Health Studies 

7 Surprising Foods That May Cause Cancer

When you think about what you’re going to make for dinner, you’re probably mostly concerned with how long your meal will take to prepare and the ingredients you already have in your kitchen. But, experts say it’s a good idea to be mindful of what we’re putting in our bodies, and the potential health risks of certain foods. What you eat affects more than just your energy levels and how you feel in the short-term, and there are a number of foods that can potentially increase your risk of cancer. If you’re…

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These Researchers Want to Help Your Brain Feel Like a Kid Again

Kids’ brains are clearly designed for learning. Todders easily acquire multiple languages. Children learn musical instruments much more easily than adults, and early musical training makes it easier to attain perfect pitch. In fact, kids and teenagers pick up a variety of skills and abilities much more quickly than we do as adults. This facility in learning is probably attributable to the fact children’s brains are “plastic,” and easily molded. Young children must be able to learn many skills quickly, in order to function in the world. Older people lose…

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Which Vitamins are Useless, and Which You Should Take

People are accustomed to nutritional advice that includes: eat your veggies, exercise every day, and of course, take your vitamins. But that may be change, as years of research has failed to yield persuasive evidence that supplemental vitamins have positive health benefits. In actuality, recent studies indicate that some vitamins may be bad for you. Some have been implicated in an increase in certain cancers, while others have been linked to elevated risk of kidney stones. Despite these concerns, however, Americans continue to consume supplements. A recent article in Science…

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New Study Indicates Boys Inherit Fertility Problems from Dads

As a generation of children conceived through a type of in vitro fertilization procedure grows up, research is showing that those boys have much lower sperm concentrations and quality when compared to boys conceived the old-fashioned way. These findings came to light in the most detailed study thus far on children conceived using this type of IVF, and they suggest that men who used IVF to conceive may be passing along their infertility to their sons. Scientists from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium studied the first group of boys in…

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Health Studies Wellness 

Science is Proving We Absorb Energy from Each Other

Dr. Olaf Kruse and his team of biological researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany have made a groundbreaking discovery. They have proven that plants draw upon other plants as an alternative source of energy. This research is poised to impact the future of bioenergy, as scientists move closer to proving that human beings also draw energy from each other. The researchers found that a plant, the green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, not only performs photosynthesis, but also relies an alternative source of energy, that of other plants. The research has just…

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