Why is My Skin Itchy? Examining the Causes of Itchy Skin

Brian Wu Writer, Medical News Today Abstract Human skin has special cells of the immune system that protect the body against bacteria, viruses, and other hidden threats. Once these skin cells detect any foreign substance, they trigger a reaction that causes the skin to swell or inflame. The inflamed skin is what we call rash…

Explainer: is it really OK to eat food that’s fallen on the floor?

Author: Paul Dawson Published: September 10, 2015 Abstract: Dr. Paul L. Dawson, professor of Food Science at Clemson University, conducted research on how contact surfaces can contaminate food. He studied the underlying causes and bases for the “five-second rule”, the myth that shaped our beliefs on when food is safe to eat. So is the…

Why do women have a harder time sleeping than men?

Author: Susan Rinkunas, Science of Us Published: January 4, 2016 Abstract: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggests insomnia is more common in women than men. Experts believe that hormones, period, pregnancy, children, menopause, stress, anxiety and depression, partners, and poor sleep hygiene are a few of the reasons this sad truth exists….

Forget ‘Sit down!’ Students now standing up to learn

Author: Kelly Wallace Date Published: December 10, 2015 Abstract: Studies say standing desks can help boost students’ engagement and burn calories. Researchers have done a little study on their effectiveness on children, but early researches were promising. While still new in education, examples across the country of schools moving away from the traditional “sitting all…

The Healthiest Ways to Cook Veggies and Boost Nutrition

Author: Sandee LaMotte Published: May 5, 2016 Abstract: Vegetables are good for the body. Yet experts say you can make them even healthier if you prepare them through ways that maximize their benefits. A few says veggies are best when you eat them raw. Studies, however, show that cooking breaks down the tough outer layers…

China Cancer Villages Caused by Same Heavy Metal Once Sprayed on US Crops

Ethan A. Huff Staff Writer, Natural News Abstract Reuters, a news agency in England, reported that most folks living in China’s “cancer villages” (places near local mines) are suffering from skin lesions and cancer. The cause, based on the report, is industrial pollution from years of chemical mining. Constant exposure to arsenic has harmed people….

Our bodies in space: Zero gravity weighs heavy on your health

Author: Ashley Strickland, Rachel Crane, and Claudia Morales Published: May 20, 2016 Abstract: Experts ensured that astronauts could walk on the moon and live for more than a year in the International Space Station (ISS), 220 miles above the Earth’s surface. With the goal, however, to lessen the effects of space on man’s health and…

The Whole Grain Scam: How to Make Grains Fit to Eat

The Whole Grain Scam: How to Make Grains Fit to Eat Patty Donovan, RN Writer, Natural News Abstract This write-up claimed that whole grains could harm one’s health. Since the fibers from untreated whole grains are harmful, they can boost digestive problems, if you are in a Standard American Diet (SAD). SAD means your diet…

Medical Marijuana, for Babies and Their Desperate Parents

Author: Oren Liebermann (CNN Haifa, Israel) Published: May 16, 2016 Abstract: This report centered on the case of Lavie Parush a two-year old with epilepsy and cerebral palsy. His family asked from the Ministry of Health a license to use medical cannabis to lessen his seizures. Lavie had daily attacks before his parents learned of…

Inulin: Friend or Foe?

Inulin: Friend or Foe? Patty Donovan, RN Natural News Abstract Due to a dreadful experience with inulin, the author wrote an article on it. Her story started when she began her “healthy living” program. She ate “real” foods and even changed her yogurt sweetened by Splenda with an organic product. After two weeks, though, she…

Moringa Oleifera: The Miracle Tree

Moringa Oleifera: The Miracle Tree Patty Donovan, RN Writer, Natural News Abstract Natives of East Africa call the Moringa oleifera tree “Mother’s best friend.” Yet the people of Northern India and other parts of Africa call it “horseradish tree,” “ben oil tree,” “drumstick tree,” and sometimes, “clarifier tree.” Its young pods (green) contain essential amino…