Category Archives: health

Mystery Monday ~ dancing mania — Lotus Laura

Perhaps the strangest plague of them all is dancing mania, which mainly broke out in Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. The outbreak has been documented and known to have affected thousands of people of all ages. Those who … Continue reading

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Measles erases immune ‘memory’ for other diseases

Results from tests of unvaccinated children and monkeys come as measles cases spike around the world. Measles infections in children can wipe out the immune system’s memory of other illnesses such as influenza, according to a pair of studies1,2. This … Continue reading

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How your emotions change the shape of your heart | Sandeep Jauhar

  “A record of our emotional life is written on our hearts,” says cardiologist and author Sandeep Jauhar. In a stunning talk, he explores the mysterious ways our emotions impact the health of our hearts — causing them to change … Continue reading

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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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