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This ‘miracle poison’ could lead to new treatments for various diseases, scientists say

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Feb 26, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — When people hear about botulinum toxin, they usually think of a treatment for wrinkles or a deadly chemical. Scientists at Harvard University note this “miracle poison” can also help with chronic migraines and neurological conditions like muscle spasms. Now, they say you may soon be able to add treating a host of…

Gum disease increases the risk of heart attack, cardiovascular disease

https://www.studyfinds.org/periodontitis-gum-disease-cardiovascular-disease/

Feb 23, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In a romantic sense, it’s often hard for the mouth to verbalize how the heart is feeling. When it comes to matters of pure physical health, however, a new study suggests the heart and mouth are better connected. Researchers from Forsyth Institute and Harvard University report people dealing with periodontitis are at…

Drop the croissant! Pastries, pasta, cereal, white bread may fuel deadly heart problems

https://www.studyfinds.org/refined-grains-heart-disease-risk/

Feb 23, 2021 … BURNABY, British Columbia — For those who grew up with the classic “food pyramid” of nutrition, they’ll remember that the largest group at the bottom contained grains. From breads, to pastas, to cereals, nutritionists have stressed the importance of getting enough of these foods in your daily diet for years. Unfortunately, a new study finds…

The ‘2D:4D’ ratio: How a child’s finger length could be indicative of mom’s income level

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Feb 10, 2021 … SWANSEA, United Kingdom — A new study finds a parent’s income level and her child’s hormone levels in the womb may go hand-in-hand. Researchers from Swansea University report that babies born to low-income mothers tend to have longer index fingers than ring fingers. Conversely, kids born to high income moms usually have longer ring fingers.…

Optimism, feeling happy helps keeps your heart healthy and strong

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Jan 25, 2021 … DALLAS, Texas — The expression “healthy mind, healthy body” may have never been as relevant as it is in a new study on heart health. Researchers with the American Heart Association say positive mental health and generally staying optimistic about life can reduce a person’s chances of developing heart disease. “A person’s mind, heart and body…

Scientists unlock potential drug capable of ‘de-aging’ brain, reversing cognitive decline

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Jan 20, 2021 … STANFORD, Calif. — As people age, certain cells in the body can become more problematic than others. Scientists at Stanford Medicine compare this to Smokey the Bear suddenly lighting forest fires instead of putting them out. Until now though, researchers didn’t know why the body begins to develop chronic inflammation during old age. They only…

There’s ‘no limit’ to benefits of exercise when it comes to heart health, study shows

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Jan 18, 2021 … OXFORD, England — Here’s another reason to make a daily jog or bike ride a priority. There is simply no limit to the benefits of exercise for our hearts, according to the largest ever study of its kind. Researchers at Oxford University say the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease, including conditions such as a heart…

There’s simply no medical justification for police use of neck restraints, study concludes

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Dec 30, 2020 … BOSTON, Mass. — The use of excessive and at times deadly force by U.S. police officers has been under the microscope long before 2020. The death of George Floyd earlier this year however, brought the topic to the forefront of conversations across the country. Now, a new study from neurologists at Massachusetts General Hospital concludes…