Study shows plant protein consumption can boost human lifespan

A team of researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute has found that older people who eat more plant protein as opposed to meat-based protein tend to live longer lives. In their paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the group describes their analysis of a database compiled by a team working on the National Institutes of […]

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Previously claimed memory boosting font Sans Forgetica does not actually boost memory

It was previously claimed that the font Sans Forgetica could enhance people’s memory for information, however researchers from the University of Warwick and the University of Waikato, New Zealand, have found after carrying out numerous experiments that the font does not enhance memory. The Sans Forgetica font has received much press coverage, after researchers in Australia claimed they had designed […]

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US proposes rule changes to boost organ donations

The US on Tuesday proposed new rules to increase organ transplants, with greater financial incentives for living donors and measures to reduce the number of organs going to waste from deceased donors. It comes after President Donald Trump in July directed his administration to hold organ procurement organizations (OPOs) more accountable for the 20 patients who die each day waiting […]

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WHO launches initiative to boost insulin access for diabetics

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization on Wednesday said it had begun an initiative that would cut prices and dramatically increase insulin access for diabetics. The UN health agency voiced alarm ahead of World Diabetes Day Thursday at the soaring prevalence of diabetes in the world, with nearly three times more diabetics today than 35 years ago. There […]

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Blood-flow-restricted training: A new way to boost muscle performance

Strapping a band tightly around your limbs to reduce blood flow while training may seem like an odd way to boost athletic performance, but our latest study suggests that it does just that. In our study, we show that if you do interval cycling with reduced blood flow by strapping nylon cuffs around your legs, you become markedly better at […]

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Everyday stress may boost blood vessel dysfunction in people with depression

Long-term stress has been linked with cardiovascular disease, but for people with depression, researchers say small, everyday stressors may be enough to diminish blood vessel function in otherwise healthy adults. A team of researchers led by Penn State found that among adults with depression, those who had experienced stress in the previous 24 hours had worse endothelial function—a process that […]

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Healthy meal kits can boost children’s long-term health

A scheme that helped parents plan well-balanced family dinners for three months kept their children healthier for years after, a study has found. Low-income families who were given simple recipe kits to cook five healthy meals a week decreased their children’s body mass index (BMI) compared with peers who continued their normal eating patterns. Another initiative that encouraged families to […]

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AHS finds Calgary Booster Juice location used surface sanitizer on fruits, vegetables

A Booster Juice location in Calgary was ordered to change its sanitization routine for fruits and vegetables after an Alberta Health Services (AHS) investigation found chemicals, cleansers and other agents were being handled improperly, among other issues. Health inspectors visited the Booster Juice at 20 Crowfoot Crescent N.W. on Dec. 30, following a complaint from the public. They found that […]

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