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The Gary Null Show – 04.06.18

New health benefits discovered in berry pigment The relevance of GABA for diabetes is highlighted in two new studies 7-year follow-up shows lasting cognitive gains from meditation Practicing Tai Chi helps improve respiratory function in patients with COPD New study shows aged garlic extract can reduce dangerous plaque buildup in arteries   Older adults grow just as many new brain …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 03.15.18

In the hour preceding this particularly great hour of my own radio show,  I watched myself flicker across the screen of a Dr. Oz television show titled “Is There a Link between Psychiatric Drugs and Violence?”  Oz gives me a few seconds to say that the FDA confirms that antidepressants cause “hostility and aggression,” and then cuts me off as I’m …

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DOES TYLENOL MAKE US MISS MISTAKES?

Acetaminophen is an effective painkiller, but it could also be blocking our brain’s ability to detect errors. “Past research tells us physical pain and social rejection share a neural process that we experience as distress, and both have been traced to same part of the brain,” says Dan Randles, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. Recent research has begun …

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Green tea extract may boost short term memory: Pilot study data

Extracts from green tea may boost a range of cognitive functions, with particular benefits observed for short term memory, report researchers from Japan. Two grams per day of a green tea powder for three months were associated with significant improvements in the Mini-Mental State Examination (Japanese version) score of 12 elderly nursing home residents with cognitive dysfunction. “These results support …

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Warning over poor cooking skills among teenagers

Young people lack confidence and skills in the kitchen, with many considering microwaving a pizza to be cooking according to a study. They are also not worried about their health, believing that exercising will compensate for a poor diet and smoking. One female first year sports student said she was “just not bothering” about what she ate as she was …