Day: May 17, 2019

Walnuts may help lower blood pressure for those at risk of heart disease

May 17, 2019

When combined with a diet low in saturated fats, eating walnuts may help lower blood pressure in people at risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new Penn State study. In a randomized, controlled trial, researchers examined the effects of replacing some of the saturated fats in participants’ diets with walnuts. They found that when […]

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Personalized treatment to children with irritable bowel syndrome

May 17, 2019

To improve the treatment of children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), investigators have developed a sophisticated way to analyze the microbial and metabolic contents of the gut. A report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, published by Elsevier, describes how a new battery of tests enables researchers to distinguish patients with IBS from healthy children […]

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Broccoli sprout compound may restore brain chemistry imbalance linked to schizophrenia

May 17, 2019

They say the results advance the hope that supplementing with broccoli sprout extract, which contains high levels of the chemical cruciferous vegetables, may someday provide a way to lower the doses of traditional antipsychotic medicines needed to manage schizophrenia symptoms, thus reducing unwanted side effects of the medicines. “It’s possible that future studies could show […]

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Discover a Unique Approach to Combatting Nursing Burnout

May 17, 2019

Nurses across the U.S. have been making national headlines recently, and it’s not just because National Nursing Week takes place in May. Earlier this month, a Washington State Senator sparked an enormous wave of backlash after remarking that some nurses spend portions of their day “playing cards.” In response to this comment, nurses across the country rallied together […]

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Women’s gut microbiomes appear to mature earlier than men’s

May 17, 2019

A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego State University and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology found that the age and sex of an individual strongly influences the bacterial diversity of the gut microbiome. The study, published online May 14, 2019 in mSystems, found younger […]

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