K. Sherman

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The marijuana industry’s newest customers are sick and elderly dogs

A day before a scheduled vet appointment to euthanize her dog, Wendy Mansfield decided to try one last resort to alleviate the chronic pain of her 15-year-old labrador mix: cookies from a marijuana dispensary made specifically for ailing dogs.<p>Kali, a mild-mannered 80-pound rescue, was never much of …

Cannabis

The Scientific Case For Cold Showers

Chilly water increases blood circulation, releases endorphins, and could make you a more productive human—if you can handle it.<p>It’s 7:30 a.m. on a wintry March morning. I’m standing in my apartment’s cramped bathroom wearing little more than a towel and a determined look on my face. The shower is …

Immune System

Essential Oils: An Exciting New Line of Healing Products for Pets

<b>By Dr. Becker</b><p>Today I have a very special guest, Dr. Melissa Shelton, who is a holistic and integrative veterinarian in Minnesota. Dr. Shelton’s …

A Massive Social Experiment On You Is Under Way, And You Will Love It

Monica Rogati had already created one of the most intelligent job-networking systems in the world, the code that sifted through LinkedIn profiles and magically recommended “People You May Know,” when she got a recruitment call in 2013 from a company known for its portable speakers, Bluetooth …

Mad Men

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Natural Remedies for Digestive Disorders

<b>February 2014 Issue</b><p><b>Natural Remedies for Digestive Disorders</b> <b><br>By Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN, LD</b> <b><br>Today’s Dietitian</b> <b><br>Vol. 16 No. 2 P. 30</b><p><i>Learn what the</i> …

Scientists crack the code of a cancer-causing parasite

Scientists have sequenced the genome and characterised the genes of the Asian liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini. This parasite causes diseases that …

Neutering health effects more severe for golden retrievers than Labradors

Labrador retrievers are less vulnerable than golden retrievers to the long-term health effects of neutering, as evidenced by higher rates of certain …

How sleep loss leads to significant weight gain

Insufficient sleep affects appetite and satiety hormones as well as fat cells, according to the nation's top sleep experts.<p>If you want to lose weight, be sure to get enough sleep.<p>Most people know they should cut calories and exercise more to trim down, but there's now significant scientific …

Infection Detection Dogs

Dogs can accurately sniff out patients affected by "superbug" infections.<p>While science has made impressive breakthroughs in the field of medicine, …

UW

UW-Madison scientist Yoshihiro Kawaoka says he’s creating potentially deadly flu viruses to help prevent a pandemic, but a campus biosafety panel …

Norovirus spread by restaurants, say CDC

<b>In the US, most outbreaks of norovirus from contaminated food happen in food service settings, primarily in restaurants, according to a new Vital</b> …

The tick-borne Powassan virus – you don’t want it

<i>No food or comedy this week. I felt this story was important enough to tell it straight. Also, this blog has a mind of its own… it does what it …

Learning a second language — even in adulthood — may help protect the aging brain

Sleep's memory role discovered

<b>The mechanism by which a good night's sleep improves learning and memory has been discovered by scientists.</b><p>The team in China and the US used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells - synapses - forming during sleep.<p>Their study, published in the journal Science, showed …

New York University

Pet Talk: Avoid potential pitfalls when hiking with your dog

Hiking is a healthy, fun activity for you to do with your dog, and the Pacific Northwest provides a gorgeous backdrop for Fido to frolic.<p>Yet Oregon's …

The 3-Day Reset: Restore Your Relationship With Healthy Food

<i>Adapted from The 3-Day Reset: Restore Your Cravings For Healthy Foods in Three Easy, Empowering Days</i><p><i>"You picked the veggies, rice, and beans over a piece of pizza? You've got to be crazy! How do you have the willpower and discipline?"</i><p>Over the years, these are some of the hundreds of remarks and …

Researchers discover how the brain works during meditation

<b>Meditation is a common practice believed to help reduce anxiety and stress, as well as boost emotional well-being. But how does the brain function</b> …

Could a vegan, low-carbohydrate diet reduce the risk of heart disease?

<b>In a 2009 study, Dr. David Jenkins, of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada, and colleagues found that a low-carbohydrate vegan diet - labeled</b> …

Companies remove corn syrup from foods — is it really worse than other sugars?

Americans have a sweet tooth. We’re born with sweet receptors on our tongues to recognize “nature’s candy” —fruit as a pleasant sensation — to boost selection as part of a varied and healthful diet. But from sugar to artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup, how can you know what is …

Diabetes

American Teens Are Becoming Even Wimpier Than Before

If you think that teenagers are becoming weaklings, you're right.<p>Less than half of youths ages 12 to 15 are even close to being aerobically fit, according to data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>That's down from 52 percent of youths in 1999 to 2000, the last …

Bone conduction: Get used to the voices in your head - CNN.com

<b>Bone conduction technology</b> allows people with deafness to hear, helps tech-heads talk, and lets swimmers listen to music underwater. <b>Find out more.</b><p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Hearing through your bones<p>Hearing through your bones<p>Hearing through your bones<p>Hearing through your bones<p>Hearing through your bones<p>Hearing …

Meet the new Klaire.com!

Klaire Labs, ProThera, and Complementary Prescriptions are all now unified under the Klaire Labs Brand on the Klaire.com website.<p>You will be …