Monthly Archives: May 2019

How the brain adapts to hear better after vision loss

Both scientific studies and anecdotal evidence have suggested that people who experience vision loss often develop a more enhanced sense of hearing. So what happens inside the brain? New research investigates. What happens in the auditory cortex of a person with early vision loss? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 1.3 billion people worldwide have a form of ...

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Does chewing gum help you lose weight?

Should you chew gum if you’re trying to lose weight? Possibly, though you certainly don’t have to start a gum habit if you don’t already chew gum. Here’s the lowdown: Chewing a stick or two of gum won’t magically help you shed pounds. Chewing certainly doesn’t burn many calories, and it won’t undo the calories you just packed away from, ...

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Mark Cuban: ‘Nobody Right Now’ Can Beat Trump

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban said Tuesday that none of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates has a good chance of beating President Donald Trump. “Nobody right now,” the businessman said in an interview on the CNBC show “Halftime Report” when asked which Democratic presidential hopeful has the best chance of winning in the general election against Trump. Cuban was not even ...

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Natural ways to lower blood pressure

According to Heart.org, an estimated 103 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure (BP), that’s nearly half of all adults in the United States. The website also said that the death rate from high blood pressure increased by nearly 11 percent in the United States between 2005 and 2015, and the actual number of deaths rose by almost 38 percent, ...

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Why Congress Can’t Rein in Trump

House Democrats might as well save everyone’s time and declare the entire Trump administration in contempt of Congress.The White House has repeatedly shown nothing but disdain for a fundamental principle of US democracy — the checks and balances of lawmaker oversight — in a string of escalating showdowns. On Monday alone, a Democratic-led House committee scheduled a vote on holding ...

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Do You Have Gray Mind?

By Blue Mind Health In today’s world, it’s typical to zone out on various screens to avoid the mental, emotional, or physical pain you might be in. Your phone, tablet, computer, or television may offer an “escape” from reality but they can make mental health issues worse. Human beings are overwhelmed with stress, a flood of too much information, and ...

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Toxic Digital Overload and Red Mind

There are never enough hours in the day, we work more than ever before in stressful jobs we can’t afford to lose, and we don’t slow down or take time to relax because we can’t afford to. It takes a toll on our minds and bodies. Nothing shows this more clearly than non-stop pharmaceutical commercials for sleep aids, depression aids, ...

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How loneliness affects your physical and mental health

Human beings are social creatures. Our connection to others enables us to survive and thrive. Yet, as we age, many of us are alone more often than when we were younger, leaving us vulnerable to social isolation and loneliness—and related health problems such as cognitive decline, depression, and heart disease. Fortunately, there are ways to counteract these negative effects. NIA-supported ...

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Reinventing the Tomato for Survival in a Changing World

In a borrowed van, Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farmssped south on Interstate 680 with hundreds of fuzzy tomato seedlings bumping around in the back, their trembling leaves, warmed by the sun, filling the cab with the smell of summer. It was one of a half-dozen deliveries on his to-do list. Born and raised in Northern California, Mr. Gates has been ...

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