Probiotics and mental health

Probiotics are good bacteria that reside in your gut. Probiotics are added into many dairy products and can be purchased in any pharmacy or health store. 

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Green vegetables help the imune function

It turns out that green vegetables are the source of a chemical signal that is important to a fully functioning immune system. They do this by ensuring that immune cells in the gut and the skin known as intra-epithelial lymphocytes (IELs) function properly.

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Will your breast cancer return after surgery?

Researchers have developed a new breast cancer test “that predicts whether or not their breast cancer will return after surgery”. 

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Cooked potatoes reduce blood pressure

One medium sized potato has only 110 calories and dozens of healthful phytochemicals and vitamins. 

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Coffee with caffeine may help slow down the progress of Alzheimer's disease

A new study done on mice shows that coffee with caffeine may help keep Alzheimer's disease at bay in humans. Just like humans with familial Alzheimer’s, mice become increasingly forgetful as they age.

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Gene Therapy for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases are nerve disorders that progressively cause our bodies to lose control of certain functions such as muscle control. Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease are all examples of degenerative nerve diseases. 

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Disarming HIV

HIV/AIDS kills around 1.8 million people a year, and ranks as the third leading cause of death in low-income countries. But a recent study in journal Blood presents a potentially new way to combat the disease: instead of killing the virus, make the body resistant to it. 

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5 major psychiatric disorders linked through genes

In the largest genetic study of psychiatric illness to date, scientists have discovered genetic links between 5 major psychiatric disorders.

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Vitamin E May Lower Liver Cancer Risk

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin which is considered an antioxidant and numerous experimental studies have suggested that vitamin E may prevent DNA damage.

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To revert breast cancer cells, give them the squeeze

New findings presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, show for the first time that mechanical forces alone can revert and stop the out-of-control growth of cancer cells. This change happens even though the genetic mutations responsible for malignancy remain, setting up a nature-versus-nurture battle in determining a cell’s fate.

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