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Physical activity may prevent dementia

Can physical activity prevent dementia?

Physical activity is at the epicenter of healthy living: it can assist weight loss, increase energy and now it may even prevent dementia. In a new study conducted by the Gerontology Department of the Institute of General Medicine and the Department of Sports Medicine at Goethe University Frankfurt, the effects of regular exercise on brain […]

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Sun exposure can greatly contribute to skin aging.

Why does our skin age?

Skin can take quite a beating during the average lifetime. It’s the body’s first defense against the outside world, so it’s no surprise that it pays a hefty price at the hands of age. Among factors such as smoking, UV exposure and the natural breakdown of proteins, the skin will begin to lose it’s natural […]

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Schizophrenia study pinpoints possible treatment

New hope for schizophrenia treatment

With no known cure, the last 50 years have seen little in the way of advancement for Schizophrenia. Characterized by a disconnection between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, current treatments are focused primarily on reducing symptoms; including antipsychotics, which are ineffective for some patients and often carry significant side-effects. Initially recognized by Medical News today, new […]

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Asthma may be linked to heart failure

New research published in the journal JACC: Heart Failure is suggesting that asthma sufferers may be more at risk of cardiovascular conditions, including heart attack, heart disease, and stroke. This is because these people who suffer from the condition “may also be at greater risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH),” according to Medical News Today.  Characterized as […]

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How some memories can be erased while leaving others intact

When a traumatic incident occurs to a person, it can make them experience fear and anxiety long after the event has happened. Typically taking the forms of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after such an event occurs, the brain stores information about what happened during the experience. From every detail regarding the scene, what time, what (or who) […]

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The path to success? Being yourself

Why are we more drawn to certain people than others when it comes to medical care or for that matter, anything? Is it the way they dress, walk, speak, or present themselves? Or maybe just because their website looks cool. The answer is that people make conclusions about each other constantly based on a number of […]

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burning the midnight oil

Just how bad is it to burn the midnight oil?

While the phrase “burning the midnight oil” is familiar to many, the health problems associated with it may not be. With research linking the activity to cognitive impairment, metabolic disorders, and even breast cancer, working the night shift may negatively affect the body’s ability to repair its DNA. Published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Dr. Parveen Bhatti (of […]

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Gray hair

Why does hair turn gray?

You can try to run from these cranial oppressors, but they’ll always catch up; we’re talking, of course, about gray hairs. While they don’t always have the best reputation, gray hairs are a natural part of life. But why? Why do our luscious locks lose their color as we age? The pigments in our hair are produced […]

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