Tag: inflammation

Social Isolation Linked to Higher Levels of Inflammation – New Study

By Kimberley Smith, University of Surrey Being lonely or socially isolated can negatively affect your wellbeing. There is even research showing that it increase the risk of illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, dementia and depression. Some researchers suggest that loneliness and social isolation lead to…

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Breakthrough Study Finds Another Compound in Cannabis with Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Properties

By Alex Pietrowski With the movement to legalize cannabis for medical and recreational purposes, scientists are able to look more closely at the unique components of this plant, learning evermore about the positive effects it can have on our physical and mental health. A recent…

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Can’t exercise? A hot bath may help improve inflammation, metabolism, study suggests

Hot water treatment may help improve inflammation and blood sugar (glucose) levels in people who are unable to exercise, according to a new study. The findings are published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Physical stress such as exercise can cause the short-term elevation of…

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Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut

By Haixia Yang, University of Massachusetts Amherst The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some toys. Work in our lab suggests that this compound may have widespread health risks, including aggravating…

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