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Prolonged breastfeeding is associated with better test scores

They link prolonged breastfeeding with improved educational outcomes and that children who had been breastfed for at least 12 months were 39% more likely to pass English and math tests. ...

Eating foods rich in flavonoids could reduce memory loss

Deficiencies in flavanols – a type of flavonoid found in fruits and vegetables – drive age-associated memory loss, but increasing consumption of these nutrients in foods or cocoa supplements improves memory...

Smart people take longer to solve difficult problems

Having a higher IQ does not mean thinking faster, as a study reveals that intelligent people are slower to solve complex problems, although they make better decisions. Find out why. ...

AI predicts brain aging associated with Alzheimer’s

Spanish scientists develop a biomarker of brain aging, validated with artificial intelligence, and find associations between accelerated aging of the brain and risk factors for Alzheimer's. ...

They discover that Splenda sweetener can damage DNA and the intestine

Sucralose (Splenda®), a widely used artificial sweetener, can damage DNA and cause leaky gut – which causes waste to leak into the bloodstream – due to a chemical formed when digesting...

Certain diets would help prevent up to a third of cancers

Spanish researchers point out that certain diets would help prevent up to a third of the most common cancers, and that designing personalized diets for cancer patients can improve the efficacy...

Using social media at night causes delayed sleep

People who post to social networks like Reddit at night are more likely to stay up long after their usual bedtime because their brain activity increases while waiting for responses from...

They describe the 12 symptoms that characterize persistent COVID

They identify the 12 symptoms that define prolonged COVID, which include discomfort after physical or mental exertion, mental confusion or gastrointestinal disorders, and that will help to better diagnose and treat...

Good cholesterol and high blood pressure linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s

A study finds that elevated levels of HDL (the 'good') cholesterol and blood pressure determined by an individual's genetics are risk factors that increase the chances of developing Alzheimer's. ...

Contact with dogs and cats helps to better face exams

The high levels of stress and anxiety that many young people experience during exam time can be reduced by interacting with dogs or cats, which can also help them improve their...

Artificial intelligence would already be able to ‘read’ the human mind

They create a decoder of brain activity based on artificial intelligence, which manages to 'read' the mind by translating the thoughts of people with speech problems into text while they imagine...

Living near the beach or spending the summer on the coast benefits health

People who live near the sea or visit coastal areas regularly enjoy better health regardless of the country they come from or their income, according to a study carried out in...

This is how obesity and diabetes affect children during pregnancy

Children whose mothers had obesity or diabetes during pregnancy are more likely to develop diabetes, obesity, or cardiovascular disease both during childhood and adolescence and as adults. ...

Spanish children take more than twice as much sugar as recommended

A study by the University of Granada reveals that Spanish children consume 55.7 grams of added sugars per day (more than double the recommended amount) and points out the foods with...

Eating apples or blackberries reduces the risk of developing frailty

Eating fruits rich in flavonols – plant substances with beneficial properties – such as apples or berries every day can help keep you strong and reduce the chances of developing frailty...

Vegetarian and vegan diets benefit the heart and the climate

Following a vegetarian or vegan diet reduces cholesterol and fat levels in the blood and the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 49%...

They decipher how to predict pain through electrodes in the brain

For the first time, they identify chronic pain biomarkers by measuring neuronal activity in areas of the brain with electrodes, a finding that can help guide diagnosis and develop more effective...

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with bone and extra-osseous diseases

Several experts have explained the need to have adequate levels of vitamin D to prevent bone problems and diseases such as diabetes, among others, within the framework of the 4th edition...

Viewing images of food on your mobile can help satisfy your appetite

Images of appetizing food abound on the internet with the intention of inducing us to consume it, but a study has shown that repeatedly looking at photos of food on your...

Looking at the clock while trying to fall asleep aggravates insomnia

They show that looking at the time when we are unable to fall asleep increases frustration and insomnia, as well as the chances of resorting to drugs such as sleeping pills,...

Talking for more than 30 minutes on the mobile can raise blood pressure

Making or receiving calls on your mobile phone for 30 minutes or more a week can increase the chances of developing hypertension by 12%, a risk that increases the longer this...

Cannabis in early pregnancy also affects fetal development

They analyze the effects of cannabis use during pregnancy on the development of the fetus and find that even occasional use in the first trimester influences a lower birth weight of...

They point out 10 toxic pesticides for neurons affected by Parkinson’s

Exposure to environmental toxins has previously been linked to Parkinson's, and a new study has identified 10 pesticides that damage dopaminergic neurons that are implicated in the development of the disease. ...

Scientists discover how toxic Alzheimer’s proteins invade the brain

They observe for the first time that the toxic TAU protein that causes Alzheimer's spreads through the brain through synapses, so that therapies aimed at avoiding it may help prevent the...

Alert: the next 5 years will be the warmest ever recorded

A UN report warns that world temperatures will reach record levels driven by greenhouse gases and the natural phenomenon of El Niño, which will affect health, food security and the environment. ...

Carcinogenic mycotoxins detected in bee pollen sold in Spain

Spanish scientists detected carcinogenic mycotoxins in more than 80 bee pollen samples that are marketed for human consumption in countries like Spain, and warn that they may pose a health risk. ...

They successfully treat severe depression by reversing brain signals

They discover that an alteration in the communication between two areas of the brain causes severe depression and that a type of magnetic stimulation can correct this abnormal flow in patients...

Creativity increases when you wake up as soon as you fall asleep

In the sleep initiation phase, the ability to think creatively increases and waking up at that time helps to find solutions to problems, especially if we receive indications about the subject...

Non-sugar sweeteners such as saccharin do not help control weight

The WHO warns that regular consumption of non-sugar sweeteners such as stevia or saccharin does not help to control weight in the long term and may increase the risk of developing...

The benefit of a healthy diet is similar to taking 4,000 more steps a...

Eating a healthy Mediterranean-style diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and fish and limiting red meat consumption can improve fitness in a similar way to taking 4,000 more steps...
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