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The Lifestyle of This Amazonian Tribe May Hold a Key to Healthy Aging

Although people in industrialized nations have access to modern medical care, they are more sedentary and eat a diet high in saturated fats. In contrast, the Tsimane have little or no access to health care but are extremely physically active and consume a high-fiber diet that includes vegetables, fish, and lean meat. “The Tsimane have […]

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Persistence pays off in the human gut microbiome

(Earlham Institute) The human gut microbiome is a complex community of trillions of microbes that are constantly interacting with each other and our bodies. It supports our wellbeing, immune system and mental health — but how is it sustained?

The last time I was so ecstatic about climate action was in 1987 – ThePrint

View of Earth from space | Pixabay Text Size: A- A+ President Joe Biden’s climate actions recognize the urgency as well as the multi-dimensionality of the climate crisis, with detailed attention to divisive but central issues such as environmental justice…

Researchers Have Found That Listening to Natural Sounds Like Running Water Benefits Human Health

Beyond the visual beauty of their protected landscapes, U.S. National Parks also contain natural soundscapes that have the potential to create desirable health outcomes in people. This finding is part of a large, recently published meta-analysis examining the impact of natural audio on visitors’ biomarkers—which looked at dozens of different scientific papers on the subject. […]

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‘Rescue mutations’ that suppress harmful DNA changes could shed light on genetic disorders

(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) New insights into the ability of DNA to overcome harmful genetic changes have been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Lausanne and their collaborators.

Global Problems Call for Global Solutions: Climate Change in Asian Communities – Psychiatric Times

-Series Editor Robin Cooper, MD Vikram is a 38-year-old, married, Hindu South Asian immigrant father of 2; an otherwise healthy male patient who was referred by a local community leader. Vikram presents to the office on an extremely hot August…

Wisdom and Loneliness May Be Shaped by Healthy Gut Microbes, Researchers Believe

The evolving science of wisdom rests on the idea that wisdom’s defined traits correspond to distinct regions of the brain, and that greater wisdom translates into greater happiness and life satisfaction while being less wise results in opposite, negative consequences. Scientists have found in multiple studies that persons deemed to be wiser are less prone […]

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Researchers Find They Can Weaken Fear Memories, a Discovery That Could Help Treat Trauma

Scientists could be a step closer to finding a way to reduce the impact of traumatic memories, according to a new study. Stephen Maren, professor of psychological and brain sciences at Texas A&M University, said the group’s findings suggest that procedures used by clinicians to indirectly reactivate traumatic memories render a window whereby those memories […]

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Literature Review: Synthetic Turf carbon footprint, environmental, health, microplastics and biodiversity impacts

Hosken Reserve: grass oval used for soccer training, informal reacreation, off-lead dog exercise (Photo by John Englart) Abstract:  The conversion of a grass oval to synthetic turf at Hosken Reserve, Coburg North, is about a failure in transparency and consultation…