Australian scientists report that sage appears to preserve memory by inhibiting changes to an enzyme that’s key in cognitive functions.
Young Finnish children that tend to be sedentary showed lower reading scores than peers that are generally physically active.
In a Harvard Medical School study, patients with chronic neck pain that practiced tai chi won the same reduction in pain as those doing conventional neck exercises.
Danish researchers found no difference in LDL “bad cholesterol” levels between people that ate low-fat cheese or regular-fat cheese for 12 weeks.
British kids between 6 and 19 that used devices within 90 minutes of falling asleep were more likely to sleep badly and be sleepy during the day, which also can lead to poor diet choices.
Rutgers researchers found that food dropped on the floor for even one second can be contaminated with bacteria, and that carpet transferred fewer bacteria than tile and stainless steel.
In a Harvard study, people that replaced a portion of their normal dairy foods with vegetables, nuts and fish reduced their heart-disease risk by a quarter, while people that replaced the dairy with animal fats increased their risk by six percent.
Older adults with higher levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin nourishing their eyes also performed better on a cognitive test.
Stressed and fatigued individuals that took a supplement containing magnesium, probiotics, vitamins and minerals for 30 days saw sharp reductions in these symptoms.
Singapore toddlers that experienced eczema or wheezing in their first 18 months were more likely to have a food allergy at 36 months.