Disposable Biosensor Detects Pesticides
When does too much of something become a bad thing? That's the question Dr. Jonathan Claussen, assistant professor at Iowa State University's Department of Mechanical Engineering, and his team of researchers aim to help farmers answer when it comes to pesticide use
Which Age Group Can Benefit The Most From Social Technology?
The answer may surprise you, but it's not the teens, twenty or thirty somethings that are benefiting the most from the incredible rise of social media. It's our elders and those over 80 who are more likely to report mental and physical well-being, according to Stanford research.
Curcumin Reduces Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression Even In People With Major Depression
Curcumin, the yellow pigment associated with the curry spice Turmeric, has been found to be effective in reducing depressive and symptoms of anxiety even in people with major depressive disorders.
Are Drugs Safe for Diabetes?
Diabetes and cardiovascular conditions are known to have a connection. In fact, some studies have noted that the higher the insulin dose, the higher the chance of a cardiovascular event, or even death.
Tomato Extract Better Than Aspirin For Blood Thinning And Without The Side Effects
Decreasing "platelet activation" lowers the risk of "thrombosis" -- or the forming of dangerous blood clots that cause heart attacks and strokes. It's the reason many doctors to this day still recommend aspirin despite treatment with the drug increasing cardiac failure, including heart attacks and bleeding episodes. New research show tomato extracts can thin blood as effectively or better than aspirin without the side effects.
Refuting Past Evidence - People Who Live Into Their 90s With Incredible Memories Have Alzheimer's Plaques
In the last few decades, over $40 billion has been spent worldwide on trying to develop a breakthrough drug treatment for Alzheimer's, and most of these treatments are focused on clearing amyloid plaques which scientists assumed was a major contributor. Now post mortems have revealed that these "superagers" manage to do this even when their brains have the hallmarks of Alzheimer's diseases.
Vitamin D3 Shown To Significantly Improve Autism
A recent government survey of parents suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is notably higher than the official government estimate of 1 in 68 American children with autism, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A new study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry showed symptoms "improved significantly" following four months of vitamin D3 supplements.
The Imposter Phenomenon - How It Affects Your Work, Health and Life
How many times in our lives do we fake it? We typically feel like a fraud when we think we are more important than we really are. It's usually in relation to some perfection that never actually existed. Do you ever feel that you are not good enough and that someday soon people will see through what you perceive as a facade of competence? If so, you are not alone.
Blind Risks Taken When Considering Vaccinations and the Possible Connection to Autism
The rates of autism in Canada have skyrocketed over the last 10 years, as the prevalence of autism has increased 100%. It is the fastest-growing, most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in Canada. The latest official research on autism has narrowed down the cause to both environmental and genetic mutation factors. The core question is, what is causing the influx of autism in our children?
Marijuana Treats True Addiction From Pharmaceuticals, Depression and Social Anxiety
More than 100 million people in the United States suffer from debilitating chronic pain and far too many succumb to the use of powerful prescription pain killers. Their consumption has jumped 300 percent in the last decade. The one plant which has caused the single most incarcerations in the United States is the same plant which can curb addictions from opioids and also help people suffering from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety, says a study.
The Highest Gratitude Comes From Buying Experiences Rather Than Things
Feeling gratitude leads to important health benefits and it is both a state of mind and perspective. It leads toincreased happiness and social cohesion, better health outcomes, and even improved sleep quality. However, one person's idea of expressing gratitude may completely contradict another, and while some people perceive they will be more grateful from the purchase of an antique sofa rather than a vacation, new research shows one truly outweighs the other on the gratitude scale.
The Most Powerful Exercise to Purify and Rejuvenate the Body and Mind
The way you breathe is the way you live. Breathing is absolutely essential to life, but it's often overlooked as a necessity for good health. Full, free breathing is one of the most powerful keys to enhancing physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
If You Want To Control Your Glucose, It's All About The Gut
It's all about the gut and always has been. Researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions have now discovered an important link between the immune system, gut bacteria and glucose metabolism -- a "cross-talk" and interaction that can lead to type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome when not functioning correctly.
Conflicts In Work and Family Life Are Leading To Physical and Mental Health Decline
Thinking over and over again about conflicts between your job and personal life is likely to damage both your mental and physical health, research from Oregon State University suggests.
Alternative Cancer Treatments With Positive Results and Generic-Drug Probe to Be Filed by Year-End
The news of Michael Buble's three-year-old son being diagnosed with liver cancer brought back flashbacks from my childhood; you could say that I became a naturopathic doctor because of cancer.
90 Percent of So-Called Clean Hydroelectric Projects Will Usher In A New Wave of Mercury Contamination
A new study has confirmed what many activists and environmental researchers have been stating for years. Hydroelectric power is not clean at all. In fact, Harvard University has found that over 90 percent of potential new hydroelectric projects will increase concentrations of the neurotoxin methylmercury in the food chain.
It Reduces Mental and Physical Fatigue And Enhances The Body's Antioxidant Defenses
Daily supplements containing astaxanthin, the pink pigment that gives salmon its color, have already been found to boost the body's antioxidants defenses. Now a Japanese nutraceutical firm says astaxanthin has been found to be simultaneously effective against both mental and physical fatigue in a new published study.
A Cold Kombucha May Be The Best Drink To Quench Your Thirst
Kombucha (pronounced kom-BOO-cha) is a fizzy, non-alcoholic fermented drink made with tea. It has gained praise and popularity in recent years for its ability to improve digestion and immunity. It's also a liquid more likely to quench your thirst and be more rewarding when you're thirsty.
How Far Has The Medical Profession Fallen From the Hippocratic Oath?
The Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest binding documents in history. While the classical oath calls for "the opposite" of pleasure and fame for those who transgress the oath, fewer than half of oaths taken today insist the taker be held accountable for keeping the pledge. Some doctors see oath-taking as little more than a pro-forma ritual with little value beyond that of upholding tradition, but how far have modern Physicians come from the Hippocratic Oath as it was intended to protect patients in doing no harm?
When Does Our Consciousness Transform From Being Purely Intuitive To Linear Thought?
Rather than looking at consciousness as belonging to a child or an adult, let us look at the idea of consciousness being both an energy and at the same time a state of being. There are two states: one state is becoming, when we use the potential, the activity and the power to change what we are at present to something else. The other state is being. We become, we are.
Just One Raw Egg Per Day Reduces The 5th Leading Cause of Death
When it comes to recommendations on healthy food choices, the last reputable source is often public health. This usually stems from a lack of integrity and biased conclusions forced upon public officials by special interests. Our society's bias against saturated fat and cholesterol has become so strong that we often forget that in nature those are the exact foods where the most nutrients are found. Eggs are no different and more evidence continues to shed light that their regular consumption helps prevent heart attacks and strokes, something unheard of a few decades ago.
Why Calcium Supplements Will Actually Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease
Calcium's heart protective benefits are well documented and high total calcium intake from food is linked with a lower risk of clogged arteries. However, calcium intake from supplements, specifically inferior forms of the mineral, are not absorbed and actually decrease the digestibility of other nutrients, while increasing the risk of coronary artery calcification (CAC), a ten-year follow-up of over 5000 adults has found.