HEALTH

Seeking something better than morphine

Seeking something better than morphine

Morphine may be considered the ultimate painkiller, working to suppress the central nervous system, but use of the drug (as with other prescription narcotic such as vicodin and oxycontin) can result in powerful addiction and other serious effects. These can include severe constipation, as well as hormone imbalances in chronic users, both male and female, increasing the risk of osteoporosis …

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Using boogers to blast MRSA bacteria

Using boogers to blast MRSA

Scientists have been mining gut bacteria to combat a variety of digestive disorders, including using fecal matter to cure Clostridium difficult infections (known to kill as many as 14,000 people in the US each year). Yet few have given much thought to exploring the hidden resources of the nose until now. Although there are numerous colonies of bacteria in our …

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acupuncture pregnancy

Acupuncture now being used to enhance fertility

During a recently aired episode of the television show “Two Broke Girls,” one of the characters (Sophie) resorted to acupuncture in her never ending quest to become pregnant. Although she appeared with needles sticking out of her face for comic effect, the fact is using acupuncture to enhance fertility is no laughing matter, proven by the fact that at the …

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Natural Remedies for Instant Skin Glow

Natural remedies for a radiant skin

8 Simple Tips Getting Clear Glowing Skin Naturally I guess you are like me and that you are tired of spending a great part of your money you earn on all sorts of expensive treatments in salons that promise that you will have a radiant skin, but all they do is to waste your money rather than see the results …

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Connecting IVF to cancer

Connecting IVF to cancer

The debate over whether women who undergo in-vitro fertilization at a young age are more susceptible to breast cancer or not has been raging for the past several years. While previous studies in Australia led by Louise Stewart of the University of Western Australia showed a connection between the 2 back in 2012, newer research by Dutch scientists released this …

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new vaccine chlamydia

New nasal vaccine for chlamydia nothing to sneeze at

After nearly 3 decades of trying, scientists at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada have begun developing a (promising) vaccine, which they hope will prove as successful as Gardisil has been in preventing HPV (human papillomavirus) for teens. Chlamydia, is the most commonly passed on STDs, with more than 113 million people said to be infected worldwide. Of these there are …

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what to drink and when to drink

Know What to Drink and When to Drink It

Summer is officially here! And how do we get through the warmest months of the year if not with our favorite beverages? During these few months of summer, it is extremely important to stay hydrated even more, since we tend to lose more liquids. Bottom line is, we could probably use some more fluids in our bodies in order to …

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creativity and mental illness

Study forges link between creativity and mental illness

We have all heard stories about “tortured artists.” While many people have called it a “myth” perpetuated through the ages, a (2012) study by researchers at the Karolinska Institute near Stockholm, Sweden has linked creativity to mental illness, citing that bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are more common among writers, artists and photographers (not to mention scientists and researchers, themselves) than …

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soup cleansing

Soup Cleansing Diet

Here is everything you need to know about the newest trend, soup cleansing. Apparently, ‘souping’ is the new juicing, and although this seems nicer to do during the winter months, it does sound more appealing than surviving on juices for a few days. We already know that there is no actual need to cleanse our bodies with liquid foods only, …

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5 Health Benefits of Probiotics

5 Health Benefits of Probiotics in 2016

2016 Top 5 Health Benefits of Probiotics From kombucha to miso, sauerkraut to yogurt, a number of foods we consume contain gut-regulating probiotics, which are live bacteria that help regulate our digestion. These so-called “good” bacteria not only promote regularity in our systems, studies show that they also promote a number of health benefits that can really make a difference …

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