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Do you need supplements to have a stronger immune system?

If you are looking for a simple and straight-forward answer, the truth is that you really do not need supplements.  If you are looking for an easy and immediate formula to make yourself immune to the coronavirus pandemic, don’t read on. It does not exist. Trusting the many offers that you will find these days, whether in the form of a vitamin supplement, probiotic, propolis-based or through alternative therapy in ...Read full article...

Coronavirus: The true purpose of mass isolation

Scientists had been concerned for a month with a fundamental coronavirus issue. They knew that China had managed to somehow control infections, in particular the city of Wuhan, with 11 million inhabitants, because of the decision to isolate the whole city from the rest of the country. But would such measures be possible in Western democracies? The answer is yes, but all other nations failed to do it. What ...Read full article...

Cancer treatment multiplies by three the risk of cardiovascular complications

Radiation therapy and chemotherapy usually have cardiovascular complications among their side effects. Cancer treatment multiplies the risk of cardiovascular complications by three, while representing the most frequent cause of death among women who survive breast cancer or lymphoma, according to the Spanish Heart Foundation (FEC). Thus, an important, and sometimes “belittled” side effect of some cancer treatments are heart problems, according to the National Cancer Institute of the United ...Read full article...

What kind of procrastinator are you?

We are all procrastinators but we each have our style. That is why there are no strategies that work for everyone or magic solutions that can be applied in any case, although there are some recommendations that can help in the short term. To find a useful solution to the bad habit of leaving everything to the last moment, it is necessary to know what kind of procrastinator each ...Read full article...

Renewable Polluters: Alternative Energy is worse than Fossil Fuels

Renewable energies require a large number of metals and rare earth materials whose extraction produces, in the places where they are obtained, contamination of the soil far superior to that of fossil fuels. The extraction of minerals, which has propelled China’s economic miracle caused air quality to plummet. Although this so-called black gold continues to contribute more than half of the country’s energy needs, which will be the main ...Read full article...

Climate Change and a greener world

Climate change will fertilize millions of hectares in the coldest areas of the planet. As global warming caused by climate change progresses, huge amounts of land now barren will become fertile for agriculture. A study has projected the viability of several crops in the most likely climatic scenarios. By the end of the century, in large portions of the Siberian taiga, the Canadian boreal forests and slopes of the ...Read full article...

Air pollution kills more children than anything else

Pneumonia, often caused by air pollution, is the leading cause of infant mortality. Every 40 seconds a child under five years of age dies from pneumonia. There are 2,000 deaths every day, and about 800,000 in a year. Pneumonia is the leading cause of infant mortality in the world. It is the global shame that the Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia wanted to highlight. A reality well known, but ...Read full article...

Quitting smoking DOES help cells regenerate healthy tissue

Lung cancer claims approximately two million lives a year in the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Tobacco use is responsible for between 80% and 90% of cases of this disease. Smoking this harmful substance causes between 1,000 and 10,000 abnormal mutations and alterations for each cell and thus leaves a free path to tumor formation. A study, published Wednesday in Nature, shows that quitting this habit, ...Read full article...

Female infertility and how to delay it

If a couple of healthy twenty-year-old girl and boy have sex every two or three days without using contraceptive methods, their probability of pregnancy will be around 25% monthly. When you turn 30, that percentage begins to decline very slowly. Although the man is responsible for about a third of cases of sterility in a couple, the advanced age of women is currently the main cause. From the age ...Read full article...

Getting ready to be a mother? These nutrients are indispensable

Vitamins, minerals, calcium, folic acid, iron and Omega 3 are just a few of the nutrients that mothers should have abundantly in their bodies. The question is, how much and how often do you need to take them? Besides other vitamins and minerals, choline is undoubtedly the great unknown among nutrients. Although we know little about it, it is essential for the development and functioning of the nervous system ...Read full article...

Melatonin as a natural sleep medicine

Melatonin is a hormone that warns the body to prepare for sleep, so it is used when it is hard to do so. But let’s not confuse having a hard time going to sleep than sleeping soundly, or to stay asleep instead of waking up in the middle of the night. Different sleep needs require different types of melatonin, so there is quick-release melatonin, which acts shortly after being ...Read full article...

Playing together is as good for parents as it is for children

Playing is essential for children: it awakens their creativity and imagination and fosters social relationships. No matter the age: children like to play, and more if they do it with their parents. A new study broadens this spectrum and concludes that when parents and children play together, even when they are babies, their brains communicate. Research conducted at Princeton University tried to measure the brain activity of adults and ...Read full article...

Dopamine the uncontrollable enemy

Likes and shares in social networks, pornography and having everything you want are some causes of your levels of dopamine to go up uncontrollably and also to make us unhappy. So, is it time to go on a dopamine diet? How would we do it if dopamine is the source of desire and motivation? One thing is certain: indulging in dopamine every minute of our lives is negative. Ultimately, ...Read full article...

Can young children feel depressed?

According to some studies, even babies can feel under the water. So, how can we help them, at that young age, to deal with something that adults don’t understand? Depression affects children and adults alike. It is estimated that 3% of the child population suffers from this disorder. Until adolescence, it is more common to affect boys; as of adolescence it affects women more. Depression has no age and ...Read full article...

We all owe our lives to bacteria

Bacteria are persecuted and subject to health campaigns, but few people know that if it were not for a specific form of these tiny beings, life would not have sprouted on our planet. In fact, life on Earth took “little” to appear after the formation of the planet thanks to the action of bacteria. At least 3.7 billion years ago, and perhaps hundreds of millions of years before, there ...Read full article...
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