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Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds 'starve' prostate cancer cells

What do turmeric, apples, and grapes have in common? According to a new study, they could hold the key to preventing and treating one of the most …

Cancer

This Common Antioxidant Actively Slows The Signs of Ageing in Human Skin

"The effects we're seeing are not temporary."<p>A common antioxidant used as a dye in laboratories could one day be added to skin care products as way …

You Have the Power to Physically Reshape Your Brain

Neuroplasticity is the idea that you can alter your brain in a physical and mental way by changing its stimuli — which can include environment, …

The Brain

Scientists Just Found a New Weapon That Can Combat Cancer: Coffee

A Dose-Dependent Cancer Cure?<p>Researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh have found that it’s possible that the …

The food habits linked to early deaths

An estimated 45.4% of all deaths caused by heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes are associated with eating either too much or too little of just 10 food categories, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The researchers based their estimates on a …

Excess sugar linked to Alzheimer's: Study finds a 'tipping point'

There's yet another reason to ditch the sweet stuff: scientists have found Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by excess sugar.<p>A new study has established a “tipping point” link between the blood sugar glucose and the disease, meaning people with high sugar diets could be at a greater risk of …

A Fasting Diet Could Reverse Diabetes And Repair The Pancreas, Says New Research

This looks promising.<p>Researchers have been able to reverse symptoms of diabetes and restore pancreas functions in mice by putting them on a version …

I lived through the 30s and 80s and know the only way to beat the tyranny of austerity is through defiance. As long as you can love, there’s a purpose to life<p>I have lived a very long time. Tomorrow, it will be exactly 94 years ago that a midwife with a love of harsh gin and rolled cigarettes …

Old Age

The Steep Price of Not Eating Enough Fruits and Veggies

A new study estimates that Canada wastes 3.3 billion $CAN yearly because its citizens don't eat enough fruit and veggies. Just imagine what that sum would be for the US<p>Super Bowl LI featured some great ads, quite a few of them for food. Who's advertising? McDonald's, KFC, Snickers, Skittles, and …

9 Surprising Reasons Why Coffee Is Really Good for You | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered why our society seems so obsessed with that delicious dark liquid called coffee? Coffee appears in almost every movie, billboard, or short commercial break. It's everywhere--and for good reason. It keeps you awake, it's a drink you can sip throughout the day, and it has an …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Nobel winner says keeping telomeres – the ends of our chromosomes – in prime condition can stave off diseases associated with ageing<p><b>You won your Nobel prize for medicine for your discoveries concerning telomeres, found at the ends of chromosomes. What are telomeres and what happens to them as</b> …

Genetics

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …

A Fitness Downside to Statin Drugs?

Taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seemed to make exercise more difficult and less beneficial, a new study in mice suggests. Mice are not humans, obviously, but the study does raise interesting questions about whether and how statins might affect physical fitness in all of us.<p>In the …

The Surprising Link Between Your Brain and Your Physical Health

<i>What is the relationship between exercise, learning, and neurogenesis? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Bart Loews, passionate exercise enthusiast, on Quora:</b><p>When it comes to the the …

Cure For Alzheimer's Found? Walnuts May Delay, Reduce And Prevent Disease

An international team of researchers in India may have discovered a simple-yet-effective way to combat Alzheimer’s disease, a healthcare burden …

Grapes can completely plug a child’s airway, with research suggesting they are third most common cause of death in food-related incidents<p>Grapes are the third most common cause of death among children who die in food-related choking incidents, and doctors say a lack of awareness among parents, …

Medicine

Not So Fast: 3 Ways To Slow Aging

If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age.<p>George Burns<p>Americans are getting old.<p>In 1900, life expectancy at birth was 47. Only 13% of the population was 50 or older. 100 years later, life expectancy had climbed to 77. In 2020, 35% of Americans will be 50 …

How This Broccoli Enzyme Can Slow Aging

The quest for the Fountain of Youth is getting a boost from an international team of researchers who may have stumbled upon a compound that appears …

This Simple Practice Can Improve Your Health, Make You Happier, and Help You Sleep

"Rewilding"--getting literally in touch with nature--has surprising benefits.<p>Would you like to improve your health, boost your immune system, sharpen your brain function, brighten your mood, and get a better night's sleep? You can accomplish all of this by--literally--getting in touch with nature. …

To avoid SIDS, infants and parents should share a room, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> For at least the first six months of their lives, infants should be sleeping in the same room as their parents, but not the same bed, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.<p>The academy recommends children sleep on separate surfaces within the same room, such as a …

Pregnancy

Cells keep the body healthy by devouring toxic waste to fight off everything from wrinkles to dementia. Could certain foods help?<p>Autophagy literally means “self-devouring” – something our cells are doing constantly, breaking down damage and toxic waste products – and Japanese cell biologist …

Nobel Prize

Turmeric: Better Than Aspirin for Heart Disease Prevention?

<b>Categories</b>Health, Health & Medical, Sayer Ji, Seeds, Oils, Herbs & Spices, TurmericOctober 6th, 2016 By Sayer Ji Contributing writer for Wake Up …

How statins aid the immune system

Statins protect against cardiovascular disease in more ways than previously thought. In a study, researchers from Karolinska Institutet are able to …

Flabby And Fertile: How Men Age Could Be Huge For Humans

Most animals die once they can no longer have kids, but men and women tend to totally buck this trend, living decades beyond their reproductive years despite drastic changes in their bodies.<p>A book out in September, How Men Age: What Evolution Reveals About Male Health And Mortality, explores the …

How to prevent Alzheimer's disease

There’s plenty not to love about being middle-aged. But by the time today’s forty- and fifty-somethings reach the age when they may develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia (one in 20 people develop dementia under 65 but above that age a person’s risk doubles roughly every five years), it’s likely …

Alzheimer's Disease

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Australian Medical Association says parents risk harming children with cough medicines

The head of the Australian Medical Association has said it may “take a generation” to educate people that giving their young children over-the-counter cough and cold medicines is, at best, useless and, at worst, harmful.<p>Dr Michael Gannon made the comments in response to the Royal Children’s …

Immune System

Low vitamin D linked to mental decline in elderly Chinese - Futurity

Elderly Chinese people with low levels of vitamin D are about twice as likely to suffer significant cognitive decline over time, a new study warns.

Why We Should All Be Putting Our Kids to Bed Super Early, According to Science

If you’ve been defending your stance on putting your kids to bed early for years now, <i>man am I right there with you</i>. But I’ve got some good news: It …