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Oxytocin improves synchronization in leader-follower interaction

A new study from Center for Music in the Brain, Denmark, shows that participants receiving oxytocin — a hormone known to promote social bonding — are more synchronized when finger-tapping together, than participants receiving placebo When standing in a crowd at a concert, clapping hands along with the music on … Continue reading

How Cinnamon Controls Blood Sugar

We’re not talking about sticky, sugar-laden, insulin-inducing cinnamon rolls here. This much-loved spice has actually shown evidence oflowering blood sugar. While long used as a flavoring, current research is beginning to confirm health benefits of cinnamon, whose traditional therapeutic use included treatment of chronic bronchitis.1 Cinnamon Controls Diabetes In a … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate for Athletic Performance Boost

Study shows daily consumption of chocolate may give athletes an extra edge in their fitness training. Dark chocolate, which has been proven to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and improve post-exercise markers, is now shown to give an edge in fitness training, when consumed daily. Rishikesh Kankesh Patel, a … Continue reading

How to Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss

If you’ve lost a lot of weight recently, or you’ve been following the tips you’ve read from the Get-Fit Guy, such as Which Workout Burns The Most Fat? or How to Tone and Lose Fat in One Body Part , then you may have noticed that you have a bit … Continue reading

5 Spices That Enhance Your Food and Make You Healthier

You’re going to eat. And you’re probably going to season your food. You might as well use this as an opportunity to “stack” some extra health benefits. Think about it…you’re doing it anyway. It might as well make you better. 5 spices you can use right now to increase health & … Continue reading

Vitamin D – Stroke Link

Low vitamin D levels may not only increase a person’s risk of stroke, but lower their health post-stroke. Low vitamin D has been associated in past studies with neurovascular injury (damage to the major blood vessels supplying the brain, brainstem, and upper spinal cord). Nils Henninger, from University of Massachusetts … Continue reading

Testosterone may help men with multiple sclerosis

A small pilot study suggests that testosterone treatment is safe, well tolerated and may reduce symptoms, slow brain degeneration and increase muscle mass in men with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, the most common form of the disease, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Neurology, one of … Continue reading

Testosterone Therapy in Patients with Treated and Untreated Prostate Cancer: Impact on Oncologic Outcomes

Purpose Testosterone deficiency and prostate cancer have an increasing prevalence with age. However, because of the relationship between prostate cancer and androgen receptor activation, testosterone therapy among patients with known prostate cancer has been approached with caution. Materials and Methods We identified a cohort of 82 hypogonadal men with prostate … Continue reading

NFL Players Searching For Painkiller Choices Hope For Relaxed Marijuana Ban

Voters in seven more states said “yes” to marijuana this month. Pot now is legal for recreational or medicinal use in more than half the country. It’s still against federal law and classified as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning U.S. officials consider marijuana to have a high risk of abuse … Continue reading

How metformin prevents tumors: UCSD researchers

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified a previously unknown mechanism that helps fortify the structure and tight junctions between epithelial cells — a basic cell type that lines various body cavities and organs throughout the body, forming a protective barrier against toxins, pathogens and … Continue reading

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