Can’t Sleep? Street Lights May Be Keeping You Awake

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If your neighborhood is well-lit at night, you may not be sleeping well, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, April 15 to 21, 2016. “Our world has become a 24/7 society. We use outdoor lighting, such a street lights, […]

Toxoplasmosis: How A Cat Parasite Exploits Immune Cells To Reach The Brain

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Scientists have previously shown that a parasite from cats can infect people’s brain and affect our behavior. Now, researchers at Stockholm University have discovered how the parasite takes control of our cells. “We have decoded how the parasite takes control of immune cells, converting them into moving “zombies” which spread the parasite in the body,” […]

Toss Eggs Onto Salads To Increase Vitamin E Absorption

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Adding whole eggs to a colorful salad boosts the amount of Vitamin E the body absorbs from the vegetables, according to research from Purdue University. “Vitamin E is the second-most under-consumed nutrient in the average American diet, which is problematic because this fat-soluble nutrient has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties,” said Wayne Campbell, a professor of […]

Canola Oil Linked To Worsened Memory And Learning Ability In Alzheimer’s

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Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world, yet surprisingly little is known about its effects on health. Now, a new study published online December 7 in the journal Scientific Reports by researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) associates the consumption of canola oil in […]

How Food Preservatives May Disrupt Human Hormones And Promote Obesity

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Can chemicals that are added to breakfast cereals and other everyday products make you obese? Growing evidence from animal experiments suggests the answer may be “yes.” But confirming these findings in humans has faced formidable obstacles — until now. A new study published in Nature Communications details how Cedars-Sinai investigators developed a novel platform and protocol for […]

Tapeworm Drug Fights Prostate Cancer

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Medicine against parasites like Tapeworms and Giardia, contains a substance that kills Prostate- and colon cancer. Cancer researchers at the University of Bergen (UiB) in Norway have in the recent years experienced with hundreds of known drugs, to see how they influence cancer cells. Recently they found that a substance in medicine against parasites like […]

Research Could Strip Wine Of Sulfites — And Health Worries

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Winemakers have added sulfites to preserve their products since the time of the Roman Empire. Sulfites, a class of compounds including sulfur dioxide and sulfite salts, act as antioxidants and antibacterial compounds. They can occur naturally in the winemaking process or can be added by producers to preserve freshness and boost flavor in a vintage. […]

Antibiotics May Reduce The Ability Of Immune Cells To Kill Bacteria

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Antibiotics normally act in concert with an organism’s immune system to eliminate an infection. However, the drugs can have broad side effects, including eliminating “good” bacteria in the course of fighting off a pathogen. A new study led by researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, MIT, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically […]

Broccoli May Be Good For The Gut

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For the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have more bad news: the vegetable may also help promote a healthy gut. In a study, when mice ate broccoli with their regular diet, they were better able to tolerate digestive issues similar to symptoms of leaky gut and colitis than mice that were not placed […]

Must See Food Documentaries

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There are dozens of documentaries about food out there. Here are some must see food documentaries that will Challenge Conventional Culuture. Modern Frankenfood may not be healthy for us or for our environment. Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry […]