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Health News 2021


December 2021

Exposure to Formaldehyde at Work Linked to Cognitive Problems Later

People With IBD Have More Microplastics in Their Feces

For IBS, Specific Diets Are Less Important Than Expected


Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates Damages Reproductive Tissue in Female Mice


New Discovery on How Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Reduce Atherosclerosis

Keeping Active Through Varied Activities Can Reduce Risk of Developing Dementia 

A Diet Rich in Plant-Based Products Reduces the Risk of Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly

Exposure to Toxic Metals May Increase Risk of Clogged Arteries
Sunshine May Shield Children, Young Adults from MS
A Daily Dose of Yogurt Could Be the Go-to Food to Manage High Blood Pressure
Stress Makes Life’s Clock Tick Faster: Chilling out Slows It Down


November 2021 

Only Alcohol -- Not Caffeine, Diet or Lack of Sleep -- Might Trigger Heart Rhythm Condition

How Eating Less in Early Life Could Help With Reproduction Later on
Aspirin Is Linked With Increased Risk of Heart Failure in Some
How Do We Know We're Tired?
Insulin in the Brain Influences Dopamins Levels
Study Links Stress to Crohn’s Disease Flare-Ups
Rye a Better Choice Than Wheat for Weight Loss
Mushroom Consumption May Lower Risk of Depression
Research Review Shows Intermittent Fasting Works for Weight Loss, Health Changes

Sitting More Linked to Increased Feelings of Depression, Anxiety

Galectin-1 Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Flame Retardants Linked to Autistic-Like Behavior, Research Finds
Save the Planet (and Your Health) by Steering Clear of Sweets and Pastries
Blood Metabolites Associated With Coffee Consumption May Affect Kidney Disease Risk
For Women, Greater Exposure to Estrogen in Life May Protect Brain Regions That Are Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s
Strategies for the Regeneration of Myelin
It Takes Cellular Teamwork to Heal the Intestine
Hand Washing and Sanitizing Not Enough: Close That Toilet Lid After Flushing!
Forest Fires Linked to Low Birth Weight in Newborns
Potential Strategy for Fighting Obesity
Lack of Sleep Affecting Students’ Mental Health Especially Women
October 2021
Mindful Breathing for Pain Control: Like Yin and Yang

Bone Mineral Density Decreases Less Than Expected After Menopause

Potentially Harmful Industrial Chemicals Detected in US Fast Foods
The Path from Pollutants in Food to a Heightened Allergic Response
Release of Chemical Dopamine in Infant Brains May Help Control Early Social Development
Dragging Your Feet? Lack of Sleep Affects Your Walk
Increased Consumption of Whole Grains Could Significantly Reduce the Economic Impact of Type 2 Diabetes
New Research Finds Air Pollution Reduces Sperm Counts Through Brain Inflammation
A Diet of Essential Amino Acids Could Keep Dementia at Bay
Common Antidepressant Should No Longer Be Used to Treat People With Dementia

Screen Time Linked to Risk of Myopia in Young People

Clean Air Matters for a Healthy Brain
Massage Doesn’t Just Make Muscles Feel Better, It Makes Them Heal Faster and Stronger
Iron Deficiency in Middle Age Is Linked With Higher Risk of Developing Heart Disease
Natural Compound in Basil May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology
Low-Sodium Salt Prevents Stroke
Eating Walnuts Daily Lowered 'Bad' Cholesterol and May Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

September 2021

 Small but Mighty: Microgreens Go from Trendy Vegetables to Functional Food

Happiness in Early Adulthood May Protect Against Dementia
Intense Workouts Before Bedtime Won’t Guarantee a Good Night’s Rest, New Research Shows
Back Pain: Psychological Treatment Shown to Yield Strong, Lasting Pain Relief, Alter Brain Networks
Nasal Microbiota Holds Clues to Who Will Develop Symptoms from Novel Coronavirus
Children Who Eat More Fruit and Veggies Have Better Mental Health
Spouses Really Are Together in Sickness and in Health Suggests New Study
Healthy Changes in Diet, Activity Improved Treatment-Resistant High Blood Pressure
Adjusting Fatty Acid Intake May Help With Mood Variability in Bipolar Disorders
'Second-Hand' Psychological Stress Can Lead to Depression in Mice, Finds Study
Intermittent Fasting Can Help Manage Metabolic Disease
Children’s Dislike of Cauliflower, Broccoli Could Be Written in Their Microbiome
Infants Have More Microplastics in Their Feces Than Adults
Meeting Sleep Recommendations Could Lead to Smarter Snacking
Using Internet in Retirement Boosts Cognitive Function
Consuming Fruit and Vegetables and Exercising Can Make You Happier
PFAS Exposure Can Affect Women’s Ability to Breastfeed
Too Much Free Time May Be Almost as Bad as Too Little
Steps Per Day Matter in Middle Age, but Not as Many as You May Think

High Fat Diets Break the Body Clock in Rats, and This Might Be the Underlying Cause of Obesity

Setting the Teeth on Edge: Identifying the Risk Factors for Tooth Loss

Confusing Mishmash of Newborn Bathing Practices at US Hospitals

August 2021

Eating Walnuts Daily Lowered 'bad' Cholesterol and May Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk


Having a Good Listener Improves Your Brain Health
Study Reveals Missing Link Between High-Fat Diet, Microbiota and Heart Disease
Metabolism Changes With Age, Just Not When You Might Think
Scrap the Nap: Study Shows Short Naps Don’t Relieve Sleep Deprivation
People With Stroke Who Walk 30 Minutes Per Day May Have 54% Lower Risk of Early Death
Getting Oxygenated Blood to Exercising Muscles
Ultraprocessed Foods Now Comprise 2/3 of Calories in Children and Teen Diets
Examining Correlation Between Occupational Noise, Heart Disease
Beige Fat 'Indispensable' in Protecting the Brain from Dementia
Growing Evidence of Vitamin K Benefits for Heart Health
Non-Recommended Milk Being Provided to Young Children
Fasting May Help Ward Off Infections, Study in Mice Suggests
Physical Activity Jolts Brain Into Action in the Event of Depression
Eating More Plant Foods May Lower Heart Disease Risk in Young Adults, Older Women

Exercise Improves Health Through Changes on DNA


July 2021

Remember More by Taking Breaks
A Blood Test for Your Body Clock? It's on the Horizon
Postmenopausal Women Can Dance Their Way to Better Health
Exercise May Boost Kids’ Vocabulary Growth
More Than Just Walking: A New Role for Core Brain Region
New Strategy for Drug Design: Keeping Copper Atoms Closer to Keep Bacteria Away
AI Built to Find Anti-Aging Chemical Compounds
'Good Cholesterol' May Protect Liver
Excess Coffee: A Bitter Brew for Brain Health
Higher Levels of Omega-3 Acids in the Blood Increases Life Expectancy by Almost Five Years

Study Finds Calcium Precisely Directs Blood Flow in the Brain

Pandemic of Antibiotic Resistance Is Killing Children in Bangladesh, Researchers Find

Ultra-Processed Food Linked to Higher Risk of IBD
Think About This: Keeping Your Brain Active May Delay Alzheimer's Dementia 5 Years
Antibiotics in Early Life Could Affect Brain Development
Compound Derived from Turmeric Essential Oil Has Neuroprotective Properties
Eating Whole Grains Linked to Smaller Increases in Waist Size, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar
Combining Plant-Based Diet and Healthy Microbiome May Protect Against Multiple Sclerosis

Nanomaterials Shape and Form Influences Their Ability to Cross the Blood Brain Barrier

Being Clean and Hygienic Need Not Impair Childhood Immunity

June 2021

Serving Larger Portions of Veggies May Increase Young Kids' Veggie Consumption
Researchers Find Health Benefits of Connecticut-Grown Sugar Kelp

Potato and Rice Protein Shakes May Be a Viable Vegan Alternative to Whey Protein Shakes, Research Suggests
Milk Protein Could Help Boost Blueberries' Healthfulness
   Adults Who Skip Morning Meal Likely to Miss out on Nutrients
Healthy Fat Impacted by Change in Diet and Circadian Clock
New Health Benefits of Red Seaweeds Unveiled
Plant-Based Diet Protects from Hypertension, Preeclampsia
Music Listening Near Bedtime Disruptive to Sleep


People Who Eat a Healthy Diet Including Whole Fruits May Be Less Likely to Develop Diabetes


May 2021

Waking Just One Hour Earlier Cuts Depression Risk by Double Digits, Study Finds

Myopia Link to Poor Sleep, and Screen Time


Eating More Fruit and Vegetables Linked to Less Stress, Study Finds


Study of 70,000 Individuals Links Dementia to Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease


Obesity During Adolescence Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke as an Adult, Study Finds


All Gas, No Brakes: Testosterone May Act as 'Brake Pedal' on Immune Response


Parks Not Only Safe, but Essential During the Pandemic, Study Finds


Meditative Practice and Spiritual Wellbeing May Preserve Cognitive Function in Aging

Long Term Use of Prescription Meds for Insomnia Not Linked to Better Quality Sleep

Prediabetes May Not Be as Benign as Once Thought

Too Much, Too Little Sleep Linked to Elevated Heart Risks in People Free from Disease

April 2021 

Mar 2021

Sugar Not So Nice for Your Child's Brain Development

Can Drinking Cocoa Protect Your Heart When You're Stressed?
Exercise, Healthy Diet in Midlife May Prevent Serious Health Conditions in Senior Years
Changes in Mouth Bacteria After Drinking Beetroot Juice May Promote Healthy Aging
Fasting Can Be an Effective Way to Start a Diet
Activity Is Good: Varied Activity Is Better
Sleep Troubles May Complicate the Grieving Process
Consumption of Added Sugar Doubles Fat Production

Green Leafy Vegetables Essential for Muscle Strength

Physical Activity Helps Curb Low-Grade Inflammation in Children
Exercise Boosts Blood Flow to the Brain, Study Finds
Weekly Insulin Helps Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Achieve Similar Blood Sugar Control to Daily Insulin
Eating Processed Meat Could Increase Dementia Risk, Researchers Say

Consumption of Added Sugar Doubles Fat Production

Insulin Rises Before Cells Develop Resistance, New Diabetes Research Implies
Exhaustion Linked With Increased Risk of Heart Attack in Men
Study Suggests Role of Sleep in Healing Traumatic Brain Injuries
Breast Cancer: The Risks of Brominated Flame Retardants
Stress Reduction as a Path to Eating Less Fast Food
Adding Triglyceride-Lowering Omega-3 Based Medication to Statins May Lower Stroke Risk

Invasive Weed May Help Treat Some Human Diseases, Researchers Find

Vision Impairment Is Associated With Mortality
Eight Ways Chemical Pollutants Harm the Body

Uncovering Hidden Forever Chemicals

New Discovery Explains Antihypertensive Properties of Green and Black Tea


Feb 2021

Seasonal Variation in Daylight Influences Brain Function


Toddler Sleep Patterns Matter


Diets High in Fructose Could Cause Immune System Damage, Study Suggests

A Sleep Disorder Associated With Shift Work May Affect Gene Function

Long-Term Stress Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attack

 Drinking, Smoking, and Drug Use Linked to Premature Heart Disease in the Young
Regular Caffeine Consumption Affects Brain Structure
Cleaning Product Use Affecting Asthma More During COVID-19 Measures, Survey Finds
Instant Death from Heart Attack More Common in People Who Do Not Exercise

Jan 2021


Air Pollution Poses Risk to Thinking Skills in Later Life

Stress on Every Cell: Mapping the Stress Axis in Detail
Bleeding Gums May Be a Sign You Need More Vitamin C in Your Diet
Afternoon Napping Linked to Mental Agility

Acute Itching in Eczema Patients Linked to Environmental Allergens


Feb 2021

How Air Pollution May Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease


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