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Flavonoid-rich diet may reduce risk of brain decline

Dementia is a general term for a cluster of symptoms that involve worsening cognitive function. Memory loss is often the first casualty and the symptom can cause someone to forget who they are in the later stages. However, research continues …

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Four-day week deemed 'overwhelming success' in Iceland

Trials of a four-day week in Iceland were an "overwhelming success" and led to many workers moving to shorter hours, researchers have said. The trials, in which workers were paid the same amount for shorter hours, took place …

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Stress reduction as path to eating less fast food

Overweight low-income mothers of young kids ate fewer fast-food meals and high-fat snacks after participating in a study - not because researchers told them what not to eat, but because the lifestyle intervention being evaluated helped lower the …

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COVID-19 risk increases with airborne pollen

When airborne pollen levels are higher, increased SARS-CoV-2 infection rates can be observed. These results were determined by a large-scale study conducted by an international team headed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich …

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U.K. coronavirus variant likely 30-70% deadlier

Evidence continues to grow that the U.K. coronavirus variant is likely more lethal, and leads to more hospitalizations and cases compared to wild-type strains of the virus, based on data released on a British government website. …

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Apples stimulate production of new brain cells

Natural compounds found in apples can improve brain function, according to a new study from the International Society for Stem Cell Research. Using a mouse model, the experts demonstrated that apples and other fruits help stimulate …

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 Daily meditation could boost longevity

Committing to a daily meditation could help lower blood pressure readings and increase longevity, it can "reduce stress, promote relaxation and boost mood". This is important, as elevated levels of cortisol (the stress …

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Russians’ economic optimism at 1998 low

Russians’ economic optimism for 2021 has fallen to a two-decade low, according to a Gallup International poll cited by the RBC news website. The survey results come after a year when Russians’ incomes fell and the …

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Coronavirus may have been spreading in China since August

Satellite images of hospital parking lots in Wuhan as well as internet search trends, show the coronavirus may have been spreading in China as early as last August, according to a new study from Harvard Medical School. The study, which …

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