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MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH: Hemp cannabidiol (CBD) product approved by Brazilian government for treatment of cancer / By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor - - Reading time 4 mins - Share :
(NaturalNews) In a stunning medical breakthrough for humanity, a hemp cannabidiol (CBD) product from Medical Marijuana, Inc. has been approved by the government of Brazil as a treatment for cancer. The product, called Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO), is also approved by Brazil as...

Massive deforestation found in Brazil's Cerrado

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Agricultural expansion in Brazil's Cerrado is quickly chewing up rainforests and savannas -- even altering the region's water cycle, a new study finds.

The 'ugly truth' about Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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The reality of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Why do we sleep?

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New research gives an insight into why we sleep

New index reveals unexpected leaders in water, sanitation progress

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A new index shows which countries are leaders in improving access to water and sanitation for their citizens. Sub-Saharan Africa countries including Mali, South Africa, and Ethiopia are also among the top performers world-wide in spite of modest resources.

Withdrawal drug could help cannabis addicts kick the habit

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An extract of cannabis itself could be the perfect drug to treat the growing numbers of people who want to kick their habit but suffer withdrawal symptomsAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Great Gut Extinction: Has modern life destroyed our health?

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What modern life done to our digestive systemsAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Fat grafting for buttocks augmentation: Combined technique gives good results

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Have you ever dreamed of taking fat from one area where you had a little too much, and transferring to somewhere you wanted a little more? A Brazilian plastic surgery team has done just that, using a combined liposuction and fat grafting technique to augment and enhance the buttocks. Ads fro...

Population and birth rates: Claims about decline of the West are 'exaggerated'

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A new paper argues that some countries in Western Europe, and the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand now have birth rates that are now relatively close to replacement, that the underlying trend in Europe is upwards, and that population aging, although inevitable, is likely to be 'manageable'....

Deep national history of immigration predicts wide cultural comfort displaying emotion

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People who live in countries built on centuries of migration from a wide range of other countries are more emotionally expressive than people in more insular cultures, according to research. The study compared several social and demographic variables to the way people describe the rules for displ...

Brazil, Malaysia cancel GM mosquito trials citing risks and ineffectiveness / By Jennifer Lilley - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
(NaturalNews) Field trials in Bentong, a town in the state of Pahang, Malaysia, were conducted to determine if GM mosquitoes could help keep dengue at bay, with a final determination that such an attempt does not yield any benefits. In fact, the risks were found to be so great that...Ads from Ino...

Long non-coding RNA modulates colorectal cancer metabolism

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Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) are unusual in that they don’t encode proteins like normal RNA. Yet they do play a role in regulating cellular functions and interest cancer researchers. Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Uniquely human 'pain of altruism' recruits help in childbirth

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Among all the costs of childbirth – routine obstetric care and complications, midwife fees and gratuities, hospital bills longer than the baby itself – pregnant women can expect another "cost," not covered by insurance or experienced by other animal species: high-decibel labor pain and a leng...

Mouthguards 'should be the norm in sport'

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Mind-control exoskeleton gives unprecedented paralysis recovery

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An exoskeleton that enables movement and provides tactile feedback has helped eight paralysed people regain sensation and move previously paralysed muscles

Drinking just one cup of coffee daily can slash liver cancer risk by 14% / By Amy Goodrich - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(NaturalNews) Coffee, a sometimes controversial beverage which many of us start our day with, may not be as bad as some of us think.While it is true that too much of this warming pick-me-up drink can disrupt sleep, raise heart rate and blood pressure, and mess up digestion, drinking...

Synthetic muscle ready for launch

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NASA plans to send advanced material into space on Monday, April 13. The Synthetic Muscle™ has been developed to adhere to metal, and could be used in robotics in deep space travel such as travel to Mars because of its radiation resistance, scientists say. "Based on the good results we had on p...
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What can brain-controlled prosthetics tell us about the brain?

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The ceremonial opening kick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil, which was performed—with the help of a brain-controlled exo-skeleton—by a local teen who had been paralyzed from the waste down due to a spinal cord injury, was a seminal moment for the area of neuroscience that stri...
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Adult ADHD and Brain White Matter Deficits / Bill Yates, Brain Posts - - Reading time < 1 mins - Share :
In my last post I reviewed a recent diffusion tensor imaging study of ADHD in children. This study found evidence for brain white matter deficits in several ciruitry regions including frontal, temporal and occipital areas.To follow up on this post, I want to highlight a recent study of DTI in adu...
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Why do cells settle for ‘suboptimal’ performance?

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“Suboptimal performance” doesn’t sound ideal, but new research suggests scientists who study metabolism and its role in evolution should look for signs of just that. A study published this month in the journal BMC Systems Biology details a computational method called corsoFBA. FBA stands fo...
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Breastfed babies achieve more in life, have higher IQs and make more money, study finds / By Sandeep Godiyal - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(NaturalNews) New research has shown a connection between breastfeeding and intelligence. Many mothers choose to breastfeed to bond with their baby, to provide optimum nutrition and for the convenience, but the lifetime effects go beyond this. Most people, researchers and doctors...