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Τι πρέπει να κάνετε αν πάθετε θερμοπληξία; Του Αλέξανδρου Γιατζίδη, Μ.D Ο άνθρωπος έχει τη δυνατότητα να διατηρεί σταθερή την εσωτερική του θερμοκρασία (36,8+/-0,4 0C),  με τη βοήθεια θερμορρυθμιστικών μηχανισμών  που έ...

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extra-virgin-olive-oil-preserves-memory-protects-brain-against-alzheimers

The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil, a major component of the Mediterranean diet. In a study published online...

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cocoa-and-chocolate-are-not-just-treats

Cocoa and chocolate are not just treats -- they are good for your cognition... A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands -- a phrase commonly used to justify ones chocolate snacking behavior. A phrase now shown to actually harbor some truth, as the cocoa bean is a rich source of flavanols: a class of natural compounds that has neuroprotective effects.   In their recent review published in...

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drinking-coffee-could-lead-to-a-longer-life

Here's another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. Drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney disease for African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Latinos and whites.   People who consumed a cup of coffee a day were 12 perc...

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cognitive-behavioral-therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy improves functioning for people with chronic pain, study shows   Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most frequently used psychological intervention for people with chronic pain, and new approaches for improving CBT outcomes may be found in the psychological flexibility model and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), according to research reported in Th...

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generous-people-live-happier-lives

Generosity makes people happier, even if they are only a little generous. People who act solely out of self-interest are less happy. Merely promising to be more generous is enough to trigger a change in our brains that makes us happier. This is what UZH neuroeconomists found in a recent study.   What some have been aware of for a long time, others find hard to believe: Those who are concern...

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  Hi, this week in our Healthy Recipes series here at Know Your Doctor we present Millet grain rolls a recipe of our own Health & Nutrition Writer from "Trust me I'm a Nutritionist" @ToBeNutritionist – Gosia Pietka Millet grain rolls Millet provides a host of nutrients, such as Magnesium, Vit B3, Thiamin, Zinc, and dietary fibre. Millet has a sweet nutty flav...

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brain-structure-shape

Advanced analysis of brain structure shape may track progression to Alzheimer's disease Use of a novel approach to analyzing brain structure that focuses on the shape rather than the size of particular features may allow identification of individuals in early presymptomatic stages of Alzheimer's disease. A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators using advanced computational too...

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drinking-more-water-associated-with-numerous-dietary-benefits-study-finds

For people who want to control their weight or reduce their intakes of sugar, sodium and saturated fat, tap water may be what the doctor ordered. A new study that examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 U.S. adults found the majority of people who increased their consumption of plain water -- tap water or from a cooler, drinking fountain or bottle -- by 1 percent reduced their total daily...

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acupuncture-relieves-pain

Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients... The world's largest randomized controlled trial of the use of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients.   Led by RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, the study found acupuncture was as effective as pain medicine in providing long-term reli...

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