theatlantic:

Research Suggests the Alcohol in Red Wine May Actually Be Impeding the Antioxidants’ Cardiovascular Benefits. 

So, drink grape juice?

Read more. [Image: The Guardian]

Science will not impede my drinking habits. Nope.
Good thing the health I’m drinking to is more so a sentiment, then! :>

theatlantic:

Research Suggests the Alcohol in Red Wine May Actually Be Impeding the Antioxidants’ Cardiovascular Benefits.

So, drink grape juice?

Read more. [Image: The Guardian]

Science will not impede my drinking habits. Nope.

Good thing the health I’m drinking to is more so a sentiment, then! :>

mothernaturenetwork:

9 medical tests you don’t needCT scans and antibiotics are among just some of the commonly used medical procedures that are often unnecessary.

mothernaturenetwork:

9 medical tests you don’t need
CT scans and antibiotics are among just some of the commonly used medical procedures that are often unnecessary.

feministfitness:

muffintop-less:

Is juicing healthier than eating the whole fruit?
“Juicing probably is not any healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables. Juicing extracts the juice from fresh fruits or vegetables. The resulting liquid contains most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) found in the whole fruit. However, whole fruits and vegetables also have healthy fiber, which is lost during most juicing.Proponents say that juicing is better for you than is eating whole fruits and vegetables because your body can absorb the nutrients better and it gives your digestive system a rest from working on fiber. They say that juicing can reduce your risk of cancer, boost your immune system, help you remove toxins from your body, aid digestion, and help you lose weight.But there’s no sound scientific evidence that extracted juices are healthier than the juice you get by eating the fruit or vegetable itself. On the other hand, if you don’t enjoy eating fresh fruits and vegetables, juicing may be a fun way to add them to your diet or to try fruits and vegetables you normally wouldn’t eat. You can find many juicing recipes online or mix up your own combinations of fruits and vegetables to suit your taste.” - MayoClinic

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feministfitness:

muffintop-less:

Is juicing healthier than eating the whole fruit?

“Juicing probably is not any healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables. Juicing extracts the juice from fresh fruits or vegetables. The resulting liquid contains most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) found in the whole fruit. However, whole fruits and vegetables also have healthy fiber, which is lost during most juicing.
Proponents say that juicing is better for you than is eating whole fruits and vegetables because your body can absorb the nutrients better and it gives your digestive system a rest from working on fiber. They say that juicing can reduce your risk of cancer, boost your immune system, help you remove toxins from your body, aid digestion, and help you lose weight.
But there’s no sound scientific evidence that extracted juices are healthier than the juice you get by eating the fruit or vegetable itself. On the other hand, if you don’t enjoy eating fresh fruits and vegetables, juicing may be a fun way to add them to your diet or to try fruits and vegetables you normally wouldn’t eat. You can find many juicing recipes online or mix up your own combinations of fruits and vegetables to suit your taste.” - MayoClinic

Submitted by mynuejeens
No woman’s health should depend on who she is or where she works or how much money she makes. Every woman should be in control of the decisions that affect her own health. Period.

President Obama’s full remarks on preventive care (via kileyrae)

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alchymista:

Skin Successfully Transformed into Brain Cells
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have successfully converted skin cells into neurons in trials on mice. In their experiment, they reported being able to skip the middle step of the process, the ever controversial “stem cell” step.
These researchers were obviously very enthusiastic about potential medical uses for their new development, but more tests will be necessary before trials in humans are to take place.
Recently, the media has been hyper focused on the developments coming fromstem-cell research, as these cells have the key ability to transform into any other type of cell. They are widely believed to hold the key to a lot of potential treatments, with the latest developments being the treatment of blindness and strokes.
However, this does not come without controversy. Embryonic stem cells, despite their potential benefits, come with both ethical dilemmas and the need for patients to take certain medicines, as the developed tissue would not match that of their own.
Stanford’s findings proving a possible alternative of “induced stem cells.” These could be taken from the patients own skin samples, eliminating both the need for immunosuppressant drugs and ethical problems.
However, one problem that was shown in their studies was that the process “results in cancer-causing genes being activated.” But this study is far from over, and researchers are confident that they will be able to find ways prevent any harmful side effects.

alchymista:

Skin Successfully Transformed into Brain Cells

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have successfully converted skin cells into neurons in trials on mice. In their experiment, they reported being able to skip the middle step of the process, the ever controversial “stem cell” step.

These researchers were obviously very enthusiastic about potential medical uses for their new development, but more tests will be necessary before trials in humans are to take place.

Recently, the media has been hyper focused on the developments coming fromstem-cell research, as these cells have the key ability to transform into any other type of cell. They are widely believed to hold the key to a lot of potential treatments, with the latest developments being the treatment of blindness and strokes.

However, this does not come without controversy. Embryonic stem cells, despite their potential benefits, come with both ethical dilemmas and the need for patients to take certain medicines, as the developed tissue would not match that of their own.

Stanford’s findings proving a possible alternative of “induced stem cells.” These could be taken from the patients own skin samples, eliminating both the need for immunosuppressant drugs and ethical problems.

However, one problem that was shown in their studies was that the process “results in cancer-causing genes being activated.” But this study is far from over, and researchers are confident that they will be able to find ways prevent any harmful side effects.

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The “Personhood” anti-choicers are on the move in Florida.

ipreferdreamland:

http://personhoodfl.com/2011/11/08/personhood-on-the-move/

We kicked their asses here in Mississippi and now they’re targeting my home state. Let’s roll out the big guns. They’ve changed the wording, but it’s still horrible—and I refuse to let this pass. Being in Mississippi, I can’t exactly start sticking up posters, but I CAN spread the word.

Let’s shoot this down.

Signal boosting. 

I refuse to be a bystander. Especially not now, when this barks at my doorstep. 

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