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Rapamycin extends life- and health span because it slows aging

Rapamycin extends life- and health span because it slows aging Abstract Making headlines, a thought-provocative paper by Neff, Ehninger and coworkers claims that rapamycin extends life span but has limited

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Association between prehospital vitamin D status and hospital-acquired bloodstream infections

Association between prehospital vitamin D status and hospital-acquired bloodstream infections. AbstractBACKGROUND:Alterations in immune function can predispose patients to nosocomial infections. Few studies

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Juicing Is Not All Juicy

Juicing Is Not All Juicy Juicing has become a popular health trend in the last few years. The term “juicing” or “juice cleanse” usually refers to a period of 3-10 days when a person’s diet

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Why do old flies die?

From Aging: Why do old flies die? As we get older we become more likely to get sick and, eventually, die. Although the underlying pathologies and major causes of death in elderly humans have been well

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Hygiene associated with Alzheimer’s risk

Hygiene and the world distribution of Alzheimer’s Disease Abstract Background and objectives: Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) shares certain etiological features with autoimmunity. Prevalence of autoimmunity

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Effects of dietary glycemic index on brain regions related to reward and craving

Effects of dietary glycemic index on brain regions related to reward and craving in men Conclusions: Compared with an isocaloric low-GI meal, a high-GI meal decreased plasma glucose, increased hunger,

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Obesity kills more Americans than previously thought

Study: Obesity kills more Americans than previously thought Obesity accounted for 18% of all deaths in the American population aged 40 to 85 years from 1986 to 2006, according to a recent study published

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No such thing as right- or left-brained personality

Researchers Debunk Myth of“Right-Brained” and “Left-Brained” Personality Traits Chances are, you’ve heard the label of being a “right-brained” or “left-brained” thinker. Logical, detail-oriented

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Low childhood conscientiousness predicts adult obesity

Low childhood conscientiousness predicts adult obesity Results from a longitudinal study show that children who exhibit lower conscientiousness (e.g., irresponsible, careless, not persevering) could experience

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Chocolate improves mitochondrial function and increases mitochondrial biogenesis

Alterations in skeletal muscle indicators of mitochondrial structure and biogenesis in patients with type 2 diabetes and heart failure: effects of epicatechin rich cocoa. (-)-Epicatechin (Epi), a flavanol

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What causes heart disease

From an interview with Fred Kummerow, a 98-year-old working scientist at the University of Illinois: . In this publication, I described my findings; namely, that atherosclerosis in modern human beings

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Of night owls and psychopathy

Study finds night owls more likely to be psychopaths People who stay up late at night are more likely to display anti-social personality traits such as narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathic tendencies,

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Social status, calorie restriction, hunger, fatness, and longevity

Conjectures on some curious connections among social status, calorie restriction, hunger, fatness, and longevity Many animal and human studies show counterintuitive effects of environmental influences

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An Adoption Study of Human Obesity

An Adoption Study of Human Obesity We examined the contributions of genetic factors and the family environment to human fatness in a sample of 540 adult Danish adoptees who were selected from a population

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Mitochondrial Theory of Aging: Importance to Explain Why Females Live Longer Than Males

Mitochondrial Theory of Aging: Importance to Explain Why Females Live Longer Than Males Females live longer than males in many species, including humans. This can be explained on the basis of the mitochondrial

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N-acetylcysteine for treatment of autism, a case report.

N-acetylcysteine for treatment of autism, a case report. There are a limited number of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications for the treatment of autism. Meanwhile, oxidative stress and

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