Category Archives: Medicine

10 Amazing Things You Can Learn From Your Poop

“We now have more information than ever before about what your microbiome is doing, and it’s going to help you and the rest of the world do a whole lot better. The new insights emerging from microbiome research are changing our … Continue reading

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“Did Drinking Give Me Breast Cancer?”

  “The research linking alcohol to breast cancer is deadly solid. There’s no controversy here. Alcohol, regardless of whether it’s in Everclear or a vintage Bordeaux, is carcinogenic. More than 100 studies over several decades have reaffirmed the link with consistent results. … Continue reading

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Study Finds Night Owls Are More At Risk Of Early Death: Other Problems Linked To Evening Persons

Link article Tech Times

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Dancing Could Counteract Age-Related Decline

“A study published in Frontiers in Neuroscience investigated the effects of an 18-month dancing intervention and traditional health fitness training on volumes of hippocampal subfields and balance abilities. The research finds that dancing seems a promising intervention for both improving … Continue reading

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Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

“The rear interior wall of the eye (the fundus) is chock-full of blood vessels that reflect the body’s overall health. By studying their appearance with camera and microscope, doctors can infer things like an individual’s blood pressure, age, and whether … Continue reading

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Heart rates of fire-walkers and their relatives and friends (watching the walk) synchronize

“But with such readings difficult to obtain, they settled on heart rate, strapping monitors on fire-walkers and spectators to see whether the rates of spectators increased like those of people actually walking barefoot on hot coals. […] The researchers wanted … Continue reading

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Online training: Helpers more effective when feedback style similar (Study, in MNT)

“A study from North Carolina State University shows that participants are happier – and perform better – when the electronic helpers used in online training programs resemble the participants themselves. […] “We know from existing research on human interaction that … Continue reading

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Body’s Response to Repetitive Laughter Is Similar to the Effect of Repetitive Exercise (Study, in ScienceDaily)

“Laughter is a highly complex process. Joyous or mirthful laughter is considered a positive stress (eustress) that involves complicated brain activities leading to a positive effect on health. […] Berk and his colleagues were the first to establish that laughter … Continue reading

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Emotional response may predict how the body responds to stress (Study, in e!ScienceNews)

“Your emotional response to challenging situations could predict how your body responds to stress, according to research published this month in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. “People who reported high levels of anger and anxiety after performing a laboratory-based … Continue reading

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Boy Without a Cerebellum Baffles Doctors

“Chase was also born prematurely, and he was legally blind. When he was 1 year old, doctors did an MRI, expecting to find he had a mild case of cerebral palsy. Instead, they discovered he was completely missing his cerebellum … Continue reading

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Late nights can lead to higher risk of strokes and heart attacks (Study)

(Good, that I slept four hours tonight…) “New research from Warwick Medical School published today in the European Heart Journal shows that prolonged sleep deprivation and disrupted sleep patterns can have long-term, serious health implications. Leading academics from the University … Continue reading

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Evidence that placebos could work even if you tell people they’re taking placebos

Evidence that placebos could work even if you tell people they’re taking placebos “[…] In a clinical trial, he found that patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) felt that their symptoms improved when they took placebo pills, even if they … Continue reading

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Prostate Cancer Breakthrough?

“Researchers have demonstrated that an antibiotic called “monensin” prevents the growth of prostate cancer cells. Monensin is used in the meat and dairy industry, for example.” http://scinewsblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/prostate-cancer-breakthrough.html

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