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Reductions in Biodiversity Can Raise Disease Risk: USF

The world is all about biodiversity.

Research by University of South Florida (USF) biologists and colleagues show that having an abundance and diversity of predators - such as dragonflies, damselflies, and aquatic bugs - to eat parasites is good for the health of amphibians, a group of animals Continue reading

 

Antibiotics Trigger New Communities of Harmful Bacteria

stomachMost people have taken an antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection.

Now researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of San Diego, La Jolla, reveal that the way we often think about antibiotics - as straightforward killing machines - needs to be revised.

The research not only adds a new dimension to how we treat infections, but also might change our understanding of why bacteria produce antibiotics in the first place.
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Weight Loss: A Little Goes A Long Way

saladLosing weight is not easy, nor is keeping off the weight lost.

New studies by McMaster University researchers have confirmed that people of all ages find it difficult to prevent weight gain; that it is terrifically difficult to get rid of it later and to keep it off once lost.
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Longer Sleep Improves Brain Function in Obese People

drperlmutterBy Dr. David Perlmutter

Many recent studies have confirmed how adequate sleep plays a pivotal role in fostering cognitive function. This is particularly evident in those individuals who do not sleep adequately, and may as well be obese.

In a recent study, entitled “Sleep Extension Improves Neurocognitive Functions in Continue reading

 

Great Barrier Reef Corals Eat Plastic

Photo Credit  Mia Hoogenboom

Photo Credit Mia Hoogenboom

Are you aware of the sickly state of our marine ecosystems?

Researchers in Australia discovered that corals commonly found on the Great Barrier Reef will eat micro-plastic pollution.

“Corals are non-selective feeders and our results show that they can Continue reading

 

You Are What You Eat — How Gut Bacteria Affect Brain Health

Dr Galland

Yes. You are what you eat.  But how?

We are excited to share with you the revolutionary insights from Dr. Leo Galland, a world leader in integrated medicine, on how your gut bacteria affect your brain health.

In “The Gut Microbiome and the Brain”, Dr. Leo Galland, Continue reading