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How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Affects Herd Immunity

Posted on 21 April 2019

People make calculated decisions every day. You want that piece of cake? The benefit is sweet satiety and the risk is on your hips. You drive a car every day. The benefits lie in getting to and from where you need to be, but there is an inherent risk of danger on the road. You have decided that the risks are worth the benefits for these and many other daily decisions.  Deciding whether, o ...

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How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Affects Herd Immunity

Posted on 21 April 2019

People make calculated decisions every day. You want that piece of cake? The benefit is sweet satiety and the risk is on your hips. You drive a car every day. The benefits lie in getting to and from where you need to be, but there is an inherent risk of danger on the road. You have decided that the risks are worth the benefits for these and many other daily decisions.  Deciding whether, o ...

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Can CBD Oil Cause a High?

Posted on 17 April 2019

It seems like everyone wants to jump on the weed wagon, either for medical or recreational marijuana, or to try and get a fix on what CBD oil is all about. There is much banter going on these days about CBD --  folks debating pros and cons, safe or not, etc.  Stores hawking CBD products are springing up all over, and regardless of the lack of proof of effectiveness, people are buyi ...

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Elderberries Rock Against the Flu, But How?

Posted on 13 April 2019

Babyboomers, you may remember your moms and grandmas making you drink elderberry tea when you were sick.Well, your elders had it right.This berry has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for thousands of years.  At one time, it was even used as a protection against witches, and at another, its effects were thought to be the power of the devil. To modern society’s credit, these ...

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Scientists Discover a Possible Link Between Cannabis and Psychosis

Posted on 04 April 2019

In a historical context, cannabis and marijuana have been used for thousands of years. The earliest mention of the substance in written record is from China in roughly 2,700 BC, and since then it has occured in increasing quantities across the globe. In 1850, it was even mentioned in the early-1800s edition of the United States Pharmacopeia. However, it wasn’t until the 1850s that the rise ...

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Weed—Could It Really Be a Wonder Drug?

Posted on 03 April 2019

Weed, which is also known as cannabis, is a type of psychoactive drug derived from the Marijuana plant. The primary psychoactive compound is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is sourced and extracted from the flower of the plant. Modern research into the effects of cannabis and cannabis products has found that many different illnesses could be improved or even cured through the use of medici ...

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The Health Benefits Of Cannabinoids

Posted on 02 April 2019

Whilst it may, at first glance, seem contradictory to be discussing marijuana-based compounds and health benefits in the same article, two former sports stars—ex Philadelphia Eagle, Todd Herremans, and ex Philadelphia Flyer, Riley Cote—have been doing just that at a seminar on the benefits of medical marijuana. Medical marijuana has been legalized in over half of the states in the US, bu ...

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Your Income Can Affect Your Mental Health

Posted on 03 April 2019

“The biggest enemy of health in the developing world is poverty” Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations. If any of you or your friends have been afflicted with a mental illness, you know how much it costs to get help. Not only is one visit a specialty fee, it’s not the same as going to a regular specialist and coming back for a six-month check-up. Ment ...

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10 simple ways to start eating healthily right now

Posted on 13 March 2019

(NC) Healthy eating is more than the foods you eat. It’s also about where, when, why and how you eat. Here are 10 ways you can start eating healthily right now: Be mindful of your eating habits. Take time to eat and notice when you are hungry and when you are full. Cook more often. Cooking and preparing food can support healthy eating habits. Plan what you eat and involve o ...

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Why is Alternative Medicine Gaining Ground Currently?

Posted on 13 March 2019

Alternative medicine is becoming popular as more people become health conscious and seek inexpensive, yet effective treatment. In becoming health conscious, people adapt a way of life that averts diseases. Thus, more people are turning to alternative medicine because it offers preventative therapy and is holistic in nature.  It targets the body, mind and emotional well-being of the patie ...