Mediterranean Diet is Heart Healthy

Mediterranean Diet is Heart Healthy






Mediterranean Diet is Heart Healthy New research suggests that eating a Mediterranean diet may prolong the lives of heart patients. “Adherence to the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of overall mortality, not only in the general population — which is already known, but in patients who already suffered a heart attack,” said study researcher Dr. […]






News Study: Sudden Cardiac Death is Predictable

News Study: Sudden Cardiac Death is Predictable






News Study: Sudden Cardiac Death is Predictable Because it occurs without warning, sudden cardiac death is a leading cause of death in the US. But now researchers say they have developed a model they can use to predict these nearly always fatal events. Each year, more than 300,000 non-hospitalized Americans succumb to sudden cardiac death, […]






Singapore Confirmed 41 Cases of ‘Homegrown’ Zika Virus

Singapore Confirmed 41 Cases of ‘Homegrown’ Zika Virus






Singapore Confirmed 41 Cases of ‘Homegrown’ Zika Virus Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus, mostly among foreign construction workers, and said it expected more cases to be identified. All but 7 of those infected have fully recovered, the health ministry and the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a joint statement Sunday. […]






Italy Mourns its Earthquake Victims

Italy Mourns its Earthquake Victims






Italy Mourns its Earthquake Victims The death toll in the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that hit central Italy Wednesday evening has risen to 291, said the Civil Protection agency said Saturday. The death toll in the worst-hit town Amatrice was 230, while the number of victims in Accumoli and Arquato del Tronto were 11 and 50 respectively. […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Which states will be voting on medical marijuana this year is becoming clearer, but is not completely settled; a new study finds that marijuana is not implicated with bad organ transplant outcomes, and more.  National Last Friday, a study found that marijuana use is not associated with bad organ transplant outcomes. A […]






Zika Cases Mounting in Popular Florida Tourist Destinations

Zika Cases Mounting in Popular Florida Tourist Destinations






Zika Cases Mounting in Popular Florida Tourist Destinations Wednesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott said the federal government has so far not delivered all of the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support requested as the state battles the spread of the virus. The complaint comes as Zika cases mount in some of the most popular tourist […]






Florida Investigating a non-Travel Related Zika Virus Case

Florida Investigating a non-Travel Related Zika Virus Case






Florida Investigating a non-Travel Related Zika Virus Case The State of Florida is investigating a non-travel related Zika virus case in an area previously not known with active local transmission of the mosquito-borne virus, the state’s Governor Rick Scott said Tuesday. “Today, we learned that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) is investigating one new […]






Safe Protections from the Zika Virus Bearing Mosquito

Safe Protections from the Zika Virus Bearing Mosquito






Safe Protections from the Zika Virus Bearing Mosquito The number of locally transmitted Zika virus cases has risen to 36 and health officials have confirmed the mosquito-borne virus is spreading outside the Miami neighborhood that has been the outbreak’s epicenter and could extend its reach across the US Gulf Coast. Late last week, the Centers […]






Warm, Dry Conditions Elevate Fire Danger In California

Warm, Dry Conditions Elevate Fire Danger In California






Warm, Dry Conditions Elevate Fire Danger In California Factors contributing to an elevated fire danger in California are the low humidity and the August heat, along with the presence of dry vegetation. Warm, dry conditions plus onshore winds are creating an elevated danger of wildfire in interior sections of Southern California, National Weather Service forecasters […]






The Many Reasons to Embrace Technology

The Many Reasons to Embrace Technology






The Many Reasons to Embrace Technology $FB, $GOOGL, $AAPL, $MSFT “The strongest force propelling human progress has been the swift advance and wide diffusion of technology.” — The Economist Some historical facts, as follows: In the year 1820, a person could expect to live less than 35 years, 94% of the global population lived in extreme poverty, […]






Congressional Republicans Push Billion Dollar Program to Battle Zika Virus

Congressional Republicans Push Billion Dollar Program to Battle Zika Virus






Congressional Republicans Push Billion Dollar Program to Battle Zika Virus Friday, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on the Department of Health and Human Services to focus on battling the Zika Virus in the United States instead of trying to boost Barack Obamacare. “We see reports that the administration is working on yet another […]






The Blue Cut Wildfire, Cajon Pass Northeast of Los Angeles Rages

The Blue Cut Wildfire, Cajon Pass Northeast of Los Angeles Rages






The Blue Cut Wildfire, Cajon Pass Northeast of Los Angeles Rages Firefighters were said to be gaining ground Friday against a wildfire burning in a Southern California mountain pass that has forced tens of thousands of residents to flee their homes and destroyed about 100 houses, officials said. The Blue Cut Wildfire, named for a […]






The Benefits of Drinking Hydrogenated Water

The Benefits of Drinking Hydrogenated Water






The Benefits of Drinking Hydrogenated Water The hydrogen molecule is very small, and it is the size and other unique properties have inspired scientists to research its potential therapeutic uses, they come up with some remarkable discoveries.  The Big Q: What Is Molecular Hydrogen? Hydrogen, #1 on the periodic table, is the simplest and lightest […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The federal courts reminded the US Justice Department (DOJ) that Congress passed a law barring it from using federal funds to go after state-legal medical cannabis operations, Maryland takes a step toward getting its industry up and running, California balks at a MM grower tax, and more. National Tuesday, a federal appeals […]






Blue Cut Fire: Acreage, Containment Updates on Wildfire Near Cajon Pass

Blue Cut Fire: Acreage, Containment Updates on Wildfire Near Cajon Pass






Blue Cut Fire: Acreage, Containment Updates on Wildfire Near Cajon Pass A wildfire that started Tuesday in the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County has forced mass evacuations in the area. The latest estimates from the National Forest Service put the size of the Blue Cut Fire at 25,626 acres, as mapping was refined throughout […]






Eat Raspberries, They are a Superfood

Eat Raspberries, They are a Superfood






Eat Raspberries, They are a Superfood Studies recently released at the 2016 Experimental Biology conference in San Diego points to raspberries as a Superfood. In general, the studies found that Red raspberries have multiple health benefits ranging from fighting inflammation and boosting cardiovascular and liver function to keeping glucose levels in check. Below are the […]






Gardening Can Improve Your Health, Fitness, Mood and Nutrition

Gardening Can Improve Your Health, Fitness, Mood and Nutrition






Gardening Can Improve Your Health, Fitness, Mood and Nutrition Of course, fresh air never hurt anyone, and research confirms that spending time in nature can have significant mental and emotional health benefits. Depression is sometimes rooted in a feeling of being disconnected, and reconnecting to nature can help you reconnect to your own self and […]






California Wildfires Destroy Homes, Hundreds Evacuate

California Wildfires Destroy Homes, Hundreds Evacuate






California Wildfires Destroy Homes, Hundreds Evacuate FLASH: Authorities say a 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a massive wildfire that destroyed more than 175 homes, business and other structures in the Lower Lake area of Lake County. Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin said Damin Anthony Pashilk of Clearlake, California was arrested Monday on 17 […]






More Good News About Coffee

More Good News About Coffee






More Good News About Coffee Are your finding yourself short of an excuse to ask someone out for Coffee? Scientists at York University just came up with a good one: Coffee reduces cardiac damage done by heart attacks. The new finding suggests that patients who drink one to 2 cups of Coffee are 20% less […]






Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance Route Has Been Revised

Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance  Route Has Been Revised






Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance Route Has Been Revised The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 18, has been rerouted to avoid any possibility that it might hinder firefighters in their efforts to fight the wildfire now burning in the Ventana wilderness to the east of Big Sur. “We are very sensitive to […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The DEA again rejects marijuana rescheduling, a North Dakota initiative makes the ballot, a South Dakota one doesn’t, a Missouri one hangs on by a thread, and more. National Thursday, DEA again refused to reschedule marijuana. The DEA today again refused to reschedule marijuana, arguing that its therapeutic value has not been […]






Pesticides are Not Just Found on the Farm, Protect Yourself

Pesticides are Not Just Found on the Farm, Protect Yourself






Pesticides are Not Just Found on the Farm, Protect Yourself $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Industrial farming uses a large amount of pesticides, 86% of Corn and 96% of Soybean grown in the US are also engineered to produce their own pesticide within the plants themselves. Over 122-M pounds of glyphosate was sprayed over Soybeans planted in […]






Some of America’s Great Leaders Suffered with Mental Health Problems

Some of America’s Great Leaders Suffered with Mental Health Problems






Some of America’s Great Leaders Suffered with Mental Health Problems Some of America’s greatest leaders in history have had mental health problems and it may have helped in times of crisis, psychiatrists and psychologists said. Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, along with Civil War generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman and […]






Pilot Fire at Silverwood Lake Grows, Evacuations Ordered

Pilot Fire at Silverwood Lake Grows, Evacuations Ordered






Pilot Fire at Silverwood Lake Grows, Evacuations Ordered A fast-moving wildfire near Silverwood Lake in southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains continued to burn out of control Sunday night, scorching some 1,500 acres, and prompting evacuation orders and road closures, officials said. The blaze, dubbed the Pilot Fire, erupted about 12:10p near the Miller Canyon OHV […]






Americans are Getting Heavier and Heavier

Americans are Getting Heavier and Heavier






Americans are Getting Heavier and Heavier Since the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the average American has put on 15 or more additional pounds without getting any taller. Even 11-year-old kids aren’t immune from this weight plague, the study found. Girls are more than 7 pounds heavier even though their height is the same. Boys […]






Rejection, A Painful Survival Tool

Rejection, A Painful Survival Tool






Rejection, A Painful Survival Tool Life coach Maryam Ghouth examines the cause, effect and remedies for rejection  Rejection is by far one of the most distressing experiences known to humans. Whether we are rejected by someone we know, someone we dislike or someone entirely new, it hurts. The strongest and fittest of us all have […]






At the Olympics? Don’t Let Illness Interfere with the Festivities

At the Olympics? Don’t Let Illness Interfere with the Festivities






At the Olympics? Don’t Let Illness Interfere with the Festivities About 500,000 people from around the world are travelling to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. And while Zika bearing mosquitoes are in the news, other bugs and health problems that Olympic athletes and spectators should bear in mind. The Big Q: What’s the biggest […]






Legalization of Marijuana on the Ballot in 9 States in November

Legalization of Marijuana on the Ballot in 9 States in November






Legalization of Marijuana on the Ballot in 9 States in November Ballot measures to liberalize laws involving marijuana use will be on the ballot in 9 states this November Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada all will have measures on the ballot to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Arkansas, Florida, Montana and Missouri, will decide […]






People who are Thankful are Healthier

People who are Thankful are Healthier






People who are Thankful are Healthier “If thankfulness were a drug, it would be the world’s best-selling product with a health maintenance indication for every major organ system,”– Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, an expert in brain and mind health So, if you are serious about your wellbeing increase the frequency at which you feel and express […]






Saudi Coalition Will Stay Off UN ‘Blacklist’

Saudi Coalition Will Stay Off UN ‘Blacklist’






Saudi Coalition Will Stay Off UN ‘Blacklist’ Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the UN claimed safety of children in Yemen is at the Top of its priorities Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, announced that the Saudi-led Arab coalition will remain off the ‘blacklist’ of those causing the deaths of children in Yemen. Earlier […]






Unattended Campfire Ignites California Wildfire Near Big Sur

Unattended Campfire Ignites California Wildfire Near Big Sur






 Unattended Campfire Ignites California Wildfire Near Big Sur A wildfire that scorched some 43,000 acres, and destroyed dozens of homes near California’s famed Big Sur coast was sparked by an illegal, unattended camp fire in a State Park, authorities said Tuesday. The Soberanes Fire, which erupted on 22 July, began as a small blaze, 2 ft […]






Pet Healthcare is Costly, and Rising

Pet Healthcare is Costly, and Rising






Pet Healthcare is Costly, and Rising The American Pet Products Association estimates that US pet expenditures hit $60.59-B last year, up from $58.04-B in Y 2014. A substantial portion of those costs are for Vet care ($15.73-B) and medicine ($14.39-B). That breaks down to an average of $235 on routine Vet visits for dog owners […]






A Healthy Lifestyle is Important for Your Pet

A Healthy Lifestyle is Important for Your Pet






A Healthy Lifestyle is Important for Your Pet To provide a healthy lifestyle for your pet you must focus on identifying, then removing, and unnecessary stressors from your pet’s world before disease can occur. These obstacles might involve your pet’s diet, exercise, environment, and veterinary care. Being proactive is in contrast to the reactive approach […]






Foster Care Reform: Family First Act Proposes Change to Government Funding Structure

Foster Care Reform: Family First Act Proposes Change to Government Funding Structure






In June 2016, the House of Representatives passed the The Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016 (or Family First Act) which promises to change the funding structure for the better. The bill would provide federal funding to reduce the number of children that enter the foster care system while extending funding for young adults after they age out of the system. […]






IBM (NYSE:IBM) Cancer Detection






IBM (NYSE:IBM) Cancer Detection IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists have developed a new lab-on-a-chip technology that can, for the first time, separate biological particles at the nanoscale and could help enable physicians to detect diseases such as cancer before symptoms appear. As reported today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology*, the IBM team’s results show size-based separation […]






Ben Dunlap The Life Long Learner

Ben Dunlap The Life Long Learner






“Jó napot, pacák” Which, as somebody here must surely know, means “What’s up, guys?” in Magyar, that peculiar non-Indo-European language spoken by Hungarians for which, given the fact that cognitive diversity is at least as threatened as biodiversity on this planet, few would have imagined much of a future even a century or two ago. […]






This Year’s Wildfires From Space

This Year’s Wildfires From Space






This Year’s Wildfires From Space Fire seasons are an average 78 days longer than they were in Y 1970, and the number of acres scorched each year has doubled since 1980, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) If the start of this wildfire season is any indication, this alarming trend won’t be extinguished anytime […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Some US senators take the 1st step on medical marijuana, a California cannabis-growing county approves a massive cannabis growing farm, Montanans will have the chance to reinstate their medical cannabis system in November, and more.  National Last Friday, a CBD research bill was filed in the Senate. Four members of the Senate […]






Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction

Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction






Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction Many of us believe that Big Pharma must be held accountable for this dangerous opioid trend, especially since several have been caught lying about the benefits and risks of their drugs. As noted by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), the drug industry has “fostered the opioid addiction epidemic” in several […]






With Legal Marijuana Users, “Bud” is More Popular than Editables

With Legal Marijuana Users, “Bud” is More Popular than Editables






With Legal Marijuana Users, “Bud” is More Popular than Editables With the loosening of the US Marijuana laws collegians are cheering, but it’s the older folks  who are the average consumers of the newly enhanced “Bud”. Seattle-based Headset Inc., research firm in the field, reviewed about 40,000 legal Marijuana purchases made in Washington State from September 2014 to […]






Jimmy Carter Wins LUI Che Woo Prize 2016

Jimmy Carter Wins LUI Che Woo Prize 2016






The inaugural laureates of the LUI Che Woo Prize 2016 are: Prize Category 1: Sustainable development of the world (Sustainability Prize) Specific Area of Focus: World Food Supply: Safety and Security Laureate: YUAN Longping Professor Yuan Longping is awarded the Sustainability Prize for his scientific achievement in developing high-yielding hybrid rice, bringing about sustainable and stable food […]






Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes

Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes






Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes: ‘These are Not Normal Times,’ Warn Authorities As the Sand Fire ravages 33,000 acres and displaces 22,000 people, authorities are begging residents to heed evacuation orders. A California Sand Wildfire has destroyed more than 18 homes, left 1 man dead and is forcing thousands of residents to evacuate as […]






The Spice to Boost Human Intelligence: Cinnamon

The Spice to Boost Human Intelligence: Cinnamon






The Spice to Boost Human Intelligence: Cinnamon A Chicago research team has revealed that Cinnamon turns poor learners into good ones, at least in studies involving mice. Lead researcher Dr. Kalipada Pahan with Rush University and the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago, said the study offers the 1st tantalizing evidence the spice […]






Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes

Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes






Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes As of Saturday afternoon the fast-moving Sand Fire in Santa Clarita California has burned 20,000 acres and is not contained. A raging wildfire grew to more than 30 square miles east of Santa Clarita Saturday, prompting an expanded evacuation order affecting some 1,500 homes and spreading smoke and […]






$80 Fine for Saudi Motorists Caught Playing Pokemon Go

$80 Fine for Saudi Motorists Caught Playing Pokemon Go






$80 Fine for Saudi Motorists Caught Playing Pokemon Go $NTDOY “Playing Pokemon Go will distract the driver who may hurt himself, other motorists and pedestrians,” an official warned.  Saudi Motorists found playing mobile game Pokemon Go will be fined SAR 300 ($80), the country’s traffic department said. The Traffic Department director general for the Eastern […]






Neuroscientists Helped Compile an “Accurate Map of the Human Brain”

Neuroscientists Helped Compile an “Accurate Map of the Human Brain”






Neuroscientists Helped Compile an “Accurate Map of the Human Brain” Doctors have had reliable charts of the human body and its organs: blood circulation, digestive system, nerves and the like, but always with 1 frustrating Grey Zone: the Brain. Wednesday, a team of neuroscientists, computer specialists and engineers said they had compiled what “could be […]






POKEMON GO MAY CAUSE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO LOSE EVERYTHING

POKEMON GO MAY CAUSE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO LOSE EVERYTHING






POKEMON GO MAY CAUSE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO LOSE EVERYTHING $NTDOY ONE OF THE NEWEST AND FAR-REACHING POP CULTURE TRENDS TODAY IS POKEMON GO AND THE FERVENT FOLLOWING IT HAS INSPIRED. WHILE MOST PEOPLE CONSIDER IT A HARMLESS INDULGENCE OF NOSTALGIA, RECENT EVENTS HAVE SHOWN THAT POKEMON GO REAL ESTATE TROUBLES ARE A VERY REAL […]






The Federal Government Subsidizes and Promotes Obesity

The Federal Government Subsidizes and Promotes Obesity






The Federal Government Subsidizes and Promotes Obesity $MON, $CAG, $KO, $PEP, $MCD Junk food is directly tied to the nation’s growing obesity crisis, it is heavily subsidized by the federal government, which makes sure it is cheap and plentiful, according to a new study. Junk foods (processed), including high-carb breads, cookies, donuts, sugary drinks, pizza, […]






People are asking: What is causing Florida’s huge Algae Bloom?

People are asking: What is causing Florida’s huge Algae Bloom?






People are asking: What is causing Florida’s huge Algae Bloom? Blue-Green Algae is dangerous to people, pets and the environment The blue-green algae, aka cyanobacteria, can now be seen from space. And it can produce toxins that are harmful to humans and marine life. Skin rashes and respiratory issues can result from exposure to it, […]






Cranberry Health Benefits

Cranberry Health Benefits






Cranberry Health Benefits While decades of cranberry research has found that regular consumption of cranberry products promotes urinary tract health, leading scientists studying the bioactive components of fruits and other foods reported that cranberries possess whole body health benefits. In a July 2016 Advances in Nutrition supplement, Impact of Cranberries on Gut Microbiota and Cardiometabolic […]






Many People Live Longer in Sardinia; Genetics or Fish Diet?

Many People Live Longer in Sardinia; Genetics or Fish Diet?






Many People Live Longer in Sardinia; Genetics or Fish Diet? A British biotech group has bought the genetic data of nearly 13,000 Italian residents of a Sardinian province where many people live to celebrate their 100th birthdays and beyond. Tiziana Life Sciences, a British company focused on cancer and diseases of the immune system, said […]






Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US

Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US






Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US Several major wildfires are raging across the Southwestern United States, after consuming dozens of homes and forcing evacuations. Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a blaze burning in the sparsely populated and wooded community of Timberon, New Mexico. That wildfire, which officials said was in the “mop-up stage” […]






Mutts Vs Pure Bred Dogs

Mutts Vs Pure Bred Dogs






Mutts Vs Pure Bred Dogs The Big Q: Are Mutts healthier than Purebred Dogs? The Big A: Many people believe that Mutts aka mixed breeds are healthier than purebreds. One of the reasons for this notion is that when 2 or more breeds are blended together, there is less risk a dog will inherit breed-specific […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The Republican platform committee rejects medical marijuana, medical marijuana research issues get a hearing in the Senate, Arkansas will vote on at least one medical marijuana initiative this Fall — maybe 2 — and more. NationalOn Monday, the GOP rejected a medical marijuana platform plank. Republican delegates meeting Monday in Cleveland ahead […]






Save the Bees

Save the Bees






“Planting safe ‘Bee Highways’ in our neighborhoods and across America sounds like a ‘cute’ and ‘quaint’ idea until you realize that without bees, crops such as apples, avocados, grapes, cotton, almonds and many others soon may completely disappear,” said Dr. Patricia Bragg, CEO of Bragg Live Food Products in Santa Barbara, Ca. an international organic […]






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