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Gut bacteria and heart health: Is there a link?

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An innovative study finds a link between our heart health and the health of our gut, highlighting the importance of physical exercise for keeping both at optimal levels. woman making heart sign in front of her belly...

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New ‘e-dermis’ brings sense of touch, pain to prosthetic hands

Amputees often experience the sensation of a “phantom limb” — a feeling that a missing body part is still there. That sensory illusion is closer to becoming a reality thanks to a team of engineers at...

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Test tube artificial neural network recognizes ‘molecular handwriting’

Researchers at Caltech have developed an artificial neural network made out of DNA that can solve a classic machine learning problem: correctly identifying handwritten numbers. The work is a significant step in...

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It’s official — spending time outside is good for you

Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits — according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A new report published today reveals that exposure...

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Why is there concern that cell phones may cause cancer or other health problems?

There are three main reasons why people are concerned that cell phones (also known as “mobile” or “wireless” telephones) might have the potential to cause certain types of cancer or other health problems:  ...

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The odds of living to 110-plus level out — once you hit 105

After you hit 105, the odds of reaching 110 even out, according to new study. Want to be a supercentenarian? The chances of reaching the ripe old age of 110 are within reach — if you survive the perilous 90s and...

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How four cups of coffee might protect the heart

Researchers found that consuming the amount of caffeine that is equivalent to four cups of coffee might be enough to set off a cellular chain of events that protects the cells of our hearts. Four cups of coffee Four...

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HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT THIS SUMMER

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Summer is the season that most of us look forward to. Swimming, grilling, walking barefoot on the grass—summer has the power to bring us back to the carefree days of our childhood. But with warmer weather comes some...

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8 Amazing Breakthroughs in Diabetes Research That Are Giving Us Hope

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According to recent research, we’re not entirely sure how many diseases the label ‘diabetes’ covers. But no matter what causes our bodies to struggle with their blood sugar levels, it’s a serious...

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Your brain anatomy may play a role in determining your food choices

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Our indulgence in delicious but unhealthful food may not necessarily reveal a character flaw. Rather, our ability to exercise self-control is linked to our neurobiology, according to a study that has been published in...

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Are Humans Still Evolving?

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In this Spotlight, we ask whether modern humans are still evolving or whether we have stepped out of the path of natural selection. Charles Darwin engraving Does Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution still apply to...

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Artificial Skin Technology Mimics Touch Sensations and Reflexes

It’s fair to say that we take our skin for granted, but as Zhenan Bao, PhD, points out, it’s actually “a complex sensing, signaling and decision-making system.” Bao, a Stanford chemical engineer, has been...

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Ozone Therapy: New Breakthrough for Back Treatment

Ozone, the gas that protects us from the sun’s damaging rays but becomes toxic when inhaled, is experiencing a resurgence on the North American medical community. We are all familiar with the ozone layer and how...

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People Horrified by an Ingredient in Itch Relief Medicine

Itchy skin from outdoor allergies, mosquito bites, bee stings, poison ivy and poison oak can be nearly constant in the warmer months. If you’re like most itch-prone people, you prepare for “itchy skin season” by...

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Back Pain Relief? Yes, It’s Possible.

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For back pain sufferers, like me, the thought that anything might actually relieve chronic back pain seems about as believable as finding a unicorn giving CPR to a garden gnome on the sixth Thursday of the month. It is,...

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The Vitamin that Could Help Kill Cancer

By Robb Taylor Researchers have long hoped to find natural treatments – and even cures – for cancer. For some, the search is about breaking free from traditional pharmaceutical treatments, which can be extremely...

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Five Yoga Myths That You Should Stop Believing Right Now

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By Noma Nazish , Forbes CONTRIBUTOR The term ‘yoga’, is derived from the Sanskrit root word ‘yuj’, meaning ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’. According to the yogic scriptures, practicing yoga...

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New Smart Contact Lens For Diabetics Introduced

  Originally posted to Science Daily, February 22, 2018 Source:  Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has recently introduced a new biosensing...

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Five Unconventional Cancer Therapies Your Doctor (Probably) Won’t Tell You About

Image Credit: Anne Weston/Wellcome Images By Robb Taylor March 5, 2018 Modern American medicine would have us believe that, if you have cancer, there are very few ways to beat it – all of them extremely expensive....

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“Longevity Protein” Could Save Lives, Improve Health

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By Robb Taylor January 21, 2018 Researchers, led by a team at Yale University, have discovered a link between a naturally occurring protein and the potential for longer life. The protein Klotho, which was named after...

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Could Your Own Skin Cells Save Your Life?

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By Robb Taylor A quick primer on cell reprogramming: for decades, stem cells have been considered to be one of the most promising keys to preserving health and promoting human longevity. Scientists have researched the...

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Blood Pressure Medication Linked to Depression & Other Mood Disorders

If you’re taking blood pressure medication and feel depressed or anxious, a recent study published by the American Heart Association suggests that there could be a direct link between the two. Some common blood...

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3D Gel Stacks Can Grow Enough Stem Cells to Treat Brain Disease

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It could cure some conditions without consuming gigantic amounts of space. Programmed stem cells promise to tackle all kinds of illnesses, but there’s one catch: making them. It’s hard to cultivate large...

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Seniors Find Help for Frequent Bruising

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You’ve probably noticed that, as you age, your skin has suffered in a number of ways. One of the most obvious is more frequent bruising that takes longer to heal than when you were younger. It’s a painful,...

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Probiotic Breakthrough: Science Links Emotions to Gut Bacteria

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Have you ever had a “gut feeling” when you’re stressed, anxious or depressed? There’s good reason. New evidence and several studies, including a clinical study from Oxford University, seem to prove a direct link...

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Salon Shampoo Brands Beware: One Small Company Is Turning the Industry on Its Shiny, Luxurious Head

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Every woman knows that salon products – especially shampoo and conditioner – are better than mass-produced brands (pretty much anything you buy at a retail store). We can also agree that they’re too darned...

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AI Can Predict How Much Longer You Have Left to Live

Artificial intelligence is able to make a pretty accurate guess at how much longer you’ve got to live, as shown by a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. In the “the first study of its...

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The Blood Pressure Secret You’ve Never Heard Of

Most people feel like they have been given a life sentence once they’re diagnosed with high blood pressure. Doctors offer little hope other than telling you to change your diet and take blood pressure medication. For...

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Can You Live to Be 120?

When people who are surveyed about aging are asked how long they want to live, the majority choose an age between 80 and 100. But when asked if they would want to live to be 120 – if they had the health and mental...

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Does Fragile, Thinning Skin on Your Hands Give Away Your Age?

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Your hands can be a dead giveaway of your age, regardless of how young you look or feel – and regardless of how much money you spend on anti-aging products (or even plastic surgery) for your face. Every time you look...

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Your Nail Salon’s Dirty Little Secret

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Think back to the last time you got your nails done. Do you remember seeing your nail salon properly disinfect the foot spa or basin and tools before using them? Have you ever seen the process take place? Odds are good...

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­­­­Fast Cedar Fever and Allergy Relief – Without Pills

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About half the population – around 40% – dislikes taking pills or cannot swallow them. This becomes a particular problem for Texans when allergy symptoms become unbearable – especially from cedar fever: burning...

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New Hope for Hemorrhoid Sufferers

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  If you suffer from hemorrhoids, you know there have been limited over-the-counter options available to you for complete, multi-sympton relief. There are many products on the shelves, but many of them use the same...

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Do You Have Severe Bad Breath and Don’t Know It?

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Most people don’t know that one-third of Americans suffer from halitosis (or severe bad breath). Really bad breath can be hard to detect if you’re the one who has it, while it’s obvious to everyone around you. The...

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Deep Learning Algorithm Does as Well as Dermatologists in Identifying Skin Cancer

In hopes of creating better access to medical care, Stanford researchers have trained an algorithm to diagnose skin cancer. By Taylor Kubota It’s scary enough making a doctor’s appointment to see if a strange mole...

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Voice Analysis Tech Could Diagnose Disease

In the near future, smartphone apps and wearables could help diagnose disease with short voice samples. Researchers enlist smartphones and machine learning to find vocal patterns that might signal post-traumatic stress...

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Mentally Stimulating Activities after Age 70 Associated with Lower New Cognitive-Impairment Risk

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Mentally stimulating activities after age 70 found associated with decreased risk of new-onset mild cognitive impairment (photo credit: Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers have found that engaging in mentally...

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Environmental Factors Contribute to Early Aging

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Environmental factors that we can’t control can result in signs of early aging, impacting your skin (and overall health) from the inside-out. It’s called a “reduction-oxidation” reaction; an example is how a car...

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Implantable Device Targets Cancer, Other Illnesses with Controlled Long-Term Drug Delivery

A drug-delivery capsule directly implanted into a cancerous tumor (credit: Lyle Hood/UTSA) 5000 nanochannels control release; can deliver medicinal doses for several days or a few weeks, also effective for HIV and...

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Fast Allergy Relief without Pills?

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If you hate swallowing pills, you are not alone. In fact, more than 1 in 10 Americans can’t or struggle to get medications down1, often just accepting the fact that allergy symptoms are something they have to live...

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“Grandma, Your Breath Stinks!”

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My grandchildren are my pride and joy. One of the charming things about young children is they’ re painfully honest. Months ago, when reading a story to my 4-year-old granddaughter, she looked away and said that my...

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New Hope for Seniors with Bruised, Fragile Skin

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During the past 30 years, the average age of my patients has increased significantly. A frequent concern among my senior patients is their fragile skin and its tendency to bruise. Mature skin naturally becomes more...

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We Read the Labels of Popular Nutritional Shakes – and Were Horrified

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Shouldn’t a nutritional shake – which you drink to improve your health – actually be nutritious? Taking a closer look at the labels of popular brands revealed a darker side to these shakes. Some doctors equate...

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Music Can Be a Major Key to Therapeutic Healing

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Music plays a significant role in nearly everyone’s life, but for some people it represents much more than an invitation to dance or a soundtrack for the morning commute. Researchers have found that music...

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Government to Smokers: “Keep Lighting Up”

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You would think, with as bad as smoking is for your health, that the government would want you to quit smoking now. However, the makers of NicoBloc, an innovative smoking cessation product with a success rate of over...

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Worried About Alzheimer’s? These Tips Can Help Keep your Brain Healthy

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most frightening, yet least understood ailments we face as human beings. The loss of memory – forgetting family, friends and the most important events of our lives – is painful,...

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9 Rules of Brain-Healthy Eating

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“If you are going to eat right to think right, it is critical to make sure your food is loaded with proper nutrients that your body is able to properly digest.” Over the years, clinical neuroscientist and brain...

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Ask the Wisdom to Live™ Experts: Hemorrhoid Help & Why Your Treatments Might Be Failing You

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Q: What can be done to help prevent or lessen the discomfort of a hemorrhoid? A: Some basic guidelines can lessen your chances of getting hemorrhoids. Drink 6–8 glasses of water each day and eat foods that are high in...

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The Secret to Healthy-Looking, Fungus-Free Toes

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Warm, sunny days are just weeks away for many of us, and that means you can start wearing open-toed shoes and sandals – unless you have ugly fungus around your toenails. You can do what you’ve done in the past and...

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Oral Care Products Ignore the Needs of Seniors

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It’s a fact of life as we get older: every senior citizen will experience oral care or dental problems. Some are more common than others, like sensitive teeth and gums, dry mouth and receding gums. For others, it will...

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Foods to Reverse Brain Damage

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Attempting challenging puzzles and reading up on the theory of relativity aren’t the only ways to keep your brain at its finest. The right diet also can do wonders, improving the brain’s function and even helping to...

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