Tag Archives: health

Pathogenic Fungi

A new study in mice shows that normally, the immune system keeps potentially pathogenic fungi such as Candida albicans in check, targeting them when they switch into a state that can cause harm; when the system is off-balance, disease is more likely to occur. Candida albicans. Image credit: Stephanie Rossow …

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New Bifidobacterium

The supplementation of a novel strain of Bifidobacterium longum, designated APC1472, in otherwise healthy overweight and obese individuals reduced their fasting blood glucose levels and normalized active levels of both ghrelin, a hormone that signals hunger, and the stress hormone cortisol. Bifidobacterium longum APC1472 has promising potential to be developed …

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Your Health, & Happiness

The holidays are the time we come together to give thanks and celebrate. It can also be a stressful time full of demands to cook, decorate and spend money. Sometimes the stresses crowd out the fun, so we have to remember to take time to be thankful and practice gratitude …

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The Era of Digital Health

  Digital health wearables were already big news at CES 2020, but interest has accelerated with the advent of COVID-19 and people’s interest in learning whether they might be getting sick. Unfortunately, the pandemic also delayed a lot of the promised devices. Finally, though, they are starting to roll out. …

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Local Businesses COVID-19

  Google has introduced a new set of “health safety” business attributes tied to COVID-19. This follows earlier introductions of similar features by Yelp and TripAdvisor. These attributes started appearing yesterday for some, in the Google My Business (GMB) dashboard. They haven’t shown up yet in Search and Maps but …

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Health & Fitness App

Downloads surged in Q2 2020 with Strava leading the pack Analytics firm Sensor Tower’s estimates show that Health & Fitness app downloads reached unprecedented levels for Q2 in the second quarter of 2020. In simpler words, never before has the increase been so great year-on-year between two consecutive second quarters. Typically, …

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Brain and Heart Health

Eating Pickled Capers May Help Improve Brain and Heart Health A duo of researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine has discovered that a compound commonly found in pickled capers, which are the immature flower buds of the caper bush (Capparis spinosa), can directly regulate …

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