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Why do most of us forget a book we read or a movie we watched?

According to a new research, the way we absorb information shapes how we use our memory. And the internet era has continuously been reshaping what is knows as “the forgetting curve”. The memories of Pamela Paul regarding books are less about the words themselves and more about the experience. “Mostly, I remember where and what […]

Neurological disorders are on the rise in New Zealand and worldwide.

According to an article by Professor Valery Feigin, the director at The National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences at the University of Auckland. Neurological disorders such as stroke, meningitis, encephalitis, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis migraine and many others have ranked as the leading cause group of disabilities in 2015, […]

Encapsulated anthocyanins to increase their health benefit potential.

The flavonoids constitute the largest group of phenols and are responsible for the red, blue and purple colours and taste of many fruits and vegetables. More than 9000 flavonoid structures have been described, and these include more than 600 different anthocyanins that are widely distributed among at least 27 plant families, 73 genera and innumerable […]

Brain disorders have a genetic link and can be inherited.

The relationship among psychiatric disorders is very narrow, at least from the molecular level. That is what has been detected by an international research about brain disorders. The genetic variables were analysed in over 800,000 people (both patients and healthy people) from all over the world. The result showed that psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, […]

Going Soft On Our Self… by Claire Sykes

The ultimate aim to be strong enough to keep up the very passion which got us to the point of wanting to carry on our own personal journey to amelioration. A recent story in my local paper here prompted me to stop and think about sugar. The writer had shared her experience at trying to […]

Good gut bacteria could help in cancer treatment.

The fact that a balanced gut microbiome is important for overall health is no secret. Over the past decade, scientists have linked gut bacteria to several illnesses, including depression and obesity. More recently, researches have turned their minds to studying the relationship between gut bacteria and how cancer patients respond (or don’t respond) to treatment. […]

Science tries to find what’s really behind gluten sensitivity.

Based on the original article published in Science on 23/05/2018. Over the past decade, the number of people who report some level of gluten sensitivity has continuously increased all over the world. In 2014, around 3 million people in the USA have weaned off of gluten even though they have not been diagnosed as celiacs. This […]

NZ Blackcurrants speed up fat burn in women by 27%

Recent scientific study supports that NZ blackcurrant extract can speed up fat burn in women. Professor Mark Willems, from the University of Chichester, said: ‘It is great to know that there are now observations of enhanced exercise-induced fat oxidation by New Zealand blackcurrant extract in endurance trained women and men. Prof. Williems has published several […]

Healthy food goes beyond the label.

Marian Burros, retired New York Times food columnist spoke on 24th of April at a symposium honoring N.Y.U. food researcher Marion Nestle called Marion Nestle and the State of Food: Policy, Media, Education and More. Burros explains that what is changing in people’s eating and shopping habits nowadays is what can dictate improvements in how food is grown and manufactured for […]

Research indicates a close link between menopause and dementia.

You are more than just a pretty face! Most medical research in women’s health revolves around cosmetics, reproductive fitness and breast cancer. Little research is dedicated to women’s brain health, according to Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D, the associate director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College. There are studies that show a relationship […]

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