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Difference between nigiri and sashimi

Difference between nigiri and sashimi

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Japanese cuisine is becoming more and more popular around the world and especially in the United States. For many individuals who have not experienced Japanese dining-and especially their most famous dish, sushi-the terms on the&hellip

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Coffee May Improve Blood Vessels

Coffee May Improve Blood Vessels

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We know morning coffee helps awaken our brains, but new science suggests coffee may also “awaken” our bodies. A new study indicates moderate amounts of coffee may help the function of our small blood vessels.&hellip

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Dads Diet Can Cause Birth Defects

Dad’s Diet Can Cause Birth Defects

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“Eating for two” is no longer a phrase which applies only to women. A groundbreaking new study shows that the quality of a father’s diet can directly impact the health of his offspring. The study&hellip

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The Hormone Oxytocin Makes Men Monogamous

The Hormone Oxytocin Makes Men Monogamous

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Those couples wishing to re-spark their romance need only to look to modern chemistry. A recent study strongly suggests the pituitary hormone oxytocin drives feelings of monogamy in men. The study, published in the Proceedings&hellip

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Common myths about inhalants

Common myths about inhalants

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Inhalants refer to a broad range of chemicals, either household or industrial, that can be breathed into the mouth or nose in order to produce intoxication. This is in direct contrast to the product’s intended&hellip

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Benefits of cod liver oil for skin

Benefits of cod liver oil for skin

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Cod liver oil is available as a nutritional supplement and is derived from the liver of the cod fish. It is high in omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), vitamin A and&hellip

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Mid-Morning Coffee Packs More Punch

Mid-Morning Coffee Packs More Punch

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New science shows your morning coffee may be more effective depending on when you drink it. A study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine shows coffee hits us hardest in the mid-morning, between 9:30 and&hellip

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Bullied Kids More Likely to End up Poor

Bullied Kids More Likely to End up Poor

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Older generations grew up with the phrase, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Although we now know that false, a new scientific study sheds light on just how&hellip

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Five Common Myths about Alcohol

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When it comes to understanding issues concerning the use of alcohol in the human body there as much fact as there is fiction! It does not matter how the alcohol entered your body, alcohol is&hellip

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What Alcohol Does to Your Body?

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Alcoholic beverage drinking is a common practice around the world. In fact, every country has its own specialty drink that contains alcohol. The habit and traditions associated with drinking alcohol vary from one place to&hellip

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Patients Wary of Older Doctors

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There’s an adage that says with age comes wisdom. Common sense would suggest we’d rather have an older doctor, with a lifetime of experience, care for our illness. New research indicates the opposite is true.&hellip

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Marriage Helps Cure Cancer

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Married couples often vow “in sickness and in health” to one another. New science from the Dana-Farber Cancer institute suggests this vow can indeed help keep married couples healthy. Researchers led by Ayal Aizer culled&hellip

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The Anti-Alzheimer’s Game

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The popular picture of video gamers doesn’t often include white hair and walkers. Recent literature suggests, however, that senior populations can benefit most from the gamer lifestyle. We’re not talking cheese puffs and energy drinks,&hellip

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Laugh for a Date

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New research in brain science illuminates why Jim Carrey never seems to be without a date. Work by the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests women are hard-wired to be attracted to funny men. Comedians&hellip

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Mercury in the Mouth

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Even as a child, we all learned that playing with the little bead of mercury in science class was not a good thing. It was cool to watch it bead around, but we were warned&hellip

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Coffee: a Lifesaver

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We all know coffee helps us through the morning. A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health, though, shows us coffee helps us survive the rest of the day as well. Men and&hellip

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Headaches May Contribute to Thyroid Conditions

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Headaches a Risk Factor for Developing Hypothyroidism According to a recent study published by researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, individuals who suffer from migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches or other headache&hellip

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Heart Attacks More Likely in Winter

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We always joke our families give us heart attacks during the holidays. Turns out it might be the cold weather stressing our hearts. The cold of winter will affect up to 50 percent of those&hellip

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Sex Makes You Smarter

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Studies have shown how regular sex can fight depression, boost your immune system and increase overall happiness. Now science tells us that romping in the hay can boost your IQ as well. A team of&hellip

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Is it Possible to be Allergic to Weed?

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Introduction Cannabis sativa belongs to the family of hemp. It is natively found in Central Asia and is cultivated in moderately temperate climates. Its leaves are used to make weed, which is also popularly known&hellip

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5 Ways to Silence Your Inner Critic

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Imagine that you knew someone who was always critical of others. She would always let you know when you’ve put on weight, or shakes your confidence right before an important presentation. She might even point&hellip

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How does Depression Affect the Brain?

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What is Depression? Depression can be defined as feelings of severe despondency, dejection, and inadequacy. However, depression is a multi-faceted mental health condition. That is, there are many different types of depressive disorders. The most&hellip

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5 Myths You Probably Believe About AIDS

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Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) refers to the symptoms associated with infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV targets cells of the immune system leading to its eventual loss, opening the infected individual up&hellip

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Is it Possible to Read Minds?

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Mind reading is often linked with clairvoyants; with ‘spirits’ and connections with the afterlife. There are many people that claim to have the ability to read the minds of other people. However, social neuroscience has&hellip

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How do flu shots work?

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Flu shots, or more properly influenza vaccines protect against the influenza virus. Typically, the vaccine consists of three or four vaccines targeting the predicated, by the World Health Organization (WHO), most common influenza strains for&hellip

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How does flu spread?

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Flu is an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus. Symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the type of influenza virus, age and general health of the person infected. Common symptoms include&hellip

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What Does Depression Feel Like?

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What is Depression? Depression can be defined as feelings of severe despondency, dejection, and inadequacy. However, depression is a multi-faceted mental health condition. That is, there are many different types of depressive disorders. The most&hellip

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Can You Get Pregnant While on Birth Control?

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Birth control methods have been present since the ancient times. Historical data suggests that in 1500 BC, ancient Egyptian women use chemical contraception in the form of a vaginal suppository composed of sodium bicarbonate, honey&hellip

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Treatments for Anxiety

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What is Anxiety? Anxiety is an emotion characterised by feelings of tension, thoughts of worry, and physical symptoms such as an increased heart rate. Anxiety related disorders are common in both older adults and young&hellip

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How rare are green eyes?

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Human eye color is determined by pigmentation of the iris. The iris is a muscular connective tissue that contains a small hole in its center (the pupil) that allows light to enter the eye. The&hellip

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Health Benefits Of Eating Fish

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Should You Be Eating Fish? Science Says, Yes! All the waters on Earth have been polluted, and sadly, a most vital source of protein, vitamins, and minerals—humans have contaminated the fish. Sharks, swordfish, king mackerel,&hellip

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Health Benefits of Drinking Tea

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Heart disease, osteoporosis, colon and ovarian and prostate cancers, gum disease and oral infections, anxiety, dementia, obesity—the list of human ailments goes on and on. And although there may not be a catchall solution, science&hellip

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Why Do Muscles Burn?

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Exercise is important for strengthening muscle and bones. As age progresses, there is decline in muscle tone and strength. Repeated exercise helps keep joints and muscle fit and active. Regular workout not only strengthens muscles&hellip

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Why Do Hives Itch?

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What are hives? Hives is a common skin condition which results in itchy, blotchy reddish patches which can occur on any part of the body. They are intensely itchy at their onset. Medically this condition&hellip

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Why Do Gums Bleed When Brushing?

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Gums are the soft pinkish tissues that support teeth by covering the roots and the underlying jaw bone. Medically, gums are known as gingiva. Healthy gums are a strong indication of good oral health. Gums&hellip

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