Nov 2017 – Research News

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 Did you know for the first time researchers announced training with a specific brain training exercise could reduce the risk of dementia?

The Active study examined whether three different types of cognitive training lowered the risk of dementia across 10 years of follow-up. The speed of processing cognitive training significantly reduced dementia risk.

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 Do synthetic as well as natural additives like dyes, preservatives, stabilizers, emulsifiers and other substances in food provoke a true allergic reaction?

Rigorous double-blinded studies have not found evidence that allergies to food additives exist. However In 1986, after more than a dozen deaths were linked to severe allergic reactions to sulfite preservatives used to prevent green vegetables from turning brown, the Food and Drug Administration banned restaurants from using sulfites on raw fruits and vegetables. Manufacturers have been replacing synthetic additives with natural ones derived from plants, insects and other animal products, but there have been reactions to natural food additives

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Are you always worrying about something?  Fear gets expressed in some rather strange, maladaptive ways. Perhaps you obsess or do counterproductive things when faced with concerning but not life-threatening things or a vulnerable social situation… Social media and cable news make us aware of every actual or potential disaster, or you have a work situation that is unstable or stressful. There is something that you can do.    For

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Do pesticides that are used get into the flesh of conventional fruits and vegetables?

The skin doesn’t form an impermeable barrier.  Some pesticides are designed to be absorbed into the tissue of the fruit or vegetable to protect it.  Some produce is safer than others. Find out what you can do and how to wash them.

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Can targeted and reduced-calorie diets during cancer treatment yield better outcomes?

Researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson are proving the answer to this tantalizing question is yes. “Cancer is typically treated with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, but our research shows that cutting calories during treatment can help shrink tumors, prevent their spread, and improve survival rates,” says Nicole Simone, MD, Co-leader of Jefferson’s Breast Cancer Research Program.

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Does your body get tricked when you eat mint or hot peppers?

Find out what happens?  Try this experiment.

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Is happiness a journey of self-discovery rather than the natural byproduct of engaging with the world?

We are being told that happiness should be an individual, self-focused enterprise and self-help books are a booming business. See if you agree with this opinion.

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