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Story at-a-glance Na-Nose technology, which studies say accurately diagnosed the presence of several different diseases nine out of 10 times, uses an individual's "breathprint" made up of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) Developers describe the technology as easy to use, affordable and noninvasive, which also could be advanced to use for…
Story at-a-glance Coronary angioplasty and stents are often recommended for treatment of arterial blockage in your heart muscle, the goal of which is to repair and unblock the artery Researchers found this procedure may improve blood flow through the blocked artery but did not improve symptoms or exercise tolerance in…
Story at-a-glance While a regret can be phrased either as an action or as an inaction, regrets framed as actions tend to be more emotionally intense than regrets about inactions, but inactions tend to be longer lasting One of the most frequently cited regrets at the end of life is…
Story at-a-glance A chronic inflammatory response plays a pivotal role in the development of chronic diseases and illnesses, including cancers, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease and immune-mediated conditions Research has now found an association between long-term inflammation and decreasing brain volume and lower cognitive performance Strategies that reduce inflammation…
By Hiyaguha Cohen | Baseline of Health The average adult on the street probably hasn’t a clue what the drug Losartin is used for, but few would be at a loss if you asked about Viagra. Since its release to the consumer market in 1998, Viagra has been the subject…
By CBS SF Blood has always been known as “the Gift of Life” and a growing number of Bay Area researchers are currently trying to isolate a factor in blood that may turn back the hands of time. “We don’t know how soon we’re going to defeat aging,” proclaimed Aubrey…
By: Beth Levine | Baseline of Health If you live in the United States, it’s likely that pomegranates are not fruits you eat every day, but they should be. Chock full of beneficial nutrients, pomegranates are truly a superfood that you want to add to your regular diet. That’s why…
By Beth Levine | Baseline of Health Heart attacks are, unfortunately, a very common occurrence. In fact, every year approximately 735,000 Americans have a heart attack, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And you do not have to be elderly or obese to be at risk. A…
Story at-a-glance Researchers have found that the polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea stops the formation of beta-amyloid plaques, a “hallmark” of Alzheimer’s disease EGCG “remodels” toxic oligomers by coating them to keep them from further development and interaction with healthy cells, which eventually may be what halts the…
Story at-a-glance When a person cries, it serves two broad purposes, helping to provide stress reduction and mood enhancement for the crier while also influencing those around him to show increased “helping behaviors” Crying promotes empathy and prosocial behavior, facilitates social bonding and reduces aggression Emotional crying triggers the release…
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