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How meditation impacts the way we learn
 

How meditation impacts the way we learn

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Meditation can influence many aspects of health and well-being. Now, new evidence suggests that it also affects how the brain learns from past experience.

Diabetes and hypertension drug combo kills cancer cells
 

Diabetes and hypertension drug combo kills cancer cells

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New research finds that combining the drug metformin with an antihypertensive drug cuts off the energy supply to cancer cells and inhibits tumor growth.

Spray gel could reduce cancer spread after surgery
 

Spray gel could reduce cancer spread after surgery

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A ‘sprayable gel’ embedded with nanoparticles carrying drugs that boost immunity controlled tumor recurrence at surgery site and at distant sites in mice.

IBD increases prostate cancer risk by fivefold
 

IBD increases prostate cancer risk by fivefold

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According to a new study, inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of developing prostate cancer. This finding opens up a challenging clinical debate.

Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular risk by a quarter
 

Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular risk by a quarter

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The cardiovascular benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well-studied. A new paper asks exactly how this eating pattern might benefit heart health.

The uterus plays a role in memory, study finds
 

The uterus plays a role in memory, study finds

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According to a recent study conducted in an animal model, the uterus appears to interact with the brain, and its removal can affect some cognitive skills.

New brain circuit that controls anxiety found
 

New brain circuit that controls anxiety found

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Using genetically modified mice, scientists have uncovered a brain circuit that regulates anxiety and could be a treatment target for related disorders.

How our body clocks can make or break our health
 

How our body clocks can make or break our health

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A fresh discovery offers a more detailed picture of how disrupted body clocks can lead to poor health, exposing us to problems such as diabetes or cancer.

Colorectal cancer: Loss of two genes may drive tumor formation
 

Colorectal cancer: Loss of two genes may drive tumor formation

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New research shows how the loss of two genes may drive an aggressive form of colorectal cancer. The findings also point to a potential new treatment.

Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria
 

Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria

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A diet rich in red meat increases gut bacteria production of a compound that raises heart disease risk and reduces the compound’s removal by the kidneys.

How your imagination can help you overcome your fears
 

How your imagination can help you overcome your fears

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New research shows just how powerful your imagination can be and how you can tap into this hidden resource to overcome your fears and anxieties.

How brain waves enable creative thinking
 

How brain waves enable creative thinking

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A new study finds that higher levels of alpha brain waves in a specific brain area enable us to think of unexpected associations that signal creativity.

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