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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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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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