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Could simply listening to Mozart help people with epilepsy?

Listening to music composed by Mozart could help control seizures. The news from researchers add to the health benefits discovered in the past that listening to classical music might help people dealing with epilepsy. The findings that were presented last month at the European College of Neurpsychopharmacology; is a large study and based on reviews of literature that might inspire your doctor to suggest this simple intervention, combined with current treatment. Researchers, Dr. Glanluca Sesso and Dr. Frederico Sicca from the University of Pisa specifically looked at how Mozart's music affects epilepsy. Their review included 9 published studies out of 147; based on solid science and of good quality. Daily listening changes brain signals tooMozart's music also changed brain signals that are commonly seen in patients diagnosed with epilepsy,  in addition to lowering the number of seizures for people that listen to music daily. Tehe reduction varied between 31 and 66 percent. Dr. …
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Five crazy fast facts for coffee lovers

It’s no secret that most of us love our coffee. The internet is loaded with funny memes about our morning cup of Java that are widely shared; for good reason. Here are five crazy fast facts about coffee that most people never knew. 
Coffee is good for digestion (we knew that), but it seems to stimulate the bowels in ways unknown. Researchers have found that even without the caffeine, a cup of brew stimulated muscle movement in the intestine in rat studies. 
It seems the researchers were interested in finding a simple way to help patients who have had surgery. Having a bowel movement after surgery is sometimes difficult and can lead to complications and prolonged hospital stays from paralytic ileus. 
Scientists were able to discover that coffee lowers bacteria counts in the gut in addition to their finding that the morning brew stimulates intestinal contraction, regardless of the caffeine content in the coffee. 
Those findings were presented last year at Digestive Week ® 
"When rats we…

Berries, apples and tea can do wonders for your brain

If you'e looking for an easy way to keep your brain healthy, consider eating more berries, consuming more applies and drinking tea. There's good science to support the benefits of getting started early eating a healthy diet for preventing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. 
Alzheimer's risk significantly lower for older adults who consume these foods
Tufts University scientists looked at Alzheimer's disease risk among older adults and compared those that consumed scant amounts of apples, tea and berries that are loaded with antioxidants; published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 
The study finding was based on conclusions extracted from dietary questionairres submitted during medical exams among heart disease risk patients participating in the Framingham Heart Study. 
One of the important highlights of this study, compared to others is that the risk of the brain disease was analyzed over a 20 year period, versus short term studies that have been pub…

Update: Hydroxychloroquine safety study retracted by major medical journal

In a new study from Brigham and Women’s hospital, nearly 16,000 patient outcomes were analyzed that were diagnosed with COVID-19 and received the drug hydroxychloroquine.
Instead of improving, patients were four times more likely to experience dangerous heart irregularity, compared to those not teated with the antimalarial drug.
Patients in the study that were given hydroxychloroquine were also more likely to die.
The study is recently published in the medical journal The Lancet  and is the most recent to address a hot topic about whether the medication, which is also prescribed to treat autoimmune disorders, should be  used to treat COVID-19.
Mandeep R. Mehra, a corresponding study author and executive director of the Brigham’s Center for Advanced Heart  Disease said the drug, or any regimen including a chloroquine,  did not help “no matter which way you examine the data.”
Patients from six continents included 
The researchers looked at data from 671 hospitals that included six continents …

Sperm quality and male infertility could be from sugar laden diet

There are a number of factors. that can affect the quality of a man’s sperm, making it difficult
to facilitate pregnancy.

Here's one simple lifestyle change you can make that helps sperm swim normally to reach the mark.  It  costs nothing and can even lead to better overall health

What if something as simple as eating a healthy diet could make a big difference
for improving  sperm motility? 
Even better…what if those little fellas like healthy food so much that
sperm begin swimming around normally in about one week?
Sperm quality changes quickly with a healthy diet
Some studies suggest it takes up to 74 days to get your sperm healthy.
But it seems it might not take that long at all. 
Two factors determine sperm quality: motility and sperm count.
A new study found that sperm motility improves after one week among study participants
who eliminated sugar from their diet.
It may not have been the sugar scientists say, but that’s the one thing that
was most noticeable that changed in the diet …

Researchers find a way to make air pollution harmless using graphene composite

A team of researchers has  found a way to render smog that causes air pollution harmless,  using a coated graphene composite

The implications for human health could mean fewer incidences of childhood respiratory diseases, heart problems and so much more

Pollution that comes from industry and motor vehicle exhaust fumes have been a growing problem and concern of the World Health Organization. 

Health experts have repeatedly warned lawmakers about the adverse effects of nanoparticles in the air that, if left unchecked, will continue to contribute to rising health costs and human suffering.’

According to the WHO, one out of every nine deaths have been linked to air pollution from nanoparticles. 

Air pollution  harms the body in ways that have been uncovered over the past decades. 

Lack of clean air in inner cities, underdeveloped countries and near freeways remains a concern, though some progress has been made thanks to government regulations; some of which have been rolled back, much to the c…

Do Vitamin D and Fish Oil supplements live up to the hype?

Omega-3 Fish Oil and Vitamin D might not do what you think for health

Researchers are again questioning the benefits of  Omega-3 fish oil and vitamin D supplements for quelling inflammation.

Both supplements are widely consumed for existing health ailments such as rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases; as well as for preventing obesity, heart disease, cancer, osteoarthritis and Alzheimer's disease. Vitamin D is used to boost immunity; especially for people that don't get enough sunshine.

 Researchers now say neither one of the supplements showed any benefit for inflammation in an analysis of a much larger study.

But before you dump your supplements, read on. This isn't exactly the final word.

Here's what researchers did find about Vitamin D

Vitamin D might actually be harmful to the body and increase inflammation - based on at least one blood indicator of systemic inflammation. The three markers tested included interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor…