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This Love Hormone Enhances Spirituality
September 26, 2016 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter that acts on the limbic system, the brain's emotional centre, promoting feelings of contentment, reducing anxiety and stress. It has been dubbed the "love hormone" for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more. Now new research from Duke University suggests the hormone may also support spirituality.


Helping Those Suffering with Diabetes--Especially the First Nations Community
September 23, 2016 | Prevention | E.Dahl
A recent Albertastudyfound that First Nations people are more likely to develop diabetes in theirlifetime. In the general population of youth, the estimated diabetesrisk is 5 out of 10. In First Nations communities, the estimated risk is 8 out of 10 youth.


Combining These Two Polyphenols Inhibits Tumors By 60 Percent
September 22, 2016 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
Combining polyphenols and other compounds can dramatically increase their ability to fight cancers, according to a review from the Dr Rath Research Institute of its own and other studies.


1500 Common Medical Practices Are Categorized As Having 'Unknown Effectiveness'
September 21, 2016 | JunkScience | J.Battaglia
Once medical treatments have been dubbed 'standards of care' they tend to persist regardless of their efficacy. Preventing untested practices from becoming standard care seems simple - just test them first. But even when studies are conducted early on, what they actually measure can be part of the problem. Because it's simpler and faster, researchers often look at 'surrogate outcomes', not actual end points which has created hundreds of medical practices with unknown effectiveness at best.


First Country Emerges To Ban Plastic Cutlery, Plates and Cups - Edible Utensils An Alternative Solution
September 19, 2016 | Pollution | M.Chan
No microbe in the history of the Earth has ever evolved to break down plastic. At least none that we know of. Until we discover an army of plastic-eating microbes to combat the increasing pollution spreading across our oceans, we must take more proactive measures in resolving our love for the most controversial polymer. France is leading the charge and other nations should follow suit as they embark on another big step towards being more environmentally conscious by implementing a new law that will ban plastic cutlery, plates and cups.


Cocktails of Dozens of Drugs In Our Water Supply Remain Unfiltered
September 16, 2016 | Water | M.Torres
So-called safe drinking water supplies coming out of our taps are now proven to contain industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals linked to toxicity, developmental problems, tumour growth and hormonal disruptions. One glass of tap water now contains hundreds of contaminants that are not filtered through federally approved guidelines which monitor safety standards servicing millions of people.


Study Finds Selfies Are Actually Linked With Happiness
September 15, 2016 | Happiness | A.McCarthy
Regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with your friends can help make you a happier person, according to computer scientists at the University of California, Irvine. In a first-of-its-kind study published just before back-to-school season, the authors found that students can combat the blues with some simple, deliberate actions on their mobile devices.


Breastmilk Does What A Vaccine Can Never Do
September 14, 2016 | Breastfeeding | D.Mihalovic
To claim that breastmilk is the gold standard in infant nutrition is an understatement. For a newborn, nothing comes close in nutrient density which is so perfectly customized for an infant as it grows. Breast-fed infants gain incredible protection from antibodies, proteins and immune cells in breastmilk. It defends against a myriad of pathogens in ways that are impossible through vaccination and other pharmaceuticals.


Like Tobacco and Big Pharma, The Sugar Industry Has Manipulated Research For 50 Years
September 13, 2016 | GovernmentAbuse | N.Longo
Don't you love people that cling to scientific research without ever questioning who sponsored that research? Using archival documents, a new report published by JAMA Internal Medicine examines the sugar industry's role in heart disease research. The study suggests that the sugar industry sponsored research to influence the scientific debate to cast doubt on the hazards of sugar and to promote dietary fat as the culprit in heart disease. Governments worldwide agreed just like they did with the tobacco industry and big pharma.


'Five-Second Rule' Debunked
September 12, 2016 | Toxins | J.Battaglia
Yes, someone really has conducted a scientific study of the five-second rule. It turns out bacteria may transfer to almost anything that has fallen on the floor no matter how fast you pick it up.


The Larger The City You Live In, The More Magnetic Particles Enter Your Brain
September 9, 2016 | Pollution | A.McCarthy
Can traffic fumes go to your head? Ultra-fine particles of metal in exhaust gases fly up our noses and travel into our brains, where they contribute to diseases associated with the central nervous system, and the more congested the city, the bigger the problem.


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