Monthly Archives: March 2017

World Autism Awareness Day: Why Nations Are Lighting Up Their Buildings Blue

In case you’re wondering why your local landmark is illuminated with blue light at night on April 2, it’s probably because your city is participating in World Autism Awareness Day 2017. During the internationally recognized day, citizens from around the world will be wearing blue garments and shining a blue light on iconic buildings on April 2 as a show ...

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Ocrevus: FDA Approves First Drug To Treat Aggressive Multiple Sclerosis

Those suffering from aggressive and severe multiple sclerosis have new hope for treatment and relief in the form of a drug called Ocrevus. What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis – sometimes referred to as just MS – is the name of an unpredictable and sometimes disabling disease that affects a person’s central nervous system. MS disrupts the flow of information ...

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Hysterectomy Healing: Should Women Who’ve Had Hysterectomies Take Testosterone?

When a person hears the term “low testosterone,” they might immediately think of a man suffering from low levels of testosterone. However, there is such a thing as testosterone therapy for women, as reported by the International Business Times UK. Testosterone is a hormone that is also produced by females, and is helpful for a woman’s overall well-being and sexual ...

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Scientists Create ‘Spinach Heart Tissue’ To Solve Heart Problems, Organ Damage

For the first time ever, scientists have created a working and beating human heart tissue by just using spinach leaves. Scientists and researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts just gave new meaning to spinach being heart-healthy. In the research news released by Science Daily, scientists have finally created a ‘spinach heart tissue’ that could be the key to ...

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Cucumber Song: Vegan Rapper Goes Viral Sharing 15 Health Benefits In Catchy Song

Who knew that a song about eating cucumbers would go viral? Apparently, the man behind the entertaining yet educational tune – “Macka B.” – did not even know it was going to be such a big hit himself! I’ll never look at cucumber the same ???? “CuCumba ???? ” pic.twitter.com/id8jDejGU7 — Huda (@ArtSpliff) March 20, 2017 The 56-year-old reggae musician ...

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Synthetic Marijuana Drug Syndros Helps Cancer And AIDS Patients Approved By DEA

A new synthetic marijuana drug has just been approved by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Syndros, created by pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics, is a synthetic formulation of THC, the chemical responsible for the psychoactive effect of the cannabis plant. The approval by the DEA classifies Syndros as a Schedule II drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). According ...

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Heart Disease Prevention Secret Discovered In Bolivian Jungle?

In a remote corner of the Bolivian jungle, the Tsimane people live in thatched huts, but what’s interesting about these people is that they have the lowest rates of heart disease ever measured. What the #Tsimane teach about eating #meat– @EATforum @foodtank @TheLancet @joybauer @NutritionWonk –https://t.co/qBQZgsxADw pic.twitter.com/TWrUmgcf0H — Dr. David L. Katz (@DrDavidKatz) March 25, 2017 So why is that? ...

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Cancer: Bad Luck Or Bad Lifestyle? New Discovery Sheds Light On Cancer Causes

Why do people get cancer? Bad luck may play a part in it all, but not as much as a new study has suggested. In fact, the study suggests that these unfortunate, uncontrollable circumstances may be the leading general cancer cause, as opposed to poor lifestyle choices such as smoking and unhealthy diets and the harmful effects of pollution. With ...

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5 Ways Your Pet Can Make You Sick

Pets, although they can be the source of joy for animal lovers, have the potential to transmit diseases. Some people may be simply allergic to animal dander but there are several ways a pet can make its human sick. Here are five of the more common diseases that humans can get from their household pets. Skin Diseases Your pet cat ...

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Drinking Wine Before Bed Could Actually Help You Lose Weight

Drinking alcohol is usually associated with weight gain, but wine has given us a sneaky loophole. According to two recent studies by Harvard Medical School and Washington State University, drinking just two glasses of wine before bed can help prevent obesity. The 13-year Harvard University study showed that women who consumed two glasses of red wine per day had a ...

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