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100 People Give Bodies Totally to Science in Unprecedented 25-Year Study

100 People Give Bodies Totally to Science in Unprecedented 25-Year Study

February 18, 2014 | by

In an unprecedented study, 100 lives will be monitored 24/7 for the next 25 years, tracking diet, exercise, disease, organ health, and especially DNA.

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Study: Top Insecticide Is Devastating Aquatic Insects, Threatening Environmental Stability

Study: Top Insecticide Is Devastating Aquatic Insects, Threatening Environmental Stability

May 3, 2013 | by

Just days after the EU announced a ban on the insecticide linked to bee deaths, a new study finds that the insecticide is killing off aquatic life.

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Over 315 of 450 Tested Plastic Containers Leach Hormone-Like Compounds

Over 315 of 450 Tested Plastic Containers Leach Hormone-Like Compounds

February 22, 2013 | by

Some research found that most plastics, even those that are BPA-free, still leach hormone-mimicking chemicals when exposed to normal conditions. While the research took place a couple years ago, it reminds us to think twice when using and purchasing plastics.

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Antibiotics, Gut Health Can Affect Behavior, Lead to Depression

Antibiotics, Gut Health Can Affect Behavior, Lead to Depression

February 11, 2013 | by

Gut health, which includes the balance of bacteria within your gut, may play an integral role in your behavior and even your risk of depression or anxiety.

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Green Tea and Tai Chi Reduce Inflammation, Enhance Bone Health

Green Tea and Tai Chi Reduce Inflammation, Enhance Bone Health

February 11, 2013 | by

Some recent research suggests that the benefits of green tea can be augmented when the tea is paired with another Eastern practice—tai chi.

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Research Links Depression to Increased Stroke Risk

Research Links Depression to Increased Stroke Risk

January 8, 2013 | by

Depressed women may have a higher risk of stroke, according to new research published online Aug. 11 in the journal Stroke. “We know that stroke can increase risk of depression, but depression itself may increase risk of future stroke,” said study author An Pan, a research scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

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Cranberries Effective Against Urinary Tract Infections

Cranberries Effective Against Urinary Tract Infections

December 29, 2012 | by

The ability of cranberry proanthocyanidins (PACs) is dependent on the dose, with higher doses significantly more effective at maintaining urinary health, says a new study. The study supports levels outlined by a French health claim, issued in 2004, for the North American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) with at least 36 milligrams of proanthocyanidins (PAC) to “help reduce the adhesion of certain E. coli bacteria to the urinary tract walls”, and subsequently fight urinary tract infections (UTIs).

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Too Much or too Little Sleep may Accelerate Cognitive Aging

Too Much or too Little Sleep may Accelerate Cognitive Aging

December 28, 2012 | by

Too much or too little sleep in mid life appears to have a negative impact on cognitive function later in life according to a study conducted by the University College London Medical School Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. The findings in this particular study indicate that men and women who started sleeping more or less than 6 to 8 hours each night experienced a drop in cognitive ability that was equivalent to four to seven years of aging.

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Deadly Pesticides Linked to Increased Prostate Cancer Risk

Deadly Pesticides Linked to Increased Prostate Cancer Risk

December 1, 2012 | by

USC researchers have begun examining the link between pesticide exposure and the development of prostate cancer, with scientists documenting an increased prevalence of prostate cancer among older men exposed to certain pesticides. While this news is alarming on its own, it is only one of the many dangers associated with pesticide exposure.

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GMO Tumor Study Author Blasts Agencies for 90 Day GMO ‘Safety’ Study

GMO Tumor Study Author Blasts Agencies for 90 Day GMO ‘Safety’ Study

November 6, 2012 | by

GMO study author Gilles-Eric Seralini is calling out government agencies for passing off trials 90 days or less for ‘proof’ of GMO safety. Seralini is the author of the study linking GMOs to tumors and organ damage.

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