Dr. Funk’s Vital Amines

If taking vitamins is part of your daily routine, you have biochemist  Casimir Funk to thank. He’s the brainiac behind the whole vitamin boom.  Funk was a genius who made several contributions to the field of biochemistry and is known for his work on the nature of enzymes and vitamins, a term he coined when…

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Food Fight

Adding bananas, particularly frozen ones, to a smoothie is one of the best ways to make it taste more like a milkshake. They’re sweet and have a creamy texture. Best of all, they’re full of potassium and fiber! But what else should you put in that smoothie? If you said berries for the antioxidants, you…

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Camp Lejeune & Cancer

According to federal health officials, military personnel who were stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1975 and 1985 were found to have at least a 20% higher risk of developing a number of cancers as compared to those stationed elsewhere. The officials have released a long-awaited study on the contaminated drinking water at the North Carolina…

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Carrot and Stick

Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) have used a new method to map dopamine regulation in real-time deep inside the brains of three humans. The study recently published in the journal Science Advances shows that dopamine plays a crucial role in not just recognizing rewards but also in learning from mistakes. This…

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Get More from HIIT Training

According to a study published in Sports Medicine and Health Science, taking antioxidants like vitamins C and E can enhance health protection during exercise-induced hemolysis. The study revealed that these supplements can increase the count of red blood cells and hemoglobin content. They also improve white blood cell and platelet alterations and the inflammatory profile.…

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Volunteering’s Selfish Benefit

We all know volunteering is good for your soul, but it may also be good for your brain! Volunteering protects your brain from cognitive decline and dementia, according to a recent study. Researchers at the University of California Davis Health found that volunteering later in life is linked to improved cognitive functions, more specifically, executive…

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45% Toxic

They aren’t called “FOREVER” chemicals for nothing. Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll never get away from this monster. And it’s likely that in our lifetime, we’ll see the widespread reach of this invisible beast.  In a study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, water sources at over 700 locations across the country were tested for…

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Pig-ney

A history-making experiment ended two weeks ago when dozens of doctors and nurses silently lined the hospital hallway in tribute. A pig’s kidney worked normally inside the brain-dead man on the gurney, rolling past them for two months. The experiment ended as surgeons at NYU Langone Health removed the pig kidney and returned the donated…

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The Lifelong Consequences of Heroism

Twenty-two years ago, in NYC, as people were running from the terrifying scene, first responders were running towards it. And that day’s consequences have been affecting their health ever since. In fact, a 2021 study found that rescue and recovery workers at Ground Zero are starting to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) decades after…

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Ancient Organ, Modern Disease

Do we really need our appendix? Most experts believe our ancestors used it to digest tough food like tree bark. We don’t eat tree bark anymore, so is it necessary to keep the tail-like end of the large intestine? And, if a life-altering disease could originate in it, is it wrong to want it removed?…

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