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Maple leaf extract may prevent skin wrinkles new research reveals

Maple leaf extract may prevent skin wrinkles new research reveals

An extract made from maple leaves may prevent skin wrinkles, as well as improving dark spots and fading unwanted freckles. The news was revealed ahead of the upcoming American Chemical Society exposition, which will take place on Thursday. If brought to market, the extract could be applied topically to one's face as a non-invasive treatment.

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The Fitbit Charge 3’s most interesting feature is its most controversial

The Fitbit Charge 3’s most interesting feature is its most controversial

The new Fitbit Charge 3 may have a slick touchscreen and swimproof design, but it's a new sensor that could turn the wearable from a simple sleep tracker to a nighttime diagnostician. The newly-announced fitness wearable eventually aims to identify conditions like sleep apnea with a relative SpO2 sensor.

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Study finds moderate carbohydrate diets may be ideal for long-term health

Study finds moderate carbohydrate diets may be ideal for long-term health

A new study has found that consuming a moderate amount of carbohydrates may be the best diet for human health. According to the research, which was published in The Lancet Public Health journal, diets composed 50- to 55-percent of carbohydrates were associated with lower risk of mortality compared to low and high carbohydrate diets. As well, the study indicates that not all low-carb diets are the same when it comes to health, with plant-based ones being ideal.

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Eating breakfast fuels burning carbohydrates during exercise: study

Eating breakfast fuels burning carbohydrates during exercise: study

A new study highlights a couple big potential benefits from eating breakfast: burning more carbs during exercise and ramping up one's metabolism ahead of the day's next meal. The research comes from the University of Bath's Department for Health, where researchers worked with colleagues from other universities to study the effect of eating breakfast.

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Researchers say e-cigarette vapor boosts inflammation and disables protective cells

Researchers say e-cigarette vapor boosts inflammation and disables protective cells

Lots of people out there have moved from normal cigarette smoking to puffing on e-cigs or vaping as it's commonly known. The thought by many of these folks is that vaping is safer than smoking cigarettes. New research conducted by scientists at the University of Birmingham has found that e-liquid that is vaporized in an e-cigarette has a similar effect on the lungs and body as seen in normal cigarette smokers.

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Study reveals how blue light from gadgets speeds rate of blindness

Study reveals how blue light from gadgets speeds rate of blindness

Blue light from the Sun and devices like smartphones have a damaging effect on eyes and a new study details how this damage happens. Researchers point toward macular degeneration, a disease that involves the photoreceptor cells in the retina dying. According to the study, blue light exposure causes retinal cells to produce damaging molecules within these vital photoreceptors.

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Keto diet may increase Type 2 diabetes risk new study warns

Keto diet may increase Type 2 diabetes risk new study warns

A new study that will no doubt prove divisive reveals that a ketogenic "keto" diet may increase one's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The study was recently published in the Journal of Physiology, where researchers explain that a low carb, high fat diet may result in insulin resistance, paving the way for Type 2 diabetes. Though additional research is necessary, the study highlights a potential issue with the popular diet.

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Probiotic supplement use may cause debilitating brain fog

Probiotic supplement use may cause debilitating brain fog

Probiotics, an increasingly popular supplement, may cause debilitating brain fog in some individuals. The findings are detailed in a study newly published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, which explains that some subjects had to quit their jobs due to mental cloudiness. D-lactic acid produced by the large bacteria colonies in the patients' small intestines may have been the cause.

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Android 9 Pie’s Digital Wellbeing beta is open to Pixel now

Android 9 Pie’s Digital Wellbeing beta is open to Pixel now

Android 9 Pie isn't the only launch from Google today: it's also opening up its beta preview of Digital Wellbeing for Pixel users. Intended to help identify how you use your smartphone, and potentially flag up any addiction issues that might affect the device overall or specific apps, it's part of an industry-wide push to make gadget use more healthy.

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Eating insects may improve gut bacteria, reduce inflammation: study

Eating insects may improve gut bacteria, reduce inflammation: study

Insects are a common food item in some parts of the world, but have been slow to catch on in the US. Despite the potential environmental benefits of consuming edible insects, many people remain adverse to the idea of eating crickets, ants, and similar critters. A newly published study may help change their minds, finding evidence that consuming crickets may have a beneficial effect on gut bacteria and inflammation levels.

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Foobot Indoor Air Quality Monitor Review

Foobot Indoor Air Quality Monitor Review

Houses these days are teeming with technology to help us live convenient, productive lives. Those range from simple (or sophisticated) home network routers to the smartphones we carry with us everywhere. Some more tech-savvy homeowners even have programmable lights, smart thermostats, and hi-tech locks. Very few of these devices, however, seem to be geared towards helping us live healthy lives. That’s where the Footbot comes in, bringing those technologies together to make sure you know whether you’re breathing clean and safe air or not.

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Juul targets teen vaping with tipped no-vape tech for schools

Juul targets teen vaping with tipped no-vape tech for schools

Juul, the most popular electronic cigarette on the market, has received increasing pressure over its popularity with teenagers. Parents and public health officials worry the devices -- and others like them -- are resulting in minors becoming addicted to nicotine, particularly a variety used by Juul called nicotine salts. The company is back with a solution, though, and it may involve turning schools into no-vape zones.

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