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Seven steps to keep your brain healthy from childhood to old age



Seven steps to keep your brain healthy from childhood to old age Date: September 7, 2017 Source: American Heart Association Summary: A set of simple steps that promote heart health, called Life's Simple 7, can also foster ideal brain health, an expert panel says. Improving your health status with Life's Simple 7 may reduce the risk of dementia caused by strokes, vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease.   A healthy lifestyle benefits your brain as much...

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How to remove a tick and prevent future bites



How to remove a tick and prevent future bites Date: September 19, 2017 Source: American Academy of Dermatology Summary: As tick populations grow and spread across the country, their prevalence is increasing the public's risk for some troubling diseases. Of these diseases, say dermatologists, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Powassan virus and alpha-gal syndrome --- a mysterious red meat allergy --- are among the most serious.   As tick populations grow and spread across...

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Negative effects of pesticide exposure on birth outcomes



Negative effects of pesticide exposure on birth outcomes Researchers unravel the negative effects of pesticide exposure on birth outcomes, such as weight, gestation and abnormalities Date: August 29, 2017 Source: University of California - Santa Barbara Summary: Researchers have unraveled the negative effects of pesticide exposure on birth outcomes, such as weight, gestation and abnormalities. Although common opinion holds that exposure to pesticides increases adverse birth outcomes, the existing body of scientific evidence is ambiguous....

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Breastfeeding may help prevent children's asthma exacerbations later in life



Breastfeeding may help prevent children's asthma exacerbations later in life Date: September 1, 2017 Source: Wiley Summary: An analysis of children with asthma, those who had been breastfed had a 45 percent lower risk of asthma exacerbations later in life compared with children who had not been breastfed.   In a Pediatric Allergy and Immunology analysis of children with asthma, those who had been breastfed had a 45% lower risk of asthma exacerbations later in...

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Is ADHD really a sleep problem?



Is ADHD really a sleep problem? Date: September 4, 2017 Source: European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Summary: Around 75 percent of children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also have sleep problems, but until now these have been thought to be separate issues. Now a in a pulling together of the latest research, Scientists are proposing of a new theory which says that much of ADHD may in fact be a problem associated with...

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Cannot sleep due to stress? Here is the cure



Cannot sleep due to stress? Here is the cure Date: September 5, 2017 Source: University of Tsukuba Summary: Everyone empirically knows that stressful events certainly affect sound sleep. Scientists have found that the active component rich in sugarcane and other natural products may ameliorate stress and help having sound sleep. Everyone empirically knows that stressful events certainly affect sound sleep. Scientists in the Japanese sleep institute found that the active component rich in sugarcane and...

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Yoga, meditation improve brain function and energy levels



Yoga, meditation improve brain function and energy levels, study shows Date: September 6, 2017 Source: University of Waterloo Summary: Practicing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a new study.       Practicing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. advertisement The study found...

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Eleven minutes of mindfulness training helps drinkers cut back



Eleven minutes of mindfulness training helps drinkers cut back Date: August 24, 2017 Source: University College London Summary: Brief training in mindfulness strategies could help heavy drinkers start to cut back on alcohol consumption, finds a new study. Brief training in mindfulness strategies could help heavy drinkers start to cut back on alcohol consumption, finds a new UCL study. After an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness -- which involves focusing on...

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New light on link between gut bacteria and anxiety



New light on link between gut bacteria and anxiety Date: August 24, 2017 Source: BioMed Central Summary: New research sheds new light on how gut bacteria may influence anxiety-like behaviors. Investigating the link between gut bacteria and biological molecules called microRNAs (miRNAs) in the brain; researchers found that a significant number of miRNAs were changed in the brains of microbe-free mice. Research published in the open access journal Microbiome sheds new light on how gut...

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Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain



Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain Date: August 25, 2017 Source: Frontiers Summary: Physical exercise has an anti-aging effect on the hippocampus region of the brain -- an area that controls memory, learning and balance. A new study, comparing different forms of exercise -- dancing and endurance training -- undertaken by elderly volunteers for eighteen months, shows that both can have an anti-aging effect on the brain, but only dancing corresponded...

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Food for thought on defining the ideal blood pressure target



Food for thought on defining the ideal blood pressure target Date: August 28, 2017 Source: European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Summary: Adding to the debate on optimal blood pressure control, new findings suggest there may be variations in the ideal target depending on baseline pressure and overall cardiovascular risk. Adding to the debate on optimal blood pressure control, new findings presented at ESC Congress today suggest there may be variations in the ideal target depending...

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Compounds in cocoa may help delay onset of type 2 diabetes



Compounds in cocoa may help delay onset of type 2 diabetes Date: August 28, 2017 Source: Brigham Young University Summary: What if eating chocolate helped prevent and treat diabetes? It's crazy enough to laugh off. But here's the thing: Researchers have discovered certain compounds found in cocoa can actually help your body release more insulin and respond to increased blood glucose better. Insulin is the hormone that manages glucose, the blood sugar that reaches...

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Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events



Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events Inflammatory hypothesis confirmed: Landmark randomized clinical trial of high-risk patients finds that a drug targeting inflammation reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events Date: August 28, 2017 Source: Brigham and Women's Hospital Summary: Investigators have announced results of a clinical trial culminating from 25 years of cardiovascular research work. The team reports a significant reduction in risk of recurrent heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular death...

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Are doctors prescribing antibiotics too often for sinus infections?



Are doctors prescribing antibiotics too often for sinus infections? Date: July 26, 2017 Source: University of Georgia Summary: Sinus infections are one of the most common reasons patients walk out of the doctor's office with an antibiotic prescription in hand. The problem is that bacteria causes only about one-third of sinus infections, which means most patients are inappropriately receiving antibiotics. Sinus infections are one of the most common reasons patients walk out of the doctor's...

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Walnuts may promote health by changing gut bacteria



Walnuts may promote health by changing gut bacteria Date: July 28, 2017 Source: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Summary: A new study has found that walnuts in the diet change the makeup of bacteria in the gut, which suggests a new way walnuts may contribute to better health. Share: Research led by Lauri Byerley, PhD, RD, Research Associate Professor of Physiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that walnuts in...

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Insufficient sleep may be adding to your waistline



Insufficient sleep may be adding to your waistline Date: July 31, 2017 Source: University of Leeds Summary: Adults in the UK who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and obese and have poorer metabolic health, according to a new study. People who were sleeping on average around six hours a night had a waist measurement that was 3cm greater than individuals who were getting nine hours of sleep a night. Adults...

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Caffeine shortens recovery time from general anesthesia



Caffeine shortens recovery time from general anesthesia Date: August 1, 2017 Source: American Physiological Society (APS) Summary: Caffeine helps quickly boost wakefulness following general anesthesia, a new study finds. The stimulant -- used daily by more than 90 percent of adults in the U.S. -- appears to alter physiological function in two different ways to shorten recovery time. Caffeine helps quickly boost wakefulness following general anesthesia, a new study finds. The stimulant -- used...

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For white middle class, moderate drinking is linked to cognitive health in old age



For white middle class, moderate drinking is linked to cognitive health in old age Older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers, according to a University of California San Diego School of Medicine-led study. The findings are published in the August issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Previous studies have found a correlation between...

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Magnesium



Magnesium: Health Benefits, Facts, Research By Megan Ware RDN LD Reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT 1286 Magnesium plays an important role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body including the metabolism of food, synthesis of fatty acids and proteins, and the transmission of nerve impulses. Magnesium is one of the seven essential macrominerals; these are minerals that need to be consumed in relatively large amounts - at least 100...

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July Newsletter 2017



    Connecticut Center for Health July 2017       What's New The earliest known written record that likely referred to diabetes was in 1500 B.C in the Egyptian Ebers papyrus. It referred to the symptoms of frequent urination. Simple Guidelines for Preventing & Managing Diabetes If you've been diagnosed with Diabetes mellitus (DM), or even pre-diabetes, don't take it lightly. Follow treatment plans and lifestyle recommendations. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to many...

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