How is cancer research related to Kids and junk food ?

These days it's quite common to see kids chewing all types of (junk) food. Childhood obesity is booming and while we all probably know that this is not good, it may not be so obvious for parents how they could tackle this new 'pandemic' effectively. [2] Childhood obesity is a complex health issue. It occurs when a child is well above the normal or ...
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What is a Life Coach and why we'd care?

Life coaching is an emerging role that can change your life. A life coach is a professional who helps people make progress in their lives in order to achieve their goals. For example, kids are unable to perform well at school and you (the parent) realize that Math is the effect not the cause of it. Something else is preventing them to perform, and ...
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What are 10 misconceptions about cancer?

1.Hyperbaric oxygen treat cancer Oxygen is one of life's essential ingredients. "Every cell in our body requires oxygen to survive," says Wissam Jaber, MD, Director of Interventional Pulmonary Medicine at our Phoenix hospital. "We are built to consume oxygen." Cancer cells' relationship with oxygen is a bit more complicated, and that realization ha...
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How bad can fake news impact our lives?

Quite a lot. A fake news is false or misleading information presented as news. It often has the aim of damaging the reputation of a person or entity, or making money. [3] Fake news thrive in ambiguity and partial truths , and are a powerful way to manipulate public opinion. For example, casein (a milk's protein) increases hepatic IGF-1 synthesis wh...
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How to treat Menstrual Headache

It's estimated that 70% of people who experience migraines are women. [2]  Several types of headaches are linked to changing levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Women often get menstrual migraines anywhere from 2 days before their period to 3 days after it starts. But anything that changes these hormone levels can cause them. The...
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Why we keep on gaining weight (again)

If one person cuts back on calories without exercising and another person increases exercise without cutting back on calories, the first person would probably find it easier to lose weight. That's because it's easier to cut 500 calories a day from your diet than it is to burn 500 extra calories through exercise. You'd have to walk or run about five...
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12 benefits of Walking

Walking is a great way to improve our health without straining your joints, and it's totally free. Getting out walking burns calories, gets your heart pumping and works your legs and abs. It can also lift your mood, put a smile on your face and improve your general health and wellbeing. A University of Tennessee study found that women who walked ha...
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Key Benefits of Running - (resilience)

Both running and jogging are forms of aerobic exercise which are a type of cardiovascular conditioning. It can include activities like swimming, running, or cycling. You probably know it as "cardio", but in reality our body has aerobic and anaerobic (without oxygen) energy systems, and we use both during exercise. By definition, aerobic exercise me...
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How to prevent skin cancer?

Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays come from the sun, tanning beds, and sunlamps. UV rays can damage skin cells. [1] To lower your risk of getting skin cancer, you can protect your skin from UV rays from the sun and from artificial sources like tanning beds and sunlamps. Protection from UV rays is im...
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How are yin, yang and karma related?

They describe the same pattern. Karma (action) is a law that tends to balance our actions through a cause-effect pattern. Action in this case include thoughts, words, and proper actions. Every action starts in the mind as a thought, and in Indian culture the mental plane (Chidakash) survive physical death and trigger the next birth in an endless cy...
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Did COVID-19 save the world?

It looks like a war, with casualties and losses of human lives. While the origin of the virus is still under investigation, the medical community seems to agree that the virus was first found in animals, and then it moved to humans. Meat consumption of infected animals seems the most plausible reason of Covid-19 pandemic. From a Zen perspective it ...
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What happen if we don't sleep enough?

The quality of sleep is important if we want to have a quality of life during the day. Not getting enough sleep can lower our sex drive, weaken our immune system, cause thinking issues, and lead to weight gain. When you don't get enough sleep, you may also increase our risk of certain cancers, diabetes, and even car accidents. Losing sleep can also...
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What are the effects of too much information?

Thanks to modern communication systems, and internet in particular, we consume more information than we used to in all the past centuries combined. But there are some side effects on doing that, for example: 1. Social media tend to amplify fake news because that is the downside of those platforms. People's desires and fears (frustrations) are refle...
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Why going to Mars could be a bad idea -for everyone

As an engineer I get it, going to Mars must be an exciting experience. New challenges, tools, science and discovery. They all converge in this magical challenge, a piece of history for mankind where we can make a difference. But wait, do we really need that? Because it's feasible , it doesn't necessarily mean that we need it. Because we can buy ele...
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Why do many couples start panicking over low sex drive?

In my view the short answer is fear. Our modern society thrive on desire (for pleasure) and fear (of pain), and these 2 support each other in perfect harmony. For some of us, under certain circumstances like Covid, our habits breaks away, and with them our confidence. For example, along with human lives losses, Covid changed our habits, as we sudde...
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What are 3 main threats to our health?

Yes, I don't differentiate between body and mental health because I consider both related and actually one thing, as the concept of spacetime in physics. Can we have a healthy body when our mind is in trouble? Apparently the body may work fine, but without motivation and human values [1] our actions will be void. Conversely, a brilliant mind encaps...
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What is the R-number in Covid?

In case of a pandemic, the R-number refers to the 'effective reproduction number' of the virus, and simply put, it's a way of measuring an infectious disease's ability to spread. So for Covid [4] the R number quantify the average number of people that one infected person will pass the virus to. [1] An R value of 1 is a crucial threshold, because th...
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What are some ways of overcoming depression without medication?

Depression is a signal our mind send out seeking for help. At some point we realize that something in our life is not working, and we feel alone and helpless. There are different levels of depression ranging from minor ones when we wake up in a bad mood, to major and self-destructive ones. Major depression is like a black hole where our energy seem...
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How do we have more medicines but less wellness?

​ The medicines in the market follow the law of demand in that market. [1] When people (consumers) demand more medicines, suppliers see an opportunity to increase their profit, and produce more medicines to meet the demand (at any price level). While this describe how a competitive market work, it doesn't answer your question. In general people ask...
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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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