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New Genetically Modified Tomatoes May Soon Hit The Marketplace
November 23, 2017  | GMO  | N.Longo
Tomatoes were one of the first commercially available genetically modified (GM) crops ever. GM tomatoes are about to make a comeback in 2018 as Chinese and French researchers reveal details of how they genetically-engineered tomatoes to boost vitamins and other nutrients.


Cannabis Can End The Use of Prescription Pain Killers
November 21, 2017  | ManagingPain  | M.Torres
Opioid prescriptions have jumped 300 percent in the last decade and they are the most commonly prescribed drugs on the market. They are the most dangerous and addictive drugs that often lose effectiveness with long-term use. Now a new study conducted by researchers at The University of New Mexico, involving medical cannabis and prescription opioid use among chronic pain patients, found a distinct connection between having the ability to use cannabis and significant reductions in opioid use.


Researchers Discover Effective Natural Anticavity Herb
November 20, 2017  | OralHealth  | M.Chan
As a natural traditional Chinese medicine, Galla chinensis has been widely used since ancient times for its astringency, stypticity, detoxification, and antibacterial activity. In a new finding, researchers in China report that active ingredients in the herb could one day lead to natural anti­cavity products.


How Does Your Consciousness Make Everything Real?
November 17, 2017  | Consciousness  | J.Richardson
Does reality exist without us? Physicists have found it maddeningly difficult to write the observer out of quantum theory. Now some are contemplating a mind-boggling alternative: that a coherent description of reality, with all its quantum quirks, can arise from nothing more than random subjective experiences.


75 Percent of Reishi Supplements Don't Actually Contain Reishi Mushroom
November 16, 2017  | Antioxidants  | M.Chan
Only a quarter of 19 supplement products labeled as Reishi mushroom purchased in the U.S. could be verified as genuine Reishi mushroom, says a new study that highlights quality issues in the category.


Yerba Mate Enhances Cellular Energy and Metabolism
November 14, 2017  | Antioxidants  | J.Battaglia
In South America, Yerba Mate has been grown and taken medicinally for centuries. Researchers have shown that use of the herb over an extended period had significant effects on body weight and weight gain and was associated with lower levels of blood lipids and insulin in obese mice fed a high-fat diet.


Ingredient In Cow's Milk Primary Causal Trigger of Type I Diabetes
November 13, 2017  | Diabetes  | M.Andrade
An ingredient in cow's milk has now been identified as a type 1 diabetes trigger in those with genetic risk factors, but researchers say they have been frustrated in efforts to make the findings available to the wider public.


The Anti-aging Potential of Mushrooms
November 10, 2017  | Aging  | A.McCarthy
Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to a team of Penn State researchers.


Hearing Opinions Spoken Aloud Humanizes Person Behind It
November 7, 2017  | Healing  | A.McCarthy
Specific aspects of speech, such as intonation and frequent pauses, may serve as cues that humanize the people who are speaking, making them seem more intellectual and emotionally warm than those whose opinions are written.


Massage Increases Regrowth of Muscle Tissue
November 3, 2017  | HumanBody  | J.Battaglia
Massage has been found to increase the regrowth of muscle tissue after an injury -- even when applied to the opposite, uninjured limb -- according to researchers from Colorado State University and the University of Kentucky.


Ashwagandha Root Supports Thyroid Hormone Levels
October 31, 2017  | Hormones  | M.Chan
Ashwagandha has been used as an herbal remedy for hundreds of years to help the body deal with stress. Extracts from Ashwagandha root helps normalize levels of serum thyroid hormones, suggests a new pilot study from India.




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