Category Archives: health

Farm-like indoor microbiota may protect children from asthma also in urban homes – ScienceBlog.com

A child’s risk of developing asthma is the smaller the more the microbiota of the child’s home resembles that of a farm house. This was shown by a study conducted by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) that … Continue reading

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This Bra Screens for Breast Cancer

Great Big Story Published on 12 Jun 2019 When you catch breast cancer early, you have a 95 percent survival rate. But many women under the age of 40 don’t have mammograms because of the cumulative effects of radiation. That’s … Continue reading

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First Time Donating Blood (Giving Blood UK)

Cormac Wilson Published on 19 Nov 2018 Today is a very big & important day as it’s my first time donating blood! I have never given blood before, no blood tests or big needles, only the small ones for vaccines … Continue reading

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What causes insomnia? – Dan Kwartler

What keeps you up at night? Pondering deep questions? Excitement about a big trip? Stress about unfinished work? What if the very thing keeping you awake was stress about losing sleep? This seemingly unsolvable loop is at the heart of … Continue reading

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We need worms

Did you ever wonder why one in six children has a mental health disorder? One in every six seems to be a few too many, I would think. Did you ever wonder why 20 per cent of women, in the … Continue reading

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Gut microbiota may be the reason why cancer immunotherapy works for some but not all

2nd April 2019 by Danielle Bengsch Scientists found 11 bacterial strains and a link to a cellular process in mice that influences whether their immune system fights melanoma. A group of 40 clinicians, computer scientists and microbiome experts say they’ve found … Continue reading

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Reclaim Your Focus by Letting Your Mind Wander – Medium

Modern life doesn’t allow a lot of time for us to be alone with our thoughts. But as research shows, our brains need that “boring” downtime to be productive and creative. Source: Reclaim Your Focus by Letting Your Mind Wander

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Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Brain Young | Elizabeth Amini | TEDxSoCal

Elizabeth Amini is a social entrepreneur with a background in science. She learned data analysis while working as a scientist at JPL/NASA. Elizabeth earned a bachelors degree in Cognitive Science (the study of the brain) from Occidental College and an … Continue reading

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Plant-based diets benefit athletes’ heart health, endurance, recovery – ScienceBlog.com

Meat-free athletes–from tennis champion Venus Williams to Formula 1’s Lewis Hamilton to Derrick Morgan of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans–have already proven the performance-boosting power of a plant-based diet. Now, “Plant-Based Diets for Cardiovascular Safety and Performance in Endurance Sports,” a … Continue reading

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Frankincense: How to Use Ancient Wonder Cure for Healing

Frankincense is famous for being one of the three gifts presented by the Magi to baby Jesus (the other two being gold and myrrh).Several thousand years ago, people knew how to use frankincense to cure several ailments. The ancient Babylonians … Continue reading

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