Category: Health And Wellness

Not The Amount, But Where Your Fat Is Stored Critical For Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes Risk

By April McCarthy During the past 20 years researchers have learned that people with apple-shaped bodies (fattest in the abdomen) have a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke than those with pear shapes (fattest in the hips, buttocks, and thighs). The current study looked at the differences in fat distribution patterns among overweight…

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The Link Between Physical Illness And Unhealed Trauma

By Alex Pietrowski We’ve known for a long while that unresolved emotional trauma can cause lifelong behavioral problems. Most notably, Dr. Gabor Maté has explained how addictions arise in people who’ve suffered wounds in the past, mostly during their childhood years, and how those wounds continue to manifest in negative ways throughout their lives. While this is…

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Cannabinoids For Cancer Treatment, Journal Supports Changing Federal Schedule

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A review bemoans the federal classification of cannabis as illicit drugs, because of its potential anti-cancer benefits When cannabinoids such as those found in marijuana and hemp activate signaling pathways in cancer cells, they can stimulate a cell death, called apoptosis. This can make them a potent tumor fighter. Cannabinoids have shown strong…

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Mushrooms are Full of Antiaging Antioxidants

By April McCarthy Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to a team of Penn State researchers. Mushrooms are known for their immune system boosting properties as well as treatments for anxiety and anti-cancer capabilities. In a study, researchers found that mushrooms have high amounts of…

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Hearing Opinions Spoken Aloud Humanizes Person Behind It

By April McCarthy Specific aspects of speech, such as intonation and frequent pauses, may serve as cues that humanize the people who are speaking, making them seem more intellectual and emotionally warm than those whose opinions are written. People attribute more humanlike qualities to those expressing opinions they disagree with when the opinions are spoken as…

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