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Plant-based diets improve heart function and cognitive health

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain What if you could improve your heart health and brain function by changing your diet? Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine found that by eating more plant-based foods like berries and green leafy vegetables while limiting consumption of foods high in saturated fat and …

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Genetically linked gut health and mood

[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash / CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the University of Queensland have confirmed a link between depression and stomach ulcers in the world’s largest study of the genetic factors of peptic ulcer disease. By studying the health data of nearly half a million people, Professor Naomi Wray of …

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Preventing Seizures After Brain Injury Could Avoid Dementia

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Blocking seizures after a head injury may slow or prevent the onset of dementia, according to new research from biologists at the University of Alberta. “Traumatic brain injury is a major risk factor for dementia, but why it is has remained a mystery,” said Ted …

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Study defines ideal bedtime routine for kids

[ad_1] A study by a psychologist at the University of Manchester scientifically defined for the first time what constitutes a good bedtime routine for children aged 2 to 8. The definition, approved by 59 UK experts, is published in PLOS One—One of the world’s leading science journals – and will …

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Biobattery powered microneedle patch can deliver drugs and get test samples

[ad_1] A painless, organic, biodegradable drug delivery patch developed by researchers at Tohoku University for potential home health care. Credit: Matsuhiko Nishizawa A painless, organic, biodegradable drug delivery patch may soon be on the horizon for home health care patients. Researchers at Tohoku University have developed a biobattery-powered device capable …

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The neglected eyelash could be the genetic key to common diseases

[ad_1] Credit: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Until recently, scientists believed that the primary cilium – an antenna-like structure found on the surface of most human cells – was largely vestigial and had little impact on human daily life. But more recently, a relatively small number …

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High smoking dependence linked to depression

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain An international study coordinated by the University of Helsinki provides new information on the link between symptoms of depression and smoking addiction. The results support the importance of understanding the reasons for tobacco addiction in order to be able to help depressed smokers quit, and …

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