Posts with the category “human-body”
Do You Really Just Need 8 Glasses Of Water A Day?
July 11th, 2019
Do You Really Just Need 8 Glasses Of Water A Day? Almost everyone’s heard of the 8×8 rule. Specifically, it states that one needs to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day in order to take in ...
Relieve Pain Fast With Easy To Use But Little Known Kitchen Remedies
June 22nd, 2019
Relieve Pain Fast With Easy To Use But Little Known Kitchen Remedies Pantry Staples For Pain ReliefVinegar provides soothing relief for a variety of maladies. My favorite vinegar to use is apple cider...
Flaxseeds, The Ancient Superfood That Lowers Cholesterol, And Improves Digestion
June 1st, 2019
Flaxseeds, The Ancient Superfood That Lowers Cholesterol, And Improves Digestion They may be little but they are quite powerful. Flax seeds have been around for thousands of years and are still toppin...
Neanderthals Resorted to Cannibalism in the Face of Climate Change
March 29th, 2019
Neanderthals Resorted to Cannibalism in the Face of Climate Change We know that Neanderthals were carnivores, with a diet that consisted primarily—if not exclusively—of meat. But a new study by resear...
Turmeric: The Colorful Superfood That Fights Arthritis, Cholesterol, And Cancer
February 3rd, 2019
Turmeric: The Colorful Superfood That Fights Arthritis, Cholesterol, And Cancer Turmeric is a rhizome, similar to ginger, that grows wild in Southeast Asia, and it is what provides curry dishes with t...
Oldest Living U.S. Veteran, Richard Overton, Dies at 112
December 28th, 2018
Oldest Living U.S. Veteran, Richard Overton, Dies at 112 For his first 107 years, Richard Overton lived in relative anonymity. A World War II veteran who fought in the Pacific, he could usually be fou...
Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs
October 12th, 2018
Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs Humanitarian workers are struggling to calm community fears in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 125 people have died from Ebola, and cases of ...
Nobel prize for landmark cancer therapy
October 1st, 2018
Nobel prize for landmark cancer therapy Two scientists who discovered how to fight cancer using the body's immune system have won the 2018 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. The work, by Professo...
Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark
September 30th, 2018
Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark Far out in the Pacific Ocean, Ben Lecomte swam past a milestone this week.Lecomte, who’s attempting to become the first man to swim across t...
7 Outside-The-Kitchen Uses For Honey
September 27th, 2018
7 Remarkable ‘Outside-The-Kitchen’ Uses For Honey September is National Honey Month, and the golden liquid seems to deserve the honor. Americans consume about 1.5 pounds of honey per person annually, ...
8 Powerhouse Cancer-Fighting Foods
September 8th, 2018
8 Powerhouse Cancer-Fighting Foods Did you know that your immune system is capable of healing pretty much every disease known to man? The body’s self-healing capabilities are quite astounding.There ac...
Why Nordic countries might not be as happy as you think
August 25th, 2018
Why Nordic countries might not be as happy as you think Nordic countries like Finland and Norway may regularly come out on top of world happiness indexes for wellbeing year-on-year - but new research ...
The Living Statue: Hananuma Masakichi
August 22nd, 2018
The Living Statue: Hananuma Masakichi The statue of Hananuma Masakichi is so life-like and so realistically detailed that you could easily believe you’re looking at a living person. Carved by the illu...
Ancient Egyptians Were Making Mummies Much Earlier Than Thought
August 17th, 2018
Ancient Egyptians Were Making Mummies Much Earlier Than Thought By the time pharaohs like King Tut ruled Egypt, mummification was a codified practice that had started in the Old Kingdom period around ...
New drug for recurring malaria
July 23rd, 2018
New drug for recurring malaria A new drug to treat malaria has been given the green light by authorities in the United States. The medicine is specifically for the recurring form of malaria - caused b...
Clan Wars Blamed for Mysterious Ancient Collapse of the Male Chromosome
May 31st, 2018
Clan Wars Blamed for Mysterious Ancient Collapse of the Male Chromosome About 5,000 to 7,000 years ago the number of men having children fell dramatically—possibly by as much as 95 percent—throughout ...
The First Birth Control Pill Used Puerto Rican Women as Guinea Pigs
May 9th, 2018
The First Birth Control Pill Used Puerto Rican Women as Guinea Pigs It came in a brown bottle, marketed as a safe way for married women to treat menstrual disorders. But the contents of that little br...
Baldness cure could come from side-effect of cancer drug
May 8th, 2018
Baldness cure could come from side-effect of cancer drug A cure for baldness could be on the horizon after British scientists discovered that an osteoporosis drug stimulates hair growth three times q...
Iowa approves most restrictive abortion bill in U.S.
May 2nd, 2018
Iowa approves most restrictive abortion bill in U.S. The US state of Iowa has approved an abortion law banning most abortions once a foetal heartbeat is detected. Republican lawmakers passed the bill ...
Can We Stop a Mass Extinction of Human Languages?
April 26th, 2018
Can We Stop a Mass Extinction of Human Languages? There are more than 7,000 languages on Earth, yet half of the world’s 7.6 billion people speak just 24 of them and 95 percent spea...
Helpful Anti-Inflammatory Herbs When You Can’t Use NSAIDs
April 24th, 2018
Helpful Anti-Inflammatory Herbs When You Can’t Use NSAIDs When people are in pain, they automatically reach out for pain relievers. The most common pain relievers used are non-steroidal anti-inflammat...
5 Weird Stories from the History of Embalming
April 23rd, 2018
5 Weird Stories from the History of Embalming More than 5,000 years ago the Ancient Egyptians developed the first embalming rituals to preserve lost loved ones. But, let’s get real. Mummies may last a...
The Complicated History of Cannabis in the US
April 20th, 2018
The Complicated History of Cannabis in the US No matter the decade, one thing never changes: parents will always be worried about the effect peer pressure has on their children. In the 1950s, access t...
Child labour rampant in Zimbabwe tobacco farms HRW reports
April 8th, 2018
Child labour rampant in Zimbabwe tobacco farms HRW reports Malpractice in Zimbabwe's tobacco growing industry is rampant, an international human rights organisation has reported after an investigation...
Stinging Nettles: The Delicious Spring Edible Weed That Is Easily Tamed
March 29th, 2018
Stinging Nettles: The Delicious Spring Edible ‘Weed’ That Is Easily Tamed Stinging nettles are a common forest plant found in Northern regions around the globe. They prefer rich soil near the edges of...
DNA Reveals Stone Age North Africans Had Near Eastern and Sub-Saharan Ancestors
March 16th, 2018
DNA Reveals Stone Age North Africans Had Near Eastern and Sub-Saharan Ancestors The oldest nuclear DNA ever recovered in Africa shows that people who lived in what is now Morocco 15,000 years ago were...
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Stephen Hawking
March 14th, 2018
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Stephen Hawking Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking died on March 14, 2018—also known as Pi Day—at age 76. The scientist stands out for his significant contributions to t...
Cheese Before Bed Will Not Give You Nightmares
March 1st, 2018
Cheese Before Bed Will Not Give You Nightmares Have you ever been chided in the twilight hours of consciousness for opening the cold fridge in a quest for late night dairy delicacies? If so, you have ...
10 Ways Avocados Just Might Help You Live Longer
February 19th, 2018
10 Ways Avocados Just Might Help You Live Longer Did you grow up avoiding eating avocados because they were “fatty” and loaded with calories? Many of us did. However, today’s nutritionists recognize t...
First human eggs grown in laboratory
February 9th, 2018
First human eggs grown in laboratory Human eggs have been grown in the laboratory for the first time, say researchers at the University of Edinburgh. The team say the technique could lead to new ways ...
11 Amazing Ways Squash Can Keep You Healthy
February 5th, 2018
11 Amazing Ways Squash Can Keep You Healthy What do you think of when you hear the term “squash?” Maybe it’s last summer’s bumper zucchini crop or the pumpkin that you carved last October? Yes, those ...
Bone Glue Experiments on the ISS Test Possible Treatment for Osteoporosis
January 16th, 2018
Bone Glue Experiments on the ISS Test Possible Treatment for Osteoporosis Astronauts can lose 2 percent of their bone mass each month, and experiments on the International Space Station are testing a ...
Holding A Sneeze Could Be Fatal
January 15th, 2018
Holding A Sneeze Could Be Fatal When sitting in a quiet theatre or a packed train, stifling a sneeze by holding the nose and closing the mouth may seem like the courteous option.But doctors have warne...
9 Ways To Stay Fit Without Even Trying
January 13th, 2018
9 Ways To Stay Fit Without Even Trying Most people would like to improve their overall fitness level, whether they are morbidly obese or whether they are simply not quite as spry or strong as they’d l...
Ants vs Humans: Who Would Win a Tug of War?
January 12th, 2018
Ants vs Humans: Who Would Win a Tug of War? Defined as the decisive contest for supremacy, tug of war has been the ultimate test of strength since ancient times. The practice is believed to date back ...
Rising Humidity Due to Climate Change Could Push Humans to Their Physical Limit
January 8th, 2018
Rising Humidity Due to Climate Change Could Push Humans to Their Physical Limit In the summer of 1995, a historic heat wave gripped the city of Chicago. Temperatures soared to 106 degrees Fahrenheit a...
Opportunities Rise For College Students With Intellectual Disabilities
December 21st, 2017
Opportunities Rise For College Students With Intellectual Disabilities Students who desire the college experience can find more avenues to get there, and are more likely to find jobs after they gradua...