Higher Levels of Fluoride Found To Be Linked With ADHD In Children
October 16, 2018 | Toxins | M.Torres
There is overwhelming evidence that the prolonged ingestion of fluoride causes significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system. According to University of Toronto and York University researchers, higher levels of fluoride during pregnancy have now been linked with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age children
Growing Evidence Suggests Why More People Distrust Scientific Findings
October 11, 2018 | JunkScience | M.Chan
The most prestigious peer-reviewed journals in the world are having less influence among scientists due to the shift in the ways we deal with scientific query. In an era of fact-checking and "alternative facts," many people simply choose not to believe research findings and other established facts, according to a new paper co-authored by a professor at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.
Defensiveness Is One Of The Biggest Reasons We Don't Embrace Healthy Behaviors
October 10, 2018 | Prevention | M.Torres
Public health messages often tell people things they don't want to hear: Stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol, exercise more, trade your pizza and hot dogs for a salad. For many people, these messages trigger our natural defenses. They make us feel bad about ourselves and our choices, leading our subconscious to reject the healthy encouragement. So how can we truly transform ourselves if our support structure for health makes us feel guilty?
The Reason You Can't Keep A Secret
October 5, 2018 | Consciousness | A.McCarthy
"Don't tell anyone" is likely a phrase you have heard before or after someone tells you a secret. But why is it so hard to not spill the beans? One Baylor College of Medicine expert explains why this is a challenge.
Six FDA Approved Sweeteners Proven Toxic To Human Digestion
October 3, 2018 | Toxins | M.Torres
Using artificial sweeteners causes biochemical changes in the body and actually throw off the body's ability to monitor how many calories we consume .FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements have now been found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules.
Is There A Healthier Body Shape? Apple or Pear?
October 2, 2018 | HumanBody | M.Chan
During the past 20 years researchers have learned that people with specific fat distributions have greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Are you an apple or pear?
Do People Notice The Difference Between Strategic Kindness and Real Kindness?
September 28, 2018 | Happiness | A.McCarthy
Psychologists at the University of Sussex have confirmed that the warm glow of kindness is real, even when there's nothing in it for you. In their study, published in NeuroImage, they undertook a major analysis of existing research showing the brain scans relating to over 1000 people making kind decisions. For the first time, they split the analysis between what happens in the brain when people act out of genuine altruism – where there's nothing in it for them – and when they act with strategic kindness – when there is something to be gained as a consequence.
Which Milk Alternatives Are Worthy of Your Consideration?
September 26, 2018 | Nutrition | M.Torres
The risks of consuming pasteurized cow's milk are pronounced when consuming in the long term, especially for women. Not only does pasteurized milk create imbalances in the ratios of crucial minerals, but it influences progression and rates of osteoporosis. So which alternatives to milk are there and which ones are actually healthy?
People Enjoy Your Company Far More Than You Think
September 21, 2018 | Consciousness | J.Battaglia
In our social lives, we're constantly engaged in what researchers call "meta-perception," or trying to figure out how other people see us. Do people think we're boring or interesting, selfish or altruistic, attractive or not?
BPA-Free Plastics Disrupt Fertility
September 14, 2018 | Toxins | A.Coghlan
Many plastic bottles are sold as "BPA-free" -- meaning they don't contain bisphenol A, an ingredient known to disrupt reproduction in mice. But now it seems that the additives used in place of BPA are potentially just as harmful.
Why Do Some People Feel Less Pain?
September 11, 2018 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? A study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine may have found one of the answers – mindfulness.