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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...

New Study Confirms Chemotherapy causes Cancer

Mutations in the human body occur due to the use of chemotherapy and radiation in the mid and long terms. Scientists at the Institut de Recerca Biomèdica of Barcelona have characterized, for the first time in human tissue, the genetic alterations caused by six therapies used for the treatment of cancer. Five of the therapies were based on chemotherapeutic drugs and one on radiotherapy. The patterns of alterations identified ...Read full article...

Pollution negatively affects the results of in-vitro fertilization

Although the jury is still out on man-made climate change, the reality is that environmental pollution is very real and its negative effects result in unwanted outcomes. Pollution is not only behind respiratory and cardiovascular ailments, but also plays a role in the results of in vitro fertilization. Scientists have now discovered that pollution negatively impacts assisted reproduction. According to a study by the Hospital del Mar Institute for ...Read full article...

Immunotherapy goes beyond treating cancer

Immunotherapy is already responsible for waking up the immune system to attack tumor cells. It revolutionized the prognosis of some very aggressive tumors in the last decade and aims to achieve the same in other non-oncological pathologies. Although research is still in its beginning stages, the first results are encouraging. The Institut de Recerca de Barcelona (IRB) gathered a group of experts to address this new paradigm and, during ...Read full article...

Can civilization recover from antibiotic resistance?

Perhaps current generations are doomed when it comes to using antibiotics to fight disease caused by bacteria, but there seems to be a chance that such a fight can still be leveled. Antibiotic resistance has become a nightmare in recent years. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people die worldwide because the abuse of these drugs has made many microorganisms immune. The good news is that if the pressure ...Read full article...

Internet of Things: The organic version

Imagine a bacterium or group of bacteria transmitting a text message to another group and this second group taking it to different places in your body. Well, this has already been done in laboratories, where scientists used E. Coli to do exactly that: transmit information. If you are familiar with the Internet of Things or IoT, you will realize that this system of sending and / or receiving information ...Read full article...

Space mining: The next big resource-rich prize are asteroids

“Planet Earth is running out of resources” for humans to continue their march towards wherever they want to go, many environmentalists and scientists say. No one would like to go back to living like cave people, so technology and innovation may allow us to think about new ways of getting the raw materials we need to continue growing as a civilization. Many people, especially rich entrepreneurs have their eyes ...Read full article...

Why do they add fluoride to toothpaste and drinking water?

For decades, fluoride has been presented as one of the most important ingredients in toothpaste, because according to common wisdom, it helps prevent cavities. What promoters of using fluoride don’t tell you is where it comes from, how did it become an ingredient in toothpaste and how unnecessary it is to take care of your teeth. So, where does fluoride come from? Fluoride is an industrial waste that is ...Read full article...

Your heart may be missing the great O

According to Wikipedia, Omega is the 24th and last letter of the Greek alphabet. It literally means “great O”, and perhaps that greatness goes beyond Greek beliefs. In a balanced diet, all nutrients are important, but there are some that, because of the role they play in the body, are simply essential. One of them is omega 3, the best ally of the heart. Omega 3 is of great ...Read full article...

Why sleeping less is so expensive?

In a recent article, I wrote about how happiness has become an unhealthy obsession. It is impossible to be happy all the time, and most people do not even understand what it means to be happy. Incredibly, the pursuit for success, not health or happiness, has taken a key role in modern society, even if the price of success, if achieved, is extremely high for money to pay for ...Read full article...