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Is stress catching?

Source: Daily Mail Until six months ago, Julie Hall loved her job. She had been with the firm for three years, got on with her colleagues and thrived on the challenges of working in a busy HR department. Then a … Continue reading

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When does pregnancy begin? Doctors disagree

Source: Reuters Though most doctors will give you a definition of when pregnancy begins, it’s not always the same one, according to a new survey. Most of the polled obstetrician-gynecologists believe pregnancy begins when the sperm fertilizes the egg. But … Continue reading

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The importance on how non-native English speakers identify English vowels

There exists a significant amount of research pertaining to the second-language (L2) learner’s vowel perception and the influences of the native (L1) language (Flege, 2002; Flege, Munro, and MacKay, 1995; Munro, Flege, and MacKay, 1996 cited in Bundgaard-Nielsen et al., … Continue reading

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Guided Relaxation and your Self Esteem

Self-esteem plays a very important role in our lives. If we don’t feel good, about whom we are it can make our health diminish making us sick. Stress can play a major role in why our self-esteem is not in … Continue reading

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70% of World’s Raw Chocolate Soon To Be Genetically Modified

Source: Prevent Disease With the intention of flooding 70% of the global cocoa supply with genetically modified (GMO) cocoa tree hybrids, a collaboration involving Mars, USDA and IBM is accelerating this process. With primary funding from US chocolate producer Mars, … Continue reading

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Stretching the boundaries of yoga

Source: Boston Globe The practice, associated mostly with the health-conscious affluent, may offer low-cost treatment for back pain and other ailments. The lights are low, the music soft, as eight women lie on mats and follow the command to let … Continue reading

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Why living in a city makes you fat, infertile, blind, depressed and even causes cancer

Source: Daily Mail A growing body of research shows that babies born in cities, and children who grow up in them, face a battery of health problems that afflict both their physical and mental well-being. The problems pose a serious … Continue reading

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EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration

Source: Telegraph Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration. EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact. Producers of bottled water … Continue reading

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A broken heart can put you in hospital and women are NINE times more likely to suffer than men

Source: Daily Mail Condition brought on by sudden or prolonged stress can lead to heart failure Tests show dramatic changes in rhythm and blood substances typical of a heart attack, but no artery blockages. The end of a romance or … Continue reading

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Petri dish to dinner plate, in-vitro meat coming soon

Source: Reuters LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists are cooking up new ways of satisfying the world’s ever-growing hunger for meat. “Cultured meat” — burgers or sausages grown in laboratory Petri dishes rather than made from slaughtered livestock — could be the … Continue reading

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