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Hibiscus extracts can be used to provide natural food coloring WITH health benefits / Michelle Simmons - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(Natural News) Extracts from hibiscus calyces could be used as a natural food coloring, which can provide health benefits at the same time, according to a study published in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness. The study, written by Aly R. Abdel-Moemin from Helwan University in Egypt,...

Street drug laced with BUG SPRAY transforms casual users into crazed ZOMBIES / Tracey Watson - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(Natural News) One of the least expensive but deadliest street drugs available today is known as KD, Katie or Zombie. This drug may contain different ingredients, but the common denominator is always bug spray. Users take marijuana, banana leaves, tobacco or spice and lace it with a bug spray, mo...

Use of most-prescribed diabetes drug, metformin, during pregnancy found to increase risk of obesity in the child / Zoey Sky - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(Natural News) According to the results of a study, women who take metformin, a common diabetes medication, could be putting their children at increased risk of being obese or overweight. More pregnant women with gestational diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are taking metformin to t...

Good for body and mind: Women who go for a walk at least twice a week reduce their risk of heart failure by 20 percent / Zoey Sky - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
(Natural News) According to a recent study, “[walking] for at least 40 minutes several times per week at an average to fast pace is associated with a near 25-percent drop in the risk of heart failure among post-menopausal women.” Dr. Somwail Rasla, a cardiologist at Saint Vincent Hospital, ex...

Tai Chi found to significantly improve knee movement and flexibility in osteoarthritis patients / Jessica Dolores - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(Natural News) The day is sunny and bright. You’re looking forward to a fun weekend at the park with your family. The picnic basket is prepared, and so are the children’s toys and favorite things. But your knee suddenly hurts, and you could hardly walk. A few minutes later, it’s swelling a...

Using nutrition to manage different stages of Alzheimer’s disease / Jessica Dolores - - Reading time < 1 mins - Share :
(Natural News) The occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease has grown significantly over the years. It now makes up a significant 50 to 70 percent of dementia syndromes. The disease, described as a continuous neurodegenerative disease that occurs in three stages – mild, moderate and severe – has b...

Nutritional supplementation may provide neuroprotective effects against brain trauma / Ralph Flores - - Reading time < 1 mins - Share :
(Natural News) Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries may potentially benefit from the use of nutritional supplementation, according to a study from Texas Christian University. In the study, the researchers talked about how specific nutrients and nutraceuticals can affect a wider number p...

Who becomes a hero? It is more than just a personality trait

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We tend to think of heroes in terms of a psychological profile: brave, altruistic, strong. But a new study suggests that for at least one kind of heroism, it takes a village to save a life.

Prenatal stress changes brain connectivity in-utero

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The time babies spend in the womb is far from idle. The brain is changing more rapidly during this time than at any other time in development. It is an active time for the fetus to grow and explore, and of course connect to its mother. New evidence from in-utero fetal brain scans shows, for the f...

Looking deeper into brain function

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As neuroscience enters the era of big data bases, a new approach could offer a deeper and more systematic understanding of brain function, scientists argue.

A simple method developed for 3-D bio-fabrication based on bacterial cellulose

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Bacterial cellulose can be used in food, cosmetics and biomedical applications, such as implants and artificial organs.

Intricacies of the pursuit of higher self-control

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Self-control is a central human capacity associated with a wide range of personal and societal advantages. In view of its benefits, increasing self-control among children and adults has been advocated as a remedy to many of society's ailments, from childhood obesity to adulthood criminal behavior...

Improve your information security by giving employees more options

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove A recent study suggests information security managers and supervisors could have gre...

Ultrathin endoscope captures neurons firing deep in the brain

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Researchers have developed an endoscope as thin as a human hair that can image the activity of neurons in the brains of living mice, giving researchers access to areas that cannot be seen with microscopes or other types of endoscopes.

Opioid analgesics reduce use of antipsychotics in persons with Alzheimer's disease

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Initiating an opioid analgesic reduced the use of antipsychotics and benzodiazepines in persons with Alzheimer's disease, a recent study shows. These drugs are frequently prescribed to treat behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia, which can be worsened by other symptoms, such as pain.

Chance is a factor in the survival of species

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In a major study, biologists have studied the role of chance in whether a species survives or dies out locally. One possible consequence according to the researchers, is that although conservation initiatives can save endangered species, sometimes chance can override such efforts.

Gulf of Mexico dead zone not expected to shrink anytime soon

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Achieving water quality goals for the Gulf of Mexico may take decades, according to ...

New method speeds up development of medication

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Researchers have developed a novel method that speeds up the process of determining crystal structures of organic salts and significantly reduces the effort required to do so. As about 40 percent of all active pharmaceutical ingredients are salts, this new crystallographic method is set to greatl...

Blood lead levels of Flint children before and after water crisis

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Flint children's blood lead levels were nearly three times higher almost a decade before the year of the Flint water crisis, new research shows.

Four types of employees who are potential insider threats

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Academics have identified four types of employees who can become a threat to their companies – and explained the reasons why their workplace behavior declines.

Drug reduces inflammation in stroke patients

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove An anti-inflammatory drug given to patients in the early stages of a stroke has been...