Seven Hours Minimum

We all know that sleep is important for our overall health. That’s no surprise. But, a new study has found that sleeping less than seven hours a night may lead to weight gain.  In the study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers reported that nearly 20,000 American adults showed…

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Antibiotics & Cancer

Scientists have found a possible link between antibiotics and the increasing speed of breast cancer growth in a study of mice. That’s both good and bad news.  First, the bad news: Antibiotics are often prescribed to breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy to control infections during treatment.  Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) found…

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Breastfeeding & Bacteria

Scientists have found that sugars in breast milk kill bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. They say that the sugars can help protect against drug-resistant superbugs. The sugars could be used in place of antibiotics to fight against antimicrobial resistance. A group of bacteria known as group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a common cause of…

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Smarter

If you’re a swimmer, you’re going to love this. It’s going to make you smarter, we promise! It’s no secret that pretty much any type of exercise will help grow new brain cells and make you smarter, but swimming might offer up some extraordinary cognitive benefits above the regular old running, biking, or hiking.  Neurobiologist,…

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Migraines & Omegas

Holy mackerel! One billion people around the world, including 12% of Americans, suffer from migraines. However, a new study may offer hope for those who suffer from migraines and are looking for dietary options that could provide relief.  We have known for a while that certain foods can trigger migraines. But, the study found that…

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Older

We recently told you about Mrs. Hester Ford, the oldest supercentenarian in the US. She lived to be 115 or 116. And Jeanne Calment of France is the oldest supercentenarian on record. She lived 122 years and 164 days at the time of her death in 1997. But a recent study published in the journal…

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Time Travel

It looks as if researchers have unlocked a pathway to time travel — in our brains, at least.  Scientists have identified the neural pathways in the brain that allow us to recall memories and replay them in the correct sequence.  This is a monumental step forward in potential treatments for people with memory problems! A…

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Perils of Insomnia

There’s some unsettling news for older adults who have significant difficulty falling asleep and experience frequent bouts of insomnia. According to the World Sleep Society, sleep deprivation threatens the health of up to 45% of the world’s population. And by “threatening,” they mean that those older adults who don’t get enough sleep are at high…

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Trojan Horse Cancer Killer

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland have a sneaky trick up their collaborative sleeve. Much like the Trojan horse scenario whereby the ancient Greeks snuck their way into the city of Troy inside a giant wooden horse disguised as a gift, researchers have created a “Trojan horse” drug of sorts that kills cancer…

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Killing Cancer

There’s some promising news coming out of Oregon State University.  A team of researchers at OSU has discovered a new class of anti-cancer compounds capable of killing both liver and breast cancer cells. These new compounds, called Select Modulators of AhR-regulated Transcription or SMAhRTs, weren’t the research team’s only discovery. They also identified the genetic…

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