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Month: March 2022

This Personality Trait Boosts Happiness

This Personality Trait Boosts Happiness

Acting out this personality trait makes people feel happier. Acting like an extravert makes people feel happier — even natural introverts, research finds. Both extraverts and introverts report greater well-being after a week spent being more talkative, assertive and spontaneous. It is the first study to report the benefits of acting like an extravert over such an extended period. The study also demonstrates that people who are naturally introverted can enjoy this exercise as much as extraverts. ‘Faux’ extraverts (people…

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The World’s Most Nutritious Foods

The World’s Most Nutritious Foods

After analysing more than 1,000 raw foods, researchers ranked the ingredients that provide the best balance of your daily nutritional requirements – and they found a few surprises. Many of us are paying more attention to our diets and how the food we eat can support our health. To help sort out the fact from the fiction, BBC Future is updating some of our most popular nutrition stories from our archive. Imagine the ideal food. One that contains all the…

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The Vitamin Deficiency Linked To Autoimmune Disorders

The Vitamin Deficiency Linked To Autoimmune Disorders

A vitamin that reduces autoimmune disease risk by almost one-quarter. Vitamin D supplementation over five years is linked to lower autoimmune disease risk of 22 percent, a study reveals. Inflammatory disorders such as thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, and polymyalgia rheumatica are examples of autoimmune diseases (AD). AD can lead to life-threatening complications and death as currently there are no cures for AD and only a few treatments seem to be effective. However, past research has highlighted that…

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New Artificial Intelligence Tool Detects Often Overlooked Heart Diseases

New Artificial Intelligence Tool Detects Often Overlooked Heart Diseases

Physician-scientists in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai have created an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can effectively identify and distinguish between two life-threatening heart conditions that are often easy to miss: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and cardiac amyloidosis. The new findings were published in JAMA Cardiology. “These two heart conditions are challenging for even expert cardiologists to accurately identify, and so patients often go on for years to decades before receiving a correct diagnosis,” said David Ouyang, MD, a cardiologist in…

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