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19 Nov

AIR POLLUTION CAN SEND OUR DETOX SYSTEMS INTO OVERDRIVE

A team of scientists has uncovered new information about the inflammatory effects of airborne particles from diesel fumes that can worsen asthma symptoms.

In recent years, it was shown in a large-scale study that a mutation in the chemical messengers that promote inflammation may be related to...

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11 Nov

Breakthrough Research On Indian Barberry

Indian Barberry, also known as “Berberis aristata,” "Chutro," “Daruharidra,” or “tree turmeric” has recently been under scientific scrutiny for its promotion of healthy microbial balance. The rise in resistant microbial strains and highly infectious agents around the globe has led to a search...

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04 Nov

100% Fruit Juice Drinks Similar to "Sugar-Sweetened Beverages"

A new study from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health has uncovered that drinking more sugary beverages, whether they contain added or naturally-occurring sugar, is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes.

The connection between the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages such as...

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28 Oct

A HIGH-SUGAR DIET DEPLETES BRAIN HEALTH COMPOUNDS

Researchers from the University of Michigan have found that when fruit flies are put on a high sugar diet, key metabolites related to brain health become depleted.        

A previous study performed in the same institution showed that an increase in the metabolite glucosamine-6-phosphate with a...

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23 Oct

Study Suggests Stress in the Evening is No Good

A research study conducted at Japan's Hokkaido University and published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology Reports explored how the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis responds to acute psychological at different times of the day. 

Lead researcher Yujiro Yamanaka, and his team studied...

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15 Oct

A Clear Link Between Bad Mood and Inflammation

Researchers from Penn State have found that low mood might be a sign of poor health. Inflammation is part of the body's natural immune response, but chronic inflammation elicits the onset of disease. In the Penn State study, inflammatory markers were established from serum levels and correlated...

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08 Oct

New Study Discovers a Neuro-Immune Connection

A research study by the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine found new vessels that directly connect the brain to the immune system. This pathway was previously not thought to exist. Like every other tissue in the body, the brain is connected to the peripheral immune system through...

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01 Oct

New Study Explores How Probiotics Could Influence US Healthcare Costs

A new economic modeling study published in Frontiers in Pharmacology last month explored how probiotics can be used to reduce healthcare costs while "instilling a spirit of proactivity for healthcare providers". Acute respiratory tract infections (RTI), pose a heavy burden on the US healthcare...

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23 Sep

Amazonian Tribe Study Shows an Evolution of the Microbiota

A study presented in the journal Science Advances revealed key information on how the human gut microbiome is changing over time, which also influences our immune response. 

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18 Sep

New Study Highlights Protective Effects of Zinc

The connection between zinc deficiency and susceptibility to bacterial infection has long been known, but the exact mechanisms by which zinc provides protection remained elusive. That was until Professor Christopher McDevitt of the University of Melbourne led a research study that uncovered the...

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