drlauri

98 Added | 3 Magazines | 6 Likes | 5 Following | 5 Followers | @drlauri | Keep up with drlauri on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “drlauri”

5 Proven Health Benefits Of Having Turmeric And Black Pepper Together

Turmeric is one of the most common ingredients in the Indian cuisine. Maximum dishes which are part of the Indian cuisine include turmeric and even …

These Are the Best (and Worst) Foods for a Healthy Brain

When I think about my long-term health, keeping my body and skin in good shape is certainly important, but making sure my mind stays sharp is …

Matt Walsh: Dear churches, you’re killing yourselves and this is how

A certain sermon I heard a little while ago has stuck with me.<p>It began with a reference to “Toy Story.” Yes, “Toy Story.” The cartoon with talking toys.<p>The Pixar film, as the pastor explained, contained many examples of friendship. Friendship is important, you see. It’s good to have friends. In …

Lackadaisical

Matt Walsh: Here is the one important lesson all Christians can learn from Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen’s megachurch in Houston has been under attack — unfairly, it seems — because it supposedly closed its doors to flood victims. The church has vehemently denied the story, explaining that there are many practical reasons why it is not an ideal location for a hurricane shelter, but that it …

Joel Osteen

Christianity grows in North Korea despite torture, persecution

North Korea’s underground Christian community is thriving despite followers of Christ suffering horrific torture and brutal deaths at the hands of the communist government, according to Fox News.<p>According to Open Doors, a Christian persecution watchdog site, North Korea has ranked No. 1 as the …

North Korea

Deadly Cancer Cells Can Be Knocked Out By Combining Antibiotics With Vitamin C

🍊 🍊 🍊<p>The key to stopping potentially-deadly cancer stem cells from developing into tumours could be prescribing a combination of antibiotics and …

Cancer

Three Everyday Foods Are Discovered to Be Powerful Weapons Against Prostate Cancer

Apples, curry, grapes: They all contain ingredients that can starve prostate cancer cells, potentially offering a new way to fight one of the …

Cancer

Broccoli Could Be a Secret Weapon Against Diabetes, Say Scientists

Another reason to eat your greens.<p>Broccoli contains an ingredient that can help those with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar level, according …

Diabetes

Greedy lung cancer cells slurp up sugar, study finds

Some kinds of lung cancer tumors really like sugar, and blocking that sweet tooth might offer a way to treat the disease, researchers reported Friday.<p>The team at the University of Texas at Dallas were looking for simpler ways to tell one kind of cancer cell from another. They discovered that …

Cancer

Scientists create designer virus to kickstart immune system and kill cancer

A designer virus which helps the immune system clear our cancer has been created by scientists.<p>Cancer cells are very good a evading the immune system, but the new therapy capitalises on the body’s ability to quickly spot a virus.<p>Swiss scientists inserted cancer proteins inside an artificial virus …

Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness

A large-scale study jointly carried out by academics from Yale University and the University of California has concluded that greater than average use of Facebook decreases both mental health and happiness …<p>The <i>WSJ</i> reports that the study was a rigorous one, tracking the Facebook habits of more than …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 5 Simple Things Every Day

Is it possible to improve your happiness simply by doing these things for only two minutes per day? Yes, says a Harvard-trained happiness researcher and best-selling author.<p>Can you improve your happiness simply by breathing for two minutes a day? Apparently so, says Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained …

Happiness

Fasting slows the ageing process. Sounds unlikely? Here’s the science

A drug that slowed ageing and protected the body from diseases such as cancer would no doubt cause considerable excitement around the world. While there is no such miracle drug, there is a way to trigger these effects in the body without taking any medicine at all — simply by fasting. You probably …

University of Southern California

Science Says This Old-School Style of Note-Taking Will Supercharge Your Brain | Inc.com

Laptops and other devices mean you don't have to write your business notes by hand anymore, or even type them out at all. Defaulting to tech-based note-taking might not be the best route, though, with science showing the old-school approach of pen and paper might have bigger benefits.<p>What happens …

Note-Taking

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Scientists stunned by new findings about salt's effects on body

Conventional wisdom: If you eat a lot of salt, you will get thirsty to dilute the sodium level in your blood. The excess salt will be excreted in …

Wellness

U.S. life expectancy varies by more than 20 years from county to county

Life expectancy is rising overall in the United States, but in some areas, death rates are going conspicuously in the other direction. These geographical disparities are widening, according to a report published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.<p>Life expectancy is greatest in the high country of …

Demographics

Negative Thoughts Age Your Body More Quickly, Science Finds | Inc.com

Ever been surprised to learn someone's age because they just look so young? Or because they look way older than their age?<p>No doubt lifestyle choices like diet, sleep and exercise play a big part. Your genes do, too. These are obvious.<p>But here's one not-so-obvious factor influencing how your body …

Telomere

Should you take statins? Everything you need to know about the cholesterol-lowering drug - including who benefits most

Britain is becoming a statin island, with seven million people now taking the controversial drug in a bid to lower cholesterol and reduce their risk …

Holistic Medicine

Do not avoid gluten unless you have celiac disease, researchers say

Gluten is a protein commonly found in grains such as rye, barley, and wheat. For patients with celiac disease, avoiding gluten is a good idea because …

Got a sweet tooth? Blame your liver

A hormone called FGF21 that is secreted by the liver after eating sweets may determine who has a sweet tooth and who doesn't, according to a study in</i> …

Diabetes

Exercise can help offset effects of 'fat gene,' study finds

Doctors have long known that genetics can predispose some people to gain weight despite a healthy lifestyle while others seemingly never gain an …

Holistic Medicine

That viral 'diet drinks cause dementia' story reveals a bigger problem with how science gets reported

If you're reading this, chances are you've heard one or two scary-sounding stories about sweet drinks and brain health.<p>Either you heard that artificially-sweetened diet drinks cause dementia or that conventionally-sweetened ones shrink your brain. It all comes down to two studies published in two …

Diabetes

Chili peppers, marijuana may reduce gut inflammation

While chili peppers and marijuana have very different effects on the brain, a new study shows that, when consumed, their impact on the gut may not be …

Why Cinnamon Is Insanely Good for You

Scientists have long suspected that cinnamon can help prevent blood-sugar spikes and protect against insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes. …

Diabetes

Specific protein may cause obesity by interfering with brown fat

Not all body fat is bad news - in fact, the so-called brown and beige fat fulfill important metabolic functions, producing energy and helping the …

Tree Rings Suggest an Unexpected Solar Event Occurred 7,000 Years Ago

What happened to the Sun in 5480 BCE?<p>New research suggests that, around 7,000 years ago, Earth was blasted with a period of solar activity so …

National Academy of Sciences

If you find it easy to be a Christian, you probably aren’t one

Over 80 percent of the people in this country claim to be Christian, but how many, in the end, will find out the hard way that their claims were false?<p>Our culture seems perfectly designed to lead us into this sort of false faith, primarily for two reasons:<p>First, it’s dangerously easy to be …

Time I

Young People Who Use Multiple Social Media Platforms Are More Likely to Be Depressed

Researchers published an eye-opening analysis that shows just how much social media and depression are linked in young adults. The more social media …

Social Media

Have fun in your 50s: it’s the key to living longer, science says

A positive outlook in middle age can make you live longer, a UCL study has found. We ask over-50s how they keep themselves happy and contented<p>Could having fun in middle age help you live longer? A study from University College London, tracking 9,000 people over four years, has found that enjoying …

North London