Archive For The “The Health Beat” Category

Dentists can smell your fear – and it may put your teeth at risk

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“Keep calm! A study of dental students suggests that dentists can smell when a patient is anxious, and it makes them more likely to make mistakes and perform badly. The finding is the first real-world evidence that chemical signals hidden in our body odour can betray our emotions and influence the behaviours of those around us, says Valentina…

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Ebola Outbreak: Vital Resources You Need to Stay Ahead of This Deadly Virus

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“As you have undoubtedly seen in the news, there is a fresh outbreak of the disease Ebola in Africa and in the past, there have been fears that the deadly virus is mutating. One of the main differences with this particular outbreak is that the WHO (World Health Organization) and experts from the CDC (Center for…

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The Critical Role of Enzymes in Digestion

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Dr. Charles Bens: “Enzymes are crucial to thousands of biochemical processes in our bodies and our brains. And, because enzymes are primarily found in raw fruits and vegetables, most people are not getting enough of them. Below is a list of some of the key biochemical processes where enzymes are needed: Energy production Oxygen absorption…

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Whole Foods halts plan to require mandatory GMO labeling

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“Nearly a year after being acquired by Amazon, health food retailer Whole Foods is quietly putting the brakes on its plan to require food suppliers and stores to label foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). A spokesperson for Whole Foods told Fox Business that the company is pushing back the deadline for its mandatory GMO labeling policy as…

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Eating a handful of nuts 3 times a week can reduce the risk of developing an irregular heartbeat – a major cause of stroke – by 18%, study finds

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A large study has found that people who regularly eat a small quantity of nuts could have a lower risk of developing irregular heartbeat, a major cause of stroke. The research showed that eating nuts at least three times a week was associated with an 18% reduced risk of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition often felt…

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In large quantities, health foods can do more harm than good

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“Go ahead, dive into your dinner of tuna and brown rice. Just don’t repeat that same meal every night. Even though these foods are very nutritious, you can get too much of a good thing. Foods high in nutrients can also be high in unwelcome amounts of chemicals, and sometimes too much of such foods can…

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Study: We order burgers instead of salads because of loud music

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“Noisy restaurants are a source of perennial complaints, but it’s not just diners’ ears that are affected – it’s their waistlines, too. A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Sciences has found that if ambient music played in a restaurant is louder, the customers are more susceptible to choose unhealthful…

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Effects of E.coli Outbreak in Lettuce Ripple Through U.S. Food-Supply Chain

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“A deadly E.coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce has shaken consumers’ faith in the nation’s favorite salad green, resulting in millions of dollars in losses for growers, retailers and restaurants.” WE HAVE A SMALL FOOD CHAIN!

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Robot chef cooks 300 burgers a day!

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“The one-armed burger-flipping robot sensation that got laid off because it couldn’t handle the work is back on the job. Flippy, the somewhat creepy-looking but fascinating piece of one-armed technology at Caliburger in Pasadena, California, has its job back flipping burgers at the grill station.” SEE WHY FLIPPY GOT FIRED

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All About Acupuncture and How It Works

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“According to the most recent National Health Statistics Report, compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 3.5 million American adults receive acupuncture treatments each year.1 Used for thousands of years, this therapeutic technique involves inserting ultrafine needles into the surface of your skin at specific points along your body’s defined…

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