Category Archives: health

Large, long-term study find link between eating mushrooms and a lower risk of prostate cancer – ScienceBlog.com

Results from the first long-term cohort study of more than 36,000 Japanese men over decades suggest an association between eating mushrooms and a lower risk of prostate cancer. Their findings were published on September 5, 2019 in the International Journal of … Continue reading

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The benefits of good posture

Has anyone ever told you, “Stand up straight!” or scolded you for slouching at a family dinner? Comments like that might be annoying—but they’re not wrong. Your posture is the foundation for every movement your body makes and can determine … Continue reading

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Suicide Prevention Day 2018 – Samaritans.org

 

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Speech Pathologist Sits Next To Autistic Boy For 8 Hours During Flight, Is Able To Make Incredible Progress On Communication

Sometimes everything just falls into place. Life works in mysterious ways. But sometimes everything just falls into place. When speech-language pathologist (SLP) Rachel Romeo was returning from a conference on a long international flight, there was a father and son … Continue reading

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Fart free: Why good digestion is essential | Rachel van der Gugten | TEDxTauranga

We all do it, but do we all know that flatulence is actually a warning sign of what’s going on in our bellies? Rachael’s research is joining others in showing that a diet too heavily reliant on carbohydrates causes an … Continue reading

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Member Voices: Debbie Hawker

“The local members of our team were amazing! They had been working for months during the epidemic and had international staff come and go but they welcomed us with open arms.” This month, with World Humanitarian Day marked on 19th … Continue reading

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World Breastfeeding Week

SABC Digital News Published on 5 Aug 2014 The 1st until the 7th of August is World Breastfeeding week! This year’s theme is breastfeeding: A winning Goal -For Life. It asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion … Continue reading

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The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch

NOTE FROM TED: Please consult with a mental health professional and do not look to this talk for medical advice as the intersection of mental health and nutrition is still an emerging field of study. We’ve flagged this talk for … Continue reading

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How does your body process medicine? – Céline Valéry

Have you ever wondered what happens to a painkiller, like ibuprofen, after you swallow it? Medicine that slides down your throat can help treat a headache, a sore back, or a throbbing sprained ankle. But how does it get where … Continue reading

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How blood pressure works – Wilfred Manzano

TED-Ed Published on 23 Jul 2015 View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-blood-p… If you lined up all the blood vessels in your body, they’d be 60 thousand miles long. And every day, they carry the equivalent of over two thousand gallons of … Continue reading

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