Gluten Intolerance: Signs and Symptoms

Gluten intolerance is one of the wheat-related disorders. These are symptoms that some people have after they eat foods that contain gluten. Wheat has high gluten content. Barley and rye also contain it. Researchers often give gluten intolerance the name non-celiac gluten sensitivity. The reaction to eating gluten is not the same as that for people who have celiac disease, even though the...

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What Happens When a Malignant Narcissist Starts to Unravel?

A malignant Narcissist makes breaking up especially hard to do. Here's why. When Miriam* started dating Harry, she sang his praises to her friends. “I told them he was handsome, charming, smart and funny,” she says. “But later I realized I had never said that he was generous or kind.” That's because he wasn’t. Before long, Miriam realized that Harry was instead easy to anger, self-centered, and...

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Healthy diet boosts children's reading skills

A heathy diet is linked to better reading skills in the first three school years, shows a recent study from Finland. Published in the European Journal of Nutrition, the study constitutes part of the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children Study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland and the First Steps Study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä. The study involved 161 children...

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The '5-second rule' is disproved in new study

It is likely that most of us have faced this dilemma: a tasty morsel of food has fallen on the floor, but rather than discard it, the thought of picking it up quickly and eating it crosses the mind. The so-called 5-second rule suggests that eating food from the floor is safe, so long as it is picked up within 5 seconds. A new study, however, says otherwise. Researchers led by Prof. Donald...

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Statins: 'Harms have been overestimated,' says review

The harms of statins have been largely overestimated due to misinterpretation of study results, and the benefits of the cholesterol-lowering drugs have been underrated. This is the conclusion of a large-scale review recently published in The Lancet. The authors of the review - including Prof. Liam Smeeth of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom - hope their...

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How a Breakup Can Change You for the Better

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh Losing a significant relationship in life is never easy, especially after you and your former partner walked a journey together. The loss of a close relationship can feel like emotional amputation. You may feel sad and alone, as if you’re missing an important part of...

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Are You a Good Judge of Character?

How long does it take you to decide whether or not you like someone you’ve just met? Although we’re told not to make snap judgments about other people, we do just that all the time. And what’s more, many of those quick assessments are reasonably accurate. Humans and other primates are highly social species, and over millions of years our ancestors evolved powerful intuitions for processing social...

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Study: More Exercise Isn't Necessarily Better for Your Brain

In recent years, dozens of studies have reported the neuroprotective benefits of aerobic exercise. However, the dose-specific amount and intensity of physical activity necessary to safeguard cognitive function as your body and brain get older has been up for debate. Yesterday, a new longitudinal study from Finland—that followed 3050 twins for 25 years—reported that moderately-vigorous physical...

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