Current Health Issues

Nearly Half of US Deaths Can Be Prevented With Lifestyle Changes

Nearly Half of US Deaths Can Be Prevented With Lifestyle Changes

Death is inevitable, but premature death can be prevented, say health officials. In its first report calculating the number of these deaths in the U.S. that can be avoided, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that tens of thousands of lives can be saved, […]

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Scientists Discover That Water Has Memory

Scientists Discover That Water Has Memory

Not till long ago humanity has looked at water as something to just feed and nourish your body with, as something plants need to grow and give us food. We use water for cleaning and various mechanical help. HOWEVER, what scientists have just discovered may actually be […]

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Canola oil is the biggest hidden health ‘danger’ at the prepared food bar

Canola oil is the biggest hidden health ‘danger’ at the prepared food bar

Canola oil, or rapeseed oil, is one of those ubiquitous oils used in restaurants, delis, even organic food stores for baking and the deli bar. It’s cheap, plentiful and nearly all of the canola oil you buy at a regular grocery store is genetically modified. But that’s not the only […]

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How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable — such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast — complaining isn’t good for you. Your brain loves […]

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Blue light has a dark side

Blue light has a dark side

Exposure to blue light at night, emitted by electronics and energy-efficient lightbulbs, harmful to your health. Until the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the major source of lighting, and people spent their evenings in (relative) darkness. Now, in much of the world, evenings are illuminated, […]

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Harvard Psychologists Reveal: Parents Who Raise ‘Good’ Kids Do These 5 Things…

Harvard Psychologists Reveal: Parents Who Raise ‘Good’ Kids Do These 5 Things…

Point 3, 4 and 5 of this article connect directly to sufi teachings. Sufi masters regularly teach the importance of taking the means yourself, but leaving the outcome to God. Gratitude, as many who are familiar with sufism know, is one of the most integral parts of […]

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Stop Feeding Kids These 5 Ingredients

Stop Feeding Kids These 5 Ingredients

Parents make hundreds of major and minor decisions every day for their children. What we choose to feed our kids falls into the ‘major’ decision category, but this often ends up being left up to ease and convenience. These convenience foods are loaded with a cocktail of chemicals. In […]

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It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a therapy session. John’s school had begun using the devices with younger and younger grades — and […]

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Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework

“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.”   This statement, by homework research guru Harris Cooper, of Duke University, is startling to hear, no matter which side of the homework debate you’re on. Can it be true that […]

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5 chemicals in your cosmetics you probably didn’t know about

5 chemicals in your cosmetics you probably didn’t know about

You’re getting ready for a night out. You might put on some foundation, maybe some lipstick, eyeshadow. You shave, put on perfume or cologne. Do you know how many chemicals you’ve just exposed yourself to? Most people apply cosmetics without ever really thinking about what’s in them. […]

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