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Using Castor Oil for Hair Growth

In recent years, more and more beauty enthusiasts have begun praising castor oil as a natural solution for hair growth. An age-old remedy long used …

Hair Care

Large study reviews the cardiovascular benefits of walnuts

In recent years, studies have started pointing to nuts as a way to boost heart health, but most of them were observational with a limited sample …

Medical Research

7 Insomnia Cures That Sleep Experts Swear By

If you're someone who has suffered from insomnia, you've likely tried everything under the sun to help yourself fall asleep at night. Counting sheep …

Sleep

Five People Told Us What They Do For Their Tinnitus

The remedies they tried include everything from therapy and mindfulness to weed and noise-canceling headphones.<p><i>A version of this article originally appeared on Tonic Netherlands.</i><p>After performing in bands for a decade, listening to music on headphones with the volume cranked up all the way, and …

Headphones

Worried About Dementia? You Might Want to Check Your Blood Pressure

Every day, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, 65, takes a pill as part of his effort to help keep his brain healthy and sharp.<p>The pill is his blood pressure medication. And Koroshetz, who directs the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, says controlling high blood pressure helps him reduce …

Dementia

What to know about liver hemangiomas

A liver hemangioma is a benign lump in the liver. These lumps consist of blood vessels and are usually harmless.<p>An estimated 1–5 percent of adults in …

Cancer

Kitchen Smarts: How to Make Hard-Cooked Eggs So Easy to Peel That the Shells Practically Fall Off

An ingenious method for perfectly cooked, perfectly peelable hard-cooked eggs.<p>With their shells still on, hard-cooked eggs promise tender whites and …

Eggs

This Surprising Factor May Raise Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Outside of your genetic makeup, few things are definitively linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative brain conditions. Unlike heart …

Alzheimer's Disease

New chronic fatigue syndrome test is 84 percent accurate

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome does not currently have a diagnostic test. But this may soon change, as researchers have developed …

Pain

Cannabis users exhibit increased brain activity at rest, study finds

New research provides evidence that cannabis users have a “noisier” brain compared to non-users. The study, published in the scientific journal …

Cannabis

13 Proven Health Benefits of Walnuts

To say that walnuts are a nutritious food is a bit of an understatement.<p>Walnuts provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals — and that’s just …

Nutrition

What are bacteria and what do they do?

Bacteria are microscopic, single-celled organisms that exist in their millions, in every environment, both inside and outside other organisms.<p>Some …

Microbiology

Gut microbiota associations with common diseases and prescription medications in a population-based cohort

Article |<p>Open | Published: 09 July 2018<p>Matthew A. Jackson ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-7891-6217,<br>• Serena Verdi,<br>• Maria-Emanuela Maxan,<br>• Cheol Min Shin,<br>• Jonas …

Google Scholar

6 Shocking Ways Weed Can Affect Your Brain

Most people know that smoking marijuana can make you feel spaced out or trigger the need for some munchies, but it also can have some other, lesser …

The Brain

This Article on The Science of Yawning Will Probably Make You Yawn

Sorry in advance.<p>You know the feeling. It's impossible to resist. You just need to yawn.<p>A yawn consists of an extended gaping of the mouth followed …

Neurology

The Rosinbomb Rocket Is a Panini Press for Weed

While medical cannabis is already available in more than half of American states and recreational cannabis nears the cusp of national legalization, …

Cannabis

They Might Seem Useless, But These 8 Body Parts Actually Have Surprisingly Cool Functions

Our bodies are so awesome.<p>As the Ancient Greeks used to say, "Know Thyself." It probably was meant a little more philosophically that we're choosing …

Biology

The 5 Essential Oils for Allergies That Can Replace Your OTC Meds

Truth be told, my allergies basically ruin my life in the spring, and after over a decade of taking the same over-the-counter medication year-round, …

Essential Oils

Here's why you should always sleep on your side, according to sleep experts

There's nothing more frustrating than going to bed for a good night's sleep only to wake the next morning feeling even more tired than you did before you turned in. Whether it's snoring, an over-active mind or digestive issues, there can be many causes behind a restless night - but they could all …

Sleep

Clouds Are No Problem for New Bacteria-Powered Solar Panels

A pretty useful trick.<p>Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new kind of solar cell that can convert sunlight into electricity, but instead of using electronics like most solar cells, this particular invention relies on bacteria.<p>Many bacteria are already capable of …

Clean Energy

Neuroscientists Have Found New Brain Clues For What Really Causes Psychopathy

These people are "wildly misunderstood".<p>Psychopathy typically hovers on the border somewhere between a mental disorder and a moral judgement.<p>A new …

Neurology

Human Implants Are Invaded by Microorganisms

<i>Editor's Note: This article was originally published at ScienceNordic.</i><p>Once in place, human implants become colonised by bacteria and fungal …

Microbiology

New drug shows promise for preventing and even reversing damage from age-related dementia and stroke

Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is one of the most commonly associated causes of age-related dementia and stroke. New research, led by the …

Dementia

Summer an ideal time to check for skin cancer: 7 things to look for

During the summer when people trade in their jackets and jeans for flip flops and bathing suits, more skin is exposed to the sun's harmful UV rays.<p>Dr. Katherine Gordon, assistant professor of dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said summer is the perfect time for people to get …

Cancer

New study shows melatonin may help in the fight against Alzheimer's disease

A recent study in the Journal of Pineal Research has gone one step beyond the known positive effect of melatonin on memory with an important …

Dementia

How To Sleep When It’s Hot Outside & You Don’t Have AC

Here's a midsummer nightmare: I don't have air-conditioning in my house, so every night I create a Dyson fan tornado and pray to make it to morning. …

New York City

Psychedelic Brew Made From Amazonian Plants May Ease Depression

Even for those with difficult-to-treat depression.<p>“Leon” is a young Brazilian man who has long struggled with depression. He keeps an anonymous blog, …

Depression

Here's What Happens to Your Body And Brain if You Stop Drinking Water

Don't try this at home.<p>What would actually happen to your body if you stopped drinking water, including all beverages that contain water, like …

Wellness

‘Weed Apocalypse’ dawns for California pot dealers on Sunday

Six months after California made recreational marijuana use legal, the so-called “Weed Apocalypse” arrives this weekend, as tight state regulations …

Cannabis

Anger, frustration mark six month anniversary of recreational marijuana sales in California

Talk about a buzz kill.<p>California will mark the six-month anniversary of recreational marijuana sales on Saturday with consumers and the cannabis …

Cannabis