Moms Offer Free Hugs at Pride Parade for Kids Whose Parents Rejected Them

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Did you ever hear that we need four hugs a day for survival, 8 hugs a day for maintenance, and 12 hugs a day for growth? Fortunately, some good-doers at Austin’s Pride Parade are providing hugs to help lift the spirits of young people. People turned out to offer LGBTQ youth the support that some…

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CDC Finds Americans Aren’t Having Enough Babies to Replace Ourselves

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Concern is growing as recent statistics report that the birth rate has been declining for the past seven years. It is also at the lowest level it has been in thirty years. According to population data recently released by the CDC (the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention), on average, a woman can be expected…

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Is chocolate really better than cough medicine?!

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All singers know to avoid chocolate before a performance.  When you eat chocolate it can create extra mucus, which is not desirable for singing. However, when you have a cough, it actually helps to coat your throat and soothe irritation that would normally cause you to cough. In fact, according to some research, it may…

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The Health Benefits of Adding Fiber To Your Diet

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    Americans on average only eat about half the daily recommended amount of fiber.  It’s an essential component of the food we eat, and it may help you live longer. In studies, it has been shown to help prevent and fight type 2 diabetes. It has also been shown to help prevent heart attacks and stroke. What The Studies Show A recently…

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People Are Going Crazy for Kerrygold Butter

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Kerrygold butter has been around for over five decades, and recently, more people in the U.S. are starting to choose it over other brands. The buzz over Kerrygold is quite frantic. The butter is made in Ireland, and that’s where all the major ingredients are purchased from. It spreads like a cloud over bread and…

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Seniors Are Buying Tiny Homes to Live Their Golden Years Off the Grid

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It’s now a significant trend among senior citizens to buy cute tiny homes for their post-retirement years. Not RVs, but tiny wooden structures sometimes put up on wheels as an alternative to assisted living. These homes make it easy for elderly people to cope on their own. Having to worry about paying an outrageous mortgage…

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72-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth To Baby Boy And Becomes One Of The Oldest Moms In The World

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The human body is totally amazing! With the help of modern science, a couple was able to achieve their lifelong dream of being parents. A first-time mother much older than the Indian average age of first birth of 20, brought a son into the world after more than seven decades. The history-making birth helped bring…

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72-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth To Baby Boy And Becomes One Of The Oldest Moms In The World

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The human body is totally amazing! With the help of modern science, a couple was able to achieve their lifelong dream of being parents. A first-time mother much older than the Indian average age of first birth of 20, brought a son into the world after more than seven decades. The history-making birth helped bring…

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Israeli company claims it has created new technology that can destroy cancerous tumors

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An Israeli company named Alpha Tau Medical is breaking new ground in the destruction of cancerous tumors. Alpha Tau medical has developed a new technology called targeted radiotherapy.  Targeted radiotherapy differs from regular radiotherapy. Regular radiotherapy has a long viability duration, which is not very favorable for the human body. Targeted radiotherapy is a new…

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Stem Cell Dental Implants Grow New Teeth In 2 Months!

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Scientists really never back down. A new dental replacement procedure has been discovered and tested, and it’s a whole lot better than getting regular dentures and artificial teeth. Losing a tooth is a source of major pain, and it also comes with a lot of issues and long-term discomforts. Dentures are one way to replace…

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Is It Safe to Leave Butter on the Counter?

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It’s normal for everyone to assume that when manufactured fatty foods aren’t refrigerated, they’ll sooner or later go bad. That’s the reason why a lot of people take to storing butter in the fridge, but the butter doesn’t always come out the same. So what’s the way around this issue? Can you leave butter out…

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Aspartame Is Trying to Make a Comeback

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People who worry about their sugar intake try to switch regular soda with diet soda, but as of recent times, diet soda has become another cause for alarm, no thanks to the artificial sweeteners it’s produced with, such as aspartame, sucralose (Splenda) and saccharin. PepsiCo used to produce diet soda with aspartame, but when their customers began…

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8-year-old Boy Beats Stage 4 Brain Cancer at Tennessee Hospital

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A rare medical miracle has occurred. Cameron Scott, an 8-year-old Batman lover from Tennessee, has beaten cancer after a severe battle at St Jude’s Children Research Hospital, Tennessee. Cameron suffered a serious fall down the stairs two years ago. His parents Tamika and Wendell Scott had to take him to the hospital to get checked…

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Self-sustained and Alone 17-year-old girl Safeguards the Place She Calls Home

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This is the amazing story of one girl against the world. Despite mind-numbingly difficult challenges faced during the earliest years of her life, Li MingLing has managed to cultivate a life for herself at just seventeen. She lives alone in Lanxian County, Shanxi Province, in China. Her life story is a sad one, and yet…

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New therapy cures cancer with just one injection

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Chemo and Radiotherapy can be effective treatments for cancer. The downside, of course, is a range of difficult side effects experienced during treatments. Fortunately, a type of treatment that aims to harness the immune system to combat cancer (called immunotherapy) could completely change the way cancer is treated in the future. What is it? A…

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How to Detect and Eliminate Eyelash Mites (Demodex Mites)

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Millions of people experience some discomforting itchiness in their eyelashes at some point in their lives, especially when waking up from sleep. It’s normally attributed to grogginess and the presence of fluids in the eye, but it’s a lot more complicated than that. One of the possible causes of this discomfort is the presence of…

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“Taking Facebook Quizzes Could Get Your Identity Stolen�-Police

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Over a billion people on planet Earth use Facebook. It’s by far the most popular social network by the number of users it has. As is expected, not everyone on Facebook means good. There are a lot of hackers and cybercriminals who use Facebook and other social media platforms as their hunting ground. For this…

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Champion Gymnast With Down Syndrome Becomes A Model, Paving The Way For Others Like Her

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Everyone is born with their unique striking beauty. 25-year-old Chelsea Werner from Danville, California was born with Down syndrome, the most common chromosomal defect (1 in 700 babies) that delays physiological and intellectual development. Chelsea was introduced to gymnastics at the age of four to help her develop strong muscles because most people with Down…

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People Are Refusing To Use Self-Checkout Because It’ll “Kill Jobs�

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A lot of Canadian shoppers are on an uprising against the use of self-checkout machines in stores and malls, and their cause is justified. An interview done by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) recently shows that there a lot of people who are strongly against the deployment of these machines, because they’ll increase unemployment in…

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Family of 7 Living Completely Off-Grid in Northern Canada!

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It’s not easy for one person to pack a few necessities, get into a car and drive off to live in a farmyard house, grow their own food, generate their own power, collect their own water, cook with wood and charcoal stoves, and literally just live without any modern utilities. For a family of seven,…

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21-Year-Old Son Uses His First Paycheck To Pay Off His Parents’ Entire Mortgage For Christmas

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We all know how parents work hard to support their kids. For 18+ years, moms and dads will do just about anything to make sure their children are comfortable and provided for. Many people first think of expensive cars or luxurious vacations as a way to spend their wages. However, the expression “home is where…

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Why Your Doctor May Not Be the Best Source of Nutrition Advice

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I remember when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. The waiting room was packed. The Endocrinologist spent barely ten minutes with me which included a diagnosis of Hypothyroidism, mentioning Hashimoto’s in passing, and resulted in me walking out with a prescription for Synthroid. By the time I got home, I had to call the office…

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Cannabis Oil vs CBD Oil: Scientific Differences You Need to Know Before Trying It

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The topic of cannabis (marijuana) has become far less taboo in recent years, but there are still many misconceptions—and fears—about its use as a medicinal plant. Cannabis is still an illegal product in most countries and can be difficult to obtain. More importantly, it is challenging to study. Still, an increasing amount of evidence has…

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How to Use Frozen Lemons: An Easier Way to Harness the Health Benefits

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Most people say ‘When life gives you lemons – make lemonade’. In this post we’ll tell you why we prefer to say ‘When life gives you lemons – freeze them’! Lemons are probably the most versatile and popular type of citrus fruit. There is an incredible amount of hype around this fruit, while a lot…

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How Global Warming and Mind-Eating Parasites are Creating a Global Intelligence Gap

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It’s no secret… Global warming is happening rapidly all over the world. In addition to normally warm regions experiencing hotter temperatures, even the United States can testify to changes and inconsistencies in the weather as the seasons change. The country’s wealth, prominence and resources can’t put a stop global warming. They’ll rather intensify it because…

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Cancer Cells’ Use of Sugar Holds the Key to Their Destruction

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Scientists have suggested a way to improve treatments that use viruses to attack cancer. It exploits the fact that cancer cells need a lot of glucose and must metabolize it rapidly to survive. Oncolytic viruses specifically target and enter cancer cells and use the cells’ machinery for their own multiplication and spread. They destroy tumors from the…

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Implants ‘Made of Your Own Cells’ Could End Back Pain

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Back and neck pain are often the result of the progressive damage of the discs that separate the spinal vertebrae. Thanks to new multidisciplinary research, we may soon have a better solution to this problem: bioengineered discs grown out of a person’s own cells. Intervertebral disc degeneration is a common problem that affects a large segment of…

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Breastmilk Protects Infants from Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and More

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new study from the University of Helsinki showed that babies breastfed for at least six months have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their gut compared with infants breastfed for a shorter period of time. Moreover, the study showed that antibiotics used by mothers increased the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in infants. Bacteria resistant to antibiotics are everywhere — including…

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These 10 Essential Oils Can Kill Persistent Lyme Disease

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Research just published in the journal Antibiotics shows that a range of essential oils can effectively kill persistent forms of Lyme disease. Some essential oils have strong antibacterial properties. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi), which is transmitted to humans by ticks. In the United States, Lyme disease is the most prevalent…

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Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Schizophrenia Risk

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Some research suggests a link between low vitamin D levels and a person’s risk of developing schizophrenia. New evidence indicates that this notion may be correct. A new study has investigated the link between low vitamin D levels and schizophrenia risk. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, schizophrenia is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide….

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Drone Footage Reveals Over 100 Whales Trapped in Secret Underwater “Jails�

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More than 100 cetaceans have been found cooped up inside a series of tiny enclosures off Russia’s Pacific coast near the southeastern city of Nakhodka. In total, 11 orcas and 90 beluga whales are being housed in what activists are now calling a “whale jail”, potentially illegally. That is the largest number of marine animals to be held in such a way, reports Whale…

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In Huge Shock, Mitochondrial DNA Can Be Inherited From Fathers

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A piece of high school genetics, relied on for many sorts of genetic testing, has been found to have exceptions. Although mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is normally received from the mother, three families have been identified where people received some of their mtDNA, three-quarters in the most extreme case, from their father. The finding may change…

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Disabling One Gene Allows You To Eat As Much As You Want Without Gaining Weight

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Scientists have discovered that tweaking a single gene in mice allows them to eat as much food as they desire without gaining weight. With the holiday season upon us, it sounds too good to be true, but the researchers claim their discovery could be used as a basis for a human treatment in the near…

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EPA Announces It Will Discontinue Science Panel That Reviews Air Pollution Safety

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided it will end a scientific review panel that advises the agency on safety and health standards surrounding certain kinds of air pollution. Made up of doctors, researchers, and other experts, the 20-person Particulate Matter Review Panel works to provide guidelines on particulate matter (PM) – tiny solid particles found in…

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Plastic Straws Aren’t Our Biggest Problem When It Comes to Ocean Waste

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The world has enjoyed picking up on plastic straws recently when it comes to ocean waste, despite them accounting for just 0.02 percent of ocean waste. But there are bigger fish to fry. One of those appears to be cigarette butts, according to a report by NBC News. They reported it was the number one human-caused contaminant in…

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New Experiment Reveals Just How Disturbingly Clever Crows Really Are

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Crows have proved they are anything but bird-brained on dozens of occasions, but some incredible new research shows that the dark masters of the avian world are perhaps even smarter than we ever realized. A new study has found that New Caledonian crows (Corvus moneduloides) can make their own tools by combining several different independent parts, an ability…

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Surprising Evidence Suggests The Uterus Plays A Role In Cognition

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A new study conducted in rats is challenging the longstanding dogma that the uterus has no function outside of pregnancy. A series of experiments conducted by scientists at Arizona State University suggests that the organ influences working memory – the type of short-term information processing involved in carrying out complex tasks such as learning, reasoning,…

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Meet the Scientists Who Have Been Elected To Congress

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This year’s midterms were some of the most hotly contested in decades, reflecting the highly politicized climate in the US in 2018. The result is likely to trigger major changes in Washington next year and not just because the Democrats swept in to re-take the House while the Republicans strengthened their grip on the Senate. In general, Congress is…

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Drinking Coffee Could Cut Chances of Developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

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Sure, drinking too much coffee might fill you with existential dread and give you a stomach ache, but an overwhelming number of solid studies are showing how a few cups of hot steaming bean juice hold a range of incredible health benefits. To add to this ever-growing list, new research suggests how drinking coffee could play a role…

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This Cannabis Compound Might Be an Incredibly Effective Treatment for Depression

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Scientists at São Paulo State have shown that a non-psychoactive component of cannabis called cannabidiol (CBD) can reduce symptoms of depression over a sustained period. In fact, the ingredient is so powerful that just one dose was enough to see benefits lasting a full week – at least in mice. The results of the study were published in…

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