A folate deficiency puts you at risk of several diseases, research finds

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Folate, also referred to as vitamin B9 or folic acid, is an essential nutrient obtained from many fruits and green leafy vegetables. Not getting enough of this B vitamin can lead to many health problems. One of these is fragile X syndrome, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Continue reading

Research Finds ‘Weed’ May Block the Spread of HIV

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A promising new study finds that the medical application of this controversial but increasingly decriminalized plant may extend to helping HIV patients.

A new study published in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses indicates that the primary psychoactive Continue reading

Pessimism about the Future May Lead to Longer, Healthier Life, Research Finds

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Optimistic older adults face greater risk of disabilities and death, study report

Older people who have low expectations for a satisfying future may be more likely to live longer, healthier lives than those who see brighter days ahead, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

“Our findings revealed that being overly optimistic in predicting a better future was associated with a greater risk of disability and death within the following decade,” said lead author Frieder R. Lang, Continue reading