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Optometry's Link to Brain Health
Get Eyes Checked to Detect Early Alzheimer’s, Image: Prokrida/Shutterstock.com With the aid of a new infrared camera technology called optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA), early Alzheimer’s disease can be detected by checking the ...

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Lowers Blood Pressure and Body Weight
Walnut Leaves Improve Diabetic Health, Image: Peter Hermes Furian/Shutterstock.com In a double-blind study of 40 Type-2 diabetes patients, Iranian researchers gave half of them 200 milligrams of an extract of...

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Canines Identify Parasites
Sniffing Dogs Can Detect Malaria, Image: Eric Isselee/Shutterstock.com After years of worldwide decline, malaria is on a worrisome upswing, but researchers from Durham University, in the UK, have found a quick...

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People Underestimate the Message
The Power of Thank-You Notes, Image: TukkataMoji/Shutterstock.com Practicing gratitude is a healthy habit, yet people often hesitate to write heartfelt thank-you notes to people that have touched their lives. Researchers at...

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Oral Health Benefits
Eat Mostly Plants to Ease Gum Inflammation, Image: Maja Drazic/Shutterstock.com The inflamed gum condition known as gingivitis is fairly common and often mild, but can be a precursor of more serious periodontal disease linked to Alzheimer’s...

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Medicinal Fungus Helps COPD Patients
Try Cordyceps to Strengthen the Lungs, Image: Emily Li/Shutterstock.com People suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, can breathe easier by taking the Chinese medicinal...

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Hormones: The Body's Messengers, Image: As we age there is a natural decline of hormones, which can affect our sleep, weight, mood and general appearance. Hormones provide the ...

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Mindfulness Programs Boost Quality of Life
Optimism Linked to Better Heart Health , Image: Billion Photos/Shutterstock.com Being upbeat helps heart health, reports a new review of research from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Analyzing dozens of...

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Researchers theorize that consuming less produce and fewer grains may aggravate inflammation
Eat More Carbs to Lower Heart Risk, Image: ESB Professional/Shutterstock.com Regardless of the type of protein consumed, low-carb diets significantly increase the risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib),according to...

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Even Light Activities Help
Sit Less to Live Longer, Image:  Ljupco Smokovski/Shutterstock.com For those that don’t move vigorously throughout the day—whether stuck behind a desk or lying on a couch in front of a screen—there’s good news in...

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