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How Tomatoes Lost Their Taste

Kai Kupferschmidt Science Now The next time you bite into a supermarket tomato and are less than impressed with the taste, blame aesthetics. A new study reveals that decades of breeding the fruits for uniform color have robbed them of … Continue reading

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How Your Gut Flora Influences Your Health

Dr. Mercola mercola.com A new study in the journal Nutrition in Clinical Practice shows that microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract form an intricate, living fabric of natural controls affecting body weight, energy, and nutrition. The findings may offer new … Continue reading

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Should Depressed People Avoid Having Children?

Maia Szalavitz healthland.time.com Is it really more responsible for people with depression or other psychological problems to forgo bearing children in order to avoid passing on their “bad” genes? Comedian Sarah Silverman, who routinely courts controversy with her edgy humor, … Continue reading

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Positive words: The glue to social interaction

Joan Robinson EurekAlert Words charged with a positive emotional content are used more frequently, thus enhancing human communication. Scientists at ETH Zurich have studied the use of language, finding that words with a positive emotional content are more frequently used … Continue reading

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Potent protein heals wounds, boosts immunity and protects from cancer

Dr. Hans Vogel EurekAlert Special issue on disease fighting properties of lactoferrin Ottawa, Ontario (April 30, 2012)–Lactoferrin is an important iron-binding protein with many health benefits. The major form of this powerful protein, is secreted into human biofluids (e.g. milk, … Continue reading

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Flawed Red Meat Study: You Are What Your Food Ate

ANH “The Harvard “red meat” study was not only fatally flawed from the outset, it offered reckless (and scientifically unsound) advice.” Are beef eaters doomed to an early death? A recent Harvard study, accompanied by some unduly alarmist articles in … Continue reading

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What is the Bystander Effect?

Kendra Cherry About.com The term bystander effect refers to the phenomenon in which the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in distress. When an emergency situation occurs, observers are more likely … Continue reading

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Characteristics of fathers with depressive symptoms

Lorinda Klein EurekAlert New York City, February 23, 2012 – Voluminous research literature attests to the multiple negative consequences of maternal depression and depressive symptoms for the health and development of children. In contrast, there is a profound paucity of … Continue reading

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Irish social workers are horrified by their ruthless English counterparts

Christopher Booker Telegraph Such is the reign of terror now being imposed on innocent English families by social workers that scores of parents have been fleeing with their children to Ireland to escape their clutches. I have followed a dozen … Continue reading

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Scientists Prove You Can Think Your Way to Wellness

Mike Barrett Natural Society Sometimes it really is the thinking that makes it so. Spend your days focusing on your vibrant health and you will be vibrantly healthy. In contrast you could make it known that you lack a healthy … Continue reading

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