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healthmeup - 03/31/2015 10:00:00

Playing Music Activates Genes for Learning and Memory

Playing Music Activates Genes for Learning and Memory A new study conducted by a Finnish research group found that playing music may enhance the activity of genes that affect motor functions such as learning and memory. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 03/24/2015 11:00:00

New 'MIND' Diet May Cut Alzheimer's Risk by Half

New 'MIND' Diet May Cut Alzheimer's Risk by Half A new diet developed by researchers at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago could lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent. Researchers claim that this diet is easier to follow than the Mediterranean diet. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 03/20/2015 09:00:00

Unhealthy Diets in Childhood Affect Heart Later

Unhealthy Diets in Childhood Affect Heart Later A new study warns that what a child eats during childhood has a long-term effect on their health later. The research suggests that poor eating and lifestyle habits results in a decline in heart health in childhood itself. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 03/06/2015 08:00:00

Peanuts May Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke and Early Death

Peanuts May Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke and Early Eating peanuts is associated with a longer lifespan and a lower risk of heart disease and stroke, American and Chinese researchers suggest. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 03/05/2015 10:00:00

Long-Term Effects of Oral Contraceptives

Long-Term Effects of Oral Contraceptives If you’re a healthy individual and you don’t smoke, you can safely continue to take birth control pills for as long as you want, at least until a few years post-menopause. Oral contraceptives have been researched thoroughly, with over five decades worth of research supporting their safety. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 03/04/2015 08:00:00

Tough Love? Weight Shaming May Actually Lead to Weight Gain

Weight Shaming May Actually Lead to Weight Gain Contrary to conventional wisdom, researchers have found that depicting overweight people negatively in the media may lead them to gain more weight. The findings of four US-based research teams show that conventional strategies for encouraging young people to adopt healthy eating and lifestyle... Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 02/27/2015 07:30:00

5 Tips to Prevent Food Allergies in Kids

5 Tips to Prevent Food Allergies in Kids While there is no exact science on how to prevent food allergies in children, research suggests that there are some preventive steps that parents can take to avoid the development of food allergies in their children. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 02/26/2015 09:00:00

‘Love Hormone’ May Treat Alcoholism

‘Love Hormone’ May Treat Alcoholism A new study suggests that oxytocin, the love hormone, not only enhances bonding between humans, but is also sobering. Researchers believe that oxytocin has a significantly sobering influence on alcohol intoxication. The researchers have discovered that oxytocin dampens the effects of alcohol. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 02/23/2015 07:00:00

Afternoon Naps Could Be Bad for Your Toddler

Afternoon Naps Could Be Bad for Your Toddler New research suggests that afternoon napping may affect your toddler's overall sleep quality. Continue Reading »

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