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How exercise may protect against Alzheimer's

Athletes know a vigorous workout can release a flood of endorphins: “feel-good” hormones that boost mood. Now there’s evidence that exercise produces another hormone that may improve memory and protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study co-led by Ottavio Arancio, MD, PhD, a researcher at Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and… Read More »

Common vaccine may protect children from developing type 1 diabetes

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhoea in young childrenPhanie / Alamy Stock Photo By Chelsea Whyte Rotavirus vaccine may protect children from developing type 1 diabetes. In Australia, the vaccine for rotavirus – the most common cause of severe diarrhoea in young children – was added to routine early-childhood immunisations in 2007.… Read More »

Why green leafy vegetables can protect liver health

New research that features in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) discovers that a compound present in green leafy vegetables helps prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in mice. Green leafy vegetables, such as lettuce and spinach, contain high concentrations of nitrate, a compound that may keep fatty liver at bay. Nonalcoholic… Read More »