- Almonds, as well as being high in vitamin E and other minerals, are also thought to have other health benefits, such as reducing cholesterol. Recently published work by the Institute of Food Research (IFR) has identified potential prebiotic properties of almonds that could help improve our digestive health by increasing levels of beneficial gut bacteria.
Prebiotic potential of almonds Unique lipid helps probiotics multiply and prosper
- Adults with type 2 diabetes who eat unhealthy, high-fat meals may experience memory declines immediately afterward, but this can be offset by taking antioxidant vitamins with the meal, according to new research from Baycrest [a Toronto-based Research Center for Aging and the Brain.]
Adults with type 2 diabetes may experience memory declines immediately after eating unhealthy meal
- Any mother who’s ever felt a jolt of joy at her babys first grin knows how intoxicating that can be. Now, scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine say theres more to the baby buzz than just a rush of happy feelings.
Baby’s first smiles give mom’s brain a buzz
- A new technique may help newly diagnosed cancer patients preserve their eggs, and perhaps their fertility, before chemotherapy, German researchers said on Monday. Currently, many women collect and freeze some of their eggs to try to have children after their cancer treatment, which can make them infertile. The process can take up to six weeks.
Fertility technique targets women with cancer
- The corticosteroid drug budesonide, given as a nasal spray for 6 weeks, benefits children with mild sleep apnea, a study shows. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when soft tissues in the nose and throat collapse, blocking breathing for brief but frequent periods during sleep.
Steroid nasal spray eases mild sleep apnea in kids
- Prevention efforts such as losing weight, kicking the smoking habit, lowering cholesterol and taking an aspirin a day could cut heart attacks in the United States by 36 percent and strokes by 20 percent in the next three decades, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
Heart disease prevention tips save lives: study
- More and more people are living longer. But living to extreme old age is unusual and tends to run in some families. A new study, supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), aims to learn more about the secrets to long healthy life, and investigators are seeking long-lived families to help study this important question.
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