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e-cigarette

Quit smoking at 40 – Gain 9 years of life!

E-cigarette use linked to successful attempts to quit smoking Findings go against concerns that e-cigs undermine motivation and quit...

Intestinal Damage of Gluten on a Blackboard

Season and region of birth linked to heightened childhood coeliac disease risk

Circulating viral infections, season and location as well as the role of vitamin D during pregnancy may help explain childhood coeliac...

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#MedEd: How good medicine can be bad for your health

and how to avoid it…. Confused about what medicines are necessary and how effective they might be? Are statins beneficial over a...

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#Infographic and free ebook: Chakras in the Modern World

A nice infographic by the writers of a free ebook on chakras. A very handy reminder of the various yoga poses that correspond to each...

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Brexit: Blame austerity not immigration for the inequality underlying Brexit, argues expert

The underlying reason for worsening health and declining living standards in Britain is not immigration but ever growing economic...

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7 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to serious illnesses. Ryan Blair looks at seven signs you may not be getting enough sleep, some of which...

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Stroke Fast Facts – music by ZDoggMD!

How to Recognise a Stroke On the left is a poster from the www.stroke.ie that helps to recognise the symptoms of a stroke. On the right...

STAR

#Surgical Innovation: STAR (Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot)

Washington, DC – Surgeons and scientists from Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s...

Words of Celiac

#Celiac Week: Confused About Your Celiac Disease Lab Results?

by Dr. Vikki Petersen At HealthNOW Medical Clinic San Jose we know that, as if it wasn’t hard enough to convince some doctors to do a...

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Survival Rates for Patients at High Risk of Relapse of Childhood Leukemia Improve with High Doses of Chemotherapy Drug Methotrexate

Study also finds use of steroid Decahedron beneficial for younger — but not older — patients With a cure rate approaching 90...

vagus-nerve

The Vagus Nerve and the Healing Promise of The Sudarshan Kriya Rhythmic Breathing

At the center of our bodies resides a long, sinewy nerve that extends all the way from our medullas down through our chests to beyond our...

hayfever tips

Ah choo!! Wet winter promises a sneezy summer

One of wettest winters on record may lead to severe levels of hay fever Hay fever sufferers are being warned that this summer is set to be...

Heart coherence

The Power of the Heart: Coherence

Following from a previous post 10 Things to know about the Power of the Heart this video from the HeartMath Institute provides a very...

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#Sound Healing

by Justina Hurley The healing power of sound Sound healing is used by many therapists, myself included, to promote a sense of deep calm and...

Richard van Hooijdonk

#HCIT – The future of Robotic Surgery

  International speaker, Richard van Hooijdonk presents insightful and inspiring lectures on world trends, technology, and marketing. He...

dr vikkis kitchen

Wheat Free Dairy Free Recipes: Organic Kale Avocado Salad

This is a super healthy, easy kale salad that is loaded with great nutrition, protein, healthy fat and it’s delicious! Ingredients: 1...

global consciousness project

A little light on mind power

Coherent consciousness creates order in the world Subtle interactions link us with each other and the Earth The Global Consciousness...

Sugar cubes

Reforms to agricultural policy may increase sugar consumption and harm public health

Experts discuss the potential effects of recent policy changes on the production, price and addition of sugars to foods The liberalisation...

36 love questions

The science of Love!

Do you want to fall in love with someone you’ve just met, or to reconnect with your current partner? If so try Dr Arthur Aron’s...

tai chi

Tai Chi helpful for some common long term conditions

Could be useful exercise for older people with several co-existing chronic ailments, suggest researchers The ancient Chinese exercise Tai...

rape culture

Asking for It? O’Neill’s new book a gripping insight on rape culture

by Justina Hurley Book Review Relentlessly truthful, there are no pretty pictures here of the wonders of therapy or the ability to heal....

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Spice up your life! Regular consumption of spicy foods linked to lower risk of death

Data suggests most benefit from eating spices regularly throughout the week Eating spicy food more frequently as part of a daily diet is...

chillzone

Sunday chill zone…

First some mindful wisdom on the nature of happiness and how we need to know and feel our way rather than exist on theories and beliefs....

saving lives at birth

Saving lives at birth

In its five rounds, Saving Lives at Birth received nearly 3000 ideas to answer the call for groundbreaking prevention and treatment...

googling symptoms

What are the best symptom checker websites?

According to research published in the BMJ top marks go to Symcat.com followed by Isabel. Many people google symptoms leading to the...

animal earthquake

Sensible science: China recognises animals as earthquake predictors

According to a report in China Daily News (www.china.org.cn):  The seismological bureau in Nanjing, Jiangsu province has officially...

Assorted nuts

Why it’s nuts not to eat nuts…

Just half a handful of nuts a day could make a difference Eating half a handful of nuts every day could substantially lower the risk of...

chocolate is good for your health

Eating up to 100 g of any kind of chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk

There may be no need to cut out chocolate to protect cardiovascular health, say researchers Eating up to 100 g of chocolate every day is...

stand at work

Get up and stand up for at least 2 hours daily during working hours

First guidance on curbing health risks of too much sitting calls for sit-stand desks and regular walk-abouts Office workers should be on...

ifightdepression

#iFightDepression – Online Resources for Doctors and Patients

iFightDepression.com aims to promote and increase awareness of depression and suicidal behaviour by providing comprehensive information...

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#Littlethings campaign – mental health is good for you!!

Talking to someone about what’s troubling you can make a big difference to how you feel. Confide in someone you trust, it’ll do you...

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#Quiz: What’s your personality type?

Why are some people worriers, and others wanderers? Why are some people so easy-going and laid-back, while others are always looking for a...

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#LifeTips: Are you postponing your life?

Taking a life inventory… Inspiring talks by Prem Rawat on how we approach life, how we use our time and how to be happy! The first...

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#HysterectomySmart: Information resource on preparing for Hysterectomy

Did you know….? Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery for women and 1 in 3 women will have a hysterectomy by age 60 in the...

zebras and ulcers

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers…. The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Stress

“If I had to define a major depression in a single sentence, I would describe it as a genetic/neurochemical disorder requiring a strong...

junk food

#Diet: Sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, behind surge in obesity

Time to bust myth that anyone— including athletes—can outrun a bad diet Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the...

electronic cigarette

High flavouring content in some e-cigarettes may be respiratory irritants

Exposure levels can exceed recommended limits; some chemicals could be respiratory irritants The levels of chemicals used to flavour some...

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Italian neurologist finds Irish Set Dancing helps Parkinson’s patients

Irish Set Dancing can be more beneficial than standard physiotherapy, particularly in dealing with symptoms such as Freezing Gait, Balance...

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A good teacher can change a life: The qualification of a mentor

by Terri Kang (Sun Gwang)   I have been asking myself why there have been so many people in teaching occupations in my family....

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Ayurvedic Teas – a Menopausal Aide

by Professor Lynn Basford If we examine the annals of ancient traditions, such as the Celts, Druids, Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese and all...