Tiny plastic particles are ‘part of the air we breathe’ say scientists and can damage lungs, poison kidneys and even interfere with our hormones

Thanks;Sian Boyle And Megan Sheets For The Daily Mail Investigations Unit Published; 22:05 18 Mar 2018, updated 17:03 19 Mar 2018 It had been thought the risk to health was largely limited to eating fish from oceans polluted with plastic. But the leading scientist who oversaw our investigation said microplastics had become ‘part of the…

Nobel Prize goes to behavioral economics pioneer Richard Thaler

Thanks;Barbara Kollmeyer Published: Oct 9, 2017 6:09 am ET Richard Thaler, professor of behavioral science and economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for 2017. “In total, Richard Thaler’s contributions have built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making,” said…

Most Americans can’t kick this habit, and it’s killing them

Thanks;Ilene Raymond Rush Published;Aug 24, 2017 1:52 pm ET *Should you give up sugar? This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. With obesity on the rise and high rates of Type 2 diabetes, more people are attempting to give up sugar. It isn’t easy. Although scientific opinion is far from unanimous, there is tantalizing…

Evolving Trends and Hottest Ingredients in Sun Protection

THANKS:Maria Coronado Robles/EURO MONITOR INTERNATIONAL Published; JUNE 18TH, 2017 As consumers are shifting to healthier lifestyles what is inside the products is becoming more important. More than ever before, consumers are questioning the ingredients and their sources and this is having an impact on the ingredients market. Protection at the heart of consumer preferences In a little over 50 years, the sun protection industry has evolved tremendously in both the…

How ‘guerilla’ start-ups can make the world a better place

Thanks; @IBGC_Fletcher & Word Economic Forum REUTERS/Thomas Peter At the Stockholm Tech Fest this year, Swedish entrepreneur Niklas Zennström issued a rare and refreshing call to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their next startup idea. As founder of Skype, he knows a thing or two about opportunity-spotting. The UN goals involve complex problems, but…

Doctors Agree—Stay Away From These Popular Health Supplements

Thanks; Kelsey Clark  PHOTO: Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis September 12, 2016 NEWS The supplements we often turn to as beauty or dietary aids may be doing more harm than good, according to new findings from Consumer Reports. Despite populating the shelves at pharmacies and health-food stores across the country, these over-the-counter aids can be…

Thailand hospitality sector has best year for two decades | Bangkok is Asia’s most popular destination‏

THANKS;Bangkok Business Briefing/Centaur Management Co., Ltd. (Head Office)/Nicola Jones-Crossley THAILAND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY HAS BEST YEAR IN TWO DECADES Thailand’s hospitality industry reached new highs in 2015, enjoying its best year in over two decades, according to research revealed exclusively by leading research institute STR Global. Thailand closed the year with an overall occupancy of 73.4%,…

Autohemotherapy

Thanks;ARIZONA CENTER for ADVANCED MEDICINE Autohemotherapy is a technique used all over the world to boost the immune system. The technique is very simple. A small amount of blood is withdrawn from a vein, and re-introduced into a muscle by injection.   Autohemotherapy is a technique used all over the world to boost the immune…

Full-Metal Therapy

THANKS;Matthew Mientka / May 22, 2014 1:17 PM EDT We’re not quite to the point where humans can be given liquid metal-based self-healing powers like those showcased by the super-cyborgs in the Terminator film series. But we’re closing in. Last month, neurosurgeons in China announced the development of a new liquid metal that can help regrow completely severed nerve fibers….

16 Amazing Facts About Sleep That Will Surely Impress You

Thanks;ANNA CHUI IN LEISURE, LIFESTYLE | JANUARY 9 You need to sleep every day and sleeping is so important to you that lacking it could shorten your life. But I guess you didn’t really know much about sleep until you read this, right? Some of the facts about sleep really surprised me! I hope you’ve…

Medical sciences news highlights of 2013

Thanks;BBC news With a baby cured of HIV and breakthroughs in dementia, it’s been a year where two of the great scourges of our time have been put on the back foot. Meanwhile a vision of the future of medicine has emerged, with scientists growing miniature organs -including brains – and performing the first steps…