Category Archives: health and medical

Worming to the Centre of the Earth – Turning Your Core Healthier

Are you fond of gardening? Growing your own vegetables? You might not enjoy any of those activities, but during your childhood you probably enjoyed digging a hole in the ground searching for buried treasure or even to see how deep … Continue reading

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Anxiety: The deception from the brain

  Anxious people are not feeble-minded. It is their brains that play the fool with them.   It is very normal to worry about scary things – like speaking in front of hundreds of people, or losing someone you love. … Continue reading

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Why we need to ban this common pesticide

In a recent study , Valeria Rivero Osimani and her colleagues have found that the exposure of a pregnant woman to organophosphate pesticides can affect the functioning of the placenta. This research adds yet another hazard to the growing list of … Continue reading

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Sacrifice One Tooth to Benefit the Jaw

A recent study by Associate Professor Koray Halicioglu and his team have shone light on the martyr we know as our first molars. People are petrified of the dentist, and there’s a nasty image painted of the rusty pliers, long … Continue reading

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To tan or not to tan; is that even a question?

If there’s anything Slip! Slop! Slap! has taught us, it’s if you don’t want to get skin cancer, you need to protect yourself against the sun. But what the Victorian Council’s message didn’t teach us, was that it’s not only … Continue reading

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Child Aggression: Prevention is Better Than Cure

Ever heard of child aggression? Or wondered why some children tended to be more aggressive than others?   Well, this year, researchers from the United States of America, have managed to pinpoint what the early predictors of child aggression are. … Continue reading

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To your good health: the key to happiness in old age

Health and happiness. They’re society’s ultimate pursuits. Young or old, we all want them regardless of what stage of life we are at. But achieving them can become more difficult as we get older. Your physical health can suffer, as … Continue reading

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How dating technology could be ruining your life in the bedroom.

You may not have noticed yet but you are most likely in a committed relationship with technology. You spend most hours of your day together, and when you’re apart its regularly on your mind. First thing in the morning, last … Continue reading

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Born to Drink: The Genetic Link to Alcoholism

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is one of the most commonly occurring mental health issues in the world. The disease is define by the constant desire to consume alcohol. Resultantly, this causes the development of a negative emotional state and leads … Continue reading

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Your Eyes are Lovely, but they Startle my Amygdala…

Eye-contact for most people is a normal part of everyday life; something which is not given conscious thought, something which usually elicits connection between people. However, for people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, eye-contact can mark the beginning of a … Continue reading

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