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17 Jan

Study Links Lack of Motivation to Inflammation

A new study published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences has established a link between our dopaminergic drive (the motivation to do things) and chronic low-grade inflammation. The hypothesis presented by the researchers from Emory University is that "inflammatory cytokines signal...

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10 Jan

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE MODEL ASSOCIATED WITH QUALITY OF LIFE IMPROVEMENTS

The functional medicine model of health care focuses on the dynamic processes that result in chronic disease. It relies on the analysis of function at the organ system, organ, tissue, cellular and subcellular levels, and is referred to as a systems-biology-based model that addresses the...

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06 Jan

Could Running Be Associated with a Lower Risk of Mortality?

A study has uncovered that running or jogging, regardless of the amount above one session per week, could be associated with lower rates of mortality. A 2017 study established that physical exercise has the ability to reduce cellular aging by nine years. This was proven by measuring the length...

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02 Jan

New Paper Exposes Science Behind Intermittent Fasting

With the new year come new resolutions that oftentimes involve losing weight. Perhaps intermittent fasting is on the 2020 agenda.

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20 Dec

Could Psychosocial Stress Be a Root Cause of Obesity?

A 2019 study has unveiled an interesting connection between cumulative exposure to a wide range of psychosocial stressors and the risk of obesity.

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12 Dec

Stress Affects People Differently

A new research paper published in the journal JNeurosci studied how chronic stress affects brains differently. In studying the stress and reward centers of the brain, researchers identified their impact on mood. Prakash et al. found that the number of serotonin neurons in the area of the brain...

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09 Dec

New Evidence Suggests Stress Is Even Worse Than We Thought

The chemical cascade triggered by stress causes radical changes to multiple brain functions, sparking the immediate decisions necessary to survive threats. It happens in milliseconds. How is this feat of near-instant brain connectivity possible? A recent study published in the journal Neuron ...

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02 Dec

New Study Reveals How Memories are Formed When We Sleep

A paper published in the Science Journal on October 18, 2019 has altered what we previously thought about delta waves and memory formation. For decades, we have thought that the brain rests during deep stage 3 of NREM sleep. However, scientists at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in...

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27 Nov

Practicing Gratitude Has Lasting Health Benefits

Previous research has linked the regular practice of gratitude with a host of benefits, both physical and emotional. A 2016 study examined the neural basis of gratitude expression and how it may have even more long-term effects on brain activity than previously known.

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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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