Health Science Updates

Plastics May Damage Brain Development

Plastics May Damage Brain Development

Jul 20th 2018 Posted by MDR

The dangers of plastic chemicals have been debated for a long time. Phtalates are used in plastics to make them more flexible, transparent and durable. Previous studies have shown these chemicals are present everywhere, widely used in our environment such as shampoos, building materials and more.Studies have also shown that these chemicals can …
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Get Ready to Grill Safely

Get Ready to Grill Safely

Jul 20th 2018 Posted by MDR

Food poisoning peaks in the summer months when warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to flourish. Follow these steps for a safe and enjoyable grilling season.SeparateWhen shopping, pick up meat, poultry, and seafood last, right before checkout. Separate them from other food in your shopping cart and grocery bags. To guard against cross-contamin …
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Mediterranean Diet Good for Osteoporosis

Mediterranean Diet Good for Osteoporosis

Jul 13th 2018 Posted by MDR

In addition to the many studies showing the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet (reducing cardiovascular risk, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.), recent research shows the diet helps slow bone loss in seniors with osteoporosis.The year-long study of over 1,000 seniors showed a reduced rate of bone loss in individuals with osteoporosis. Taking i …
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Immune System Stress and Gray Hair

Immune System Stress and Gray Hair

Jul 13th 2018 Posted by MDR

We have seen people, under long-term stress or serious illness, who seem to go gray early. A new study looked into this relationship.Human hair is white, and is colored by melanin which is produced by cells called melanocytes. These are found in the base of hair follicles, infusing melanin into the hairs as they grow.Over time, melanocytes action s …
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Eating Less To Lose Weight?

Eating Less To Lose Weight?

Jul 13th 2018 Posted by MDR

A new study suggests that if you want to lose weight, what you eat is more important than eating less.Study results showed that weight loss efforts were more successful when the participants chose large portions of healthy, lower-calorie-dense foods rather than trying to resist eating large portions of high calorie foods. This approach made it easi …
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