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Vitamin D – More Sun Equals Less Labor Pain

Vitamin D lessens labor pain

Though a small amount of vitamin D can be found in foods such as sardines, mackerel, tuna, and herring – 80 to 90 percent of this vitamin is obtained from the sun. According to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2014 annual meeting, vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with pain and depression. However,… Read more »

Autism: New Study Says Broccoli Sprouts Can Eliminate Symptoms

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The effects of a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts can have overwhelming positive effects on the symptoms of those with Autism, says a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study was a joint effort by scientists at Mass General Hospital for Children and the Johns Hopkins University School… Read more »

Fecal Transplant Equally Effective If Taken By Mouth, Study Claims

Fecal Transplant Can Be Equally Effective If Given Orally

Fecal transplant procedures are usually done with the aid of a colonoscopy, which as many middle-aged men know, can be quite unpleasant. But luckily, news broke last week that pills are equally as effective. Citing a study first published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Washington Post reported that pills administered… Read more »

Alzheimer’s: Radiologists Can Now Tell Who Will Get The Disease With MRIs

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Radiologists have determined a method for finding the biomarkers that indicate future cognitive decline using Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRIs. According to the L.A. Times, the method of utilizing MRIs can also identify warning signs for additional diseases like Alzheimer’s disease when paired with other assessments. Researchers say the identification method is the best procedure… Read more »

Teen Invents Sock Device That Could Save Alzheimer’s Patients’ Lives

Teen invents a device that could save Alzheimer's patient's lives

A 15-year-old boy won the Scientific American Science in Action Award via the Google Science Fair for inventing a simple device that could save the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Kenneth Schinozuka of New York received $50,000 in the contest for his invention of a wearable sensor that detects when an Alzheimer’s… Read more »