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Beta-Carotene A Powerhouse Anti-Oxidant

  Vitamin A is one of nature’s most valuable anti-oxidants, and is also vital for preventing and fighting infection. Well known animal sources are foods such as egg yolks, milk and liver, along with the traditionally reviled fish liver oils. Plant sources, however, will be more palatable for many, and ...

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6 Sure-Fire Tips to Prevent Glaucoma Naturally

by Dr. Mercola Natural Ways to Lower Your Eye Pressure You do have another option, though, as surprising as it may sound the same lifestyle changes that lower blood pressure typically also work to lower your eye pressure, thereby helping to prevent and even treat glaucoma without a risk of ...

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Blood pressure drugs rethink urged – BBC News

Current guidelines – issued by England’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – suggest patients should only take medication when their blood pressure levels reach 140 mmHg.   They found those patients at highest risk – including smokers with high cholesterol levels and people over 65s with diabetes – ...

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Dementia loved ones ‘benefit from visits’ – BBC News

Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said: “After spending time with friends and family over the festive period, New Year can be a bleak and lonely time for people with dementia and their carers. It’s so important for people with dementia to feel connected throughout the year.   “Spending ...

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Sugars in Western diets increase risk for breast cancer tumors and metastasis: Study in mice points to sugar’s impact on inflammatory pathways as culprit — ScienceDaily

The findings, published in the Jan. 1, 2016 online issue of #Cancer Research, demonstrated dietary sugar’s effect on an enzymatic signaling pathway known as 12-LOX (12-lipoxygenase).   “We found that sucrose intake in mice comparable to levels of Western diets led to increased tumor growth and metastasis, when compared to ...

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Smoking ‘linked to earlier menopause’ – BBC News

Comparing smokers with women who had never smoked, researchers found those who said they smoked heavily (more than 25 cigarettes a day) were likely to have faced the menopause 18 months earlier than non-smokers.   And non-smokers who had experienced many years of exposure to passive smoke – for example ...

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Insensitive irritable bowel syndrome studied: Enteric nerves of patients with irritable bowel syndrome have reduced sensitivity — ScienceDaily

Irritable bowel syndrome affects around ten to 15 percent of people in industrialized countries. The disease is associated with typical symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating and irregular bowel movements. It had long been speculated that irritable bowel syndrome is a psychosomatic disorder triggered by stress. To date, there is ...

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Inflammation can fan the flames of depression — ScienceDaily

‘Inflammation: Depression Fans the Flames and Feasts on the Heat’ appeared in a recent edition of the American Journal of Psychiatry. The study reviewed 200 existing papers on depression and inflammation.   “In the health area of psychology at Rice, we’re very focused on the intersection of health behavior, psychology ...

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New information about bacterial enzymes to help scientists develop more effective antibiotics, cancer drugs — ScienceDaily

Armed with this new information, researchers can use it to manipulate nature’s biosynthetic machinery to produce more effective #antibiotics and #cancer-fighting drugs.   Streptomyces are Gram-positive bacteria that live in soil. These bacteria possess a complex metabolism and are known to naturally produce clinically useful compounds.   One large class ...

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Using light to treat Alzheimer’s disease — ScienceDaily

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This is great news for people who are going through #Alzheimer‘s disease and there families .. Beta-amyloid plaques are known to cause Alzheimer’s disease. This research finding suggests new ways to treat neurodegenerative illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease. It was published online as the lead article in the September 21th issue ...

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Childhood obesity linked to poverty, parenting style: Strategies to combat the rising problem need to reflect these factors, suggests new research from Concordia University — ScienceDaily

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  It’s not just genes that are the cause: socio-demographic and environmental elements are also contributing factors. Lower socio-economic status, living in neighbourhoods that aren’t walkable and poor access to fresh fruits and vegetables can all increase the risk of being overweight.   With #obesity rates on the rise, a ...

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