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For better brain function, have a healthy diet starting young. But don’t worry, it’s never too late to start.
“Here’s some food for thought: How you eat is linked to better brain function. New research finds that people who eat healthily throughout their lives are mentally sharper than their peers, starting at age 4 through their 60s. Of the study’s subjects, those with the poorest diets remained consistently in the lowest ranks for cognitive function.”

Medically tailored meals show promise for reducing healthcare costs
“According to new research looking at every U.S. state, programs that deliver medically tailored meals (MTMs) to people with diet-sensitive conditions such as diabetes and heart disease along with limitations in the ability to perform daily activities could lead to substantial savings in healthcare costs. Using computer models to estimate the benefits of such programs minus the expense of implementing them, researchers found significant variation between U.S. states but an overall net cost savings in almost every state.”

How can you reduce health effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals?
“National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists recently gathered with researchers, clinicians, and community members to discuss emerging research focused on interventions — simple, accessible, and safe steps people can take — to mitigate exposures to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). These chemicals interfere with hormones produced by the endocrine system, which controls metabolism, heart rate, growth, reproduction, and other biological processes.”

How to Stop AI From Rewiring Your Brain Without Consent
“We live in an attention economy. That’s no surprise, given how recent statistics show that the average daily time spent with media in the United States is 454 minutes, or more than 7 1/2 hours a day. By itself, that might raise some concerns. But perhaps more worrisome are the thousands of hidden algorithms used by artificial intelligence (AI) in our devices and apps to monitor us, as well as to shape and rewire our brains.”

Study warns of possible bacteria in tattoo inks
“In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers detected bacteria in commercial tattoo and permanent makeup inks, demonstrating that they could cause human infections.”

Diet that limits ultra-processed foods isn’t automatically healthy, study shows
“NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) — A diet that limits ultra-processed foods isn’t automatically healthy, and the types of foods people eat may matter more than the level of processing used to make them. a new study suggests.”

The Low-Impact Exercise That Can Prevent Bladder Leaks
“An unexpected bladder leak can have you hightailing it for the bathroom, or shifting around uncomfortably in your chair as you try desperately to avoid that damp spot in your underwear. Thankfully, we don’t have to be left at the mercy of our bladder. Experts at the National Health Service (NHS) explain that low-impact exercises targeting our pelvic floor muscles may help minimize the risk of leakage, which includes the ever popular Pilates.”