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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 …

Robot surgeons kill 144 patients, hurt 1,391, malfunction 8,061 times – Iain Thomson

Surgery on humans using robots has been touted by some as a safer way to get your innards repaired – and now the figures are in for you to judge. A team of university eggheads have counted up the number of medical cockups in America reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2000 to 2013, and found …

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Eat Leafy Greens for a Sharper Brain – Traci Pedersen

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” —Hippocrates A new study has found that eating leafy green vegetables – such as spinach, kale and mustard greens – can have a dramatically positive effect on our thinking abilities. In fact, older people who eat one to two servings a day of leafy greens have the cognitive skills of …

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Lots of leafy greens might shield aging brains, study finds

Researchers evaluated the eating habits and mental ability of more than 950 older adults for an average of five years. Those who consumed one or two servings of foods such as spinach, kale, mustard greens and/or collards daily experienced slower mental deterioration than those who ate no leafy greens at all, the study found. The brain benefits associated with dark leafy greens …

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Having a purpose in life may improve health of aging brain

Having a strong sense that your life has meaning and direction may make you less likely to develop areas of brain damage caused by blockages in blood flow as you age. This research is reported in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. When a blockage interrupts blood flow in a vessel within the brain, a stroke can result or brain tissue can be damaged. This …