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If stressed, don't eat a high fat meal

Weighty issue: Stress and high-fat meals combine to slow metabolism in women New research indicates that women who are stressed have their…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jul 16, 2014
Reply by Plinius

HEPA filter to protect your brain

"New research shows that exposure to even relatively low concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) can significantly impair cogniti…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jun 20, 2014

Oxytocin for anti-aging

'Trust hormone' oxytocin helps old muscle work like new, study finds New research indicates that oxytocin, the hormone associated with love…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jun 14, 2014
Reply by Grinning Cat

Pesticides vastly more toxic than their active principles

Major Pesticides Are More Toxic to Human Cells Than Their Declared Active Principles It sounds sensible enough, test the "active ingredient…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Jun 3, 2014
Reply by Idaho Spud

White bread linked to obesity

White Bread Linked to High Obesity Risk You'd better switch to hearty whole grain bread, if you must eat bread. New research from the Unive…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 May 31, 2014
Reply by Luara

Hope for Pain and Aging

Receptors for capsaicin, the molecule that makes hot peppers hot, (TRPV1) are also pain receptors. People who eat lots of capsaicin oversti…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 May 23, 2014
Reply by Grinning Cat

Exercise and your heart

Too much prolonged high-intensity exercise risks heart health Two studies indicate that more exercise isn't always better for heart health.…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 May 18, 2014
Reply by Luara

Antidepressant fights Alzheimer's

An antidepressant, citalopram, reduces amyloid beta production and slows the growth of Alzheimer's-like plaques. Antidepressant may slow Al…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 May 14, 2014

Free Radicals - Opposite Findings

What doesn't kill you may make you live longer Callista Yee, Wen Yang, and Siegfried Hekimi at McGill University claim that free radicals a…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 May 8, 2014


Breakthroughs in anti-aging research are in the news. TM5441 and GDF11 show promise in early studies. Of course it's always, "in discussion…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 May 7, 2014


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