Category Archives: Health

Turmeric Helps Your Brain Heal Itself

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Author: Stephanie Castillo

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Turmeric is the spice commonly found in curry — and, according to new research published in Stem Cell Research and Therapy, it may boost your brain proliferation or its power to repair itself. Aromatic-turmerone is a compound found within turmeric, and it’s this compound researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience...

A New Kind of GMO

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Author: Josie Garthwaite

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Thousands of researchers will descend on Boston this fall for an event billed as the world’s largest gathering of synthetic biologists. The field is evolving so rapidly that even scientists working in it don't agree on a definition, but at its core synthetic biology involves bringing engineering principles to biotechnology....

Artificial Sweeteners: Root of Diabetes and Obesity Epidemics

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Author: Gabe Mirkin

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Artificial sweeteners change the huge colony of bacteria in your intestines to favor the harmful bacteria that increase risk for diabetes. This ground-breaking study suggests that artificial sweeteners may be a major cause of our epidemic of obesity and diabetes in North America. Experiments on Mice Scientists fed 10-week-old mice...

Enterovirus Virus Spreading Across U.S. and Canada – Primarily Affecting Vaccinated Children

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Author: Prevent Disease

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It's being considered a severe respiratory virus known as EV-D68. It hits hard and fast and has already created an outbreak in Colorado, Missouri, Utah, Kansas, Illinois, Ohio, and four more states in the Midwest. It has also crossed over the Canada with confirmed cases in Alberta, British Columbia and...

Turmeric Helps Scientists Create A Powerhouse Cancer Fighter

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Author: Shweta

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Put together a common spice that's been used for centuries in Asian cuisine — it also gives turmeric its distinctive yellow color — with certain peptide molecules, and you have a compound that has shown the ability to halt the progression of mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the membrane lining...

What Happens When We All Live to 100?

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Author: Gregg Easterbrook

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For millennia, if not for eons—anthropology continuously pushes backward the time of human origin—life expectancy was short. The few people who grew old were assumed, because of their years, to have won the favor of the gods. The typical person was fortunate to reach 40. Beginning in the 19th century,...

Cannabis Relieves Nerve Pain From Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia

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Author: Collective Evolution

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Nerve pain is a common symptom of Lyme disease, Lyme co-infections and associated  conditions. One of the main associated conditions of which I speak is that of Fibromyalgia, which is considered a condition as opposed to a disease as it has no known root cause. Originally, Fibromyalgia was characterized by...

Schizophrenia Isn’t One Disorder but Eight

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Author: Samantha Allen

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In perhaps the most important study in schizophrenia’s history, researchers have identified that it is not a single inherited disorder as previously believed, but rather eight separate genetic disorders. Schizophrenia is perhaps the most misunderstood mental illness, but a research team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...

10 Reasons You Should Be Eating More Avocado

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Author: Kris Gunnars

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The avocado is a rather unique type of fruit. Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful beneficial effects on health. Here are 12 health benefits of avocado, that are supported by scientific research. 1. Avocado Is Incredibly Nutritious What...

I’m a Conservative GOP Mom Who Buys Weed for her 12-Year-Old Son

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Author: AlterNet

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Why yes, that is my SUV (with the “Romney 2012” bumper sticker) outside Milo’s cheesy college apartment, picking up this month’s supply. I always guiltily hit up 2 different ATMs to get the money, not wanting the nice girl at my bank branch to wonder why I’m always getting cash....

Scientists Discover Why Raw Honey Is So Effective at Treating Infections

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Author: Kashmira Gander

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Bacteria found in honeybees could be used as an alternative to antibiotics and in the fight against antibiotic-resistant strains of MRSA, scientists have claimed. For millenia, raw unmanufactured honey has been used to treat infections. Scientists believe its effectiveness could lie in a unique formula comprised of 13 types of...

One Third of Nurses Are Leaving Their Jobs and Losing Faith in Vaccines

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Author: Dave Mihalovic

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It's not just anti-vaccine parents and groups on the internet that are shutting down vaccination. Many doctors, nurses and other health professionals are coming around and grasping the gravity of how vaccines are damaging our bodies. Turnover of nurses (RNs) are now at record highs, with more than one-third leaving...