Category: Health And Wellness

There’s no need to lock older people into nursing homes ‘for their own safety’

By Marta Woolford, Monash University and Joseph Ibrahim, Monash University Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up “for their own safety”. But our review shows there’s little justification in most cases for this unfair and unreasonable practice. In most cases, the chance of older people harming themselves is minimal, so…

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Fibrocysts And The Iodine Connection

By Rosanne Lindsay Today, thyroid disease is epidemic. Eighty-percent of thyroid disease is experienced by women with at least fifty percent of cases going undiagnosed. Eight-four percent of women with thyroid disease have fibrocystic breasts. Is there a connection between low thyroid function and fibrocysts? Thyroid disease is really iodine deficiency disease. Iodine is a trace mineral…

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This Man Drank A Gallon Of Water Every Day For A Month: Here’s What Happened

By Brianna Acuesta “Normally, I need a cup of coffee ASAP to get my motor a’ runnin’, but I’ve been waking up refreshed, and with more energy than normal.” -Day 10 When Wil Fulton, a journalist at Thrilist, embarked on the Water Gallon Challenge he didn’t expect the results he got. Some of the things…

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Three Areas Where Animals Are Used For Healing And Relief

By Jenny Holt Alternative medicine has not always been popular in the modern world. The invention of medicines such as penicillin ushered the world into the field of pills, syrups, and injections as the primary and trusted ways of dealing with medical conditions. However, there has been an awakening to alternative methods whose use started…

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Why Does This South American Population Have The Healthiest Arteries In The World?

By Karen Foster The Tsimane people — a forager-horticulturalist population of the Bolivian Amazon — have the lowest reported levels of vascular aging for any population in the world, with coronary atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) being five times less common than in the U.S. An 80-year-old Tsimane has the same vascular age as an…

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Stop obsessing over talent – everyone can sing

By Steven M. Demorest, Northwestern University A Hungarian film titled “Sing” recently won the Oscar for best short film. “Sing” tells the story of young Zsófi, who joins a renowned children’s choir at her elementary school where “everyone is welcome.” Soon after joining, Zsófi is told by her teacher Erika not to sing, but only mouth…

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4 Ways to Increase Brainpower Under Stress

You’re probably already aware that excessive stress causes unpleasant physical symptoms ranging from headaches to tight muscles. However, you may not have stopped to think that a stressful lifestyle also takes its toll on your mental abilities. There are some things you can do to boost brainpower even when you’re stressed, and they’re worth trying…

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Cannabis Pain Patch Administers Therapeutic CBDs

By Anna Hunt The newly-released cannabis pain patch targets seemingly explainable pain associated with fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy. It is a new-found hope for patients because it is extremely difficult to treat these conditions. Cannabis Offers Hope for Better Quality of Life Nerve pain is a debilitating symptom of many illnesses, including diabetes, fibromyalgia, celiac…

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