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High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria

The typical American diet is loaded with fat and sugar, and it may be hurting not only our physical health, but also our ability to think clearly.<p>New research from Oregon State University finds a high-sugar, high-fat diet causes changes in gut bacteria that seem to lead to significant losses in …


Father's Day: 5 Benefits of Dads That May Surprise You

Bedtime stories, roughhouse play, and sharing household chores can influence children's health and well-being in enormous ways, new research shows.<p>He built the tree house. Wiped away tears on a tough day. Cheered on the sidelines.There are lots of obvious reasons to appreciate your old man, as many …

Stress hormone linked to learning delay in toddlers - Futurity

Little kids who live in stressful family situations often have too little or too much cortisol, a hormone that can have toxic effects on the brain.

A diet that mimics fasting is good for you, even if followed only for a few days

For years, people have tried going on extremely low-calorie diets, hoping to stave off illness and delay the effects of aging.<p>It's an approach that is based on science showing that limiting proteins and sugars seems to impede processes in the body that lead to diabetes and even cancers. But it's …

Feeling Anxious? Have a Pickle

I’m from northern Vermont, and am the descendant of a long line of uptight Puritans and taciturn ice fishermen. Chattiness is not our bag. At parties, we’re big on nail-biting reticence and we tend to have an over-developed concept of personal space. A lot of us, as kids, hid behind the couch when …

Anna Jarvis Was Sorry She Ever Invented Mother’s Day

The woman who devoted herself to the creation of a national holiday to honor overworked, underappreciated mothers later devoted herself to fighting the commercial juggernaut it became. Was Anna Jarvis stubborn and crazy, as many came to believe, or misunderstood?