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Stress really can turn your hair white, new research suggests

For centuries the legend of people’s hair turning white with fear has persisted. Famously, Marie Antoinette’s luxuriant strawberry-blonde locks were said to have turned blanc on the night before her execution. Now new research, published in the journal Nature, suggests extreme stress may indeed cause hair to lose its pigmentation. …

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Baby and adult brains ‘sync up’ during play

Have you ever played with a baby and felt a sense of connection, even though they couldn’t yet talk to you? New research suggests that you might quite literally be “on the same wavelength,” experiencing similar brain activity in the same brain regions. A team of Princeton researchers has conducted …

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New China virus: US announces first case

The United States has confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus on its territory. The Centers for Disease Control said the virus, which originated in China, had been diagnosed in a US resident who arrived in Seattle from China. The virus, which spread from the Chinese city of Wuhan, …

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Abdominal obesity linked to risk of recurrent heart attacks

Heart attack survivors who carry excess fat around their waist are at increased risk of another heart attack, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Prior studies have shown that abdominal obesity is an important risk …

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New study links fish oil with improved sperm count and health

A large observational study out of Denmark has linked fish oil supplements with improved semen quality and testicular function in healthy men. The research cannot prove causation, however, it does echo prior research reaching similar conclusions in men with fertility issues. Over the past few years evidence supporting the health …

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Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting “major depressive disorder.” Accordingly, research is underway to identify possible causes, which include genetic predisposition, socioeconomic status, and relationships with family, living partners, and the community at large. A study by researchers from …

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