Health & Wellness

Why We’re Programmed to Love Vanilla

Vanilla is a popular flavor in ice cream as well as other foods. Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images Vanilla is one of the most expensive spices to produce.New research has uncovered the most critical molecules in vanilla that cause people to like it.Synthetic flavors can be made more cheaply, quickly, and consistently than their natural counterparts. Vanilla has become...

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The Mediterranean Diet May Help Reduce Risk of Cognitive Issues

Nadine Greeff/Stocksy United A new study examined data from over 6,000 Hispanic and Latino individuals who followed a Mediterranean diet.Researchers found that strict adherence to the diet was associated with greater cognition and less memory decline. There are currently over 6 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S., and that number is expected to rise to 13...

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Scientists Looking at ADHD Drugs as Potential Treatments for Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Scientists say noradrenergic drugs may be helpful in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Tom Werner/Getty Images Researchers say some noradrenergic drugs used to treat conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and depression may have some benefits in helping with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.They said the drugs show some small but significant positive effects on cognition, memory, and apathy for...

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COVID-19 Reinfections More Common Now: Here’s Why

Experts say wearing a mask in crowded indoor areas is one way to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Irina Velichkina/Getty Images Scientists say COVID-19 reinfections are becoming more common.They say this isn’t necessarily surprising as the novel coronavirus mutates into variants that are more contagious but less deadly.They say the best protection against serious disease from COVID-19 is...

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Eating Eggs Could Be Good for Your Heart

Eggs can get a bad rep because they have some naturally occurring cholesterol. But that doesn’t mean they are a risky choice. And now, a new study suggests that moderate egg consumption may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Eggs are a rich source of dietary cholesterol, but they also include a variety of essential nutrients, including...

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