Vaping ? No thanks

E-cigarettes can carry serious risks, especially to the young, says the World Health Organization. We need to tighten up the regulations on their use. Vaping has grown exponentially over the past decade. Vaping shops have proliferated along British high streets, the global market for vapes has increased 8,000-fold since 2016 and vape manufacturers ...
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Doctors found most anti-depressant are useless

Almost 35 years ago American drug regulators approved Prozac, the first in a series of blockbuster antidepressants known as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors ( ssris ). Prozac and its cousins were lauded by patients and doctors as miracle drugs. They lifted low moods quickly and seemed to have no drawbacks. Divorce, bereavement, problems at ...
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Boost testosterone naturally

More adults and even boys are experiencing a diminished sexual desire, or some kind of erectile dysfunction   What they'd do about it? The first thing is: don't panic. Sexual desire, or sex drive, can go up and down, and most of the time is totally normal. Testosterone is the primary sex hormone and anabolic steroid in males. In humans, t...
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Sugar pandemic | Pancreatic cancer

Sugar is almost everywhere in our diet, including the pizza you buy round the corner. But there are many side effects that may impact our health when we eat too much sugar, and it's not just about cavities. In 2012 the United Nations declared that, for the first time in human history, chronic non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, cancer ...
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How to protect your kidneys?

In USA more than 1 in 7 (37 million people), are estimated to have chronic kidney failure. Transplantation is the treatment of choice for kidney failure, though transplants are in short supply. In USA there are about 100k people on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. In 2021, over 4k patients on the kidney transplant list in the Eurotransplan...
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How do we prevent meningitis?

Meningitis is an inflammation , or swelling, of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Common bacteria or viruses that can cause meningitis can spread through coughing, sneezing, kissing, or sharing eating utensils, a toothbrush or a cigarette. Careful hand-washing helps prevent the spread of germs. However, injuries, cancer, ...
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What are 5 benefits of Licorice?

Liquorice is an extract from the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant which contains glycyrrhizic acid. For thousands of years G. glabra has been used for medicinal purposes across all cultures, in particular in Chinese medicine where it's known as gancao. The following are properties of pure licorice extract, which is quite different from so-called licorice c...
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Headache and period

Many women experience headaches caused by changes in their hormones. According to the National Migraine Centre, more than half of women who get migraines notice a link with their periods. These so-called "menstrual migraines" tend to be particularly severe. Migraine is most likely to develop in either the 2 days leading up to a period or the first ...
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How social media affect mental-health in girls?

When used to harm others anything can do it, including social media. A knife in the hand of a surgeon can save a life, and in the hands of a criminal can kill. Social media posts used to harm others may impact everyone's mental-health, especially teen girls. Instagram says it's looking at new ways to discourage users from focusing on their physical...
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If a person doesn’t want to take medication forever, can Eastern medical treatments be an alternative?

Yes of course, and that's what common sense usually suggests, but there are few implications in your question.  The 1st : Does Eastern medicine create dependencies as Western medicine? Yes. The 2nd : Does Eastern medicine work better that Western medicine? It depends. I think it's pretty common for an individual to look for alternatives if the...
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Why garlic is so healthy?

​ Highly valued throughout the ages as a culinary spice, garlic is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. It is a hardy perennial belonging to the liliaceae family. Other members of this family include leeks, chives, spring onions and shallots, all distinguished by their pungent aroma and flavour. The garlic bulb is the most commonly use...
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Why Faster is a myth?

​ In today's culture we run like hamsters in their wheel. Sure, we're proud our our success, we invented so many things and discovered so many others. But is it really good to go faster ? In the market everything seems aligned to this concept. We get a pill, so our headache can go away quickly, then we do Yoga 1hr twice in a week, because that's go...
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How is cancer research related to Kids and junk food ?

These days it's quite common to see kids chewing all types of (junk) food. Childhood obesity is booming and while we all probably know that this is not good, it may not be so obvious for parents how they could tackle this new 'pandemic' effectively. [2] Childhood obesity is a complex health issue. It occurs when a child is well above the normal or ...
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What is a Life Coach and why we'd care?

Life coaching is an emerging role that can change your life. A life coach is a professional who helps people make progress in their lives in order to achieve their goals. For example, kids are unable to perform well at school and you (the parent) realize that Math is the effect not the cause of it. Something else is preventing them to perform, and ...
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What are 10 misconceptions about cancer?

1.Hyperbaric oxygen treat cancer Oxygen is one of life's essential ingredients. "Every cell in our body requires oxygen to survive," says Wissam Jaber, MD, Director of Interventional Pulmonary Medicine at our Phoenix hospital. "We are built to consume oxygen." Cancer cells' relationship with oxygen is a bit more complicated, and that realization ha...
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How bad can fake news impact our lives?

Quite a lot. A fake news is false or misleading information presented as news. It often has the aim of damaging the reputation of a person or entity, or making money. [3] Fake news thrive in ambiguity and partial truths , and are a powerful way to manipulate public opinion. For example, casein (a milk's protein) increases hepatic IGF-1 synthesis wh...
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How to treat Menstrual Headache

It's estimated that 70% of people who experience migraines are women. [2]  Several types of headaches are linked to changing levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Women often get menstrual migraines anywhere from 2 days before their period to 3 days after it starts. But anything that changes these hormone levels can cause them. The...
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12 benefits of Walking

Walking is a great way to improve our health without straining your joints, and it's totally free. Getting out walking burns calories, gets your heart pumping and works your legs and abs. It can also lift your mood, put a smile on your face and improve your general health and wellbeing. A University of Tennessee study found that women who walked ha...
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Key Benefits of Running - (resilience)

Both running and jogging are forms of aerobic exercise which are a type of cardiovascular conditioning. It can include activities like swimming, running, or cycling. You probably know it as "cardio", but in reality our body has aerobic and anaerobic (without oxygen) energy systems, and we use both during exercise. By definition, aerobic exercise me...
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Did COVID-19 save the world?

It looks like a war, with casualties and losses of human lives. While the origin of the virus is still under investigation, the medical community seems to agree that the virus was first found in animals, and then it moved to humans. Meat consumption of infected animals seems the most plausible reason of Covid-19 pandemic. From a Zen perspective it ...
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