Cannabis Terpenes Explained

Terpenes are the latest buzzword in the cannabis world, and like cannabinoids such as CBD and THC, they do impart both physiological and psychological effects, albeit much more subtly than cannabinoids. This article examines the effects of terpenes in more detail. Cannabis Terpenes and Their Effects Explained (Complete Guide) Terpenes are organic chemicals constituents of…

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Tumour DNA can Reveal the Cause of Cancer

Cancer, a group of diseases associated with abnormal cell growth continues to be one of the most frustratingly difficult to treat maladies of modern times. In a new discovery, scientists have found a way to identify the particular causes of a cancer by analysing its DNA. Cause of cancer is written into DNA of tumours,…

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Are Antidepressants Any Good?

The rise in the use of antidepressants has become disturbingly prolific since their introduction in the 1950’s. However, more studies are beginning to show that their use offers little benefit if any over placebo. This article discusses the issue of whether they are of any real benefit at all. What Does the ‘Best Evidence’ Say…

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Alcohol May Cause Long-Term Wight Gain in Diabetics

Diabetes is a disease typified by excessive levels of blood sugar, often a result of a lack of sufficient insulin produced by the body. A new study has shown that alcohol consumption may lead to increased long-term weight gain among sufferers. Alcohol affects diabetics’ weight | IOL The study, led by researchers from the University…

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Vitamin B12 a Possible Basis of New Therapies For Hereditary Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease remains one of the most untreatable medical conditions of modern times, with seemingly little progress being made towards a cure, or for that matter, even a means of slowing its inexorable progress. We take a look at one of the small steps being taken in the right direction. Vitamin B12 is identified as…

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Intermittent Fasting Overview

Intermittent fasting has fast become a buzz byword in health and wellness circles. This article sums up the most popular options and gives each a brief overview. Intermittent fasting for weight loss: 5 tips to start Intermittent fasting involves cycling between periods of eating and fasting. At first, people may find it difficult to eat…

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Green Tea Minimises Weight Gain

The health benefits of green tea need little introduction. It’s loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, it improves brain function and reduces the risk of cancer. However, new research is now showing that green tea also minimises weight gain. Green tea helps combat obesity, inflammation | IOL The findings, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry,…

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Researchers Confirm Dangers of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Researchers have discovered that Vitamin B12 improves mitochondrial health during infection, thereby improving the chances of survival. Mitochondria are organelles within cells that convert oxygen and nutrients into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which the chemical that cells use as energy to power cellular metabolic activity. Danger of vitamin B12 deficiency Using roundworms, one of Earth’s simplest animals,…

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Common Causes of Brown Urine

We found this article particularly interesting, as there are so many conditions that could cause the urine to become brown. My father-in-law recently noticed that his urine had become brown and the reason was that there was a cancerous growth in his bladder, which was subsequently removed. Happily, we report that there was no spread…

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What To Do If You Suspect You Have a Food Allergy

Food allergies are very common and often unexpectedly manifest themselves later in life. Symptoms vary dramatically and because they can often be misleading, it is best to consult a medical health practitioner rather than Dr. Google. What should you do if you suspect you might have a food allergy? | Health24 Some food allergies are…

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Study Disproves Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

A new study, the largest of its kind, has disproved the link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. Anti-vaxxers have long since cited a previous study, later found to be fraudulent and subsequently retracted, as evidence of such a link. Largest study ever finds no link between measles vaccine and autism |…

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New pancreatic Cancer Treatment Moves to Human Trials

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Pancreatic cancer is one of the least curable forms of cancer. The survival rate is remarkably low and the prognosis remains dire. However, a newly discovered therapy has shown promising results in mice and has moved on to human trials. Promising new pancreatic cancer treatment moves forward — ScienceDaily A study published today in the…

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Going Vegan – Is it for You?

Going vegan is, without doubt, a paradigm shift of life-changing proportions. It requires that you forego not only food made from animals, but also daily essentials like clothing and personal care items. Of course, you may also choose a level of strictness that suits you. Is a Vegan Lifestyle for You? | elephant journal The…

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The Health Benefits of Vitamin K

Vitamin K is by and large a relatively unknown vitamin with many people being completely unaware of it. We’ve curated an excellent article that looks into this obscure vitamin that is also a cofactor for vitamin D and calcium and even improved testosterone production. What Are the Health Benefits of Vitamin K2? Vitamin K is…

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Diet Cooldrinks May Increase the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Diet cooldrinks tout “light” and “zero” (referring to their sugar content) as being more healthy than their sugar-laden counterparts. However, studies are showing a disturbing trend particularly among daily consumers of these beverages, that points to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. We’ve curated two articles referencing the same study that discuss the…

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Do CBD Infused Foods Really Work?

These days, CBD infused foods are the new in-thing. Everything from sports drinks to haute cuisine is getting the CBD infusion treatment. The question is: are you actually getting any benefit from consuming CBD laced foods and drinks? This article takes a look at this issue and asks experts to weigh in on the topic. Do…

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Study Confirms Going Organic Reduces Health Risks

These studies are particularly interesting because they confirm a number of issues. Non-organic foods contain higher levels of pesticides. Pesticides such as glyphosate are linked to an increased risk of cancer. Organic foods actually reduce the health risks posed by pesticides by reducing the amount of pesticides present in the body. Interestingly, the studies that showed the weakest…

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Study Reveals that Heavy Smoking Affects Vision

It appears that smoking affects more than just your lungs and predisposition to diseases such as cancer and heart disease. A new study has drawn a link between heavy smoking and the ability to discern colours and contrasts. Yet another reason to give up smoking. Study: Heavy Smoking May Damage Vision Heavy smoking may actually…

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Eating Low-calorie Food Improves Cell Performance

Low-calorie diet may improve cell performance | IOL Consuming low-calorie food may have a protective effect against some diseases as the number of calories a person eats directly influences the performance of various cells, researchers say. The study on mice showed that a low-calorie diet can protect the brain from neuronal cell death associated with…

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Food From Work Makes You Fat

Junk Food Really is Killing Us

Is your workplace making you fat? | Health24 Researchers surveyed more than 5 000 people and found that about one in four working adults said they got food or beverages from work at least once a week. Many of those foods were high in calories, processed grains, and added sugar and salt, according to scientists…

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