How adding some milk to your coffee may enhance its health benefits

New research has found adding milk to your morning coffee may enhance the drink's anti-inflammatory properties. Across several studies scientists demonstrated how milk proteins can bind with antioxidants in coffee, amplifying any health benefits.

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Dry-eye-preventing contact lens is powered by its wearer’s blinks

Many contact lens users end up suffering from an uncomfortable and sometimes even debilitating condition known as contact lens-induced dry eye (CLIDE). An experimental new contact lens, however, could keep that from happening … using a simple design.

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First-of-its-kind study shows how traffic pollution impairs brain function

By exposing healthy adults to diesel fumes before having their brain activity imaged in an fMRI machine, researchers have shown how traffic pollution can impair brain function, offering evidence of the connection between air quality and cognition.

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Buddhist monk microbiome study reveals impact of meditation on gut bacteria

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have trekked to remote Tibetan Buddhist temples to study the gut microbiomes of meditating monks. The findings suggest the long-term practice of deep meditation could positively impact gut bacteria composition.

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Just six minutes of vigorous exercise a day could keep your brain healthy

Just six minutes of intense aerobic exercise a day could be one of the most effective ways to keep you brain healthy into old age. New research has found brief bursts of exercise increase levels of a brain protein known to optimize cognitive health.

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LEV begins experiments aiming to double the lifespan of middle-aged mice

Controversial anti-aging proponent Aubrey de Grey has started a new "Longevity Escape Velocity Foundation," and is kicking off its first experiment, using a combination of therapies in an effort to radically extend the lives of middle-aged mice.

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ZeroWheel adds electric resistance and assistance to the humble ab wheel

"Ab wheels" are widely used to build core strength, with some models offering a limited amount of resistance via spring mechanisms or elastic bands. The ZeroWheel takes things further, however, by incorporating an adjustable-output electric motor.

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Three-year study suggests social media use could be changing kids’ brains

A sophisticated new study has tracked the relationship between early teen social media use and changes in their brains over a three-year period, finding more frequent checking of social media was linked with a greater sensitivity to social rewards.

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Made in USA: XBB.1.5 fastest spreading variant since first Omicron wave

CDC projections estimate a new SARS-CoV-2 variant called XBB.1.5 has exploded in prevalence across the US in a few short weeks. It was first detected in New York and early studies indicate it can more effectively bind to human cells than prior variants.

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Nitrite-cured meat again linked to increased cancer risk

Researchers are calling for the ban of nitrite-cured meat after a new study found a substantial link with cancer. The study saw mice fed nitrite-cured meat develop significantly more tumors than animals fed either nitrate-free meat or no meat at all.

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