Category Archives: Health

‘I Can Smell a Rainbow’

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Author: Holly Wlliams

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What colour is the letter F? What texture does a Mozart symphony have? Can you taste the rainbow? If the only thing such ideas suggest is the Skittles ad campaign, you're probably not synaesthesic. But for up to four per cent of the population, such questions make perfect sense. Synaesthesia...

11 Health Benefits of Cherries

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Author: Diana Herrington

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When you eat cherries, you enjoy much more than just their amazing taste. They’re packed with antioxidants and offer many health benefits, including help with insomnia, joint pain and belly fat. Cherries could be just what the doctor ordered. 1. Protection from Diabetes Sweet cherries have a lower glycemic index...

9 Marijuana Policies from Around the World that Are Way Ahead of the U.S.

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"While the US’s officials and media continue to pretend like pot legalization is an unprecedented, far-fetched dream, in Spain, personal marijuana has been legal for decades." While people in Barcelona, Spain are lighting joints up on the street outside of bars as tourists flock to enjoy a marijuana culture that...

12 Facts About Microwaves That Should Forever Terminate Their Use

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Author: Marco Torres

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Microwaves are a source of electromagnetic energy (a form of nonionizing form of radiation) electronically generated. When penetrating the aliments, they trigger an inner rotation of the water molecules inside the food. This rotation triggers a friction between the molecules and the result is a rapid growth in temperature. Microwaves use...

Over 60% of Breads Sold in the UK Contain Pesticide Residues

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Author: Damian Carrington

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Two in every three loaves of bread sold in the UK contain pesticide residues, according to a new analysis of government data by environmental campaigners. Tests on hundreds of loaves also showed that 25% contained residues of more than one pesticide. The official tests are carried out by the government’s...

Outdoor Spaces May Offer a Drug-Free Alternative For Dementia Patients

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Author: Lizette Borreli

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It comes as no surprise that spending time outside reaps physical and mental health benefits. A stroll in great outdoors has been found to lower our stress and tension, prevent cancer, and even trigger memories for those suffering from mental decline, or dementia. According to a recent study published in...

Animals and Insects That Can Detect Cancer and Disease

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Author: Dr. Becker

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You already know that dogs have a sense of smell so powerful, law enforcement relies on them to sniff out drugs and explosives and track missing children. Domestic canines are also used to detect the presence of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from all kinds of cancers and other diseases, sometimes...

Clear Differences Between Organic and Non-Organic Food, Study Finds

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Author: Damian Carrington

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Organic food has more of the antioxidant compounds linked to better health and lower levels of toxic metals and pesticides, according to the most comprehensive scientific analysis to date. The international scientific team behind the new work suggests that switching from regular to organic fruit and vegetables could give the...

Sniffing Rosemary Can Increase Memory By 75%

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Author: Natural Cures

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Rosemary has many well known health benefits but scientists are now studying its specific effects with regard to memory with outstanding results. Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) is member of the mint family along with other popular and fragrant herbs such as thyme, oregano, lavender and basil. It is native to the...

Contradictory Findings on How the Full Moon Affect Our Sleep

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Author: University of Gothenburg

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According to folklore, the full moon affects human sleep. International researchers are trying to determine whether there is any truth to the belief. Studies by a team at Sahlgrenska Academy have found that people actually sleep 20 minutes less when the moon is full. A Swiss research study conducted last...