You shall know the fact, and it will set you free!


Important facts:

Business Idea: Create a single place for music lovers to track or keep up with their favorite bands, so they’ll always know where and when the bands will be performing in their area.

Business Idea: Create a single place for music lovers to track or keep up with their favorite bands, so they’ll always know where and when the bands will be performing in their area.

In addition, create an online platform for c... 



Those who launch or found an entrepreneurial venture have an important role to play in shaping the firm’s business concept. Stated even more directly, it is widely known that a well-conceived business plan cannot get off the ground unless a firm ha... 


Discuss the differences among sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies.

When a business is launched, a form of legal entity must be chosen. Sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies are the most common legal entities from which entrepreneurs make a choice. Choosing ... 


Discuss the differences among sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies.
Airbnb: How Listening to Customers and Iterating the Business Model Helped Shape and Mold a Successful Start-up

Airbnb: How Listening to Customers and Iterating the Business Model Helped Shape and Mold a Successful Start-up



It all st... 


Airbnb: How Listening to Customers and Iterating the Business Model Helped Shape and Mold a Successful Start-up
Components of an effective business model

1. Core strategy (how a firm competes)

2. Strategic resources (how a firm acquires and uses its resources)

3. Partnership network (how a firm structures and nurtures its partnerships)


Six distinct ways of making money online

Six distinct ways of making money online (the way an online company makes money largely defines its business model)

1. Affiliate programs

An affiliate program is a way for online merchants, like 1-800-FLOWERS, ... 



After a firm has gained an understanding of the industry and the target market in which it plans to compete, the next step is to complete a competitor analysis. A competitor analysis is a detailed analysis of a firm’s competition. It helps a firm u... 


Some excellent ways to increase your self-awareness

1. Personal diaries

An excellent way to increase your self-awareness is to keep a diary. In it make a daily note of the important things that happen. Be honest and open with yourself. Be willing to reflect upon your beliefs, thoug... 


Maintaining positive thoughts

• E. G. S. Emotional Guidance System - Your inner guide

It is said that the average human being has approximately 64,000 thoughts per day. Protecting all of your thoughts 24 hours a day can be a full-time job. There is a better way to gauge how ... 


Pillars of Islam

Five Pillars of Islam:

1. Declaration of faith: There is no deity (divine being) except Allah, and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah

2. Salat: Five daily ritual prayers

3. Zakat:



In general, entrepreneurs identify more ideas than opportunities because many ideas are typically generated to find the best way to capitalize on an opportunity. Several techniques can be used to stimulate and facilitate the generation of new ideas f... 


The 3 sources of business ideas

1. Observing Trends

The first approach to identifying opportunities is to observe trends and study how they create opportunities for entrepreneurs to pursue. The most important trends to follow are economic trends, social trends, ... 


The 3 sources of business ideas
Success depends on Well Concentrated Efforts

The Successful Lives Are the Concentrated Lives.  

Concentration means success, because you are better able to govern yourself and centralize your mind; you become more in earnest in what you do and this almost invariably improves your chances f... 


Scientists Reveal Two Simple Words That Can Improve Your Relationship

The research found that greater levels of perceived gratitude protect couples from common stressors such as ineffective arguing and financial problems and promote relationship stability.

• The power of “thank you” – Feeling appreciated by ... 


Scientists Reveal Two Simple Words That Can Improve Your Relationship
Study: People With Depression Are Less Likely To Have Children

Depression is a mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and lack of interest or pleasure in activities. It can also cause physical symptoms such as fatigue, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, and di... 


Study: People With Depression Are Less Likely To Have Children
Writing a thank-you note is more powerful than you think

Writing thank-you notes is not just good manners. It can have a strong psychological effect for both the sender and receiver, suggests research published in the September 2018 issue of Psychological Science.

While most people consider showing an ... 


Writing a thank-you note is more powerful than you think
Giving thanks can make you happier

Each holiday season comes with high expectations for a cozy and festive time of year. However, for many this time of year is tinged with sadness, anxiety, or depression. Certainly, major depression or a severe anxiety disorder benefits most from prof... 


Eating Ultra-Processed “Ready-To-Eat-or-Heat” Foods Linked to Premature Death

A new study found that increased consumption of ultra-processed foods was associated with more than 10% of all-cause premature, preventable deaths in Brazil in 2019. This is especially alarming, because Brazilians consume far less of these products t... 


Eating Ultra-Processed “Ready-To-Eat-or-Heat” Foods Linked to Premature Death
Study shows the power of 'thank you' for couples

Gratitude has been a trendy sentiment in recent years – sparking an industry of journals, knickknacks and T-shirts touting thankfulness as a positive force in individuals’ lives.

New research suggests that gratitude from one’s partner may be... 


Mini relaxation technique to overcome grief

Dealing with grief and loss is extremely stressful. During this time it may help to take mini-relaxation breaks. If you have three minutes, try this: While seated, take a break to check your body for tension. Relax your facial muscles and allow your ... 


Mini relaxation technique to overcome grief
Scientists: Put Down Your Devices and Let Your Mind Wander

Taking some time to just sit and think might be far more enjoyable than you expect.

People don’t realize how enjoyable it is to sit and think.

According to research from the American Psychological Association, people often underestimate how m... 


Scientists: Put Down Your Devices and Let Your Mind Wander
Using digital media to relax is related to lower-quality parenting

Caregivers who consume digital media for relaxation are more likely to engage in negative parenting practices, according to a new multinational study.

The new study led by the University of Waterloo aimed to investigate the relationship between ... 


Using digital media to relax is related to lower-quality parenting
Vitamin B6 supplements could reduce anxiety and depression

Taking high-dose Vitamin B6 tablets has been shown to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression by new research.

Scientists at the University of Reading measured the impact of high doses of Vitamin B6 on young adults and found that they reported ... 


Cyberbullying puts targeted adolescents at risk for suicide, study suggests

Beyond the many stressors that young adolescents face, being a target of cyberbullying is an independent risk factor for suicide -- above and beyond traditional offline bullying, according to a study released Monday.

That's the finding of a new st... 


Iron Deficiency Could Be Making Your Mental Health Symptoms Worse

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Mental health is significantly influenced by iron levels in the body, according to recent research. Iron is essential for producing crucial neurotransmitters that affect mental health, and deficiencies can worsen symptoms of depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Iron supplementation can help improve mood and reduce fatigue, even in individuals without iron-deficiency anemia. Despite the critical role of iron, awareness about its connection to mental health remains limited among healthcare providers and patients.

As evidence of a link grows, people with depression, anxiety, and oth...    Learn More ››

Dementia: Coping with common, sometimes distressing behaviors

  yesterday at 08:36 AM

Dementia poses many challenges, both for people struggling with it and for those close to them. It can be hard to witness and cope with common behaviors that arise from illnesses like Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, or frontotemporal dementia.

Caring for a person who has dementia may be frustrating, confusing, or upsetting at times. Understanding why certain behaviors occur and learning ways to handle a variety of situations can help smooth the path ahead.

What behaviors are common when a person has dementia?

People with dementia often exhibit a combination of...    Learn More ››

Building a plan for healthy eating

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By now you know generally what types of food a healthy diet includes. But it can take time to reframe your mental image of a healthy meal. Over the years, many of us have become used to thinking of the hunk of meat in the center of our plates as "dinner." The salad or vegetables on the side were fine add-ons, but not the star attraction. Changing your dinner plate starts with changing your idea of what a plateful of healthy food should look like.

A healthy plate

To eat healthy foods at home, it might be easier to think about what should be on your plate. Here's some guid...    Learn More ››

Harvard-led study: Yoga fights frailty

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The older we get, the more common frailty becomes. It's a loss of function, strength, stamina, and overall health and fitness that increases the risk of falls, hospitalizations, and early death. But a review of 33 randomized controlled trials, published online March 14, 2023, by Annals of Internal Medicine, found that yoga may offer some protection against frailty. The trials involved a total of almost 2,400 people ages 65 or older. Research teams from Harvard and elsewhere found that people who practiced yoga improved two markers of frailty — walking speed and the ability to get up from a c...    Learn More ››

Basic Types of Water-Based Exercise

  1 week ago (Sun, May 28, 2023 at 08:17 AM)

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Water-based exercise includes a variety of activities, ranging from swimming to stand-up paddleboarding and water volleyball. Here, we will focus on water-based aerobics, pool walking or jogging, and swimming.

While swimming is very familiar to most of us, water aerobics might not be. Swimming involves horizontal movement in water aerobics and pool walking or jogging are done when you're standing in the pool.

Water Aerobics

Water-based aerobics is a catch-all term that includes cardio, strength, and interval training done in the pool. Also called aqua aerobics, aquaro...    Learn More ››

Evidence of ‘pandemic brain’ in college students

  2 weeks ago (Sun, May 21, 2023 at 09:07 AM)

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Decision-making capabilities of college students – including some graduating this spring – were likely negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests.

Students in the small study conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University were less consistent in their decision making during the 2020 fall semester compared to students who had participated in similar research over several previous years.

The researchers compared responses to a hypothetical situation made by students during the pandemic to responses made by students in earlie...    Learn More ››

Preventable liver disease is rising: What you eat — and avoid — counts

  2 weeks ago (Sun, May 21, 2023 at 08:55 AM)

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Metabolic risk factors and alcohol fuel higher rates of fatty liver disease.

In today's fast-paced world, our waking hours are filled with decisions — often surrounding what to eat. After a long day, dinner could well be fast food or takeout. While you may worry about the toll food choices take on your waistline or blood pressure, as a liver specialist, I also want to put fatty liver disease on your radar.

One variant, officially called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), now affects one in four adults globally. Sometimes it progresses to extensive scarring known...    Learn More ››

6 natural ways to lower blood pressure

  2 weeks ago (Sun, May 21, 2023 at 08:41 AM)

Lifestyle changes can be as effective as medication.

Taking medication to lower high blood pressure is a proven way to reduce your risk for heart disease. But adopting lifestyle changes may let you maintain healthy readings and perhaps even avoid drug therapy. "Unless a person's blood pressure is very high, medication most often does not start immediately," says Dr. Howard LeWine, editor in chief of Harvard Men's Health Watch. "For people with elevated blood pressure or stage 1 hypertension, the first order of business is to get serious about modifying their lifestyle."

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Stand up for your health

  2 weeks ago (Sun, May 21, 2023 at 08:30 AM)

As we lead more sedentary lives, it's important to combat the effects of too much sitting. Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.

Fortunately, you can lower your risk of these conditions simply by standing and moving more— even if you already exercise. That's because routine movement during the day adds on to those benefits.

The risks of sedentary lifestyles

In an American Cancer Society study of 123,000 middle-aged adults, researchers found that women who sat...    Learn More ››

Global Study Finds Link Between COVID-19 Vaccination and Menstrual Changes

  3 weeks ago (Sun, May 14, 2023 at 10:25 AM)

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A new international study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has found that women vaccinated for COVID-19 have a slightly higher risk of experiencing a heavier period after vaccination. Researchers analyzed menstrual cycle data from 9,555 individuals, primarily from the US, Canada, UK, and Europe. Results showed a 4% increase in total bleeding quantity after the first vaccine dose, translating to 40 additional people per 1,000 experiencing more bleeding quantity. However, these changes typically resolved by the first post-vaccination menstrual cycle.

A re...    Learn More ››

At-home dental care: True or false?

  3 weeks ago (Sun, May 14, 2023 at 09:21 AM)

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Try these true-or-false questions to learn more about how to best care for your teeth and mouth.

#1. If your gums are bleeding, you're brushing too hard.

True, sometimes. Bleeding gums are usually a sign of gum disease, but over-vigorous brushing can cause gums to bleed as well. Pregnancy, poorly fitting dentures, and some medications, such as anti-clotting drugs, can also contribute to bleeding gums. However, if you're brushing correctly (see the next question for tips!), healthy gums generally will not bleed.

#2. It doesn't matter how I br...    Learn More ››

Get more out of your daily walk

  3 weeks ago (Sun, May 14, 2023 at 09:12 AM)

You already go for a walk every day, which is great for overall health. Regular, brisk walking helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, control blood pressure, strengthen muscles, burn calories, and lift mood. Walking can also help ward off high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

And you can get even more health benefits by adding a few simple upgrades to your daily walk.

Improve your balance

Your sense of balance is based in the brain. "The brain integrates information from your inner ear organs, vision, and nerve endings and feelings in the feet, muscl...    Learn More ››

Mindfulness meditation to control pain

  3 weeks ago (Sun, May 14, 2023 at 09:05 AM)

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Dealing with pain day in and day out can create a lot of stress on our bodies and minds. Stress reduction expert Jon Kabat-Zinn recommends the body scan mindfulness exercise as the best form of mindfulness meditation for pain conditions.

Kabat-Zinn advises practicing the exercise every day for 45 minutes, even if it seems boring or doesn't seem to be helping. "You don't have to like it, you just have to do it," he explains in his book, Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. "Whether you find the body scan to be very relaxing and in...    Learn More ››

Improving your mobility

  4 weeks ago (Sun, May 07, 2023 at 10:23 AM)

It can’t be emphasized enough: engaging in physical activity is the single most important thing you can do to maintain mobility and independence, no matter your age or your health status. It can help you control your weight. It’s the key to keeping your muscles and bones strong, your joints working properly, your heart healthy, and your metabolism revved.

The more you move, the better your strength and balance will be, and the less likely you will be to fall or lose the ability to perform basic daily functions. And that’s on top of all the other health benefits of regular exercise, su...    Learn More ››

Diet and Exercise Alone Won’t Stop Childhood Obesity

  4 weeks ago (Sun, May 07, 2023 at 10:05 AM)

Childhood obesity is a growing concern in today’s society. It is defined as a condition where a child has an excessive amount of body fat, putting them at risk for various health problems. This health issue is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors, such as unhealthy diets, lack of physical activity, and sedentary behavior. Childhood obesity can have severe impacts on a child’s physical and mental health, leading to conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and low self-esteem.

The issue of childhood obesity is complex and demands complex solu...    Learn More ››

Risk of Stroke Surges 50% Worldwide – What Can Be Done About It?

  4 weeks ago (Sun, May 07, 2023 at 09:52 AM)

Since 2005, stroke incidence has increased by 50% globally, with one-in-four people expected to experience a stroke in their lifetime. As National Stroke Awareness Month begins, experts emphasize the role of modifiable risk factors, such as diet and lifestyle, in stroke prevention. While genetics and age are non-modifiable factors, 80% of strokes are preventable through changes in diet and lifestyle. With obesity on the rise and diets becoming poorer worldwide, adopting healthier diets like the Mediterranean diet and avoiding processed foods can significantly reduce stroke risk. The CDC also r...    Learn More ››

Vitamin D: Immunotherapy Booster Against Skin Cancer?

  1 month ago (Sun, Apr 30, 2023 at 10:58 AM)

A study in the journal CANCER indicates that maintaining normal vitamin D levels may improve the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatment in advanced melanoma patients, leading to better response rates and longer progression-free survival.

Research suggests that maintaining normal vitamin D levels may benefit cancer patients.

New research indicates that for patients with advanced skin cancer, it may be important to maintain normal vitamin D levels when receiving immunotherapy medications called immune checkpoint inhibitors. The findings are published today (April 24) by ...    Learn More ››

Dual Pathways of Pain: How Drinking Alcohol Fuels Chronic Pain

  1 month ago (Sun, Apr 30, 2023 at 10:50 AM)

Scripps Research scientists have discovered two distinct molecular mechanisms by which chronic alcohol consumption increases sensitivity to pain. The findings, published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, suggest potential drug targets for treating alcohol-associated chronic pain and hypersensitivity.

A Scripps Research team showed how both alcohol intake and alcohol withdrawal can lead to increased pain and hypersensitivity.

Chronic alcohol consumption may make people more sensitive to pain through two different molecular mechanisms—one driven by alcohol intake a...    Learn More ››

The Dark Side of TikTok: A Haven or Hindrance for Mental Health?

  1 month ago (Sun, Apr 30, 2023 at 10:41 AM)

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A study from the University of Minnesota reveals that TikTok’s unique algorithm can both provide a sense of community and self-discovery for users, while also potentially exposing them to harmful content that can negatively impact mental health. The researchers emphasize the importance of understanding the platform’s algorithm and being mindful of its potential to promote distressing content.

The algorithm of a massive social media company provides mental health support to some, but at what expense?

As TikTok continues to gain popularity, concerns have been raised ab...    Learn More ››

Healthy lifestyle habits

  1 month ago (Sun, Apr 30, 2023 at 10:21 AM)

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Self-care is a holistic approach to better health based on adopting healthy lifestyle habits.

Americans are far less healthy than they could be. Six out of every 10 live with at least one chronic disease such as like heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes, according to the CDC. Four in 10 people have two or more conditions. These diseases are responsible for seven out of every 10 deaths in the United States.

But these diseases are largely preventable. Researchers from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health analyzed data from the CDC and two long-term population studies—the ...    Learn More ››

New Method To Cure HIV Yields Long-Term Successful Results

  1 month ago (Sun, Apr 30, 2023 at 10:05 AM)

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system, which is the body’s natural defense against infections and diseases. HIV can be transmitted through certain bodily fluids, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. If left untreated, HIV can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), a condition where the immune system is severely compromised and unable to fight off infections and diseases.

Scientists report lasting success in a novel method to cure HIV that involves transplanting HIV-resistant stem cells from umbilical cor...    Learn More ››

The Diet Strategy Proven To Slow Aging in Healthy Adults

  1 month ago (Sun, Apr 23, 2023 at 11:11 AM)

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Caloric restriction has been shown to slow aging in a groundbreaking study, with effects similar to smoking cessation interventions. The CALERIE™ trial found a 2-3% slowing in aging pace in healthy adults, suggesting that slowing human aging may be possible through interventions like intermittent fasting or time-restricted eating.

Calorie restriction, a proven intervention to slow aging in animals, showed evidence of slowing the pace of biological aging in a human randomized trial.

In a first-of-its-kind randomized controlled trial, an international team of researchers...    Learn More ››

MIT Neuroscientists Identify Brain Cells Most Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s Disease

  1 month ago (Sun, Apr 23, 2023 at 09:56 AM)

A study conducted by MIT researchers has discovered that a subset of neurons within the mammillary body, specifically in the lateral mammillary body, are most susceptible to neurodegeneration and hyperactivity in Alzheimer’s disease. These neurons, which are part of the memory circuit, show signs of damage that lead to memory impairments. By treating mice with a drug currently used for epilepsy, researchers were able to reverse memory impairments caused by this hyperactivity and neurodegeneration. The mammillary body may contribute to some of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, m...    Learn More ››

Mediterranean Magic: Diet Slashes Women’s Cardiovascular Disease and Death Risk by Nearly 25%

  2 months ago (Sun, Apr 02, 2023 at 09:55 AM)

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A Mediterranean diet, rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, and extra virgin olive oil, can reduce a woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease and death by nearly 25%, according to the first-ever pooled data analysis published in the journal Heart. The research highlights the need for more sex-specific studies to inform clinical practice in heart health. The diet’s various components, including polyphenols, nitrates, omega-3 fatty acids, increased fiber intake, and reduced glycemic load, may contribute to a better cardiovascular risk profile. The study emphasizes the import...    Learn More ››

Unlock the Full Potential of Vaccines: The Surprising Power of Sleep

  2 months ago (Sun, Mar 26, 2023 at 01:40 PM)

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A meta-analysis published in Current Biology found that good sleep plays a crucial role in boosting the immune system’s response to vaccination. Individuals who slept less than six hours per night produced significantly fewer antibodies compared to those who slept seven hours or more, with the deficit equivalent to two months of antibody waning. Adequate sleep not only amplifies but may also prolong the vaccine’s protective effects.

We all know how important sleep is for mental health, but a meta-analysis published in the journal Current Biology on March 13 found that getting good shut-...    Learn More ››

Previously Unknown Driver of Aging Discovered – Simple Supplement May Reverse It

  2 months ago (Tue, Mar 21, 2023 at 04:51 PM)

The decline of Menin in the hypothalamus may contribute to physiological aging, affecting cognition, bone mass, skin thickness, and lifespan. A recent study using mice suggests that a simple dietary supplement of an amino acid may help mitigate some of these age-related changes.

According to a new scientific study, the decline in the hypothalamic Menin may play a key role in aging. The findings reveal a previously unknown driver of physiological aging and suggest that supplementation with a simple amino acid may mitigate some age-related changes. The research, by Lige Leng of Xiamen Univers...    Learn More ››

Top 5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon: Heart, Diabetes, Inflammation, Weight Loss, Brain

  3 months ago (Fri, Mar 17, 2023 at 10:11 AM)

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Cinnamon is a spice that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and cooking. It is derived from the bark of several trees in the Cinnamomum family and is known for its warm, sweet flavor. In addition to its culinary uses, cinnamon is also known for its numerous health benefits. You can even find cinnamon in supplement form as capsules, often with the active molecule cinnamaldehyde in a concentrated form. In this article, you’ll learn the major ways in which cinnamon can improve your health.

1. Boosts Heart Health

Cinnamon has been shown to have a positive ...    Learn More ››

Weight Loss Surgery – A Promising Treatment Option for Type 2 Diabetes

  3 months ago (Mon, Mar 13, 2023 at 10:19 AM)

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by high blood sugar levels due to the body’s inability to properly use insulin. This condition is often associated with obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, and poor dietary habits.

Results have shown that bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for individuals who have both type 2 diabetes and morbid obesity, with almost 50% of patients able to discontinue all diabetes-related treatments.

With results indicating that nearly 50% of patients were able to discontinue all diabetes-related treatment, bariatric su...    Learn More ››

Seven Healthy Habits To Reduce the Risk of Dementia

  3 months ago (Fri, Mar 10, 2023 at 11:48 AM)

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New research spanning two decades has found that following seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors, known as the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7, may lower the risk of dementia in women. These factors include being active, eating better, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, maintaining healthy blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, and having low blood sugar.

New research that followed female participants for two decades has found that seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a role in lowering the risk of dementia. The preliminary stu...    Learn More ››

Low-carb diet helps cut blood sugar levels in people with prediabetes

  3 months ago (Thu, Mar 02, 2023 at 11:03 AM)

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For most people, there’s no single healthy way to eat, though there are healthy foods and eating patterns. Yet for people with prediabetes, a low-carb diet could quickly bring elevated A1C levels back to a healthier range, a trial published in JAMA Network Open suggests.

But while this research revealed several benefits of low-carb eating to blood sugar control, Dr. Giulio Romeo, associate medical director of the Adult Diabetes Section at Harvard-affiliated Joslin Diabetes Center, wonders whether its rigorous approach is realistic in everyday life. "Clearly this study shows that a low-car...    Learn More ››

Teenagers Beware: Poor Sleep Quality May Increase Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

  3 months ago (Tue, Feb 21, 2023 at 06:34 PM)

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, specifically the brain and spinal cord. The disease disrupts the flow of information within the nervous system, causing symptoms like muscle weakness, difficulty with coordination and balance, vision problems, and numbness or tingling in various parts of the body. MS can also cause cognitive changes and mood swings.

Getting adequate amounts of restorative sleep during youth may help prevent the onset of the condition.

A case-control study published in the Journal of Neurology...    Learn More ››

How to Lose Weight When You're Over 40

  5 months ago (Fri, Jan 13, 2023 at 05:08 PM)

• Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

Fill half your plate with them at every meal. Produce tends to have more nutrients and less fat and calories than meat, dairy products, or grains. And it may help you feel satisfied, even if you eat less. Fresh fruits, like apples and berries, are also great in place of high-fat or high-sugar snacks.

• Don’t Skip Breakfast

Experts recommend a healthy morning meal like oatmeal or whole wheat toast with fruit. It can help curb that mid-morning hunger that leads you to grab something unhealthy on-the-go or overeat at lunch. Small meals or snacks every ...    Learn More ››

Reducing Aspirin’s Negative Effects: New Study Offers a Simple Solution

  5 months ago (Sun, Jan 08, 2023 at 09:52 AM)

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Aspirin is a commonly used over-the-counter medication that is used to reduce pain, inflammation, and fever. It is also known as acetylsalicylic acid and belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Aspirin works by blocking the production of certain chemicals in the body that contribute to inflammation, pain, and fever.

According to a new study published in The Lancet, a short course of antibiotics may help to reduce the risk of stomach bleeding associated with long-term use of aspirin.

The .HEAT (Helicobacter pylori Eradication Aspirin) trial, was l...    Learn More ››

Top 7 Benefits of Milk Thistle – Backed by Science

  5 months ago (Tue, Jan 03, 2023 at 12:13 PM)

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Milk thistle is an ancient plant with a pinkish purple flower that was used historically as medicine. Today, it’s a popular supplement for supporting liver health. The high levels of antioxidants, including the flavonoid silymarin responsible for many of milk thistle’s disease-preventing benefits. You can take milk thistle as a capsule or herbal extract, though you can also brew milk thistle tea. Here are five health benefits of milk thistle proven by research:

1. Supports Liver Health

As detoxifier of your blood, the liver is constantly processing toxins. These toxins can damage the...    Learn More ››

New Research: Bad Sleep, Snoring, and Sleepiness During the Day Could All Increase Your Risk of Permanent Sight Loss

  5 months ago (Fri, Dec 30, 2022 at 10:36 AM)

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that can damage the optic nerve, which carries visual information from the eye to the brain. It is typically caused by increased pressure in the eye, which can damage the optic nerve over time. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, especially among older adults.

New findings highlight the importance of sleep therapy for those at risk and eye exams for poor sleepers.

A recent UK Biobank study published in the journal BMJ Open suggests that poor sleep quality, including too much or too little sleep, daytime sleepiness, and snoring, may be associate...    Learn More ››

Cardiovascular Deaths Spike During Extremely Hot and Cold Weather

  5 months ago (Fri, Dec 30, 2022 at 10:30 AM)

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A recent study that analyzed over 32 million cardiovascular deaths over the course of four decades has found a correlation between extreme temperatures and an increase in deaths. The research revealed that on days with extremely hot or cold weather, there were more cardiovascular deaths compared to days with more moderate temperatures.

More heart failure deaths were linked with extreme temperatures than other heart conditions, from an international study in the journal Circulation.

• According to a multinational analysis of more than 32 million cardiovascular deaths over four decades, ...    Learn More ››

6 Impressive Health Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea (Golden Root)

  5 months ago (Tue, Dec 27, 2022 at 08:30 PM)

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Rhodiola, also known as Rhodiola rosea, is a medicinal plant that’s been used for hundreds of years to treat various ailments and promote general well-being. You can find rhodiola root tea, as well as rhodiola powder and rhodiola capsules. Modern research points to rhodiola being an effective natural remedy for depression comparable to pharmaceutical drugs. It may help counter stress, fatigue, and anxiety disorders while providing protective health benefits.

1. Helps Fight Stress and Fatigue

For occasional stress and fatigue, rhodiola may help. Rhodiola is an adaptogen, which is a type...    Learn More ››

8 Ways to Improve Your Gut Health

  5 months ago (Sun, Dec 25, 2022 at 10:00 AM)

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Gut health is an essential aspect of overall wellness. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is home to trillions of microbes that play a major role in our overall health. These microbes are known as gut microbiota or “gut flora,” and they help digest food, synthesize vitamins and even regulate metabolism and immunity. But what does good gut health look like? And how can you improve your gut health?

There are several ways to improve your gut health:

1. Eat foods rich in fiber

Eating fiber-rich foods is a great way to improve your gut health. Fiber helps regulate bowel movements by absor...    Learn More ››

Twin study confirms childhood leukemia starts in the womb and could help guide screening when only one twin is affected

  5 months ago (Wed, Dec 21, 2022 at 01:00 PM)

By studying rare cases of identical twins with leukemia, scientists have shed new light on the origins of the most common type of childhood cancer—confirming it originates in the womb but that events after birth determine whether or not clinical leukemia develops.

Findings from researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, will help clinicians advise parents of twin children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), offering guidance on risk level and screening.

The first-of-its-kind study, which was published in the journal Leukemia, involved seven pairs of twins with "disco...    Learn More ››

Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat: Science Reveals Which Diet Is Better for Weight Loss and Diabetes Control

  6 months ago (Mon, Dec 19, 2022 at 11:14 AM)

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Low-carb diet may help patients with diabetes achieve better weight loss and glucose control compared to a low-fat diet.

Patients achieved better weight loss and glucose control over a 6-month intervention with a low-carbohydrate, high-fat, calorie unrestricted diet compared to a high-carb, low-fat diet. This is according to a randomized controlled trial of more than 100 people with type 2 diabetes. The changes were not sustained 3 months after the intervention, suggesting a need for long-term dietary changes to maintain meaningful health benefits. The findings were published in the Annals ...    Learn More ››

Healthy New Brain Food for Stressed University Students

  6 months ago (Mon, Dec 19, 2022 at 11:02 AM)

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According to a new research study, eating two ounces of walnuts a day for 16 weeks improved self-reported mental health indicators in undergraduate university students. It was also protective against the negative effects of academic stress and improved long-term sleep quality.

University life can be incredibly stressful, with 8 out of 10 students reporting regular bouts of stress and 61% seeking counseling for anxiety, depression, or other issues.

A new research study found that eating two ounces of walnuts a day for 16 weeks in undergraduate university students improved self-reported me...    Learn More ››

Women who take more steps per day may have a lower risk of diabetes

  6 months ago (Thu, Dec 15, 2022 at 10:26 AM)

A new study leverages Fitbit data to show the benefits of an active lifestyle on diabetes risk

Wearable fitness devices offer new insights into the relationship between physical activity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new analysis of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program data published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease, affecting 90% to 95% of people with diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the body is resistant to the action of insulin, meaning it cannot use insuli...    Learn More ››

5 Ways To Regulate Your Circadian Rhythm

  6 months ago (Thu, Dec 15, 2022 at 09:21 AM)

The circadian rhythm, or circadian cycle, is a natural, internal sleep-wake cycle dictated by a roughly 24-hour biological clock.

The importance of getting enough shut-eye is stressed time and time again as one cornerstone of good health. Adequate sleep has been linked to improved mood, metabolism, concentration, and immunity, among other health benefits. Yet a good night of sleep can feel elusive in our fast-paced, productivity-obsessed culture.

The human sleep-wake cycle is dictated by a roughly 24-hour biological clock called the circadian rhythm. In addition to making us sleepy at ni...    Learn More ››

Scientists Reveal 3 Keys to Keeping Your Brain Healthy

  6 months ago (Thu, Dec 15, 2022 at 09:14 AM)

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The three factors provide some of the secrets to maintaining a high quality of life and, ideally, aging healthily.

No surprises, but confirmation that what we think we should do actually does make a difference.
Your brain is really rather amazing. Around 100 billion nerve cells collaborate to keep you nimble and quick-thinking.

However, like with the rest of the body, as you age your brain may not be nearly as sharp. You may need to write things down, miss appointments, or have trouble watching TV without straining to understand the dialogue or action.

Fortunately, you can also exerc...    Learn More ››

How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain – 9 Tips To Help You Stay in Shape This Christmas Season

  6 months ago (Tue, Dec 13, 2022 at 08:51 AM)

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The Christmas holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and, of course, food. With so many temptations around every corner, it’s also the time when your healthy lifestyle can go out the window. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for you to stay in shape while still enjoying all your favorite foods. Here are some tips to help you enjoy this festive season to the fullest without putting on weight.

1. Be well-prepared.

Planning your meals ahead of time makes it much easier to keep your eating habit in check. As the holidays approach, make a list of every party and gathering yo...    Learn More ››

8 Ways to Beat Eyestrain and Revitalize Dry Eyes

  6 months ago (Tue, Dec 13, 2022 at 08:30 AM)

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If you use a computer for hours a day, there’s a good chance you know what it’s like to have eyestrain or dry eyes. Maybe you experience tension headaches behind your eyes or even get blurred vision. With some tweaks to your routine and simple habits, you can counteract eyestrain and keep your eyes going all day long.

Dry Eye Causes

• Not blinking enough, which we often do when looking at screens
• Your eyelids not fully closing when you sleep
• Side effect of certain medications

Eye Strain Causes

• Brightness of the blue light in screens causes squinting
• Squinti...    Learn More ››

Best Foods to Eat Before Sex

  6 months ago (Mon, Dec 05, 2022 at 11:26 AM)

• Oysters

These are loaded with zinc, which helps your body make testosterone. That's a hormone that plays a big role in your mood and sex drive. Zinc may also help men make more sperm. It might also help those sperm move better. Not a fan of shellfish? Load up on other foods high in zinc, like beef, pork, fortified cereal, pumpkin seeds, cashews, and yogurt.

• Pomegranates

Throughout history, this fruit has been known as a symbol of fertility and a sex enhancer. Turns out that there’s some truth to these tales. Experts say that drinking pomegranate juice can boost your mood, im...    Learn More ››

11 Ways Alcohol Ages You Faster Than Normal

  6 months ago (Mon, Dec 05, 2022 at 11:16 AM)

• A Bad Mix

Alcohol is linked to age in lots of ways. You have to be old enough to drink it legally, and once you are, it can age you faster than normal. Heavy drinking can have a direct effect on certain parts of your body and on your mental health as you get older. And it can have some unhealthy indirect effects, as well.

• It Can Dehydrate You

As you get older, you have less water in your body and -- for reasons that aren’t quite clear --you also feel thirsty less often. That makes seniors more likely to be dehydrated. Drinking alcohol can pull more water out of your body and...    Learn More ››

Walking backwards has a surprising number of health benefits

  6 months ago (Fri, Dec 02, 2022 at 04:23 PM)

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Walking doesn't require any special equipment or gym memberships, and best of all, it's completely free. For most of us, walking is something we do automatically. It doesn't require conscious effort, so many of us fail to remember the benefits of walking for health. But what happens if we stop walking on auto-pilot and start challenging our brains and bodies by walking backwards? Not only does this change of direction demand more of our attention, but it may also bring additional health benefits.

Physical activity doesn't need to be complicated. Whether you're regularly active or not, even ...    Learn More ››

Higher vitamin K intake linked to lower bone fracture risk late in life

  6 months ago (Wed, Nov 30, 2022 at 09:05 PM)

Research has revealed vitamin K1 can help reduce the risk of fractures in older populations -- especially hip fractures.

Breaking bones can be life-changing events -- especially as we age, when hip fractures can become particularly damaging and result in disability, compromised independence and a higher mortality risk.

But research from Edith Cowan University's Nutrition and Health Innovation Research Institute has revealed there may be something you can do to help reduce your risk of fractures later in life.

In collaboration with the University of Western Australia, the study looked ...    Learn More ››

At Risk for Diabetes? Scientists Recommend Doing This

  6 months ago (Wed, Nov 30, 2022 at 08:03 PM)

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The findings indicate that a low carbohydrate diet could potentially be a useful approach in treating and preventing diabetes.

• A new study recommends cutting carbs.

Although low-carb diets are often recommended for individuals who are being treated for diabetes, there is little proof that cutting down on carbohydrates has any effect on blood sugar levels in those with diabetes or prediabetes who aren’t receiving medication.

Now, a new study from Tulane University suggests that a low-carb diet may help those with unmedicated diabetes, as well as those who are at risk for develop...    Learn More ››

Can Stress Influence Your Appetite? A Johns Hopkins Study Reveals That It’s All in Your Head

  6 months ago (Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 09:30 PM)

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New research reveals the relationship between stress, obesity, and appetite.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine investigated whether stress may increase appetite in obese and lean adults in a series of experiments using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a technique for monitoring brain activity across networks in the brain. The results showed that stress affects how the brain responds to food and that both lean and obese people respond to food cues in reward- and cognitive-control-related brain regions.

Data from 29 adults—16 women and 13 men—were evaluated for the s...    Learn More ››

Heart Disease: “Good” Cholesterol May Not Be Good for Everyone

  6 months ago (Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 08:53 PM)

According to a new study, which was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “good cholesterol” may not be as effective as scientists once believed in uniformly predicting cardiovascular disease risk among adults of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Study challenges “good” cholesterol’s role in universally predicting heart disease risk.

Lower levels of HDL cholesterol were associated with increased risks for heart attacks in white but not black adults, and higher levels were not protective for either group.

A study found that high-density lipoprotein (HDL...    Learn More ››

COVID-19 vaccine gives substantial protection against reinfection, study finds

  6 months ago (Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 08:25 PM)

Individuals previously infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, still benefit from vaccination, gaining 60% to 94% protection against reinfection, depending on the variant. A new study led by Katrine Finderup Nielsen at Statens Serum Institut, Denmark, reports these findings November 22 in the open access journal PLOS Medicine.

During the recent pandemic, vaccination has been one of the best tools available for curbing the spread of COVID-19. People infected with the virus are known to develop long-lasting natural immunity, but Finderup Nielsen and her team wanted to know w...    Learn More ››

Scientists Discover New Consequences of Drinking as a Teen – And They Can Last Decades

  6 months ago (Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 02:58 PM)

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Alcohol misuse in adolescence is associated with poor health and unhappiness in adulthood.

According to Rutgers and Virginia Commonwealth University-led research, teenagers who abuse alcohol may have more difficulties with drinking issues in their 20s and 30s, have worse health, and feel less satisfied with their lives.

Researchers categorized teenage alcohol abuse based on replies concerning the frequency of intoxication, frequency of alcohol use, and frequency of alcohol issues at ages 16, 17, and 18.8. Their findings were recently published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Expe...    Learn More ››

A Potential Cure for Obesity – New Particles Stop the Absorption of Fat and Carbs

  6 months ago (Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 02:36 PM)

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Sand presents a possible cure for obesity.

Engineered sand particles might be the next anti-obesity treatment, according to a new study from the University of South Australia, which reveals that porous silica can prevent fats and carbohydrates from being absorbed in the body.

The engineered silica particles are created from purified sand and have a high surface area, allowing them to absorb enormous quantities of digestive enzymes, fats, and sugars in the gastrointestinal tract.

The research, which was supported by the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation, is the first to confir...    Learn More ››

No, Depressed People Aren’t Just More Realistic

  7 months ago (Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 03:17 PM)

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The study undermines the theory that depressed people are more realistic.

The study found that the theory of “depressive realism” is not replicable.

Are unhappy individuals just more realistic in their assessments of how much control they really have over their life, whilst others see the world through rose-colored lenses and falsely believe they have more control than they actually do?

That is the general idea of the “depressive realism” theory, which has been prevalent in science and popular culture for more than forty years.

The issue is that it’s just untrue, accord...    Learn More ››

84% More Successful – Scientists Reveal the Most Effective Treatment for Back Pain

  7 months ago (Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 03:09 PM)

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A Goethe University Frankfurt study found that a combined approach works best.

Back pain is a common condition with numerous causes, including poor posture, overexertion, constant stress at work or at home, lack of exercise, and poor posture. For a considerable number of patients, the symptoms are chronic, meaning they last a long period or reoccur repeatedly. However, port and exercise therapy, when done properly, can provide alleviation.

Physiotherapy, as well as strength and stability exercises, are common treatment options. But how can the treatment be as effective as possible? Whic...    Learn More ››

Tiny molecules in breast milk may protect infants from developing allergies

  7 months ago (Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 09:20 PM)

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A new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers found that small molecules found in most humans’ breast milk may reduce the likelihood of infants developing allergic conditions like atopic dermatitis and food allergies.

Breastfed babies are believed to suffer fewer allergic conditions, like eczema and food allergies, than formula-fed babies; yet the reason has not been well understood. Now, a new study by Penn State College of Medicine finds that small molecules found in most humans’ breast milk may reduce the likelihood of infants developing allergic conditions like atopic de...    Learn More ››

Promise of better treatment for diabetes in Greenland after discovery of widespread genetic variant

  7 months ago (Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 08:31 PM)

An international team of researchers have discovered a new genetic variant that is responsible for close to 7% of all cases of diabetes in Greenland. People with this form of diabetes, caused by the high-impact genetic variant, may require special treatment, which will be possible through improved genetic screening of patients.

Not all diabetes is the same, and it goes well beyond the two main classifications, type 1 and type 2. Monogenic diabetes refers to forms of diabetes caused by single genetic variations. Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) is the most common clinical subdivis...    Learn More ››

Researchers Find High-Fat Diet Can Provoke Pain Sensitivity

  7 months ago (Tue, Nov 15, 2022 at 06:15 PM)

A new study in mice from researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas suggests that a short-term exposure to a high-fat diet may be linked to pain sensations even in the absence of a prior injury or a preexisting condition like obesity or diabetes.

The study, published Sept. 1 in the journal Scientific Reports, compared the effects of eight weeks of different diets on two cohorts of mice. One group received normal chow, while the other was fed a high-fat diet in a way that did not precipitate the development of obesity or high blood sugar, both of which are conditions that can result in...    Learn More ››

Your feet should feel as young as you do

  7 months ago (Mon, Nov 14, 2022 at 05:06 PM)

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The feet are often overlooked when it comes to health and fitness. But once they start to hurt, they will quickly remind you of your neglect. Foot fitness can help you avoid disability. It’s never too late to start taking care of your feet. These five strategies will get you off on the right foot.

1. Stretching your feet and ankles regularly may help reduce the incidence of injury as you age. Your footwear should provide appropriate support in the form of comfortable shoes that fit well but aren’t too constrictive.

2. You may want to add over-the-counter cushioning shoe inserts to yo...    Learn More ››

Study hints at why older people are more susceptible to the flu

  7 months ago (Sat, Nov 12, 2022 at 05:44 PM)

Though the COVID-19 pandemic provided a brief respite, influenza virus is back in circulation and, as usual, poses a special danger to people over the age of 65. But why are older people more susceptible to the flu? Research from the University of Michigan Medical School, published in Nature Communications, offers clues.

The study, led by first author Judy Chen, a Ph.D. candidate, senior author Daniel Goldstein, M.D., the Eliza Maria Mosher Collegiate Professor in Internal Medicine and professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and their team investigates why cells called alveolar macrophage...    Learn More ››

Mini relaxation technique to overcome grief

  7 months ago (Wed, Nov 09, 2022 at 02:57 PM)

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Dealing with grief and loss is extremely stressful. During this time it may help to take mini-relaxation breaks. If you have three minutes, try this: While seated, take a break to check your body for tension. Relax your facial muscles and allow your jaw to fall open slightly. Let your shoulders drop. Let your arms fall to your sides. Allow your hands to loosen so that there are spaces between your fingers. Uncross your legs or ankles. Feel your thighs sink into your chair, letting your legs fall comfortably apart. Feel your shins and calves become heavier and your feet grow roots into the floo...    Learn More ››

How Does Anesthesia Work?

  7 months ago (Sun, Nov 06, 2022 at 10:07 PM)

Anesthesia is a modern miracle with a very long history. Aside from the convenience of not having to feel pain, it allows doctors to perform life-saving surgeries. If you’ve ever had surgery, you may recall being asked to count down from 10 and not being able to get past five or six. That unique mix of drugs administered by a doctor was anesthesia. It not only induces unconsciousness but also prevents movement. Imagine a heart surgeon trying to tinker with your arteries while you were twitching. It’s a recipe for disaster. But how exactly does this medicine work? It’s time to talk about ...    Learn More ››

How to end COVID-19 as a public health threat

  7 months ago (Fri, Nov 04, 2022 at 04:35 PM)

A new global COVID-19 study provides actionable recommendations to end the public health threat without exacerbating socio-economic burdens or putting the most vulnerable at greater risk.

As of October 2022, more than 630 million COVID-19 cases and over 6.5 million deaths were reported (although the real death toll has been estimated to be upwards of 20 million). In addition, millions of patients with cancer and chronic disease have experienced dangerous healthcare delays, and Long COVID continues to elude definitive treatment, posing an ongoing threat to survivors. In addition, the virus a...    Learn More ››

The weighty issue of weight loss

  7 months ago (Thu, Nov 03, 2022 at 11:00 AM)

Nearly three in four adults are considered overweight or obese. How can you lose weight and keep it off as you age?

We are quite a large nation — not only in square footage, but in girth. Results from the 2017–2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that about 73% of American adults are classified as overweight or obese.

Excess weight increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer. But it also affects your daily life. "When you carry around extra pounds, you can have trouble staying active, low energy, and difficulty sleeping," says Dr. W...    Learn More ››

Why Are Women More Susceptible to Alzheimer’s? Scientists May Finally Have an Answer

  7 months ago (Mon, Oct 31, 2022 at 02:57 PM)

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Women are about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as men.

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered a brain tissue mechanism that might account for the disparity between men and women.

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have discovered a mechanism in brain tissue that may explain why women are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease. They believe that this discovery may help develop new treatments for the disease.

Specifically, they discovered that the female brain displays higher production of a certain enzy...    Learn More ››

Reasons for Memory Loss

  7 months ago (Mon, Oct 31, 2022 at 11:28 AM)

• Lack of Sleep

First, it’s harder to recall things when you haven’t slept. Second, sleep strengthens the bonds between brain cells that help you remember for the long term. Third, it’s harder to form memories in the first place when your mind is wandering because of a lack of sleep. Good “sleep hygiene” can help: Shoot for 8 hours a night, exercise daily, stick to a regular sleep schedule, and avoid alcohol and caffeine late in the day.

• Medication

Drugs that sedate you, like sleep aids and tranquilizers, can weaken your memory, as you might imagine. But so can less o...    Learn More ››

7 Ways to Look (and Feel) Younger

  7 months ago (Mon, Oct 31, 2022 at 11:20 AM)

You can't avoid getting older, but you can do a few things to help keep yourself youthful. Try these simple tips to help you outsmart Father Time.

• Spend Time With Friends

Friends are good for the soul. The time you spend doing things with other people may have a bigger effect on your life span than where you live, where you work, and whether you have a partner.

• Do Something Creative

Get a little artsy and you’ll be happier, think more clearly, and have a better quality of life. If you need an idea, consider acting. People who were asked to pick a new creative outlet said...    Learn More ››

Digital and group-based lifestyle counselling to prevent type 2 diabetes shows real-world effectiveness in Finnish health care

  7 months ago (Mon, Oct 31, 2022 at 10:34 AM)

People’s diet quality improved and their abdominal obesity and insulin resistance decreased in a one-year lifestyle intervention, new findings from the Finnish StopDia study show. Looking at 2,907 Finnish adults with an elevated risk for type 2 diabetes, the study is the first to examine the effects of a group-based lifestyle intervention implemented in primary health care on risk factors for type 2 diabetes. The lifestyle intervention made use of a digital app and multiple behaviour change theories. The findings were published in The Lancet Regional Health – Europe.

The StopDia approac...    Learn More ››

Battery-free, light-powered pacemaker may improve quality of life for heart disease patients

  7 months ago (Mon, Oct 31, 2022 at 09:30 AM)

University of Arizona engineers lead a research team that is developing a new kind of pacemaker, which envelops the heart and uses precise targeting capabilities to bypass pain receptors and reduce patient discomfort.

Atrial fibrillation – a form of irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia – leads to more than 454,000 hospitalizations and nearly 160,000 deaths in the United States each year. Globally, it is estimated that approximately 60 million people are affected by the condition.

Pacemakers are lifesaving devices that regulate the heartbeats of people with chronic heart diseases like a...    Learn More ››

Taking Aspirin Could Be Doing More Harm Than Good

  7 months ago (Sat, Oct 29, 2022 at 02:36 PM)

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According to recent research, stopping the use of aspirin while taking a blood thinner reduces the risk of bleeding.

Recent research indicates that you might not need to take a second blood thinner if you already take one.

In fact, a Michigan Medicine study reveals that patients’ risk of bleeding complications significantly decreases when they stop taking aspirin while using a commonly prescribed blood thinner.

Over 6,700 patients who were being treated for blood clots (venous thromboembolism) and atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm that can lead to stroke) at anticoagulation...    Learn More ››

Research Shows E-Cigarettes Cause Cardiac Arrhythmias – Can Be “Worse Than Conventional Cigarettes”

  7 months ago (Sat, Oct 29, 2022 at 02:30 PM)

Some cardiac effects of e-cigarette ingredients are similar to or worse than conventional cigarettes.

Exposure to e-cigarette aerosols can cause heart arrhythmias in animal models — both in the form of premature and skipped heart beats. These are the findings of a new study from University of Louisville (UofL) researchers in the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute. Published on October 25 in Nature Communications, the research suggests that exposure to specific chemicals within e-cigarette liquids (e-liquids) promote arrhythmias and cardiac electrical dysfunction.

“Our findings de...    Learn More ››

Improve your balance by walking

  7 months ago (Wed, Oct 26, 2022 at 02:38 PM)

The sense of balance typically worsens with age. It can be further compromised by certain medical conditions and medications, uncorrected vision problems, or a lack of flexibility. Poor balance often leads to falls, which can cause head injuries and other disabling injuries. Hip fractures, in particular, can lead to serious health complications and threaten independence. A combination of activities such as walking, strength training, and specific workouts can improve balance and prevent falls, especially in older adults.

Walking helps build lower-body strength, an important element of good ...    Learn More ››

The Truth Behind Sleep: Why Sleep Deficiency May Do You More Harm Than You Realize

  7 months ago (Mon, Oct 24, 2022 at 04:59 PM)

We all struggle to get enough sleep sometimes. Whether it’s through work, stress, worry, or just one of those nights, sleepless nights are a part of life. While an occasional bad night will not cause you any harm, regularly missing out on between 5 and 9 hours a night can lead to problems. So, what should you look out for if you fall into this category?


While it may seem that being awake longer would result in more physical activity and more weight loss, the opposite is actually true. Research has found that people with sleep deprivation actually do less because of fatigue. On ...    Learn More ››

Reduce Your Risk of Cancer, Dementia, Heart Disease, and Death – Scientists Recommend Doing This Activity Everyday

  8 months ago (Wed, Oct 19, 2022 at 09:58 AM)

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The study also found that how fast you walk is as important as how much you walk.

Walking 9800 steps every day was linked to a 50% lower dementia risk.
The research tracked 78,500 participants using wearable trackers, making them the largest study to systematically track step count in connection to health outcomes. The studies were published in the journals JAMA Internal Medicine and JAMA Neurology.

Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia and the University of Southern Denmark discovered that walking 10,000 steps per day reduces the risk of dementia, heart disease, cance...    Learn More ››

Elevated Levels of a Certain Protein Increase Risk of Diabetes and Cancer Death

  8 months ago (Wed, Oct 19, 2022 at 09:50 AM)

A Swedish investigation of nearly 4,000 individuals over 22 years found that those with prostasin blood levels in the top quartile were 76% more likely to acquire diabetes and 43% more likely to die from cancer.

According to recent research, those who have elevated levels of the protein prostasin—which is primarily found in the epithelial cells that line the body’s surfaces and organs—may be more likely to develop diabetes. This research was recently published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

Importantly, the results also su...    Learn More ››

Harvard Scientists Find That Weight Loss Isn’t Always Good

  8 months ago (Mon, Oct 17, 2022 at 03:06 PM)

Weight loss is beneficial for obese individuals but not for lean people.

According to a study of over 200,000 people, intentionally losing weight can bring long-term health benefits for individuals with obesity regardless of the approach or strategy used. Those who dropped more than 4.5kg (10 pounds) gained less weight long-term and had a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes than those who did not lose weight. However, lean people did not benefit, with weight loss attempts linked to longer-term weight gain and greater risks of type 2 diabetes. The study was recently published in the journal PLOS...    Learn More ››

Food Insecurity Has Long-Term Effects on the Brain and Behavior

  8 months ago (Fri, Oct 14, 2022 at 04:50 PM)

The findings imply that young individuals may suffer long-term consequences, particularly in terms of cognitive flexibility.

Few studies have examined the impact that feast or famine has on the developing brain in isolation from other variables that contribute to adversity, despite the fact that food insecurity is an issue for a rising proportion of the American population, made much worse by the coronavirus pandemic.

University of California, Berkeley researchers have simulated the impacts of food insecurity on young mice and discovered long-lasting changes later in life.

“We show ...    Learn More ››

Four Destructive Habits That Are Slowly Killing You

  8 months ago (Tue, Oct 11, 2022 at 05:10 PM)

Habits are a double-edged sword. Healthy habits can change your body, mind, and general life trajectory for the better. They’re profoundly beneficial and transformative. Unfortunately, unhealthy habits can ruin your health and overall longevity. Worse still, you might be engaging in these habits daily without realizing just how dangerous they are. Here’s a list of four everyday habits that can turn deadly if left unchecked.

• Poor Sleep

Poor sleep quality and chronic sleep deprivation can disastrously affect your physical and neurological well-being. Several studies have shown that...    Learn More ››

Dinner at 5 p.m.? New research suggests eating early and within a 10-hour window is healthier

  8 months ago (Tue, Oct 11, 2022 at 04:46 PM)

Researchers have provided more evidence that eating earlier in the day might be good for you—and eating all of your meals within a 10-hour window could be healthier, too.

The takeaway from this latest wave of research on eating? Eat breakfast and try to confine your meals closer to a 10-hour window.

A reason to eat earlier in the day? Participants who ate meals four hours later in the day were more hungry, burned calories at a slower rate and had body changes that promoted fat growth, according to a study from researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The research was published this...    Learn More ››

World Mental Health Day 2022

  8 months ago (Mon, Oct 10, 2022 at 03:18 PM)

Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority

Whilst the pandemic has, and continues to, take its toll on our mental health, the ability to reconnect through World Mental Health Day 2022 will provide us with an opportunity to re-kindle our efforts to protect and improve mental health.

Many aspects of mental health have been challenged; and already before the pandemic in 2019 an estimated one in eight people globally were living with a mental disorder. At the same time, the services, skills and funding available for mental health remain in short supply, and fall far below what...    Learn More ››

At-home Yoga can help give you a new lease on life

  8 months ago (Sun, Oct 09, 2022 at 07:21 AM)

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Ease pain... lower blood pressure... boost immunity... reduce anxiety... protect you against stress... and so much more!

Looking for safe and natural solutions to stay fit and healthy well into your 50s, 60s, and beyond? Think Yoga!

Yoga is a powerful 2000-year old practice you can use to ease pain, lower blood pressure, boost immunity, reduce anxiety, and protect against the stresses of life.

Yoga is good for your heart!

The benefits of Yoga continue to impress the scientific community!

Numerous studies support Yoga’s health benefits. A meta-analysis of 37 randomized controll...    Learn More ››

Shield yourself from stress with Harvard’s newest online course

  8 months ago (Sun, Oct 09, 2022 at 07:10 AM)

You’ll pinpoint your sources of stress and master smart and simple steps that will bring you calm and peace of mind.

“Not again!” Traffic is snarled. Your computer freezes. The cable bill’s just gone up. The boss would like to see you. The doctor has asked you to come back. You and your spouse have argued. Oh, and you were just turned away because you forgot your mask.

You want to scream. Maybe you do. Your blood pressure rises. Your body tenses. Your heart races. You’re stressed — again.

Chronic stress can exact a toll upon you — physically, emotionally, and psychologic...    Learn More ››

Schizophrenia may increase dementia risk by 2.5 times

  8 months ago (Fri, Oct 07, 2022 at 03:35 PM)

People with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are 2.5 times more likely than those without a psychotic disorder to eventually develop dementia, according to a review of evidence led by UCL researchers.

The new systematic review and meta-analysis, published in Psychological Medicine, found that psychotic disorders may have a stronger link with dementia than other mental health disorders like depression or anxiety.

Senior author Dr Jean Stafford (MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing at UCL) said: “We found that having a diagnosis of a psychotic disorder is linked to a much highe...    Learn More ››

12 ways to keep your brain young

  8 months ago (Thu, Oct 06, 2022 at 03:32 PM)

Every brain changes with age, and mental function changes along with it. Mental decline is common, and it's one of the most feared consequences of aging. But cognitive impairment is not inevitable. Here are 12 ways you can help maintain brain function.

1. Get mental stimulation

Through research with mice and humans, scientists have found that brainy activities stimulate new connections between nerve cells and may even help the brain generate new cells, developing neurological "plasticity" and building up a functional reserve that provides a hedge against future cell loss.

Any mentally...    Learn More ››

Children and young adults with Down Syndrome four times more likely to have diabetes

  8 months ago (Wed, Oct 05, 2022 at 02:53 PM)

Children and young adults* with Down Syndrome are four times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London and King’s College London.

The study, published in Diabetes Care, examined just under 10,000 people with Down Syndrome and nearly 40,000 without. The population-based study was created using data across three decades (from 1990 to 2020) from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink – one of the most populated databases.

It is the first time that the researchers have looked at the incidence of diabetes and obesity in...    Learn More ››

Taking a Dip in Cold Water May Cut “Bad” Body Fat

  8 months ago (Tue, Oct 04, 2022 at 03:35 PM)

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A major scientific suggests that taking a dip in cold water may cut ‘bad’ body fat in men and reduce the risk of disorders such as diabetes.

Review of current science indicates that an icy swim may cut ‘bad’ body fat, but further health benefits unclear.

Taking a dip in cold water may cut ‘bad’ body fat in men and decrease the risk of disorders such as diabetes. These are the findings suggested by a major scientific review published on September 22 in International Journal of Circumpolar Health, a peer-reviewed journal.

According to the authors, many of the 104 studies the...    Learn More ››

Bad Dental Health Linked to a Greater Risk of Dementia

  8 months ago (Mon, Oct 03, 2022 at 02:01 PM)

New research indicates tooth loss and poor periodontal health could raise the risk of both cognitive decline and dementia.
According to a review of all relevant studies in the medical literature, having poor periodontal health and losing teeth may raise your chance of developing dementia and cognitive decline.

47 studies were included in the analysis, which was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. A 23% greater likelihood of cognitive decline and a 21% higher risk of dementia was linked to poor periodontal health (indicated by periodontitis, tooth loss, deep periodo...    Learn More ››

Do people who undergo bariatric surgery have a higher risk of epilepsy?

  8 months ago (Sun, Oct 02, 2022 at 11:25 AM)

People who have had bariatric surgery may have an increased risk of developing epilepsy, according to a study published in the September 28, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

“Bariatric surgery, which involves altering your digestive system, has become a more common treatment for weight loss,” said study author Jorge G. Burneo, MD, MSPH, of Western University in London, Canada, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. “While bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for obesity and obesity-related chronic condition...    Learn More ››

Metabolism linked to brain health say UniSA researchers

  8 months ago (Sun, Oct 02, 2022 at 10:55 AM)

Every three seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia. And while there is no known cure, changes in the brain can occur years before a dementia diagnosis.

Now, a world-first study from the University of South Australia’s Australian Centre for Precision Health has found a link between metabolism and dementia-related brain measures, providing valuable insights about the disease.

Analysing data from 26,239 people in the UK Biobank, researchers found that those with obesity related to liver stress, or to inflammation and kidney stress, had the most adverse brain findings.

...    Learn More ››

Is sex exercise? And is it hard on the heart?

  8 months ago (Fri, Sep 30, 2022 at 10:50 AM)

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At some time in his life, nearly every man gets exercised about sex. And as many men get older, they wonder if sex is a good form of exercise or if it's too strenuous for the heart. These questions may sound like locker room banter, but they are actually quite important — and they now have solid scientific answers.

Treadmill vs. mattress

To evaluate the cardiovascular effects of sexual activity, researchers monitored volunteers while they walked on a treadmill in the lab and during private sexual activity at home. In addition to 13 women, the volunteers included 19 men with an average ...    Learn More ››

5 Ways To Improve Your Brain Health

  8 months ago (Thu, Sep 29, 2022 at 02:58 PM)

Early studies of the brain determined that there wasn’t much you could do as an adult to improve brain health and cognitive function. Most believed that brain development took place in early childhood and that once you reached a certain age, you just worked with what you had.

We now know that this isn’t true. While the early years are when the brain is at its most plastic and ripe for learning and growing, the brain never stops working to create new pathways, connections, and new brain cells.

Five Ways You Can Improve Your Brain Health Starting Today

1. Feed Your Brain The Right F...    Learn More ››

Sleep is good for your heart

  8 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 05:01 PM)

Sleep isn't just a way to pass the time. It's essential to health, right through to your heart.

This June, the American Heart Association (AHA) added sleep to its heart health checklist, now an 8-item list created to help people reflect on and improve lifestyle habits.

"Sleep is taking its rightful place as a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease," says behavioral scientist Brooke Aggarwal, EdD, who has been studying heart health and sleep for six years in the Department of Medicine (in Cardiology) at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her team's...    Learn More ››

Anxiety during pregnancy can lead to earlier births, study finds

  8 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 02:44 PM)

Women who experience anxiety about their pregnancies give birth earlier on average than those who don’t, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. The study, which examined the relationship between pregnancy length and different measures of anxiety, could help doctors understand when and how best to screen for anxiety during pregnancy to help prevent preterm birth.

“Anxiety about a current pregnancy is a potent psychosocial state that may affect birth outcomes,” said lead study author Christine Dunkel Schetter, PhD, of the University of California Los ...    Learn More ››

Study confirms that mRNA vaccines protect against serious COVID-19 during pregnancy

  8 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 11:50 AM)

The first large, real-world study of the effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy found these vaccines, especially two initial doses followed by a booster, are effective in protecting against serious disease in expectant mothers whether the shots are administered before or during pregnancy.

Pregnant women were excluded from COVID-19 mRNA vaccine clinical trials, so this new study fills a significant knowledge gap, providing strong evidence that vaccinating women who are or might become pregnant protects against hospitalization for the disease during pregnancy.

“That t...    Learn More ››

Coffee drinking is associated with increased longevity

  8 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 11:14 AM)

Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day is linked with a longer lifespan and lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared with avoiding coffee, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the ESC.1 The findings applied to ground, instant and decaffeinated varieties.

“In this large, observational study, ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee were associated with equivalent reductions in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and death from cardiovascular disease or any cause,” said study author Professor Peter Kistler of the...    Learn More ››

7 Tips to Improve Your Sleep Quality

  8 months ago (Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 04:47 PM)

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Life can move fast. It can be overwhelming, with stressors, distractions, and deadlines. There is one thing everyone can agree on: managing your sleep schedule is fundamental when it comes to physical and mental health alike. Check out seven tips to create a bedtime routine below.

Creating a Bedtime Routine

We’ve all been there. Tossing and turning, the crinkle of sheets deafeningly loud — sleep being the elusive creature it is. It doesn’t need to be this way. By following simple steps and creating a routine, you can master sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go the ne...    Learn More ››

How sleep deprivation can cause inflammation

  8 months ago (Fri, Sep 23, 2022 at 04:03 PM)

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Inflammation is the body’s natural response to disease and injury. When you come down with a respiratory infection or cut yourself, your immune system acti­vates white blood cells, which in turn release cyto­kines and other inflammatory molecules that attack invaders and protect the body’s tissues. When this response is temporary, it serves as an effective defense mechanism. But when inflammation doesn’t let up, it can contribute to the development of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Sleep deprivation is associated with markers of inflammation, suc...    Learn More ››


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