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Anti-Alzheimer’s Compounds Found in Plant

Medicinal plants have long been valued for their role in treating numerous diseases. Yet pinpointing the exact molecules from an array of compounds that comprise the majority of plant species has proved quite difficult. University of Toyama researchers in Japan have created a means of isolating and identifying the important active compounds within plant medicines. […]

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Forgetting is Crucial for Memory

Research conducted at the University of Toronto with the help of those at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), shows that forgetting certain information is actually quite important for memory. This finding conflicts with the common line of thought amongst neurobiologists that remembering information is vital to maintaining accurate memories and sustaining neurobiological health. When it comes to […]

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Human Lifespan Evidence Now Being Challenged

It has long been thought that human beings can live to a maximum of about 115 years. However, the limited amount of evidence for such a limit to human lifespan is now being contested. Five groups of medical researchers have publicly criticized a 2016 paper in Nature that suggests people can live to a maximum of 115 years. […]

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New Link Between Inflammation and Mental Illness Found

Approximately three-quarters of those plagued by systemic lupus erythematosus endure neuropsychiatric symptoms. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that is incurable at the moment. Medical professionals do not have a full understanding of lupus’ impact on the brain. Lupus patients typically have an array of neuropsychiatric symptoms such as psychosis, seizures, nervousness, and depression. However, the […]

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Eating to Starve Prostate Cancer

University of Texas at Austin researchers have found natural compounds in specific types of food can starve or even prevent cancer. These ingredients and foods include turmeric, curry, red grapes, green tea and apple peels. This is an especially important finding as prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer for men in the […]

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Revolutionary Eye Drops to Treat Macular Degeneration

University of Birmingham scientists have created a new type of eye drop that has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of one the top causes of blindness. The findings of this collaborative research were recently published in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. These new eye drops just might signal the end of painful injections in the patient’s […]

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Vitamin C and Antibiotic Combo Can Kill Cancer Cells

Researchers in the United Kingdom may have found a way to destroy cancer cells with a combination of vitamin C and antibiotics. A University of Salford research team made use of a new experimental approach to knock out these stem cells that spur the expansion of fatal tumors. The research was recently published in the journal Oncotarget. […]

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5 Caffeine-Free Fatigue Fighters To Pep You Up Instantly

For many of us, caffeine has become the all-too-familiar prop without which we would struggle to get from one end of the day to the other. It goes without saying that consuming high levels of this stimulant on a regular basis can have serious health implications – but reducing caffeine intake without suffering a critical […]

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UV Radiation and Eye Health

The power possessed by the eyes is almost incomprehensible. These organs are among the smallest in the human body and yet, they perform some of the most accomplished tasks. They communicate without words, interpret beauty and expression, recognize fear and danger, gather information, direct daily decisions, and yet, we often take them for granted unless […]

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Sulforaphane helps to improve glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes

According to a study published two days ago, researchers demonstrated that sulforaphane improves fasting glucose levels and decreases HbA1c levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance are significant health care problems in the United States. Type 2 diabetes affects more than 300 million people, and up to 15% of patients […]

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