Increasing glutathione levels lowers Alzheimer’s pathology and improves cognitive decline

Australian researchers have shown that a dietary supplement that increases the levels of a powerful antioxidant in the brain may represent a novel strategy for the treatment and/or prevention of cognitive impairment and debilitating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Findings of the study were recently published in Neurochemistry International. A team of researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy […]

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Having plants at home improves psychological well-being during lockdown

An international study coordinated by the Research Group for Urban Nature and Biosystems Engineering (NATURIB) from the University of Seville’s Escuela Técnica Superior of Agricultural Engineering emphasizes that having plants at home had a positive influence on the psychological well-being of the dwelling’s inhabitants during COVID-19 lockdown. Researchers from the Hellenic Mediterranean University (Greece), the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco […]

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Novel digital dashboard improves cancer case review efficiency

Multidisciplinary tumor boards are vital to cancer treatment plans, bringing together clinicians from different specialties to guide patient treatment and improve outcomes. However, compiling the relevant data for each case is time-consuming and requires contributions from multiple team members. To optimize the process, researchers at the MU School of Medicine partnered with Roche Diagnostics to evaluate a cloud-based product called […]

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HHS improves data sharing through discussions with stakeholders

Health agencies now have better access to the Department of Health and Human Services’ data following a year-long data initiative focused on information sharing. The HHS partnered with the Center for Open Data Enterprise to hold a series of roundtable discussions aimed at improving the ways agencies within the department share, integrate, analyze and visualize federated data to better inform […]

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Taking fish oil tablets for four weeks improves ‘night vision,’ study says

Fish oil supplements can significantly improve ‘night vision’, according to a new study. Researchers from Loughborough University wanted to know whether docosahexanoic acid (DHA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish oils, improved ‘dark adaptation capabilities’ – the process the eyes go through when adjusting to new light levels. DHA, found in mackerel, herring, tuna and halibut, is known to […]

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Yoga and physical therapy as treatment for chronic lower back pain also improves sleep

Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center (BMC). Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the research showed significant improvements in sleep quality lasting 52 weeks after 12 weeks of yoga classes or 1-on-1 PT, […]

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Parents learn, babies talk: How coaching moms and dads improves infants’ language skills

When it comes to helping infants learn to talk, it’s not just how much parents say, but how they say it. Speaking directly to the baby with a style of speech known as “parentese”—talking slowly and clearly, often with exaggerated vowels and intonation—appears to improve infant language development. A new study from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & […]

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