Dark Chocolate Can Improve Vision: Study

Dark Chocolate Can Improve Vision: Study


It may not replace prescription glasses, but a few bites of dark chocolate might offer a slight and temporary bump up in vision quality, new research suggests.

Heart-healthy compounds in chocolate called flavanols appeared to sharpen eyesight for a group of 30 healthy young adults in the new study.

The observed change in vision was small, but significant. However, the study authors stressed that it’s too early for ophthalmologists to recommend chocolate as medicine for the eyes. > >> read more ...

Many Approaches Help Kids Improve Self-Regulation

Many Approaches Help Kids Improve Self-Regulation


Yoga, exercise, education and personal skills training are among the many types of interventions that may help kids improve what’s known as self-regulation, or their ability to manage their behavior and emotions, a study suggests.
Self-regulation covers a lot of things that kids need to succeed inside and outside the classroom, ranging from the ability to have positive interactions with others, the capacity to avoid inappropriate or aggressive actions, and the ability to carry out self-directed learning. Cognitive processes contributing to self-regulation are often referred to as “executive function” and can include impulse control as well as the ability to direct or focus attention, adapt flexibly to changes, and retain information. > >> read more ...

Warming Donated Livers May Improve Transplants: Study

Warming Donated Livers May Improve Transplants: Study


Keeping transplant livers on “life support” at body temperature preserves them better than the prevailing method of near-freezing, and could reduce the number of donor organs thrown away, a study said Wednesday.

Currently most donor livers are stored in an inert state at temperatures just above freezing until they can be transferred to a recipient.

But many end up damaged, meaning that only a portion of livers harvested for transplant get used despite an urgent, and growing, organ shortage. > >> read more ...

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