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North American first: University of Guelph researchers publish scientific stud...
University of Guelph researchers have published what is believed to be the first scientific paper in North America on improving medicinal cannabis plant production, helping move the industry into the realm of high-tech laboratories and evidence-based practices. Growing marijuana has been illegal for so many years that there has been hardly any scientific research up until this point on how to produce this crop, said Prof. Youbin Zheng. There has been no sc ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
Researchers find evidence of DNA damage in veterans with Gulf War illness
Researchers say they have found the first direct biological evidence of damage in veterans with Gulf War illness to DNA within cellular structures that produce energy in the body. The findings appeared in the journal PLOS One in September 2017. A study that focused on mitochondrial DNA mtDNA included 21 veterans with Gulf War illness GWI and seven controls. In blood tests, researchers observed more lesions and more mitochondrial DNA--that is, extra copies ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
Ketone salts: Do they really improve athletic performance?
Ketone salts are a dietary supplement that encourage the body to derive its energy by burning fats. This supplement is meant to promote weight loss, and some say that it might boost athletic performance. But is that true
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 20
Graviola: Benefits, side effects, and more
Graviola, also known as soursop or Brazilian paw paw, is the fruit of the Annona muricata evergreen tree. Native to tropical areas of Central and South America, it serves a dietary supplement used to treat many conditions.
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 20
8 benefits of cryotherapy
Sitting in a cold tank might seem an odd path to health. But the trend, which goes by the name of cryotherapy, is becoming increasingly popular.
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 20
Eight essential oils for sunburn
Too much exposure to UV sunlight can overwhelm the body s immune system, resulting in sunburn. Some essential oils contain compounds that reduce the symptoms of sunburn and promote healing.
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 20
PTSD: Five effective coping strategies
Post-traumatic stress disorder is caused by witnessing or being part of a frightening or shocking event, and it can affect day-to-day life and productivity. In this article, we discuss a few ways that you can keep its symptoms under control.
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 20
Health benefits of butterbur: Treating migraines and hay fever
Butterbur is a plant extract used in alternative remedies. But what are its health benefits and are there any risks involved in using it
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 16
Kombucha: Eight potential health benefits
Kombucha is a sweet, fizzy drink made of yeast, sugar, and fermented tea. It has a number of potential health benefits, including gut health and liver function.
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 13
Nine health benefits of turmeric tea
Turmeric is a popular spice made from the rhizome or root of the Curcuma longa plant.
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 13
Benefits of fennel tea
In the Middle Ages, on Midsummer s night, people hung fennel over doorways to protect the household from evil spirits.
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 13
How to get rid of old scars: Four home remedies
If the skin becomes injured, it will form a protein known as collagen to repair the wound. This healing process occurs anytime the skin is cut, burned, or damaged from a disease or condition, such as acne or chickenpox.
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 13