What are 4 misconceptions about Nutrition ?

​ There are many ways people perceive nutrition. From eating for pleasure because is cool, to eating too much , or eating junk food because is cheap, or eating whatever because I'm telling nobody. Regardless of the mood , habit, religion and faith, our body-mind complex needs certain nutrients to work properly, and the physiology of nutrition stay ...
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What is the Manifesto of Natural Medicine?

​  The manifesto of Natural Medicine [1] highlight the values that a Natural Doctor should practice, in order to promote a Natural Medicine based on scientific evidence [2] , and closer to the people. Natural Medicine, or Naturopathy is a body of practices aimed to help the body heal itself. Natural Medicine suggest the use of herbs, massage, ...
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How does the holistic health approach help in your mental well-being?

​ When our mind goes out of balance, we may call it a Mental health disorder.  It is a signal, calling to re establish the lost balance, and most of the time we can restore the original balance (homeostasis) with just a little effort. The holistic approach is to look at the world , and ourselves, as one entity, where everything is connected. T...
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How do I become a naturopath in the UK?

​ There are schools that allows you to qualify as a Natural Doctor. Eventually, I suppose it depends on your expectations. For example, these are some criteria that may help while selecting your school: 1. Security and Privacy: Data encryption is important since our personal data is the main target of hackers trying to use social engineering [1] to...
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Are you sure evidence, is always evident?

​ Let's assume that we're discussing about scientific evidence. According to Cambridge Dictionary, this is the definition of ​ science ​ : (knowledge from) the careful study of the structure and behavior of the physical world, especially by watching, measuring, and doing experiments, and the development of theories to describe the results of these ...
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Is there any scientific evidence to suggest that acupuncture works?

​ Research suggests that acupuncture can help manage certain pain conditions, but evidence about its value for other health issues is uncertain. The effects of acupuncture on the brain and body and how best to measure them, are only beginning to be understood. [1] I fully agree that Acupuncture, and Natural Medicine in general, should be based on s...
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What are the natural therapies for the growth of the hair?

​ Hair loss is a disorder with significant adverse psychological effects, including low confidence, and negative influence on social interactions; 52% of women and 28% of men report being affected by their alopecia [3]. As a result, patients who do not see significant improvements in hair growth with conventional therapy often turn to CAM. Hair los...
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Is Natural Medicine scientific?

​ According to Cambridge dictionary, this is the definition of science : ( knowledge from) the careful study of the structure and behaviour of the physical world , especially by watching , measuring , and doing experiments , and the development of theories to describe the results of these activities  [1] When it comes to Natural Medicine [2] &...
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How can I find a doctor for mental concentration problems?

​ Every condition may have different causes, and what works for you, may not work for others. The short answer is that you probably need to understand first what is Natural Medicine [8], and then you can possibly try to find a good Natural Doctor ( ND ) with a little help from Google. In general, a MD treat the disease, whereas a ND 'treat' the ind...
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Is the Soul the Heart and Mind of the Human Being?

​ The Soul, or Atma [1] is the real nature of Man and anything else in the universe. We can think of it as a beam of light , that although without qualities, makes the world visible to the eye. In common language we often refer to the Heart as the emotional part of the mind, but it's just another name for the mind itself, which is a bundle of desir...
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What is the difference between traditional medicine and alternative medicine?

​ Traditional medicine is the ancient practice of skills related to prevention and treatment of health conditions. For example, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda are part of traditional medicine (also called Alternative Medicine). This medicine advocates the root cause analysis of health conditions, and aiming to restore the homeostasis [1]...
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How the mind and heart can be changed by humanity?

The human mind is soft and tender by nature, but bad thoughts can enter the mind and change it. All are good, but there are bad actions. Desires (for pleasure) are the main reason for violence in this world, since they trigger fear (of pain), which in turn trigger insecurity and violence. To be strong, we need strong qualities, whereas today we mis...
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How do I become a holistic health practitioner?

​ Natural Medicine [2] is a broad range of practices aimed to restore the balance (homeostasis) in the body-mind complex. These include Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Iridology, Nutrition and Lifestyle. To become a health practitioner you should join a holistic Institute that is able to teach you both traditional and holistic medicine. In ...
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COVID | Are muscles really = health?

​ In modern culture, muscles are linked to health, strength, resilience, and fitness. But are muscles really a synonymous of health? When Ahmad Ayyad woke up, he was delirious. He didn't realize where he was, why there was a tube down his throat, or how long it had been since he last fed his dog. And when he looked down, he couldn't recognize himse...
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COVID | Meat-Factories

​ Recently Thousands of meat plant workers have been infected by COVID, in Europe and US [1] More than 4,000 workers have been infected with coronavirus in 37 outbreaks in abattoirs and meat factories in Europe, leading to at least nine factory closures, analysis has found. Staff working close to each other in low temperatures is thought to be the ...
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COVID | A Transparent Mirror

​ A virus spread equally to all living beings, no matter the race, religion, or social status. It's up to our immune system to fight it, and save lives. Anti-viral drugs try to boost that ability. In the midst of this pandemic, I think there is a lesson we can learn: a fact is not an opinion. For example the number of casualties due to COVID is a f...
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Albert Szent | Moving Energy (and Prana)

​ Albert Szent-Györgyi was a Hungarian biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937. He is credited with first isolating vitamin C and discovering the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle. [1] Devoting himself to a study of the biochemistry of muscular action, he discovered a protein in muscle that he named "act...
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Can you solve 1+1= 1?

​ Love is the universal force that run the universe. Before money, nuclear weapons, quantum mechanics, and dinosaurs, Love was there ​ It's the foundation of life itself, and it is invincible, beyond birth and death. But Love implies strong qualities like Respect and Peace, which everyone has inside. We just need to manifest them in action. By remo...
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Is Iridology a diagnostic tool?

​ No, Iridology is a tool that looks for genetics predispositions, it's not a science, nor a diagnostic tool. So it's no surprise if an Iridologist is unable to diagnose a medical condition using Iridology. Iridology has been labeled as a fraud by the medical community, but that doesn't means it cannot be applied successfully by a practitioner who ...
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RAD | Individual Growth

What if we could adopt an Agile and Lean approach to grow our children, and to support teens and adults to live a better life in harmony with others? RAD (Resolve, Amplify, and Deploy) is a model of individual growth, that can be used with individuals from 6 and above. RAD helps to do more with less, and to develop a positive attitude with life, by...
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What is Naturopathy

​ With the discovery of modern medicine, based on scientific research, people started being vaccinated and cured for several diseases, that only few decades ago were thought to be incurable.  Modern medicine also play a crucial role in first aid, where a fraction of time can separate life from death. The value provided to the community by Medi...
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Optimum Nutrition is the medicine of tomorrow

​ COVID taught us that eating animals and selling their flesh under poor hygiene, can be risky for humans.  Most pandemics originated from animals, where poor hygiene allowed pathogens to spread and attack humans. For example, take the Spanish Flu, and the 14th century plague. They were carried by birds, and rats respectively, resulting in mor...
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Nutrition could prevent Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is the name for a set of symptoms that includes memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia develops when the brain is damaged by diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is a physical disease that affects the brain. It is na...
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Psychology-Tests

​ Psychology is the science of behavior and mind. Psychology includes the study of conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought. It is an academic discipline of immense scope, and used in many different fields including marketing, sales, and agile development. Psychology origins can be traced back to ancient Greece, 400 – 500...
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COVID and our BMI

With the end of the lockdown , we find ourselves free to move. That's a great opportunity, especially for those with children, or with a special need of open spaces. Being at home for long periods, we may have put some weight, and this is a good time to check and get back to normal. While indoor exercise is good to stay fit, there is probably nothi...
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Fenugreek: An Herb with Impressive Health Benefits

​ Fenugreek is an herb long used in alternative medicine. It's a common ingredient in Indian dishes and often taken as a supplement. This herb may have numerous health benefits. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is a plant that stands around 2–3 feet (60–90 cm) tall. It has green leaves, small white flowers, and pods that contain small, golden-...
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How a Vaccine is made

Vaccines contain the same germs that cause disease. (For example, measles vaccine contains measles virus, and Hib vaccine contains Hib bacteria.) But they have been either killed or weakened to the point that they don't make you sick. Some vaccines contain only a part of the disease germ. A vaccine stimulates your immune system to produce antibodie...
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COVID and Titanic

The mighty, unsinkable idea of dominating Nature is probably another aspect of the COVID pandemic. (coronavirus) The iceberg, heavier than the ship itself, sounds like an invitation to change, on a global scale. It took only a microscopic effort for Nature to deliver such powerful message. A small trigger, with a massive impact.  Suddenly...
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Google AI could be smarter than doctors

AI, or Artificial Intelligence is a set of behaviors that machine can have thanks to algorithms and data that help machine to take decisions. Artificial neural networks that mimic the biological networks are developed to support machine learning, and achieve artificial intelligence. Many platforms are available to the data scientist, in order to de...
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To fight climate crisis, we need to reshape the food system

T he world came together last week for the UN general assembly, and climate crisis was high on the agenda. Many of the discussions focused on changing the energy and transport sectors to mitigate potential catastrophe. Climate activist Greta Thunberg traveled to New York on an emissions-free yacht to deliver her speech at the UN climate summit. The...
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Genetic testing kits 'may wrongly reassure those at risk of cancer'

Consumer genetic tests could be giving false reassurance to those at heightened risk of cancers, according to findings presented at an international conference this week. The study, by clinical genetic testing company Invitae, revealed that tests for breast and bowel cancer risk by direct-to-consumer companies such as 23andMe give negative results ...
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Suicide rates match a spike in anti-depressants.

At the same time that suicides are rising, so are prescriptions for anti-depressants, on its own not necessarily a bad thing, but a barometer of our collective mental health. Perhaps the greatest achievement of our time is the gains made in life expectancy. We are living much longer than our Victorian counterparts who were lucky to see their fortie...
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Obesity rivals smoking as cause of cancer, UK charity warns

Obesity is rivalling smoking as a cause of cancer, responsible for more cases of bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver cancer than cigarettes, according to the UK's leading cancer charity. Smoking is still the biggest cause of cancer, but Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has warned that government action to tackle obesity is vital, because it is a significant ...
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Scientists reveal why people gain weight with age

It's a struggle that many people face as the years go by, and now scientists have revealed why people gain weight as they age. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that lipid turnover in the fat tissues - the rate at which fat cells are removed and stored - decreases during ageing. This makes it easier to gain weight, even if y...
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Antibiotic use before cancer treatment cuts survival time

Patients live longer if they do not take antibiotics in month before immunotherapy  [1]   Taking antibiotics in the month before starting immunotherapy dramatically reduces a cancer patient's chances of survival, according to a small but groundbreaking study. Scientists at Imperial College London believe antibiotics strip out helpful...
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Cancer is not 'bad luck', 5-points, and the 0-5-30 rule

According to Vogelstein's study, we can't do much against 'bad luck' but we can succeed in controlling other factors like lifestyle, and nutrition.  [1] For example, we could adopt the 0-5-30 rule: 0 cigarettes, at least 5 portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, and 30 minutes of moderate exercise. Cancer is a complex topic, and a big business...
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5 Superpowers we didn't know to have

​ Since Marvel movies took over the industry, and Greta mentioned her advantage over their critics, superpowers have become cooler than ever. In this article I'd like to focus more on those powers that everyone has inside and that will deliver great value if we could use them. What uncle Ben once told Peter, has become famous: "with great powers, c...
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Reducing Hemorrhoids with TCM, and Yoga

Hemorrhoids, or Piles, are vascular structures in the anal canal. In their normal state, they are cushions that help with stool control. They become a disorder when swollen or inflamed. Internal hemorrhoids often result in painless, bright red rectal bleeding when defecating. External hemorrhoids often result in pain and swelling in the area of the...
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Lose Weight, and how to Enjoy Fasting with L-CAT

Did I hear enjoy? Are you kidding me? I know, Enjoy is probably tough to swallow when it comes to Fasting, but if you stay neutral to the end, you'll probably find something interesting on how to lose weight without pain. Are you with me? Great, first let's put down few points, as a guide for our discussion: 1. Eating is not just biochemistry, for ...
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White meat as bad as red beef when it comes to cholesterol

The red meat or white meat debate is a draw: Eating white meat, such as poultry, will have an identical effect on your cholesterol level as eating red beef, new research indicates. The long-held belief that eating white meat is less harmful for your heart may still hold true, because there may be other effects from eating red meat that contribute t...
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I’ve been honest about alcohol. But the drinks industry hasn’t

I've drunk more alcohol than is good for me all my life. Deep down, I knew it couldn't be doing me much good, but I kept my lips to the glass and my head in the sand and ploughed right on. Mea culpa. In the course of making a documentary called Drinkers Like Me last year, I found out just how much I was putting away, and what harm I'd done myself. ...
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Revealed: air pollution may be damaging ‘every organ in the body’

Air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the human body, according to a comprehensive new global review. The research shows head-to-toe harm, from heart and lung disease to diabetes and dementia, and from liver problems and bladder cancer to brittle bones and damaged skin. Fertility, foetuses and children are also affec...
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As a prison doctor, Amanda Brown knows compassion is the best medicine

For Dr Amanda Brown, a village GP in Buckinghamshire, the idea of working in a prison was so off the radar that when the offer came, her first reaction was surprise that such jobs existed. "It had never occurred to me that doctors even worked in prisons," she says. "How stupid was I? But I thought it sounded fun. Interesting. Different." The offer ...
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COVID and our BMI

Snakebites kill more than 200 people a day around the world, but Thai firefighter Pinyo Pookpinyo was one of the lucky ones. When the tip of his thumb was bitten by a king cobra, he made it to a Bangkok hospital within 15 minutes. There, he was given a serum that stopped the venom, which can be fatal, from attacking his nervous system. "The doctor ...
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For many young South Koreans, dating is too expensive, or too dangerous

Seoul, South Korea (CNN)Kim Joon-hyup recently went on his first date in three years. But the 24-year-old student wasn't looking for a girlfriend, he was completing a college assignment. From picking the right partner to coping with breakups, the "Gender and Culture" course at Seoul's Sejong University teaches students the various aspects of dating...
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Modern Science begin to support Iridology (unknowing it)

A recent study conducted on more than 1 million people in Sweden, found that those who have had their appendix removed, are 20% less likely to develop Parkinson's disease. The connection between the large intestine and the brain, which seems unexpected in modern medicine, is quite familiar to a qualified Iridologist, and it seems to support the hol...
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CAR T Cells: Engineering Patients’ Immune Cells to Treat Cancer

For years, the foundations of cancer treatment were surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Over the last two decades, targeted therapies like imatinib (Gleevec®) and trastuzumab (Herceptin®)—drugs that target cancer cells by homing in on specific molecular changes seen primarily in those cells—have also cemented themselves as standard treatm...
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Western diet now killing more than smoking and high blood pressure, study suggests

Stereotypical western diets high in salt, fat and lacking fruit or fibre, are responsible for more deaths around the world than smoking and high blood pressure, a study has shown. Around a fifth of all the deaths in the world can be attributed to unhealthy eating, which is a major driver of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The analysis comparing...
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Killing off animals and plants now threatens humanity itself, UN experts warn in urgent call for action

The future of humanity is under threat from the widespread destruction of the Earth's plants and animals by people, leading scientists have warned in a dramatic report. Loss of biodiversity threatens the human race just as much as climate change, the experts believe, with up to a million species facing extinction in the world's sixth mass die-off. ...
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Iridology meets TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine).

TCM is ancient heritage of China, based on a medical tradition of more than 2000 years. It's based on a broad range of practices and concepts which have been developed in China, and some probably influenced by the Indian culture. These practices include various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise (qigong), and nutritio...
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Eating just one slice of bacon a day linked to higher risk of colorectal cancer, says study

Eating even a moderate amount of red or processed meat is linked with an increased risk of colorectal (bowel) cancer, according to a new study published Wednesday. People who ate 76 grams of red and processed meat per day -- that's in line with current guidelines and roughly the same as a quarter-pound beef burger -- had a 20% higher chance of deve...
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Eating just one slice of bacon a day linked to higher risk of colorectal cancer, says study

The young environmental activist has shown that being different is a gift. But too many people with autism still face cruel treatment Greta Thunberg is an impressive individual. Just 16 years old, she has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize after sparking environmental protests around the planet. There is a glorious simplicity to her arguments...
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Type 2 Diabetes is a reversible condition.

Modern society push the individuals to compete, ads paint 'successful' individuals as owners, having a a beautiful partner, and a beautiful home. Sociery act like a mirror on the average individual by driving and amplifying the goal at which every individual should point. But there is a dangerous downside about it. The individual may fail because o...
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Proton therapy

Cancer.Net Editorial Board ​ Proton therapy is a type of radiation treatment that uses protons to treat cancer. It's also called proton beam therapy. A proton is a positively charged particle. At high energy, protons can destroy cancer cells. Doctors may use proton therapy alone. Or, they may combine it with other treatments, such as standard radia...
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Why are we losing the war on drugs?

Druglords make billions on selling psychoactive drugs in rich countries, and the war is lost unless we change strategy. How could we improve on this war? The power of money can buy anything including politicians, and I think we should go at the root of the problem if we want to resolve it. From where that money comes? From people of course, and fro...
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Rosemary and oregano for optimal health

The popular culinary herbs oregano and rosemary are packed with healthful compounds, and now lab tests show they could work in much the same way as prescription anti-diabetic medication, scientists report. According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, "Bioactive Compounds from Culinary Herbs Inhibit a Molecular Target for Type 2 Diab...
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Modern Science begin to support Iridology (unknowing it)

Caffeine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant of the methylxanthine class. It is the world's most widely consumed psychoactive drug. Unlike many other psychoactive substances, it is legal and unregulated in nearly all parts of the world. There are several known mechanisms of action to explain the effects of caffeine. The most prominent is th...
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Improve Terror fight with Interrupters

In this article I'm trying to discuss how terror fight could be improved, virtually without additional expenses for the taxpayers. Violence is a complex topic which involves many factors including economy, human values, corruption, and environment. Terrorism is the use of violence with the aim of achieving a political or ideological goal at the exp...
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​Violence as Mental Disease

In this article I'm trying to discuss how violence emerge, and what we can do about it.  Violence is a complex topic which involves many factors including economy, human values, corruption, and environment. Considering violence as a disease is a relatively new approach that is being adopted by some countries, especially in the west. Bear with ...
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Fenugreek: An Herb with Impressive Health Benefits

Many sugar-sweetened beverages have little to no nutritional value and lots of calories, and their harmful health effects have been well-documented. Now, a study links drinking too many sugary beverages -- and even 100% natural fruit juices -- to an increased risk of early death. Specifically, drinking an excessive amount of fruit juice could lead ...
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Vaccines, the risk of not doing it

Herbal remedies have been used by healers around the world for centuries to prevent and treat disease. But it's in China that the practice has been most extensively used and documented. Advocates have campaigned to integrate Traditional Chinese Medicine into mainstream global health care and those long-standing TCM efforts have paid off: The World ...
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Most 'meat' in 2040 will not come from dead animals, says report

Most of the meat people eat in 2040 will not come from slaughtered animals, according to a report that predicts 60% will be either grown in vats or replaced by plant-based products that look and taste like meat. The report by the global consultancy AT Kearney, based on expert interviews, highlights the heavy environmental impacts of conventional me...
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COVID and Titanic

The suicide rate in the United States continues to climb, with a rate in 2017 that was 33% higher than in 1999, new research finds. Suicide rates among people 15 to 64 increased significantly during that period, rising from 10.5 per 100,000 people in 1999 to 14 per 100,000 in 2017, the most recent year with available data, according to annual resea...
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Commonly prescribed drugs are tied to nearly 50% higher dementia risk in older adults, study says

Scientists have long found a possible link between anticholinergic drugs and an increased risk of dementia. A study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday suggests that the link is strongest for certain classes of anticholinergic drugs -- particularly antidepressants such as paroxetine or amitriptyline, bladder antimuscarinics su...
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Why Nishkamakarma is called the 'edge of the universe'?

​ Nishkamakarma means action without desire for the result. If we think that the average man will not engage in actions unless there is a clear benefit, this approach sounds like a 'mission impossible'. However in my view this is very interesting because it triggers fundamental questions that we usually take for granted. For example, who's acting? ...
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Clarity & Charity

​ We often see people looking for help, and we usually have different behaviors about it. Probably the basic question is: why should I help others? In general helping others is always appropriate, regardless of the situation. But the answer is not so obvious, as there are multiple situations where helping could take different forms and trigger diff...
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Why Social Media are not accountable for what they publish?

It seems age is an important factor to access 'adult' content online, though in reality anyone can click and access anything. My question is not on the target recipient (adult or kid) but on the content itself and the effects that it could trigger on the average person. Let's take the example of a terror propaganda. Recently the UK government appro...
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Crispr-Cas9 | Genetics

​ Genome editing (also called gene editing) is a group of technologies that give scientists the ability to change an organism's DNA. These technologies allow genetic material to be added, removed, or altered at particular locations in the genome. Several approaches to genome editing have been developed. A recent one is known as CRISPR-Cas9, which i...
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Choose your Partner

​ This topic is complex, and of course it has many dependencies, but I'll try to simplify things in order to highlight few basic concepts that I think remain valid in many situations. I'm assuming you're looking for your partner, either husband, wife, or just the right person with whom you'll be happy to live, as long as it goes. This assumption ex...
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Respect ​Women, and what if we don't

In Indian culture women have a crucial and highly respected role. Of course this is not what recently was reported by media, but I'll probably discuss that in another article.  Indians are about 80% Hindus and in this article I'll focus on this community, although there are inspiring examples in all cultures all over the world. For Indians a w...
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Crime, prison and why death penalty doesn't work.

Criminal records are full of facts that, according to the public opinion, would deserve an eternal penalty. According to Hervey M Cleckley, Psychopathy is diagnosed using an assessment tool that scores individuals against a series of criteria. Those above a certain threshold are officially classified as psychopaths, but not all psychopaths are crim...
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Google AI could be smarter than doctors

In business is common to say "time is money", because the use of time can have a return that can be converted into money (ROI). This assume that the person is able to contribute actively to the working environment. To do that, you normally need to have some skillset that makes you fit for the role, and to be productive. For instance as a waiter, yo...
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The benefits of Yoga.

Harvard Health  Yoga (Hata Yoga) promotes physical and mental health in many different ways. Some of these benefits include better stress management, concentration, and clearer consciousness which may support your journey towards Self-realization. Following are some of the physical benefits of yoga that have a growing body of research behind t...
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Sesame seeds and Walnuts.

George Mateljan Foundation ​  Sesame seeds add a nutty taste and a delicate, very small, and crunch to many Asian dishes. They are also the main ingredients in tahini (sesame seed paste) and the wonderful Middle Eastern sweet call halvah. They are available throughout the year. Sesame seeds may be the oldest condiment known to man. They are hi...
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Type 2 Diabetes is a reversible condition.

Prof. Roy Taylor , Newcastle University ​ A body of research putting people with Type 2 diabetes on a low calorie diet has confirmed the underlying causes of the condition and established that it is reversible. A body of research putting people with Type 2 diabetes on a low calorie diet has confirmed the underlying causes of the condition and estab...
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Risks and side effects of dietary supplements.

American Cancer Society ​ Like drugs, dietary supplements have risks and side effects. But sellers aren't required to do research studies in people to prove that a dietary supplement is safe. And unlike drugs, dietary supplements are mostly self-prescribed with no input from informed medical sources like doctors, nurses, or pharmacists. There's a l...
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Iridology Basics.

Iridology is a powerful, non-invasive tool aimed to study how body's organs and tissues, reflect in the irides. Iridology is often used with other disciplines like chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture, to help you achieving optimal health. Iridology is a discipline based on the analysis of the iris, and provide important insight to predisposition...
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Mental Health | Worldwide

​ According to WHO (World Health Organization) mental health diseases are expected to rank second by 2020, behind ischaemic heart disease, but ahead of all other diseases. Why do we have such a massive mental health conditions? I think there are multiple reasons, but probably the main ones are found in our lifestyle, genetics and environment. The W...
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Cancer and Gene Therapy

Gene therapy is a cancer treatment that is still in the early stages of research. [1] Genes are coded messages that tell cells how to make proteins. Proteins are the molecules that control the way cells behave. Our genes decide what we look like and how our body works. We have many thousands of separate genes. Genes are made of DNA and they are in ...
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​3 Misconceptions of Yoga

Yoga (Hata Yoga) promotes physical and mental health in many different ways. Some of these benefits include better stress management, concentration, and clearer consciousness which may support your journey towards Self realisation. As discussed by Patanjali, Yoga is an inner path to self discovery, which means union with the self, or Atma. People e...
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Up to 60,000 cases of depression in UK could be avoided if teenagers stay off cannabis, study says

 Alex Matthews-King Health Correspondent  As many as 60,000 cases of depression in adults could have been avoided by preventing teenagers trying cannabis, researchers behind a major new analysis have said. In the largest study to date, researchers from Canada and Oxford University found robust evidence that trying the drug before the age ...
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Vaccines, the risk of not doing it

​ Vaccinating, like all parenting decisions, is one that is made from a place of love and caring. A parent who chooses to vaccinate has their child's best interest at heart, as does a parent who chooses not to vaccinate. With the rise of social media, vaccinations have become debated online, and -- emboldened by anonymity -- people engage in name-c...
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3 Misconceptions about Insomnia

Insomnia may have clinical and psychological causes, and it's sometime challenging to properly find the root cause of it because it may be linked to other conditions. Insomnia, disturbances of sleep pattern, and sleep disorders, they all mean that we don't sleep well, this may cause quite a large number of issues, on the long run. For instance dayt...
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What is Ignorance, and why it will affect us

When I was a kid I thought "what is the worst thing in this world?" You bet it, ignorance was my answer. Actually if we consider ignorance not merely worlding knowledge, then it may also apply to the way we live, how we integrate with our community, and what is our contribution to it. To me ignorance is a lack of knowledge that can negatively impac...
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Mental illness costs UK £94bn a year, OECD report says

Half of costs to British economy related to lower employment and productivity Mental ill-health is costing the UK more than £94bn every year, counting treatment, social support costs and the losses to the economy from people who cannot work, according to the OECD . The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's report shows the whole ...
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Antibiotic use before cancer treatment cuts survival time

Human Migration is a complex topic which involves many factors including economy, human rights, conflicts, speculation, environment and corruption. In this article I'm trying to discuss the positive side of it, by adopting a dynamic approach to discuss how balance on both side of the equation could be regulated in a win-win situation: migrants, and...
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​Why Genetics is not enough to explain us

In this period dominated by loud scientific research, where scientists scanned the human genome to better understand the hidden secrets of our body, we tend to explain everything in a deterministic and rational way. We apply this approach to the objects who make this world, and to ourselves, although we're conscious that we're often not very ration...
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​Why we look for fun and happiness (a Tao perspective)

Fun is part of human nature, and is the enjoyment of pleasure, particularly in leisure activities. It's normal for us to see a person enjoying fun, whereas if we see someone sad, we consider that as not normal. We also associate fun with happiness, as all of us tend to achieve happiness, although the means we adopt may vary significantly. For examp...
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Walnuts benefits for Heart and Diabetes

Walnuts are rich in fatty acids and vitamins, and are not linked to weight gain, as some people think. Indeed they're a natural prevention to blood circulation, obesity, and blood sugars disorders, including Diabetes. Research confirmed that Walnuts help to prevent heart and blood sugars disorders. This study was a randomized, controlled, single-bl...
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Mini Kidney developed in Melbourne

By Emily Reynolds | Nature Researchers have perfected a method of turning human stem cells into kidney tissue. Professor Melissa Little, head of the Kidney Research Laboratory at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne, first grew a mini-kidney in 2013, forming two key cell types. But now her team has grown an organ that forms a...
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Implantable artificial kidney based on microchips

By Catharine Paddock PhD An implantable artificial kidney could transform prospects for people whose kidneys have failed and who have to rely on dialysis or the rare chance of a transplant to stay alive. Now, researchers working on the first-of-its-kind device that aims to meet this need says they are hopeful of running pilot trials in humans withi...
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What It’s Like to See Again with an Artificial Retina

by Susan Young Rojahn  Elias Konstantopoulos gets spotty glimpses of the world each day for about four hours, or for however long he leaves his Argus II retina prosthesis turned on. The 74-year-old Maryland resident lost his sight from a progressive retinal disease over 30 years ago, but is able to perceive some things when he turns on the bio...
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Regenerative Medicine with Nanotech

London, UK | AP Television A new material is being used to make organs, which allows patients to grow stem cells inside their bodies rather than in a laboratory - according to scientists. The team at University College London say it'll be clinically trialled this year in operations to create ears for teenagers and stents and valves for people with ...
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Proton therapy

By Mary Bates ​ Far from science fiction, brain-machine interfaces present a glimpse of the future of technologies powered by thought. Devices that convert brain activity from algorithm to action are giving those who are unable to speak or use their limbs independence once again. 'The Woman Who Drank the Coffee' In 2012, Cathy Hutchinson became kno...
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Prosthetic Engineering - Overview

US Department of Veteran Affairs,   Center for Limb Loss and MoBility  Our aim is to improve prosthetic prescription by investigating the efficacy of prosthetic components used in current clinical practice and by developing novel approaches to improve the current standard of care. Our amputee-centric research encompasses improving pa...
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3D-printed prosthetic limbs: the next revolution in medicine

By Ian Birrell - The Guardian John Nhial was barely a teenager when he was grabbed by a Sudanese guerrilla army and forced to become a child soldier. He spent four years fighting, blasting away on guns almost too heavy to hold, until one day the inevitable happened: he was seriously injured, treading on a landmine while he was on morning patrol. "I...
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Hannes Hand

INAL Center, Italy  This hand comes from the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa, in collaboration with the INAIL Prosthetics Center in Budrio.  It's a new robotic hand prosthesis that will allow patients to recover 90% of the functionality of a natural hand. The device does not need implants or surgical operations, as it is controll...
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To fight climate crisis, we need to reshape the food system

US National Cancer Institute,  BRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing, April 1, 2015  BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that produce tumor suppressor proteins. These proteins help repair damaged DNA and, therefore, play a role in ensuring the stability of the cell's genetic material. When either of these genes is mutated...
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The Human Genome Project

HGP  The Human Genome Project (HGP) was one of the great feats of exploration in history - an inward voyage of discovery rather than an outward exploration of the planet or the cosmos; an international research effort to sequence and map all of the genes - together known as the genome - of members of our species, Homo sapiens. Completed in Apr...
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MRSA Threat

NHS UK   MRSA is a type of bacteria that's resistant to several widely used antibiotics. This means infections with MRSA can be harder to treat than other bacterial infections. The full name of MRSA is meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. You might have heard it called a "superbug". MRSA infections mainly affect people who are stay...
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A metabolic function of F3–T3 in cancer MRSA

Nature  Chromosomal translocations that generate in-frame oncogenic gene fusions are notable examples of the success of targeted cancer therapies1,2,3. We have previously described gene fusions of FGFR3-TACC3 (F3–T3) in 3% of human glioblastoma cases4. Subsequent studies have reported similar frequencies of F3–T3 in many other cancers, indicat...
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What are genome editing and CRISPR-Cas9

Genetics Home Reference  Genome editing (also called gene editing) is a group of technologies that give scientists the ability to change an organism's DNA. These technologies allow genetic material to be added, removed, or altered at particular locations in the genome. Several approaches to genome editing have been developed. A recent one is k...
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The immune system and cancer

Cancer Research UK The immune system protects the body against illness and infection caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. It is a collection of reactions and responses that the body makes to damaged cells or infection. So it is sometimes called the immune response. The immune system is important to cancer patients in many ways because: ...
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HIV and AIDS

NHS | UK HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that damages the cells in your immune system and weakens your ability to fight everyday infections and disease. AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is the name used to describe a number of potentially life-threatening infections and illnesses that happen when your immune system has been ...
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Diffusion Spectrum Imaging (DSI)

Department of Radiology, MGH Martinos Center , Harvard Medical School ​ Diffusion spectrum imaging ( DSI ) is a variant of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in which a magnetic field maps the water contained in neuron fibers, thus mapping their criss-crossing patterns. A similar technique called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is also used to explore...
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Acupuncture

NHS, UK ​   Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes. It is used in many NHS general practices, as well as the majority of pain clinics and hospices in the UK. Acupuncture is often seen as a form of complementary or alt...
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WHO to recognize gaming disorder as mental health condition

By Susan Scutti  In 2018, playing video games obsessively might lead to a diagnosis of a mental health disorder. In the beta draft of its forthcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases , the World Health Organization includes "gaming disorder" in its list of mental health conditions. The WHO defines the disorder as a "persistent or ...
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CT-Scan and MRI Imaging

NHS | UK ​ A computerised tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the inside of the body. ​ CT scans are sometimes referred to as CAT scans or computed tomography scans. They're carried out in hospital by specially trained operators called radiographers, and can be done while you're staying in hospital or during...
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Most 'meat' in 2040 will not come from dead animals, says report

NHS UK   A heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot. A heart attack is a medical emergency. A lack of blood to the heart may seriously damage the heart muscle and can be life-threatening. Symptoms of a heart attack Sympt...
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Blood test detects proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease

By Zahid Mahmood, CNN ​ A team of scientists from Australia and Japan has developed a blood test to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease. The noninvasive test was developed to detect the presence of the toxic protein amyloid beta, known to be present in people affected by the disease, and did so with 90% accuracy, according to the study, publi...
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Homeopathy 'treatments' must be labeled as "they do not work", US government orders

Andrew Buncombe New York ​ The Federal Trade Commission has demanded that producers of homeopathic treatments say on the label that they do not work There is a huge market in the US for homeopathic remedies . In 2007 alone, it was estimated Americans spent more than $3bn on a controversial system of alternative medicine created in 1796 by Samuel Ha...
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NHS to ban Homeopathy

Katie Forster ​ NHS set to ban homeopathy for patients because it is 'not evidence based and any benefits are down to placebo' Health service currently spends more than £90,000 a year on the natural treatment. Doctors should stop prescribing homeopathic medicine to NHS patients, the health service has said. The change has been proposed because "at ...
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Treating Violence as a Disease could Help Prevent It

wbur.org ​  Homicide is the leading cause of death for African-American men aged 15 to 34 in the United States. It's the third-leading cause for all men in that age group, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In recent years, there's been a shift in many communities toward treating violence as a disease, and employing trie...
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Malaria

Elaine K. Luo, MD    Malaria is a life-threatening disease. It's typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Infected mosquitoes carry the Plasmodium parasite. When this mosquito bites you, the parasite is released into your bloodstream. Once the parasites are inside your body, they travel to the liver , wher...
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Meningitis

Elaine K. Luo, MD   MeningitisMeningitis is an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (meninges). It can affect anyone, but is most common in babies, young children, teenagers and young adults. Meningitis can be very serious if not treated quickly. It can cause life-threatening blood poisoning (septi...
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Motor Neurone Disease

NHS | UK  Motor neurone disease (MND) is a uncommon condition that affects the brain and nerves. It causes weakness that gets worse over time. It's always fatal and can significantly shorten life expectancy, but some people live with it for many years. There's no cure, but there are treatments to help reduce the impact it has on your daily lif...
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Multiple Sclerosis

NHS UK   Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition which can affect the brain and/or spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance. It's a lifelong condition that can sometimes cause serious disability, although it can occasionally be mild. In many case...
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Mental Health | Worldwide

NHS UK   ​ Nasal polyps are painless soft growths inside your nose. They're not usually serious, but they can keep growing and block your nose if not treated. Symptoms of nasal polyps include: blocked nose runny nose constant need to swallow (post-nasal drip) reduced sense of smell or taste nosebleeds snoring Nasal polyps can sometimes fe...
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Pancreatic Cancer

NHS UK   Pancreatic cancer is caused by the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas – a large gland that's part of the digestive system.  Around half of all new cases are diagnosed in people aged 75 or over. It's uncommon in people under 40 years of age. Symptoms of pancreatic cancer In the early stages, a tumour in...
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Parkinson's Disease

NHS UK   Parkinson's disease is a condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. The three main symptoms of Parkinson's disease are: involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body (tremor) slow movement stiff and inflexible muscles A person with Parkinson's disease can also experience a wide range...
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Snakebite

NHS UK   A snake will sometimes bite in self-defence if disturbed or provoked. Most snake bites occur when someone accidentally steps on a snake while walking in the countryside.  Some snakes are venomous and can inject venom containing toxins as they bite. A bite from a venomous snake is a medical emergency because it can be deadly ...
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Stroke

NHS UK  A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential.  The sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.  If you suspect that you or someone else is h...
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Drug trial shows promising results to fight Huntington's disease

By Meera Senthilingam, CNN ​ ​ For the first time, an experimental drug has reduced levels of the toxic protein that causes Huntington's disease in humans. Huntington's disease is an inherited disorder in which mutant forms of the huntingtin protein damage nerve cells in the brain. The new drug, Ionis-HTTRx, was shown to be safe in humans and lower...
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Bipolar disorder

NHS  Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another. People with bipolar disorder have periods or episodes of: depression – feeling very low and lethargic mania – feeling very high and overactive (less severe mania is known as hypomania) Symptoms of bipo...
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Research proves the power of Love

Paul Mayne, University of Western Ontario ​ New Western-led research says pausing to think about your romantic partner generates 'good stress' and adds an energy boost to your day. The study, Energized by love: Thinking about romantic relationships increases positive affect and blood glucose levels, was published recently in the journal, Psychophys...
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Non Verbal Communication

PMI.org  According to Albert Mehrabian there are three elements in face to face communications: words, tone of voice and body language. These three elements account differently for our liking for the person who puts forward the message: words account for 7%, tone of voice accounts for 38%, and body language accounts for 55% of the liking. This...
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How to Stop Negative Thoughts From Polluting Your Mind

Results Empowerment  Thoughts can sometimes be difficult to manage, especially when it comes to negative ones. Often, when we begin to think negatively about something or someone, we're taken into a downward vortex that's very hard to come out of. There are so many things you can be negative about. Negative about yourself, for example, you can...
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Psychosomatic Medicine

By Liji Thomas, MD ​ Psychosomatic medicine (PM) is a newly licensed subspecialty in the field of psychiatry; it is also known as consultation-liaison (C-L) psychiatry. C-L psychiatry provides knowledge, practice, and instruction in the relation between mental and physical illness. This field is associated with services like diagnosis, therapeutics...
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How much is 'too much time' on social media?

Sophia Smith Galer  Describing yourself as 'a social media addict' doesn't usually inspire concern from other people. In fact, it's frequently included in bio descriptions on Twitter and Instagram. Decorate your LinkedIn profile with such a claim and you may even find yourself receiving interest from media and publishing companies searching fo...
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Hidden addiction: Television

J Behav | NCBI ​ Background and aims: The most popular recreational pastime in the U.S. is television viewing. Some researchers have claimed that television may be addictive. We provide a review of the definition, etiology, prevention and treatment of the apparent phenomenon of television addiction. Methods: Selective review. Results: We provi...
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Multiple Sclerosis

hortonworks.com ​ Artificial intelligence in healthcare is helping to fill in the gaps by diligently mining as much data as possible and making helpful suggestions that can lead to potential medical problems being identified earlier.  Drug trial shows promising results to fight Huntington's disease When Benjamin Franklin said, "An ounce of pre...
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7 Myths of Meditation

By Deepak Chopra, M.D. ​ In the past forty years, meditation has entered the mainstream of modern Western culture, prescribed by physicians and practiced by everyone from business executives, artists, and scientists to students, teachers, military personnel, and – on a promising note – politicians. Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan meditates every morning ...
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Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

Wikipedia  The Yoga Sutras are a composite of various traditions. The levels of samādhi taught in the text resemble the Buddhist jhanas . According to Feuerstein, the Yoga Sutras are a condensation of two different traditions, namely "eight limb yoga" (ashtanga yoga) and action yoga ( Kriya yoga ). Patanjali begins his treatise by stating the ...
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Cellular Oxygen "The Key To Better Health"

By Dr. Edwin Chun ​   The human body can live days without water, weeks without food, but only minutes without oxygen. The reason stems from how vital each of these factors are to the cells of our body which keep us alive. The most important factor vital to good health is oxygen. This should mean that if we were to increase oxygen to certain p...
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