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The week in health: 5 things you need to know

By Amanda Stewart,

Everyone cares about their health, however, with everything that is going on in the world it gets hard to keep up with what you need to know.

This past week doctors have discovered that drinking coffee may actually boost your memory. An experimental surgery in Sweden will test to see if transplanted wombs will be able to carry a child to full term. A new study has also found that Americans are becoming healthier in a few ways. A doctor seems to have discovered how your cat sees you and Michigan cherries may prove to help those with Alzheimer's.

Here's what you might've missed this week.

1. Though there have been many uses found for caffeine, a new study has found that it may also prove to be a memory enhancer. People who were given caffeine after they were asked to memorize something were able to remember the smaller details than those who received placebos. It made it clear to the researchers that coffee, or caffeine, can help boost your memory.

To find out more about coffee's benefits, see the full article at TheCelebrityCafe.com.

2.Successful womb transplants were made in Sweden! Nine of them to be exact. This is a project that has been in the works since September of 2012. It is going to be a part of an experimental test to see whether a transplanted womb is able to carry a child to full term. All of the patients were either born without wombs or lost them to disease. If the wombs are successful in carrying a child, it will open doors for women who want to have children but can't.

To read more about the transplants, see the full article at TheCelebrityCafe.com.

3. The United States Department of Agriculture released a study that showed that Americans have been improving their diets by cutting calories. Americans haven't been eating out as much and are gathering around the table to have meals together. There has also been a decrease in the amount of saturated fats Americans take in, yet an increase of fiber, so, hey, there may be hope for "unhealthy" Americans.

Read more about this here.

4. Dr. John Bradshaw released his book, Cat Sense, that revealed his findings about the truth about cats. House cats see their human owners as bigger cats. Yes, that's right, your cat thinks you're just like them! The way that cats greet us to the way that they show their affection all lines up with how they treat a mother cat.

To read more about Cat Sense, check out our full story here.

5. A new study released by the Central Michigan University has shown that Michigan cherries can help those who suffer from Alzheimer's. Michigan is the lead producer of the tart cherries that are named in the study. Though "medicines" like this are often controversial, many are willing to try anything to help and the evidence is compelling. Michigan, or tart cherries, are able to help those who are suffering with brain degeneration.

To see the full article, visit TheCelebrityCafe.com.

 
 

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