Seeing The Signs

Researchers say a new, first-of-its-kind study shows the retina may also be able to provide scientists with an easy, non-invasive way to determine our body’s true biological age. And as it turns out, dry eyes can be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis. Also, high cholesterol levels can cause a white, gray, or blue ring to…

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New Muscles

Here’s an exciting discovery for the top of the year. A team of researchers has recently discovered a new part in the human body, a deep third layer of muscle in the masseter muscle, which is critical for chewing.  Most modern anatomy textbooks describe only two layers of the masseter, stating that the muscle has…

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The Anxiety Cure

This will be no surprise to you, and it will give you more reason to get out and play, get moving and stay active, especially if you deal with anxiety and depression. And, with the world we’re living in, it seems that anything can trigger anxiety.  A large-scale study of almost 200,000 cross-country skiers found…

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Tinsel Tricks Your Brain

Did you decorate early this year? If you did, science says you’re probably happier. And by ‘science,’ we mean evidence from the Journal of Environmental Psychology. In 2017, the British website Unilad reported that people who decorate earlier are happier because they are tapping into the excitement of the holidays before the rest of us. …

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Mice & Miracles

A “self-assembling” gel injected at the site of spinal cord injuries in paralyzed mice has enabled them to walk again after only four weeks. The gel mimics the matrix normally found around cells, providing scaffolding of sorts that helps cells grow. It also provides signals that stimulate nerve regeneration. Led by Samuel Stupp, researchers at…

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Slowing the Decline

New research suggests that taking a daily multivitamin for three years is associated with a 60% slowdown in cognitive aging, with effects especially pronounced in cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients. In addition to testing the effect of a daily multivitamin on cognition, the COSMOS study also examined the effect of cocoa flavanols but did not show…

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Alzheimers

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. No doubt, you know someone or are at least aware of someone who suffers from this unforgiving, relentless disease.  According to the NIH, Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory, thinking skills, and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s,…

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Toxic & Unavoidable

Do you want to hear something infuriating?  Probably not, right, but we’ve got some disturbing news for you that doesn’t need to be ignored.  A recent NYU Langone study shows that daily exposure to phthalates, which are chemicals used to manufacture plastic food containers and many cosmetics, may lead to around 100,000 premature deaths among…

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Why You Are Cold

Ever argue over the “correct” temperature for the house? Next time, you can use evolution to back you up.  Scientists have discovered female members of species are naturally drawn to warmer temperatures because of a built-in ‘evolutionary difference.’ Researchers in Israel studied 13 species of birds and 18 bat species to determine if the animals…

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Making Kids Fatter

The pandemic has thrown everyone for a loop. As a result, we’re all pretty much off our game and have distracted ourselves with whatever may be in front of us. And for a lot of us, that may be mindless eating.  Unfortunately, that goes for kids as well. A new study from Pediatric Obesity found…

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