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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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A cure for Alzheimer’s? Yes, a cure for Alzheimer’s! – Science Blog

This is the most important column I’ve ever written.  The message is quite complex–dozens of new health parameters to test for and to optimize, all of them interacting in ways that will require new training for MDs.  The message is also … Continue reading

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Racing to End Elephantiasis in India

Sheela and Pratima Devi get up early. Traveling by foot, the healthcare workers go door-to-door, village-by-village through Northern India to spread awareness about elephantiasis. This treatable and preventable disease, spread by mosquitoes, affects 120 million people worldwide. Sheela and Pratima’s … Continue reading

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The brain may be able to repair itself — with help

Through treating everything from strokes to car accident traumas, neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch knows the brain’s inability to repair itself all too well. But now, she suggests, she and her colleagues may have found the key to neural repair: Doublecortin-positive cells. … Continue reading

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How Did Cereal Become a Staple Breakfast Item?

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Find your primal posture and sit without back pain: Esther Gokhale at TEDxStanford

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection … Continue reading

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How Music Can Heal Our Brain and Heart | Kathleen M. Howland | TEDxBerkleeValencia

Music therapy is an ancient and yet very modern practice that has the power to heal and transform our brains and bodies in significant ways. Kathleen Howland, speech language and music therapist explains how music really does have the power … Continue reading

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Here’s what happens to your knuckles when you crack them

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