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How Effective is Punishment To Promote Cooperation?

January 8, 2018 - 5:18am
Punishment has been questioned for hundreds of years when it comes to getting members of society to cooperate for the common good. For example children who are spanked over the long term tend to be more difficult and noncompliant, have various behavior problems, can develop anxiety disorders or depression, and later develop antisocial behavior. A game to study human behavior has shown punishment is an ineffective means for promoting cooperation among players.
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Another 40 Million People In The U.S. Now Have Access To The Medicinal Wonders of Marijuana

January 6, 2018 - 1:24am
On January 1st, the most populous state in the U.S. became the sixth to make marijuana legally available for recreational use. The move could now accelerate the legalization of cannabis as accessibility to the medicinal herb becomes widespread.
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Dropping Specific Proteins in Meat, Eggs, Soy and Dairy May Be One Key To Weight Loss

December 31, 2017 - 2:32pm
Forget counting calories New research suggests that a diet low in BCAAs may help weight loss and combat the metabolic problems that occur in diabetes and obesity.
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There's Only One Resolution Necessary In The New Year...Treat Your Bacteria Well

December 20, 2017 - 4:41am
At one point or another, we've all made a long list of New Year's resolutions to improve our health and lost weight. Most of these resolutions will fail because support systems are not in place from the start. However a different type of resolution, one for your gut bugs is far more effective than any strategy for weight loss.
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Death By Heart Disease Linked To Low Vitamin K - Top 10 Foods Rich In Vitamin K

December 19, 2017 - 4:48am
There is a strong link between poor vitamin K status and cardiovascular (CV) mortality, say researchers who warn that around a third of people may be deficient.
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Eating Together Results In Long-Term Physical and Mental Health Benefits

December 18, 2017 - 6:42am
Eating out has been shown to be generally associated with poor food choices, bad health and fewer family meals. A new Canadian study shows that children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits.
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It's Time To Retire Cholesterol Testing - There's No Such Thing As Bad Cholesterol

December 14, 2017 - 6:49am
Today, it is estimated that 50 percent of the American population have cholesterol levels that fall outside the accepted healthy range, but who defines this range and under what testing protocols? Many medical professionals are starting to question the current standard of care when it comes to statin therapy, as these cholesterol-lowering medications may not benefit patient populations at all, and in fact may be harming them.
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Declining Memory and Learning Deficits Linked To Canola Oil

December 12, 2017 - 7:51am
After the public health scare in the 1970s over animal fats, sales of vegetable oils of all types increased. It was the established wisdom that those oils high in polyunsaturated fatty acids were especially beneficial. However, more research into vegetable oils continues to surface showing their damaging effects on health. A new study published online in the journal Scientific Reports shows that consumption of canola oil in the diet with worsened memory, worsened learning ability and weight gain.
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The Microbiome In Your Body Thrives With Regular Physical Contact

December 11, 2017 - 7:02am
Hugging helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. Gut bacteria also appears to thrive with regular physical contact, suggests new sata that shows 'huddling' actions lead to a synchronised microbiome.
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Consuming Allergens During Pregnancy Protects Babies Through Mum's Milk

December 6, 2017 - 6:27am
Consuming common allergens during pregnancy and breastfeeding could help protect against food allergies in children by passing on certain protective proteins through breast milk, say researchers.
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Nothing Is 'Hard', Only Your Resistance To It

December 5, 2017 - 6:10am
Fear is born out of uncertainty. We feel resistance, therefore, when we overcomplicate and over-exaggerate.
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Does Your Diet Success Depend On Your DNA?

December 4, 2017 - 6:55am
Weight loss strategies are effective if they are customized to on an individual's biomarkers to use personalized nutrition to help people achieve greater weight loss success. We can add one more thing to the list of traits affected by genetics: how our bodies respond to a particular diet.
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Not The Amount, But Where Your Fat Is Stored Critical For Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes Risk

November 29, 2017 - 6:53am
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 and obese men and women and their associated cardiometabolic risk.
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Researchers Discover How Antibiotic Power of Garlic Fights Chronic Infections

November 27, 2017 - 6:33am
Garlic is probably nature's most potent food. It is one of the reasons people who eat the Mediterranean diet live such long healthy lives. An active sulphurous compound found in garlic can be used to fight robust bacteria in patients with chronic infections, a new study from the University of Copenhagen indicates.
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New Genetically Modified Tomatoes May Soon Hit The Marketplace

November 23, 2017 - 5:32am
Tomatoes were one of the first commercially available genetically modified (GM) crops ever. GM tomatoes are about to make a comeback in 2018 as Chinese and French researchers reveal details of how they genetically-engineered tomatoes to boost vitamins and other nutrients.
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Cannabis Can End The Use of Prescription Pain Killers

November 21, 2017 - 6:26am
Opioid prescriptions have jumped 300 percent in the last decade and they are the most commonly prescribed drugs on the market. They are the most dangerous and addictive drugs that often lose effectiveness with long-term use. Now a new study conducted by researchers at The University of New Mexico, involving medical cannabis and prescription opioid use among chronic pain patients, found a distinct connection between having the ability to use cannabis and significant reductions in opioid use.
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Researchers Discover Effective Natural Anticavity Herb

November 20, 2017 - 7:36am
As a natural traditional Chinese medicine, Galla chinensis has been widely used since ancient times for its astringency, stypticity, detoxification, and antibacterial activity. In a new finding, researchers in China report that active ingredients in the herb could one day lead to natural anti­cavity products.
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How Does Your Consciousness Make Everything Real?

November 17, 2017 - 5:05am
Does reality exist without us? Physicists have found it maddeningly difficult to write the observer out of quantum theory. Now some are contemplating a mind-boggling alternative: that a coherent description of reality, with all its quantum quirks, can arise from nothing more than random subjective experiences.
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75 Percent of Reishi Supplements Don't Actually Contain Reishi Mushroom

November 16, 2017 - 7:32am
Only a quarter of 19 supplement products labeled as Reishi mushroom purchased in the U.S. could be verified as genuine Reishi mushroom, says a new study that highlights quality issues in the category.
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Yerba Mate Enhances Cellular Energy and Metabolism

November 14, 2017 - 6:20am
In South America, Yerba Mate has been grown and taken medicinally for centuries. Researchers have shown that use of the herb over an extended period had significant effects on body weight and weight gain and was associated with lower levels of blood lipids and insulin in obese mice fed a high-fat diet.
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