Can Fruits And Vegetables Protect Your Mind?



Following a healthy dietary pattern comprised of fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and a low amount of processed meats helps prevent the onset of depression, a new study says. The study – published in the journal BMC Medicine – suggests that depression could be linked with nutrient deficits. The Research The research looked extensively into diet Read More


Step It Up And Walk It Off!



In the sports arena, the expression “walk it off” means to keep playing even when you’re hurt. In the real world it means that if you’re too sedentary and don’t “walk it off,” you’ll probably wind up hurt – by obesity, diabetes, atrophied muscles, heart disease, stroke, depression, and other maladies – both physical and Read More


Sell-By, Use-By, Best-By Dates: Do You Really Know The Difference?


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Billions of pounds of food are wasted each year – and confusion over date labels is a primary reason. Understanding the difference between sell-by, use-by and best-by dates can help lower this problem. The Sell-By Date The sell-by date label is provided for the retailers to let them know the date the product should be Read More


Can Supplements And Exercise Improve Strength And Muscle Mass For Older Adults?



Sarcopenia is defined as the loss of muscle strength and function. It is known and accepted as a natural part of aging but is also a growing public concern because of the risk for falls, injury and decline in quality of life. But Rick Sharp, a professor of kinesiology and Iowa State University researcher, is Read More


Tooth Brushing App Reveals Benefits Such As Longer Brushing



Research published in the British Dental Journal shows that Brush DJ, an app designed to encourage youngsters to adopt and maintain an effective oral health care routine using evidence-based techniques, is effective in its aims. Brush DJ was launched on the Apple App Store at the end of 2011 and in 2013 it was accepted Read More


Dr. Petra Wilder-Smith Pioneers Use Of Laser Technology To Noninvasively Detect And Treat Oral Cancers



Ever since her student days in the dental clinic at Guy’s Hospital in London, Dr. Petra Wilder-Smith has been looking for ways to do things differently. At the time, regular biopsies were standard practice to monitor precancerous mouth lesions before they possibly metastasized. But in a majority of cases, the patients did not return after Read More


Dentists Disagree On Proper Brushing Technique


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Brushing teeth is an important part of your patients’ dental care routine for a healthy mouth and smile. Dentists, are you giving your patients good advice on how to brush teeth properly? It may surprise you but this supposedly simple advice has become inconsistent between many dentists and associations, research shows. The study, published in the Read More


Cholesterol: Good Vs. Bad – What’s It All About?



September is National Cholesterol Education Month and there’s good news to report: A recent study by nutritional scientists in Boston revealed that kids who drink fewer sugary drinks can increase their good cholesterol.   Conducted over a period of 12 months, 690 children ages eight to 15 participated in the study, the result of which Read More


Understanding The Difference Between Beef And Bean Meals



A new study – conducted by the Journal of Food Science – reveals that a bean-based meal provides a similar feeling of fullness compared to a beef-based meal. The research was conducted at the University of Minnesota and involved 28 participants – 14 men and 14 women. They were instructed to consume two test lunches Read More


A Fresh Take On Detoxing



Stop a minute and look at yourself. Your body is a marvelous machine. Take your liver and kidneys for example. Your liver helps with food digestion, nutrient storage, protein production, and detoxing your body. And your kidneys filter and purify your blood. Sometimes we make their jobs more difficult by eating the wrong foods, and Read More


Does High-Intensity Training Deliver Results For Older Men And Women?



Despite what we already know about high-intensity training – or HIT – what has not been known is if HIT delivers the same results for older men and women. What was previously discovered about high-intensity training is that: It is often recommended as a way to improve cardiovascular fitness in men and women. HIT exercise Read More


The Link Between Apples And Healthier Food Choices



Cornell Food & Brand Lab researchers have learned that participants who ate an apple before going grocery shopping bought 25 percent more fruits and vegetables than those who didn’t. The researchers recommend having a small, healthy snack such as a piece of fruit before shopping to decrease hunger and possibly select healthier items. The research Read More


September Is Healthy Aging Month



There are 74 million baby boomers aged 51 to 69. So in the autumn of our years, it’s appropriate that September is Healthy Aging Month. Most of us baby boomers have never been famous for acting our age. But now more than ever, it’s important for us to put our age into perspective, because our Read More


New Cooking Oil Minimizes Cancer And Cardiovascular Disease Risks



A new cooking oil formulated using natural herbal extracts is not only capable of reducing oil absorption in cooking and can be used repeatedly for at least 80 times – but it is also found to minimize risks of getting cancer and cardiovascular disease. Invented by Professor Suhaila and researchers at the University of Putra Read More


A New Way To Control High Blood Pressure



A new study – published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension – supports a strategy designed to lower blood pressure. Scientists from Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London say they were able to successfully improve blood pressure control among patients with severe intolerance to antihypertensive medication. They did so by using Read More