(Ethan Huff) A scientific study has reaffirmed that a popular weedkiller manufactured by Syngenta and used on crop fields all across the United States is so damaging to the endocrine system that it can actually turn natural-born males into females.
(Frances Bloomfield) With social media becoming increasingly popular, various issues have since been linked to its usage. The most recent of these was uncovered by Canadian researchers: They found that spending at least 60 minutes on social media could negatively impact your sleeping patterns. The more you used Facebook, Snapchat, or WhatsApp, the higher your odds of not getting enough sleep.
(Ralph Flores) These days, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t own a mobile phone of some kind. In its latest research, the Pew Research Center estimates that at least 95 percent of all Americans own a mobile phone. In recent years, the number of people who own a smartphone had also increased: From 35 percent – back in 2011 when the survey was first conducted – to currently 77 percent.
(Isabelle Z.) Oregano has an uncanny ability to salvage even the dullest-tasting pasta sauces, but did you know that it can also save your life? Studies have shown that oil of oregano has the power to kill pathogens effectively and safely.
(Lance D Johnson) Young, healthy women who experience amenorrhea, ovarian failure, and infertility have likely been damaged by Merck’s HPV vaccine.
(Marco Torres) Unlike with alcohol or nicotine, pharmacological options are not available to individuals addicted to cocaine. However, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham believe the tool to help individuals treat their addiction may very well exist in nature.
(Russel Davis) Switzerland is slated to become the first country to ban deodorants that contain aluminum salts. This, following results of a 2016 study indicating that the toxic chemicals may play a role in breast cancer onset.
(Dr. John Gannage) As a conventional family doctor, I had many times felt helpless when attempting to assist patients with chronic illness. To see the continued suffering of patients and not have enough tools to make a significant difference, despite years of medical training, was frustrating and in need of correction.
by Justin Deschamps, In the modern world, the scents we are exposed to have been carefully designed to hijack a deeply ingrained process for storing core memories, along with other vital functions. In the following Ted Talk, a perfumer named Holladay Saltz discusses just how important smell is in human life. The olfactory process—our sense […]
(Rhonda Johansson) What’s easier than popping a pill that instantly makes you feel better?
(Rhonda Johansson) One of the most famous lines from cult-classic, The Princess Bride, says, “life is pain. Anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something.” Drug companies are a perfect example of this – but their tactics focus more on emphasizing that toxic chemicals and synthetic remedies are the only way to relieve discomfort. After all, what’s easier than popping a pill that instantly makes you feel better?
(Earl Garcia) Lack of sleep may do more than induce a “spaced out” feeling as recent research published in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry found that sleep deprivation may lead to the persistence of repetitive negative thoughts. Researchers at the State University of New York at Binghamtonexplained that repetitive negative thinking occurs when a person focuses on distressing and unhelpful thoughts and stimuli, which in turn may result in a decreased quality of life and the onset of mental health problems associated with depression and anxiety.
(Lindsay Dodgson) Someone’s scent can be a lot more revealing than you might think.
(Vicki Batts) Canola oil may be marketed as a vegetable oil, but that doesn’t automatically mean it’s healthy. Few people know canola oil’s dirty secret: There is no such thing as a canola plant. It’s actually made from hybridized rapeseed. Rapeseed oil was once commonly used for industrial applications and in food — until the health problems associated with this oil became overwhelmingly apparent. In the 1970’s, hybridized rapeseed was “rebranded” as canola oil, to make it more appealing to consumers.
(Jennifer Giustra-Kozek, LPC, NBCC) Every day in the headlines we hear about another school shooting or another teen suicide. What is going on? Why aren’t we getting to the bottom of this? What are we doing to help prevent the next tragedy? As I learn about another, I get more and more frustrated that nothing is changing.