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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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‘Fake’ Reform: Little to Celebrate as USA Freedom Act Passes House – Jon Queally

Though the overwhelming and bipartisan passage of the USA Freedom Act in the House of Representatives on Wednesday portends the end of the NSA’s mass collection of Americans’ private telephone records, civil liberties groups found little else to celebrate as the ultimate passage of the bill, which now heads to the Senate, would re-authorize a number of worrisome programs by extending the …

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Less Meat, More Plants for Healthier People and Planet: Coalition

As a federal government panel prepares to hear testimony and then finalize an updated version of influential nutritional guidelines on Tuesday, a coalition of more than 100 organizations and prominent food and health experts have joined together by calling for more sustainable recommendations than previous versions by replacing diets heavy with meat products with ones containing more plant-based foods. Prepared …