Category Archives: Senior Health Update

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How gut microbes contribute to good sleep

Intestinal health has a close connection with healthy brain function. New research from the University of Tsukuba in Japan suggests that gut bacteria may also influence normal sleep patterns by helping create important chemical messengers...

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Could telomere shortening protect against cancer?

Researchers at Rockefeller University studied the TIN2 protein associated with telomere length. They found that telomere shortening — a sign of cellular aging — might help protect against cancer. Written by Erika Watts on December...

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Can a smile reduce the pain of an injection?

A recent study finds that both smiling and grimacing could reduce the sensation of pain associated with a “vaccination-like needle injection.” A sincere smile also reduced stress-induced physiological responses in participants. Written by Tim Newman...

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