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weight

If you really want to keep the weight off, eat good food regularly and don’t go on fad diets

Regularly eat good food and ditch fad diets if you really want to maintain a healthy weight, according to a study published in the journal Eating Behaviors.The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Helsinki, also found that going on a diet and skipping meals makes a person gain weight faster instead of preventing it. “Often, people […]

horse mint

Medicinal uses, effects and benefits of horse mint

A review of studies published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine discussed the medicinal and phytochemical properties of horse mint. The study review was conducted by a team of researchers from Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences and Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. The research team reviewed studies that looked at the pharmacological activities, therapeutic indications, and phytochemicals of horse […]

acupuncture

Acupuncture found to calm heart rate, increase stamina in athletes engaging in high-intensity training

Acupuncture can normalize heart rate as well as increase the stamina of athletes undergoing high-intensity training, a study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine has found. Prolonged and high-intensity training sessions typically cause athletes to accumulate fatigue and show a decline in performance which increases the risk of sports injuries. Fortunately, recovery and athletic performance can be […]

Niacin, vitamin B3, may improve cognitive and physical function by preventing neurological damage

Niacin, vitamin B3, may improve cognitive and physical function by preventing neurological damage

Vitamin B3 derivative called nicotinamide riboside may protect against neurological damage and enhance both cognitive and physical function, a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) showed. The study focused on the effect of nicotinamide riboside on Alzheimer’s-related brain damage in mouse models. Nicotinamide riboside is naturally found in small amounts of […]

facebook

Former insiders launch awareness campaign to warn users about the addictive dangers of Facebook and Google

Former employees of Google and Facebook are campaigning to warn users about the addictive dangers posed by social media networks like Google and Facebook, according to a Daily Mail Online report. Tristan Harris, who was a former in-house ethicist at Google, is leading the new group called the Center for Humane Technology which campaigns to raise awareness about the negative […]

prostate cancer

Mediterranean diet linked with lower risk of prostate cancer

A study carried out by a team of scientists from Spain discovered that following a Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of developing prostate cancer. In the study, they analyzed the association of Mediterranean dietary patterns with prostate cancer risk. In conducting the study, the research team used the data from the Multicase-Control Study on Common […]

Licorice-Root

Licorice root outperforms anti-viral meds for cold sores: Teenage girl is finally cured after trying every conventional treatment

An 18-year-old girl who had cold sores since she was five said that the only treatment that effectively worked to manage her sores is a licorice balm. Indigo Faulkner tried a lot of topical treatments and even anti-viral medications prescribed by her doctor to treat her cold sores, but all of these failed. She had suffered […]

DHA

Essential brain food: Here’s why you probably need DHA supplements

More than half, or 60 percent, of the brain is composed of fat. Thus, healthy fats play a crucial role in the brain’s development. In particular, omega-3 fatty acids are the most important when it comes to the brain’s structure and performance. These are essential fats that can be found in foods such as fish, vegetable oils, nuts, flaxseeds, flaxseed […]

Licorice-Root

Licorice root for heart health? When combined with other herbal compounds, it regulates calcium proteins to protect your heart muscle

Combining the herbal compounds of Radix aconiti carmichaeli and licorice could regulate calcium proteins and protect the heart, according to a new study. A team of researchers from Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in China studied whether the active components — aconitine, liquiritin, and glycyrrhetinic acid — found in Radix aconiti carmichaeli and licorice could lead to the regulation of intracellular calcium homeostasis […]

spying

It’s not your imagination — your phone really is spying on you: Hundreds of Android apps use the microphone to secretly monitor and record your TV habits

Your phone is actually spying on you. They may not be listening to your conversations, but they are using your device’s microphone to gather information on the ads, TV shows, and movies you watch. A new report from The New York Timesrevealed that more than 250 gaming apps use the monitoring software called Alphonso, which gathers information […]