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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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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42 Mystery Chemicals

Scientists at UC San Francisco have found something surprising in pregnant women…and their children. A study published yesterday (March 17, 2021) in Environmental Science & Technology has detected 109 chemicals, including 55 chemicals never before reported in people and 42 “mystery chemicals,” whose sources and uses are unknown. The chemicals were found both in the…

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IBS Hope

Some exciting news is coming out of Belgium concerning Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is a chronic and sometimes debilitating condition that frequently leaves many people in pain. Adding frustration to pain, doctors don’t have a firm grasp on IBS and often diagnose it based only on their symptoms.  This study, which is published in…

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Understanding Thyroid

Let’s talk thyroids for a minute. They can be quite controversial and cause a bit of confusion within the medical arena. For something so little, the thyroid makes a massive difference in our quality of life and overall health. According to the NCBI, the thyroid gland is a vital hormone gland. It plays a significant…

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Essure Harm

It seems to happen far too often: a pharmaceutical is introduced, widely used, and eventually pulled from the market for being unsafe. Although it was pulled from the U.S. market two years ago, a new study has reported data about the side effects of the permanent birth control device Essure. It is associated with higher…

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The Pill, The Brain, & Sex

If you or someone you know is taking birth control pills, you may want to take a few minutes to read this. There’s surprising information coming from a new study that was released last week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Researchers found that women taking oral contraceptives had…

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Snack

We like to snack. In fact, we’re going to encourage it! Yup, you read that correctly. We’re encouraging you to snack it up! But not just any old snack will do. We’re talking about snacking on stairs. Stairs? Let me explain… A new study by Canadian researchers found that climbing stairs at short intervals throughout the…

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Hormone Imbalance & Seniors

We’ve unpacked a lot of causes, signs, and symptoms of hormone imbalance throughout every phase of life. We thought it appropriate to save the last installment of this series for the generation who is now enjoying their twilight years. As far as imbalances go, there may not be as many, per se, as you age…

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