Does Cannabis Make You More Creative?
October 23, 2018 | NaturalLiving | M.Torres
Cannabis is one of the most powerful healing plants on the planet. One of the most important roles cannabinoids play is in the suppression of cancer. However, the plant's impact on our psychological health, including artistic creativity and convergent thinking have now been highlighted by a study in Consciousness and Cognition.
Baby's First Germs Happen Far Before Birth
October 19, 2018 | Pregnancy | A.McCarthy
For more than a century, doctors have assumed that the fetus and the womb itself is sterile, unless something goes wrong. Not so, according to new studies which find bacteria lurk in the placenta, amniotic fluid and umbilical cord blood, making the womb a germy place. So why are we so afraid of germs for newborns?
Is Behavior Influenced By Cesarean or Vaginal Delivery?
October 18, 2018 | Pregnancy | K.Foster
C-sections are sometimes inevitable and often necessary to save the lives of mother and baby. However, elective C-section have skyrocketed in that last three decades increasing respiratory problems, obesity and altering a baby's microbiome influencing allergies and asthma later in life. New evidence shows they also cause altered patterns of cell death across the brain acute effects on human neurodevelopment that may lead to long-lasting changes in the brain and behavior.
5 Flu Vaccine Myths Every Person Should Know
October 17, 2018 | JunkHealthcare | D.Mihalovic
From commercials, to TV shows and bill boards, you can't miss the rush to propagandize flu vaccines for pregnant mothers, children and the elderly every fall. Not only does the CDC admit flu shots don't work, but there is absolutely no evidence that any influenza vaccine prevents the flu any more than a placebo. Here are five myths to be aware of before deciding to submit yourself or your loved one to flu vaccines.
Higher Levels of Fluoride Found To Be Linked With ADHD In Children
October 16, 2018 | Toxins | M.Torres
There is overwhelming evidence that the prolonged ingestion of fluoride causes significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system. According to University of Toronto and York University researchers, higher levels of fluoride during pregnancy have now been linked with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age children
Growing Evidence Suggests Why More People Distrust Scientific Findings
October 11, 2018 | JunkScience | M.Chan
The most prestigious peer-reviewed journals in the world are having less influence among scientists due to the shift in the ways we deal with scientific query. In an era of fact-checking and "alternative facts," many people simply choose not to believe research findings and other established facts, according to a new paper co-authored by a professor at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.
Defensiveness Is One Of The Biggest Reasons We Don't Embrace Healthy Behaviors
October 10, 2018 | Prevention | M.Torres
Public health messages often tell people things they don't want to hear: Stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol, exercise more, trade your pizza and hot dogs for a salad. For many people, these messages trigger our natural defenses. They make us feel bad about ourselves and our choices, leading our subconscious to reject the healthy encouragement. So how can we truly transform ourselves if our support structure for health makes us feel guilty?
The Reason You Can't Keep A Secret
October 5, 2018 | Consciousness | A.McCarthy
"Don't tell anyone" is likely a phrase you have heard before or after someone tells you a secret. But why is it so hard to not spill the beans? One Baylor College of Medicine expert explains why this is a challenge.
Six FDA Approved Sweeteners Proven Toxic To Human Digestion
October 3, 2018 | Toxins | M.Torres
Using artificial sweeteners causes biochemical changes in the body and actually throw off the body's ability to monitor how many calories we consume .FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements have now been found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules.
Is There A Healthier Body Shape? Apple or Pear?
October 2, 2018 | HumanBody | M.Chan
During the past 20 years researchers have learned that people with specific fat distributions have greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Are you an apple or pear?
Do People Notice The Difference Between Strategic Kindness and Real Kindness?
September 28, 2018 | Happiness | A.McCarthy
Psychologists at the University of Sussex have confirmed that the warm glow of kindness is real, even when there's nothing in it for you. In their study, published in NeuroImage, they undertook a major analysis of existing research showing the brain scans relating to over 1000 people making kind decisions. For the first time, they split the analysis between what happens in the brain when people act out of genuine altruism – where there's nothing in it for them – and when they act with strategic kindness – when there is something to be gained as a consequence.