Posts tagged health
Lindsay Lohan checked in at the Betty Ford Clinic this week, marking at least the seventh time she’s been in rehab. Lohan’s case isn’t even all that unusual, as the New York Daily News points out with a slideshow featuring over 40 celebrities who have been in rehab. Meanwhile, Gawker published a guide to the most popular rehab centers among celebrities.
But it raises the question: Does court-ordered rehab work?
Mission to Mars Could Mess With Your Brain: The high-energy particles that buzz around outside of our protective magnetosphere aren’t only a trigger for nasty cancers, they may also trigger certain brain defects, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Just add it to the list of “reasons why humans don’t belong in space” — a list that will never stifle our urge to explore other worlds.
Don’t Kiss Mistletoe Goodbye: Now, a recent study from Australia says mistletoe actually keeps forests healthy, and suggests that the plant could actually help restore the health of struggling forests, The New York Times reports.
Childhood Hunger a Boost for Elderly Brains?Older people who remembered going hungry as children were slower to lose their mental sharpness as they reached old age.
Interesting to think that the experiences we have as a child can influence our brains decades later into old age…
Excellent Idea of the Idea: Choosing Red Wine Over White:If given the choice between red and white wines this holiday season, go for red, scientists say. A chemical found in red wine may help prevent cancer and other health problems.
I’ll drink to that! (Although you likely guessed that I would…)
People who consume tofu and other plant-based foods might enjoy a better sex life than meat-eaters, suggests a new study that found certain plant products can influence hormone levels and heighten sexual activity.
As someone who occasionally enjoys a breakfast sandwich from our favorite faux-irish fast food hawker… Can One Drive-Through Breakfast Be That Bad? It turns out it can. In fact, just one Egg McMuffin-style fast food meal can hurt your arteries’ ability to increase blood flow under stress, researchers said in a new study.
This week in Discovery News we found a planet that might be a good neighbor, but are we too clingy? Plus, we’ll soon be growing spare parts from our own cells and a recap of our live coverage of Felix Baumgartners jump.
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There are many reasons to buy organic foods, but it would seem health benefits is not one of them.
Researchers found no major evidence that one type is healthier than the other in measurements like nutrient content, allergic response or infection rates.
Some research did show differences in pesticide levels of conventional foods and of children that ate them, but even conventional produce came in way below allowable safe limits.
“ Physiologically, if the sperm is in the vagina, a pregnancy can occur, regardless of the circumstances of how that sperm got there.” — Dr. Melisa Holmes, an ob-gyn and founder of Girlology”
Rep. Todd Akin from Missouri recently suggested that a woman’s body can prevent pregnancy during rape.
When a viable sperm penetrates a viable egg inside a woman’s reproductive tract, the result is a fertilized egg that can then implant in the uterus. That fact of life is consistent regardless of how that sperm and egg met up, including whether or not the sperm was ejaculated during rape.