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Dec 2020

High Blood Pressure at Any Age, No Matter How Long You Have It, May Speed Cognitive Decline


Lipid Identified in Human Breast Milk May Play Important Role in Early Childhood Weight 

Natural Antibiotics Produced in Wounds Increase Sleep and Survival After Injury

Poor Sleep Can Lead to Depression in Adolescents

Drinking Linked to a Decline in Brain Health from Cradle to Grave

Nov 2020


Researchers Find How Stress and the Circadian Clock Affect Sleep


Aim to Exceed Weekly Recommended Physical Activity Level to Offset Health Harms of Prolonged Sitting


Obesity Is Not Only the Individual's Responsibility


Chronic Alcohol Use Reshapes the Brain's Immune Landscape, Driving Anxiety and Addiction

Mediterranean Diet Helps Reduce Effects of Stress in Animal Model


Children Born Extremely Preterm Are More Likely to Be Diagnosed With Depression


Dopamine Surge Reveals How Even for Mice, 'There's No Place Like Home'


Early-Life Events Linked to Lung Health in Young Adulthood

How Air Pollution Affects Homeless Populations

Western Diet Impairs Odor-Related Learning and Olfactory Memory in Mice

Avoiding Inflammatory Foods Can Lower Heart Disease, Stroke Risk
Teens Who Participate in Extracurriculars, Get Less Screen Time, Have Better Mental Health

Oct 2020


Study Shows Active Older Adults Have Better Physical and Mental Health

Exercise and Nutrition Regimen Benefits Physical, Cognitive Health
The 'goldilocks Day': The Perfect Day for Kids' Bone Health
'Use It or Lose It': Regular Social Engagement Linked to Healthier Brain Microstructure in Older Adults
Big Babies Could Be at Higher Risk of Common Heart Rhythm Disorder in Adulthood


Sep 2020

Girls Benefit from Doing Sports

Association Between Screen Time Use, Diet and Other Health Factors

High-Fiber Diet, Low Level Inflammation: Sidestepping the Effects of Radiation

Yoga and Meditation Reduce Chronic Pain

Sport and Memory Go Hand in Hand

Scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased

Ten Minutes of Massage or Rest to Fight Stress

How We Sleep Today May Forecast When Alzheimer's Disease Begins

Red Hot Meat: The Wrong Recipe for Heart Disease

Circadian Rhythms Help Guide Waste from Brain

These Lifestyle Choices Can Reduce the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease
Heavy Electronic Media Use in Late Childhood Linked to Lower Academic Performance
Exposure to Cadmium in the Womb Linked to Childhood Asthma and Allergies

Handgrip Strength Shown to Identify People at High Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

August 2020

Infants in Households With Very Low Food Security May Have Greater Obesity Risk

A Coffee and Catnap Keep You Sharp on the Nightshift, Study Suggests

Preventing Infection, Facilitating Healing: New Biomaterials from Spider Silk

Pollution Exposure at Work May Be Associated With Heart Abnormalities Among Latinx Community

Long Naps May Be Bad for Health
Depressed or Anxious Teens Risk Heart Attacks in Middle Age
Hydroxychloroquine Plus Azithromycin Increases Heart Risk, Finds Global Study
Breastfeeding's Legacy May Protect Against Diabetes
Magnetic Stimulation Dramatically Improves Fecal Incontinence
Less 'sticky' Cells Become More Cancerous
No Safe Level of Caffeine Consumption for Pregnant Women and Would-Be Mothers

Excessive Fructose, Leaky Gut and Fatty Liver

Are Antivitamins the New Antibiotics?
Each Human Gut Has a Viral 'Fingerprint'
Antibodies That May Protect Against COVID-19
Fat Crystals Trigger Chronic Inflammation

Re-Engineered Enzyme Could Help Reverse Damage from Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to an Immune Cell Run Amok


Global Gut Health Experts Guide Growth of Synbiotics


Living at Higher Altitudes Associated With Higher Levels of Child Stunting


Deep Chest Compressions Can Prevent Brain Damage During Cardiac Arrest


Yoga Linked With Improved Symptoms in Heart Patients


Study Focuses on Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet Effect on Older Populations

Autism-Cholesterol Link

Cashew Shell Compound Appears to Mend Damaged Nerves
Antibiotics Associated With Increased Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Protein Produced by the Nervous System May Help Treatments for Inflammatory Diseases
Opioid Use Can Trigger Deafness
Long-Term Exposure to Traffic Noise May Impact Weight Gain in the UK Population
Negative Side Effects of Opioids Could Be Coming from Users' Own Immune Systems
Micro And Nanoplastics Detectable in Human Tissues

Why Seasonal Flu Shots Don't 'Stick' Long-Term

Gaining Weight, Young Adult-Midlife: Mortality

Overweight and Pregnant: Unborn Child's Brain

Improving Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries


Yoga Shown to Improve Anxiety, Study Shows


Nutrition Labelling Is Improving Nation's Diet


Plant-Based 'meats' Improve Some Cardiovascular Risk Factors Compared With Red Meat
Gluten in Wheat: What Has Changed During 120 Years of Breeding
 Schooling Is Critical for Cognitive Health Throughout Life
Prenatal Depression Can Alter Child's Brain Connectivity, Affect Behavior

What Keep Body's Master Circadian Clock Ticking?

Heavier Smoking: Skyrocketing Health Risks
Lead Poisoning Could Cut Gene Expression in ...
Placebos Prove Powerful Even When People Know They're Taking One
Vitamin D Twice a Day May Keep Vertigo Away

Vegetarian Source of Vitamin B12: Fermented ...

Heart: Targeting 'Bad' Cholesterol May Not Work

July 2020

Aerobic Exercise Could Have the Final Say on Fatty Livers


Antibiotics Use Early in Life Increases Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Later in Life

Stem Cells in Optic Nerve Preserve Vision
Students' Mental Health: Learn to Breathe
Forty Percent of Dementia Cases Could Be Prevented or Delayed by Targeting 12 Risk Factors Throughout Life

Lithium in Drinking Water Linked With Lower Suicide Rates

Neurons Genetically Programmed for Long Lives

Combating Incurable Viral Infections
New Regenerative Therapies

Wealthier Men Are More Likely to Develop High Blood Pressure


Plant-Based Diets Shown to Lower Blood Pressure Even With Limited Meat and Dairy


Turmeric could have antiviral properties

Exercising in Polluted Air and Blood Pressure

Brain Cells That Trigger Sugar Cravings

Fruits and Veggies May Protect Against Diabetes

Asthma and allergies more common in teens who stay up late

'Biologically relevant' levels of a fertility hormone are detected in human hair samples

Insufficient Sleep Harms Children's Mental ...
Researchers Develop Software to Find Drug-Resistant Bacteria
The Hair-Raising Reason for Goosebumps
Hot flushes and night sweats linked to 70% increase in cardiovascular disease
Stretching your legs may help prevent diseases such as heart diseases and diabetes
Giant leap in diagnosing liver disease
Exercise can slow or prevent vision loss, study finds
Why do arteries age? Study explores link to gut bacteria, diet
Universal gut microbiome-derived signature predicts cirrhosis
June 2020

Raw Milk May Do More Harm Than Good


Air Pollution's Connection to Infant Mortality

Repeated Head Impacts Associated With Later-Life Depression Symptoms, Worse Cognitive Function


People With High Cholesterol Should Eliminate Carbs, Not Saturated Fat, Study Suggests


The Gut Shields the Liver from Fructose-Induced Damage

Excessive Sugar Intake Linked With Unhealthy Fat

Eyesight Improved by Looking at Deep Red Light

Exercise Ups Benefits of Breast Milk for Babies

Air Pollution's Connection to Infant Mortality

Biomedical Researchers Get Closer to Why Eczema Happens

Working With Artificial Stone: Silicosis Risk

High-protein diets help insects to fight against blood parasites

Sleep, death and ... the gut?
Disrupted sleep increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by promoting inflammation
Cholesterol levels dropping in Western nations -- but rising in Asia

May 2020

Food Processing May Remove Higher Fiber Benefits

Walking or Cycling to Work Associated With Reduced Risk of Early Death and Illness

Exercise Improves Memory, Boosts Blood Flow to Brain

Adding a Blend of Spices to a Meal May Help Lower Inflammation

Mindfulness training shows promise for people with MS

How to improve the pneumococcus vaccine

Scientists Eliminate Drug Side Effects

Dairy-Rich Diet Linked to Lower Risk of High BP

Walking or Cycling to Work Cuts Risk of ...

Army of Microbes On Human Teeth
Fatty Food: Ability to Focus May Falter

Drinking Sugary Drinks Daily and CVD Risk

Surplus Antioxidants Are Pathogenic for Hearts

Signs of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Detected in Womb

Excess Coffee Consumption and Poor Health

Celiac Disease Tied to Common Chemical ...

Genetic Role in Weight Gain from Birth Control

Plasma Medicine Research Highlights Antibacterial Effects and Potential Uses

Sex, Genes and Vulnerability

For Better Migraine Treatment, Try Adding Some Downward Dogs

Certain Foods Common in Diets of US Adults With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Nicotine Exposure Alone Leads to Pulmonary Hypertension, Study Suggests


April 2020


Plant Extract Combo May Relieve Hangover Symptoms

Berries, Apples and Tea Protect Against ...

How Bacteria Becomes Multidrug-Resistant

Diabetes Reversed in Mice: CRISPR

How stress remodels the brain

How Vulnerable Cells Armor Themselves

Veggies Linked to Lower Risk of Premature Birth

Celiac disease linked to increased risk of premature death

Compound in fruit peels halts damage and spurs neuronal repair in multiple sclerosis

Fiber Consumption Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

How silver ions kill bacteria

Novel role for dopamine that impacts gene expression related to cocaine abuse
A damaged fertilized egg sends signal that helps mother live a longer healthy life

Mindfulness Program May Benefit Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Early Bedtime May Help Children Maintain Healthy Weight

Gut Communicates With the Entire Brain Through Cross-Talking Neurons

Lifestyle Changes Could Delay Memory Problems in Old Age, Depending on Our Genes

Mar 2020

How Stress Remodels the Brain

Regular Exercise Benefits Immunity -- Even in Isolation

Experiences of Undesired Effects of Hormonal Contraception

'Natural killer' cells could halt Parkinson's progression

Brain or muscles, what do we lose first?

Commonly used mouthwash could make saliva significantly more acidic, change microbes

Higher daily step count linked with lower all-cause mortality

How bacteria form communities on the human tongue

How trans fats assist cell death

Too Much Salt Weakens the Immune System

Music as medicine? 30 minutes a day shows benefits after heart attack

Getting too little -- or too much -- sleep may be bad for the heart

Brain-doping produced by your own body

Nanostructured rubber-like material with optimal properties could replace human tissue

'Natural Killer' Cells Could Halt Parkinson's

Quality of Life Can Predict How Long We Live

Intermittent Fasting Helps Prevent Disease

Molecule found in oranges could reduce obesity and prevent heart disease and diabetes

Feb 2020

Eating a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables, soy linked to lower stroke risk

A promising new strategy to help broken bones heal faster

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