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Intermittent fasting shows potential for preventing type 2 diabetes

Intermittent fasting shows potential for preventing type 2 diabetes

Intermittent fasting is more than a diet trend, a number of studies have revealed. Restricting food intake during part of the day (or multiple days in a row) has been linked to a number of health benefits, the latest being a potential protective effect against the development of type 2 diabetes. The findings come from a study out of a German research institute called Deutsches Zentrum für Diabetesforschung (DZD).

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Study finds mystical near-death experiences are very common

Study finds mystical near-death experiences are very common

Near-death experiences (NDEs) are very common, a newly published study reveals, with one out of every 10 people reporting some type of sensation or mystical experience during a life-threatening event. According to the researchers behind the project, these experiences can include physical sensations, such as thoughts moving at 'exceptional' speeds and the experience of leaving one's body.

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Why are e-cigarettes so problematic? A look into San Francisco’s decision to ban its sales

Why are e-cigarettes so problematic? A look into San Francisco’s decision to ban its sales

San Francisco has voted to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes, nicotine devices that have become extremely popular among teenagers. The move comes as a surprise as the city is home to Juul, the world’s largest manufacturer of the e-cigs. However growing fears of addiction among youth and the lack of research on the impact on our health has led to authorities taking a better-safe-than-sorry stance on the cigarette alternative.

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Blood pressure drug recall expands again: What you need to know

Blood pressure drug recall expands again: What you need to know

The ongoing blood pressure medication recall has been expanded once again, the FDA announced this week. The expansion covers the hypertension drug losartan potassium, some batches of which were found to have unacceptably high levels of an impurity that may cause cancer in some patients. The latest expansion covers 32 batches of the tablets, but the FDA warns you shouldn't stop taking them.

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Modified Atkins diet may boost cognitive performance in older adults

Modified Atkins diet may boost cognitive performance in older adults

Eating a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet has been found to moderately improve cognitive performance in some dieters, a new study reveals. The research focused on older adults who were experiencing a decrease in memory and brain function that the researchers described as 'suggestive of early Alzheimer's disease.'

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Binge-watching TV is a heart health risk, but there’s a solution

Binge-watching TV is a heart health risk, but there’s a solution

Past research has warned that sitting for long periods of time may put long-term health at risk, but a new study reveals that some types of sitting are more risky than others. According to researchers with the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, your binge-watching sessions may be putting your heart at risk, an effect that wasn't associated with sitting while at work.

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San Francisco officially bans nicotine vapes over health concerns

San Francisco officially bans nicotine vapes over health concerns

Following reports indicating such a plan was in the pipeline, San Francisco has become the first city in the United States to formally ban electronic cigarettes ("vapes"). The decision results from a vote officials held on Tuesday, and will -- once the legislation is signed -- result in a seven month period before the law goes into effect.

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Zero-calorie sweetener study has bad news for nursing mothers

Zero-calorie sweetener study has bad news for nursing mothers

A new study raises questions over whether zero-calorie sweeteners are safe for expecting and nursing mothers. The research, which was recently published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, found that two common zero-calorie sweeteners given to pregnant and nursing mice caused harmful gut bacteria and metabolic changes in their pups. Small amounts of these sweeteners can be passed to pups in breast milk and via the placenta.

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Amazon reviews analysis reveals modern food is too sweet

Amazon reviews analysis reveals modern food is too sweet

An analysis of reviews left by more than a quarter million Amazon customers has shed light on one consistent consumer complaint about modern food products: they're too sweet. The conclusion comes from a study that analyzed around 400,000 food product reviews published on Amazon over the course of a decade.

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Study finds drinking coffee may stimulate calorie-burning brown fat

Study finds drinking coffee may stimulate calorie-burning brown fat

Coffee may have anti-obesity effects due to its ability to stimulate the body's brown fat, according to a new study. Brown fat is one of two types of adipose tissue found in humans; unlike its white counterpart, brown fat burns calories in order to generate body heat, promoting a lower body mass. Larger quantities of brown fat are found in people with lower BMIs, having the added effect of helping protect against obesity-related conditions.

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Safe alcohol limits questioned: Study warns single pint has major impact

Safe alcohol limits questioned: Study warns single pint has major impact

Another study has called into question existing alcohol limits, this one focusing on the impact of low quantities of alcohol and how it may impact drivers. It's generally believed that consuming one low-alcohol beverage has minimal effects, but new research warns that may not be true. A single glass of wine or pint of beer, the study claims, may have a major impact on one's sense of agency.

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Plant-based diet successfully sends Crohn’s disease into remission

Plant-based diet successfully sends Crohn’s disease into remission

Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel condition that can be incredibly painful, may go into full remission under a plant-based diet, at least according to the results of a recently published case study. The case study involved a man in late 20s who suffered from Crohn's disease before switching to a plant-based diet free of processed foods, after which point the disease went into remission and healing was experienced.

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