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Mediterranean diet may offer special health benefits for this age group

Mediterranean diet may offer special health benefits for this age group

OksanaKiian/iStock(NEW YORK) — There’s yet another reason to try the Mediterranean diet, new research has found.Among elderly individuals, adhering to a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds and olive oil for one year was linked to changes in gut microbiota associated with less fragility and better cognitive function.The Mediterranean diet previously…Read more »

Father and son treated by same nurse at NICU more than 30 years apart

Father and son treated by same nurse at NICU more than 30 years apart

Courtesy of David Caldwell(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — David Caldwell pulled out his own baby book when his first child, a son named Zayne Alexander Caldwell, was born on Jan. 30.Zayne was born 10 weeks early, weighing just three pounds, and was admitted into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in…Read more »

Cheers to health benefits of vino on National Drink Wine Day

Cheers to health benefits of vino on National Drink Wine Day

juanmonino/iStock(NEW YORK) — Happy National Drink Wine Day!From dedicated Twitter and Facebook pages to people sharing their favorite varietal and vintage on social media, today is the day to raise a glass of wine.Whether you’re are looking to try a new bottle, better understand the health benefits or simply share a fun GIF, Feb. 18…Read more »

Lifelong antisocial behavior linked to abnormal brain structure: Study

Lifelong antisocial behavior linked to abnormal brain structure: Study

fizkes/iStock(NEW YORK) — Many of those who’ve exhibited lifelong antisocial, aka sociopathic, behavior — lying, impulsiveness, aggression, lacking concern for others — have abnormal brain structures, according to a new study.MRI scans on the brains of 672 people with lifelong antisocial behavior showed a particular thinning of cortex and reduced cortical surface area in parts…Read more »

Toddler with cerebral palsy takes first steps after multiple brain surgeries

Toddler with cerebral palsy takes first steps after multiple brain surgeries

Shidlovski/iStock(HOLIDAY, Fla.) — Since 17-month-old Lennyn Lyons was first diagnosed with cerebral palsy six months ago, she’s undergone four brain surgeries. Her mother, Brianna, was unsure she would ever be able to walk. On Friday, Lennyn took her first steps at her family’s home in Holiday, Florida.Her ecstatic mom cheered on her little one as…Read more »

Sisters due weeks apart give birth on the same day at the same hospital

Sisters due weeks apart give birth on the same day at the same hospital

Community Hospital East(INDIANAPOLIS) — Charell Anthony and Cierra Anthony, sisters who both live in Indianapolis, plan to raise their newborn babies as “cousin twins.” The sisters gave birth to their healthy newborns on the same day, Feb. 12, at the same hospital, Community Hospital East in Indianapolis. “They’re going to be really close,” Charell Anthony…Read more »

What to know about Gen Alpha, the generation born 2010 to today

What to know about Gen Alpha, the generation born 2010 to today

Rawpixel/iStock(NEW YORK) — If you have a child born 2010 or later, you’re parenting a Generation Alpha.The jobs they’ll have some day? Many don’t currently exist. They will have more formal education than any generation before them.The majority of their parents? Millennials.The term “Generation Alpha” was coined by Mark McCrindle, a social researcher in Australia.…Read more »