There’s enough advice on happiness floating around out there to make your head spin. Yet, this is understandable, as everyone is different. What makes one person happy might make another miserable.
The opioid crisis is still in full swing, but that doesn’t mean opioids are the only class of drugs hurting people. Benzodiazepines, like Xanax, Versed, Ativan, or Valium, are a class of drugs that are prescribed for anxiety and panic disorders. Prescriptions for and overdoses caused by benzodiazepines, which depress the central nervous system, have increased at alarming rates over the last twenty years
Linda: Respect is defined as “a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements.”
“A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity.”
Mary Garden (Scottish musician, via brainyquote.)
Energy drinks are loaded with stimulants and, more often than not, sugar as well. That shouldn’t come as a shock; it’s in the name. So surprise surprise, chugging these things is probably not great for your body. But with headlines suggesting just one can of the stuff could raise your heart disease risk, some Red Bull connoisseurs may already be panicking about their poor tickers.
Scientists often discover disease-fighting compounds in all sorts of weird and wonderful places. Anti-cancer molecules have been found in corals and wasp venom of all places, and antibacterial agents have been sourced from the bright blue blood of horseshoe crabs. Now, to add to this bizarre list, it turns out that bananas might soon be added to our antiviral armamentarium.
Resveratrol, a compound produced by a range of plants, has been making headlines over the last year or so, with studies sharply divided on how beneficial said molecule may or may not be to human health. A group of researchers and bioengineers at the John Innes Centre have decided to fall firmly on one side of the fence, announcing that they have discovered a way to make resveratrol in industrial quantities by producing it in genetically modified tomatoes, along with other phenylpropanoids, a group of compounds resveratrol belongs to.
As we age, our brains naturally shrink and our risk of having a stroke, dementia or Alzheimer’s rise, and almost everyone experiences some kind of memory loss.Scientists know that people who exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, avoid smoking and keep mentally stimulated generally have healthier brains than people who aren’t as careful about diet and exercise. This latest study from the journal Neurology shows how one easy-to-follow diet (which includes wine!) may make your brain about five years younger.