas have never been proven to help anyone lose unwanted pounds. In fact, research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has shown that overweight and obese people who drink diet sodas […]
Could depression be treated with botox? New study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research reports that patients injected with onabotulinumtoxin A (“Botox”) demonstrated substantial improvement in their depressive symptoms In the largest randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study to date on the effect of OnabotulinumtoxinA (as known as Botox) on depression, researchers found that more than […]
Anger at your spouse could be related to blood sugar Lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier at their spouses and even more likely to lash out aggressively, new research reveals. The study shows how one simple, often overlooked factor – hunger caused by low levels of blood glucose – may […]
Families of children with autism benefit from dog ownership Many families face the decision of whether to get a dog. For families of children with autism, the decision can be even more challenging. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has studied dog ownership decisions in families of children with autism and found, regardless of […]
Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Tied to Autism Risk Boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as SSRIs in the womb than typically developing children, according to new research. The new study also found that boys whose mothers took SSRIs — drugs including Celexa, Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac […]
Male autism risk linked to SSRI use in pregnancy Taking certain medications prescribed to treat depression, anxiety and other mental-health problems during pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of autism and developmental delays in male children, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly […]
Study of UK children finds low vitamin D linked to fatty liver disease A UK study[i] investigating the link between low vitamin D status and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in British children has identified a genetic variant associated with the disease’s severity. The research, conducted by the King’s College Hospital Paediatric Liver Centre […]
What You Should Know About Natural Food Coloring When you walk down the aisles of your local grocery store, there’s a good chance you’ll see a parent or two scrupulously reading packaging for buzzwords, like healthy, organic and natural — the list goes on. Maybe you’re one of those parents. When making food decisions […]
Regular aerobic exercise boosts memory area of brain in older women Regular aerobic exercise seems to boost the size of the area of the brain (hippocampus) involved in verbal memory and learning among women whose intellectual capacity has been affected by age, indicates a small study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. […]
Earliest roots of psychiatric disorders are likely exposure to environmental stressors during pregnancy Newborns whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy to any one of a variety of environmental stressors – such as trauma, illness, and alcohol or drug abuse – become susceptible to various psychiatric disorders that frequently arise later in life. However, it […]